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 •  February 22

Composites manufacturer says that it plans for its production plant in Laholm, Sweden to obtain 100% of its energy from fossil free sources 2019. The plant in Laholm, which today uses fossil natural gas as its energy source, will have changed entirely to biofuel by January 2019, the company says. This energy transformation is expected to reduce the...

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 •  February 22

Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabanci Holding, says that it registered a record number of patent applications in 2017. It did the same in 2016. The company’s patent portfolio has grown by 60% in 2017 and its number of patent applications now totals 664 together with 167 inventions and 168 granted patents globally by the end of the year. Kordsa's number...

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 •  February 21

Carbon fiber company SGL Group and Fraunhofer IGCV have founded the joint Fiber Placement Center at SGL’s plant in Meitingen, Germany. System manufacturers Compositence GmbH and BA Composites GmbH have also joined the companies to develop the center. The center will feature over 500 m² of lab space with different machines, making it possible for...

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 •  February 21

Gurit has appointed Dr Emiliano Frulloni as CTO and member of the executive committee. Dr Frulloni has many years of technology and leadership experience in the advanced composites industry and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Materials Science and Technology from University of Perugia, Gurit says. Dr Frulloni joins Gurit...

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 •  February 20

Prepreg specialists North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) plans to showcase a number of applications where its materials have been used at JEC World, taking place from 6-8 March 2018 in Paris, France. This includes some structural components in the marine sector, light aerospace parts and a range of tubes produced with its patent pending manufacturing...

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 •  February 19

Granta Design, which makes additive manufacturing (AM) software, has released the underlying data structures of its AM data management solution. The Granta MI:Additive Manufacturing Package has been designed for managing data within AM development projects and the company says that it aims to encourage projects to systematically manage AM data and...

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 •  February 19

Diab plans to exhibit its contribution to two projects that have been nominated for this year’s JEC Innovation Award at the show, taking place from 6-8 March 2018 in Paris. The first project is shipbuilder Uljanik JSC’s SIEM Cicero, a 7000-car car carrier vessel that features glass reinforced plastic composite structures for three of its cargo...

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 •  February 16

North Thin Ply Technology, which makes lightweight prepreg materials has signed a new long-term agreement with watchmaker Richard Mille. The companies have been working together since 2013. The new multi-year contract is for NTPT to develop lightweight thin ply materials for watches, jewelry and luxury stationery items. As part of the agreement,...

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 •  February 16

Velox GmbH, which provides raw materials for the composite industry, has formed a new distribution partnership with Thailand-based Life Material Technologies Limited, a manufacturer of antimicrobial additives and treatments for the plastics, coatings and textile industries. Velox will be the exclusive distributor of the country in the DACH, Benelux...

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 •  February 15

Pultrusion company Exel Composites plans to exhibit a range of its products for construction at JEC World 2018, taking place in Paris, France from 6-8 March 2018. This includes composite laminates for infrastructure which have been designed for the LuxTurrim5G project which is aimed at making bigger data capacity available for companies and users...