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 •  April 18

Gurit has reported an increase in net sales for the first three months of the year of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2017. Gurit Composite Materials achieved net sales of CHF 62.9 million for the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 6.8% compared to net sales of CHF 67.4 million for the first three months of 2017. According to the company,...

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 •  April 18

UK industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has invested £100,000 to purchase two new CNC machines. The two Haas TM-3P vertical Milling machines will replace two older machines. According to the company, the TM-3Ps also consume less power than Attwater's previous machining centers, cutting energy bills. The machining centers include...

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 •  April 17

Italian plastics company AMUT has provided a new geomembrane line to Jingmen Keshun Jingmen Keshun New Material, a Chinese distributor of coatings and membranes. The line produces waterproofing membranes in thermoplastic olefin TPO which can reach an output of 2.200 kg/h, (around 7 million m2) annually. The maximum width is 2.000 mm and the line...

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 •  April 16

Velox GmbH plans to exhibit at Plastpol, taking place from 22 to 25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland at booth 53, hall E. Velox says that it is increasing its activities in Eastern Europe and Russia with a range of products adapted to the growing market. ‘Velox will present a broad offering of thermoplastics, polymers, additives and composites, as well...

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 •  April 16

Hyundai America Technical Center and coating specialist Covestro LLC have joined forces to explore a new processing technique called direct coating to make high-gloss piano black for interior and exterior automotive trim components. Direct Coating technology combines conventional thermoplastic injection molding with reaction injection molding (RIM)...

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 •  April 13

BigRep, which makes thermoplastic filaments for 3D printing and Etihad Airways plan to jointly develop new plastic additive manufacturing (AM) products for the aerospace industry. The companies aim to employ AM technology to make cabin parts. The goal of the partnership is to accelerate the use of AM equipment in the aviation sector with a focus on...

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 •  April 12

DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema, has successfully concluded a dispute with Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS) concerning the infringement and validity of DSM Dyneema’s patents. This is the final step in a series of disputes including earlier unsuccessful attempts by FMS to challenge the validity of DSM Dyneema patent...

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 •  April 11

Applied Graphene Materials, which makes graphene materials, is pleased to announce its interim results for the period ended 31 January 2018. The company says that it has made ‘significant commercial progress within the coatings sector’ with a number of customers in the automotive and composites sector. With James Briggs Limited the company is...

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 •  April 10

Victrex says that thermoplastic composites will be developed over the next few years to meet demand for over 35,000 new aircraft required within the next 20 years. According to Victrex, thermoplastic composites offer multiple advantages, including very short production times and low overall costs, compared to their thermoset counterparts. A typical...

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 •  April 9

Spirit AeroSystems has opened a second plant at the company's Oklahoma, USA, site, to make commercial and military aircraft parts. ‘We announced plans last year to create a three- and four-axis fabrication center of excellence to support the growth of our fabrication capabilities to a billion-dollar business for the company,’ said Spirit president...