SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.
New blush-resistant gel coat
CCP Composites introduces IMEDGE Fusion gel coat.
CCP Composites restarts large capacity blenders in N. Kansas City
The decision, which affects equipment at CCP's N. Kansas City plant, is a response to recent significant increases in gel coat production.
HPC for Aircraft Interiors Conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors Conference focused on ways to get more composites inside the aircraft.
IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.
Cured-in-place pipe: Trenchless trends
A variety of CIPP products are enabling the rehabilitation, rather than excavation and replacement, of underground pipe for wastewater and drinking water.
ACMA COMPOSITES 2013 preview
For 2013, the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) returns its annual U.S. COMPOSITES exhibition and convention to the East Coast’s sunny, fun capital, Orlando, Fla.
ALMACO's third annual Top of Mind award ceremony honors 18 composite materials innovators
Among those presented awards in 21 material categories by the Latin America Composite Materials Assn. (ALMACO) were Owens Corning, Reichhold and Dow.
IBEX 2012 highlights and new products
With the marine industry slowly climbing out of its recession-induced slowdown, IBEX visitors and exhibitors say the 2012 version of this important show was the best in three years.
CCP resin chosen for Brazilian monorail project
CCP Composites' FIREBLOCK resin has been chosen to be used in the manufacture of parts for the new Bombardier INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo, Brazil.
News Briefs: Sept. 25, 2012
Amber Composites adds conveyorized CNC cutting table; Able Manufacturing & Assembly names William Pesch as president and CEO; CCP Composites to build gel coat plant in USA; thermoplastics composites conference scheduled for Oct. 29-30 in Bremen, Germany.
HPC in Aircraft Interiors at a glance
A quick look at the conference presentations tentatively scheduled for the 2012 HPC in Aircraft Interiors conference (Sept. 25-26, 2012; Seattle Wash.). Colocated witht he Aircraft Interiors Expo America (AIX) trade show, the conference is produced by CompositesWorld Conferences.
Gel coat for epoxy infusion
CCP Composites has developed trademarked IMEDGE ECT 120, an in-mold coating based on new polymer technology that sprays like a polyester gel coat and provides the same environmental protection, but actually improves the surface finish. Notably, it enables adhesion to epoxy laminates without a tie coat.
Inside look: Closed molding course couples talks with concept demos
CT sits in on a closed molding course and reports back on how this fast-changing process is evolving.
The evolution of infusion
As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.
Total, CCP sell stake in Composites One to Composites One
CCP Composites US, which is held by Total and had a 51 percent stake in resins distributor Composites One since 1999, has sold its share to Composites One for an undisclosed amount.
Closed Mold University heads to Florida
JRL-Marine Concepts will host Composites One and CCP Composites' Advanced Closed Mold Processes & Tooling class May 2-3 in Cape Coral, Fla.; there is no charge for the class.
IBEX 2011 Review
As the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference again docks in Louisville, the industry continues a slow and tentative rebound.
Cray Valley, Cook merger creates CCP Composites; Fiber Glass Industries expands production.
Cray Valley, Cook Composites and Polymers merger forms new identity
CCP Composites is the new corporate identity that integrates the composites activities of Cray Valley and Cook Composites and Polymers.
Concert hall composites: Acoustic alchemy
Massive composite acoustic structures will reflect and diffuse sound to heighten audio quality in a new high-profile performance space.
Bio-based resins line expanded
Cook Composites and Polymers reports that it has broadened its product line of EnviroGuard bio-based resins to include resin transfer molding (RTM), infusion, sheet molding compound (SMC), bulk molding compound (BMC) and fire retardants.
Tough resins for aggressive environments
New thermoset systems drive composites deeper into markets where fire, corrosion, stress and fatigue are ever-present threats.
COMPOSITES 2011 Product Showcase
Composite Technology magazine's review of the goings-on at COMPOSITES 2011, this year’s edition of the American Composites Manufacturers Assn.’s (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) annual trade show and conference (Feb. 2-4, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Fla.).
One-man, man-made composite submersible
Composites industry veteran Richard Thompson manufactures handmade, glass fiber composite submersibles in his garage, targeting search, rescue and recovery applications
News Briefs: Oct. 12, 2010
ABMACO to form Latin American composites association; CCP to host free tooling course this week in Utah; Connecting in Wind, Cornerstone Advisory Group form U.S. alliance; Ducommun wins F-35 inlet work; Fiberforge adds Dusty Dequine and Chris Bilby as composites engineers; Red Bull Racing picks Firehole's Helius:MCT; honeycomb maker Paneltec sold; OSU buys WARDJet waterjet cutter.
New briefs: Aug. 24, 2010
Amalga Composites receives ISO9001:2008 certification; Harold Visser named president of Progress Plastics; Quickstep hires Sebastien Godbille and Ari Vihersaari; TPI adds Stephen Bransfield to board of directors.
CCP receives award for energy reduction efforts
Cook Composites and Polymers has received one of two Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) awards for energy reduction efforts made by CCP Houston, Texas, plant personnel.
News briefs: March 23, 2009
AOC donates DSC to University of Memphis; Boeing considers carbon fiber for 777 wings; Cook Composites and Polymers celebrates 20 years; Composite Resources hires Kevin Bialas and Mike Fuller; Composites One launches MIRteq; Exova receives Nadcap certification; HEATCON earns AS9100 certification; Interplastic increases resin prices; Park promotes Gregory Strand to VP of Aerospace Structures Engineering; PPG increases fiberglass prices; Kaman Helicopters to use VISTAGY's FiberSIM; Zyvax will sponsor SAMPE bridge and wing contest.
News briefs: Feb. 23, 2010
AOC, Ashland, CCP increase resin prices; AVK calls for papers; Diversified Plastics achieves ISO 13485:2003 certification; Goldshield renews its ISO 9000 certification; RINA approves Scott Bader materials; Axel Seifert, Michael Skinner launch composites enabling business; University of Alabama at Birmingham announces 2010 composites conference.
New infusion regime for superthick laminates
Innovative initiator chemistry yields long flow time, cure on demand and exotherm control for large, thick parts.
News briefs -- Jan. 5, 2010
AVK calls for papers; Jason Baranowski named account manager at Cook; Firehole Technologies announces FEA webinar; Metris USA becomes Nikon Metrology.
COMPOSITES 2010 Las Vegas Preview
ACMA’s annual COMPOSITES+POLYCON event acquires a shorter name and heads inland to the U.S. Desert West.
News briefs -- June 16, 2009
Ara Ashland names Mastergel Composites as distributor in southern Brazil; CCP, Interplastic raises prices $0.05/lb; ISU developing bio-plastics software; Jet Edge puts used equipment on its site; Lectra names Hervé Claverie as director of projects and strategic accounts; Scott Bader increases prices 4 to 6 percent; Sealant Equipment hires Ken Jacobs for marketing post; VISTAGY Inc. picks Joshua Fredberg as the company's first vice president of product management and marketing.
COMPOSITES+POLYCON 2009 Showcase
Despite the deepening recession, composites pros returned to the show in its new time slot to explore the wealth of products and services collected here.
Composites applications guide
Cook Composites & Polymers has published the 11th edition of the CCP Composites and Applications Guide.
News briefs -- Feb. 10, 2009
Ahlstrom changes its name, doubles production capacity; Seminars for Engineers to offer two-day composites seminar; Cook Composites & Polymers announces 2009 class schedule; Ceramaterials will represent BJGW in North America; CGTech will demo fiber placement software at JEC; David Schofield leaving Gurit; Thermoset Resin Formulators Association invites techical papers for annual meeting.
Truck bed lid covers it all
Tonneau cover manufacturer hits elusive aesthetic and performance targets with molded-in-color thermoplastic capstock and glass/polyester structural laminate.
COMPOSITES & POLYCON 2009 preview
The ACMA’s annual tradeshow takes its first turn in its new January timeframe.
Reactive polymer tackifier
News briefs - July 22, 2008
CCP announces price increase; Cray Valley receives ISO 9001:2000 registration; DIAB names Martin Heiskell group VP; Keehwa Hitech, Gerber open laser cutting center in South Korea; Nilfisk names Joe Wintsch director of sales; Reichhold names Brøste UK distributor in U.K.; Fiber Glass Industries names Kathryn Brannon president.
Composite rigid inflatable boats adapt for hard work, safe play
Glass, aramid and carbon fiber composites reduce weight and enable modular design and construction of these versatile RIBs.
Corrosion-resisitant vinyl esters
Cook Composites and Polymers’ (Kansas City, Mo.) Epovia corrosion-resistant vinyl ester resins are designed for use in fabricating industrial equipment and structures and are said to provide a significantly enhanced defense against various kinds of corrosive chemicals when compared with many other plastics and
Distributors in the composites industry
More than "middlemen," they play a key role in successful projects for many fabricators.
POLYCON 2005 Highlights
ICPA's "last" cast polymer industry show its best.
Distributors and their role
These key players in the supply chain provide indispensable services not just in the commodity markets but in advanced material arenas as well.
Racing Veteran Fine-tunes Classic Competitive Concept
Hand layup of reinforced epoxy yields hybrid luxury powerboat/offshore racer.