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Propex Furnishing & Ocean State to distribute composites in the US

8th Mar 2022

Composites manufacturer, Propex Furnishing Solutions, has signed an agreement with Ocean State Innovations, for the distribution and sale of Curv tactical composite material in North America. The partnership formalises both parties' commitment to provide advanced material innovation to North American tactical gear consumers and manufacturers alike.

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US’ Avient launches recycled-content long fibre composite materials

8th Mar 2022

US’ Avient has announced the commercial availability of Complēt R long fibre-reinforced composites, which incorporate post-consumer recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets. Avient provides sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.

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Sweden’s Diab reduces carbon footprint by 46%

2nd Mar 2022

Sweden’s Diab reduces carbon footprint by 46 per cent between 2016-2021. In 2016, Diab started to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its commitment to meeting the global reduction goals. Diab’s targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), making it the first company for high-tech sandwich composite solutions to do so.

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NIAR USA expands portfolio with Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system

28th Feb 2022

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) has announced that the institute has expanded its portfolio of future composites production technologies with Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system. As the first Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) system on US soil, it strengthens NIAR’s position in aerospace and composites R&D.

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UK’s GRP Solutions acquires Estakleen GRP Solutions

25th Feb 2022

GRP Solutions Ltd, a United Kingdom-based company providing comprehensive range of composite solutions and services, has announced the acquisition of Estakleen Systems Ltd. Estakleen is a UK-based supplier of acetone replacement products including EasyClean, supplied for several years by GRP Solutions, and the previously named Estakleen 70.

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John A Hopkins to step down as US’ IACMI CEO

16th Feb 2022

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced that John A Hopkins will step down from his role as its chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 31, 2022. Hopkins, who became the IACMI CEO in 2017, has set a high standard for innovation and creativity, and will now be actively involved in finding his successor.

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Italy’s Lamborghini launches non-fungible tokens

2nd Feb 2022

Lamborghini has entered the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) with an artwork accessible via the Lamborghini Space Key, an exclusive project developed with a still-undisclosed artist. The mesmerising endeavour was developed in cooperation with NFT PRO, a white-label NFT solution for enterprises. Lamborghini is an Italian brand of luxury sports cars.

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Swiss manufacturer Zund, Dutch firm Airborne expand collaboration

27th Jan 2022

Swiss cutting system manufacturer Zünd Systemtechnik and Dutch composite automation company Airborne have announced the expansion of their collaboration. As a result of this new distribution agreement, the customers will be able to benefit from the state-of-the-art digital production solutions for automated processing of composite materials.

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UK’s Composites Evolution launches unidirectional thermoplastic tapes

25th Jan 2022

UK’s Composites Evolution has announced the launch of a new range of unidirectional thermoplastic tapes, to sit alongside its existing line-up of Evopreg prepregs. Composites Evolution is a global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of prepregs and thermoplastic tapes that are used for the production of lightweight structures from composite materials.

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