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BIZ BRIEF Henkel's (Dusseldorf, Germany) recently opened Composite Lab in Heidelberg is intended to enable Automotive OEMs and Tier-1s to work with Henkel resin chem- ists, and choose from Henkel's diverse portfolio, which includes composite matrix resins, composite adhesives and more, as they develop and test composite parts and determine what process conditions will best make their product design concepts market-ready. Henkel says its customers seek cost-effective processes suitable for production of more than 10,000 parts per year but also want custom-formulated, fast-curing resins for use in short production cycles. This mag- nifies the importance of having reliable partners with in-house test capabilities that can simulate series-production conditions. Henkel's Lab is equipped to enable customers to do trials, using high- pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) on a 380-ton press, and also features injection equipment for polyurethanes and epoxy materials. 25 NEWS Month in Review Notes on newsworthy events recently covered on the CW Web site. For more information about an item, key its link into your browser. Up-to-the-minute news | MONTH IN REVIEW New report on composites recycling Recovery processes, re-use and application, environmental impacts, applications for dry fibers and legislation are all covered in the document. 07/14/16 | AGC AeroComposites acquires North Coast Composites The deal includes North Coast Composites Inc. and North Coast Tool and Mold Corp., both based in Cleveland, OH, US. 07/14/16 | Boeing, Airbus optimistic about commercial aircraft demand Over the next 20 years, Boeing projects demand for 39,620 new airplanes; Airbus predicts demand for more than 33,000 new aircraft. 07/11/16 | Museum installation features composites structure The Victoria and Albert Museum has unveiled a composite-intensive architectural installation developed by a team from the University of Stuttgart. 07/11/16 | Transport Canada awards type certification to Bombardier CS300 Delivery of the first composites-intensive CS300 airliner to airBaltic (Latvia) is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. 07/11/16 | Solvay-Mubadala joint venture to provide prepreg for 777X The joint venture will manufacture carbon fiber prepreg for the plane's empennage and floor beams at a new facility in Al Ain, UAE, to be operational by 2021. 07/11/16 | Honda Aircraft receives FAA certification The Production Certificate grants the airframer the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for its HondaJet for customer deliveries. 07/11/16 | Huntsman, Acciona collaborate on all-composite lighthouse The first-ever all-composite lighthouse structure has been installed and is operational at the port of Valencia in Spain. 07/11/16 | PlastiComp opens long-fiber composite thermoplastic lab In addition to development of new products, the lab will also provide contract research and development services for industry partners. 07/06/16 | NASA successfully tests rocket booster This was the last full-scale test for the booster before SLS's first uncrewed test flight with NASA's Orion spacecraft in late 2018. 07/05/16 |

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