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Airbus resumes wing production amidst Covid-19 environment

3rd Apr 2020

Airbus, a European multinational aerospace corporation, has announced that it is supporting efforts globally to tackle Covid-19 crisis. However, Airbus had partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on, last month following a four day pause. At the same time, operations in the UK, Germany and the US continued at normal rates.

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Ernesto Levy to leave Suominen Corporation

3rd Apr 2020

Ernesto Levy, senior vice president, Americas business area and a member of Suominen's executive team, has decided to pursue career opportunities outside the company and will leave Suominen on April 6, 2020. Suominen has named Lynda Kelly, who will act as interim SVP, Americas business area in addition to her role as SVP, business development.

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Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work

28th Mar 2020

Spirit AeroSystems, US-based designer and builder of aerostructures, has announced that it will suspend Boeing work performed at their facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma. This came after Boeing's announcement to temporarily suspend production at its Washington state facilities. This suspension will last until April 8.

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India approves ₹1480-cr National Technical Textile Mission

24th Mar 2020

The Indian government has approved the proposal for creation of a four-year-long National Technical Textiles Mission from fiscal 2020-21 to 2023-24 with an outlay of ₹1,480 crore, textiles minister Smriti Irani told parliament upper house recently. The focus is use of technical textiles in various flagship missions and programmes, including strategic...

Tulinda Larsen selected UAMMI’s new executive director

21st Mar 2020

The Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) has announced selection of Dr Tulinda Larsen as new executive director. UAMMI is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to bring together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s advanced materials and manufacturing...

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Baarle to head Lanxess high performance materials unit

17th Mar 2020

Lanxess, a Germany-based leading specialty chemicals company, has announced that Frederique van Baarle will take over as head of the high performance materials business unit with effect from June 1, 2020, succeeding Michael Zobel. The business unit's portfolio mainly comprises high-performance plastics for the automotive and electronics industries.

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Zund UK awarded BAE Systems Chairman’s Award

5th Mar 2020

Zünd, the multi-functional cutting solution provider, has announced that it has been awarded a BAE Systems 2019 Chairman's Award for its unique cutting system designed to process military aerospace components. The Chairman's Awards recognises excellence in the successful exploitation of innovative ideas, delivery of outstanding support to the customer.

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India's CCEA approves National Technical Textiles Mission

28th Feb 2020

India's Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently approved setting up of a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of ₹1480 crore to make the country a global leader in technical textiles. The mission would have a four-year implementation period from fiscal 2020-21 to 2023-24.

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Milliken & Company honoured by Ethisphere Institute

27th Feb 2020

Milliken & Company, a materials science expert and specialty chemical, has been honoured by the Ethisphere Institute, as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The esteemed designation honours companies with purpose-driven strategies.

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