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 •  November 23

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is strengthening its presence in China by building a new plant for plastics in Changzhou for around €20 million. From Q2 2019, the compounding plant is to produce up to 25,000 metric tons of Durethan and Pocan-branded plastics for the automotive sector and the electric and electronics industry. ‘China is the...

MaterialsToday

 •  November 23

SGL Group and German engineering company Bertrandt have developed a new design idea for the interior structures of automotive vehicles. The ‘Carbon Carrier’ design uses lightweight fiber compounds to offer new configuration and design options for vehicle interiors. It is based on an initial body draft created at Bertrandt which could be used for...

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 •  November 22

R-TECH Materials, a UK-based testing, analysis and consultancy businesses, said that it increased visitors to its stand by 350% at this year’s Advanced Engineering show which took place in Birmingham in November. The company also received 11 concrete enquiries. R-TECH’s laboratories run tests on all types of engineering materials including...

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 •  November 22

Scott Bader says that has invested over €1.2million to expand production capacity for its range of adhesives, gelcoats and formulated products. The company reports that it has installed a new mixer which is now fully operational in its facility in Amiens, France. According to Scott Bader, this latest strategic investment is in response to...

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 •  November 21

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has incresaed the prices for its Durethan and Pocan com-pounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) with immediate effect. This is due to the overall market situation in combination with ongoing developments in the material supply chains, the company says. The price increase amounts to €0.25 per kg for...

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 •  November 21

Solvay Performance Polyamides has announced a price increase across Asia of US$300 per metric ton for its entire Technyl range of products, effective immediately. ‘The stringent environmental measures recently implemented by the Chinese government have a structural impact all along the polyamide chain in Asia, intensifying market tightness and...

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 •  November 20

Composites UK reports that composite component manufacturer Safran Nacelles received business opportunies from its participation at Composites UK’s North West Regional Roadshow. A connection was made with the University of Liverpool’s Formula Student team who had a table-top display the event. Safran has since assisted with them with their work,...

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 •  November 20

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, in the UK, has released its second call for feasibility studies. The official announcement was made on 10 October, with the closing date set for 30 November. This announcement follows on from a call for feasibility studies in May 2017, where...

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 •  November 17

SGL Technologies Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Carbon SE, has acquired a 50% share in Benteler Carbon Composites in the Benteler-SGL GmbH joint venture, becoming the sole owner of the company. ‘The complete takeover of Benteler-SGL enables us to expand our serial production capabilities for components made from fiber-reinforced composites,’ said...

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 •  November 17

Chemicals company Lanxess plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business of Belgian chemical group Solvay. The transaction is projected to conclude in the first half of 2018. The acquisition complements Lanxess’s strategy to grow its business in mid-sized markets and in the regions North America and Asia, the company says. The site in...