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High-Tech SUP Paddles from Starboard Feature a Divinycell Core

Two of Starboard’s stand up paddle (SUP) lines, Carbon Super Flex and Tikitech, feature a lightweight Divinycell core from DIAB, offering high strength with good flex characteristics. 

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High-Tech SUP Paddles from Starboard Feature a Divinycell Core

Fusible-Core Technology Enables Design of Complex, Victrex PEEK Fuel Housings to Improve Aircraft Fuel and Manufacturing Efficiency

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Fusible-Core Technology Enables Design of Complex, Victrex PEEK Fuel Housings to Improve Aircraft Fuel and Manufacturing Efficiency

In the manufacturing of complex fuel housings for the global aircraft industry, cost savings of more than 30% and weight savings of up to 50% have been achieved as a result of Egmond Plastic combining their own fusible-core technology with a high performance PEEK polymer solution provided by Victrex.

Teijin Accelerates its Automotive CFRP Businesses

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Teijin Accelerates its Automotive CFRP Businesses

Teijin has integrated its development and marketing of automotive-use carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRTP), aiming to strengthen the group’s business in this highly value-added form of CFRP.

Solvay and 3A Composites Seal Global Specialty Foams Alliance to Secure Light-Weighting in Advanced Transportation

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Solvay and 3A Composites are joining forces to make innovative specialty foam materials for advanced transportation, offering for the first time on a large and worldwide scale a tailored, cost-effective substitute to traditional, labour-intense materials used to reduce the weight of applications.

Tri-Mack Expands Capabilities to Meet Aerospace Supply Chain Challenges 

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Tri-Mack Expands Capabilities to Meet Aerospace Supply Chain Challenges 

Tri-Mack Plastics believes that it has found the formula for meeting clients’ needs for lower cost, lightweight, high-quality thermoplastic parts and assemblies through a combination of innovative technology, materials expertise and customer collaboration.

Foster Polymer Distribution Offers MX-Nylon HighStrength Polyamide for Medical Devices

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Foster Polymer Distribution Offers MX-Nylon HighStrength Polyamide for Medical Devices

Foster Polymer Distribution has partnered with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to distribute MX-Nylon to the North American medical market. 

BWF Acquires Multiple Winding Company

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B&W Fibre Glass has acquired the Multiple Winding Company, a now wholly owned subsidiary based in Manchester, UK. 

Major UK Expansion for Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research

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Major UK Expansion for Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (WMT&R) continued its UK expansion by opening a state-of-the-art materials testing facility in Banbury, UK.

Altair Acquires Multiscale Design Systems for Microstructural Optimisation

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Altair has completed the acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, developer of MDS, a family of products focused on micromechanics, microstructural optimisation, and life prediction of complex materials.

UK Graphene Company Perpetuus Signs Landmark Agreement to Sell Plasma Reactors to Japan's Graphene Platform

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Japan’s Graphene Platform Corporation has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase DBD Plasma Reactors from Perpetuus Advanced Materials.

SPE Announces Winners of Second-Annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of its second-annual Plastics for Life global parts competition.

Composites UK Celebrates UK Industry with Launch of 2015 Awards

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Composites UK has launched the 2015 Industry Awards nomination process allowing UK companies to celebrate their achievements over the last year and showcase their success worldwide.

HK Research ReFlex Gel Coat Polymer Brings Pure Protection to Marine Industry

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HK Research, brings the marine industry its new ReFlex polymer gel coats, one of their Revolution series of gel coat polymers, which represents one of the biggest innovations in marine coatings in more than 70 years.

Suominen Invests in New Wetlaid Line

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Suominen has started a planning process to execute an investment in a new wetlaid production line in North America. 

Polynt Composites Brings New Technology and Investment to Vinyl Ester Market

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Polynt Composites USA has announced an innovative new product to the market with its Core Shell Rubber Modified Vinyl Ester Technology; and to date, they report that the industry response has been excellent.

RocTool and Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Collaboration Presented at NPE 2015

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RocTool has opened simplified access to its technologies through a new collaboration with 3D design software company, Autodesk, and the company’s plastic injection moulding software, Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight.

Whitford Corporation Expands Fluoropolymer Coatings Business with Development of New Medical Coatings

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Whitford Corporation has established a new medical coatings group dedicated to supporting the use of its coatings on medical devices. 

Huntsman – Helping to Reinvent the Wheel

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Huntsman – Helping to Reinvent the Wheel

Loopwheels, a shock-absorbing wheel with a unique, integral suspension system, has been created with the help of an Araldite composite bonder, which has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Designs of the Year 2015’ sponsored by the Design Museum in the UK.

Fokker and NLR Open High-tech ‘Pilot Plant’ for Composite Components

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Fokker and NLR Open High-tech ‘Pilot Plant’ for Composite Components

Fokker and the National Aerospace Laboratory have opened a manufacturing plant for composite aircraft components in Marknesse, Netherlands.

NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2015

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NetComposites will present INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), an international conference taking place 24th – 25th November 2015 at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany, and abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.

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