Composites One to distribute Oxeon's TeXtreme reinforcements
U.S.-based Composites One will distribute Oxeon's TeXtreme spread tow reinforcements throughout the Americas.
Closed mold products
Composites One, Axiom Materials and Oxeon AB introduce new products for closed molding processes.
Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance to feature closed molding at ACMA show
Live demonstrations of closed mold technology will be held on the show floor at ACMA's upcoming COMPOSITES 2013 industry event.
IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.
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.
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.
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.
Business briefs from Composites One, Dow Chemical, AKSA and Cargo Composites.
Composites One, partners to demo closed molding again at ACMA show
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will once again host closed mold technology demonstrations on the show floor during COMPOSITES 2012, hosted by the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) on Feb. 22-23 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.
SAMPE Tech 2011 in Texas
The Society’s annual fall gathering fills an exhibition hall this year nearly as big as the host state.
IBEX 2011 Review
As the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference again docks in Louisville, the industry continues a slow and tentative rebound.
Personnel news from Fiberforge, Sandvik Coromant, Sika Corp. and Composites One.
IBEX 2011 Preview
The world’s largest exhibition for the boatbuilding industry sets sail inland again, on the Ohio River. Destination: Louisville.
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.
Composites One, ACMA to jointly lobby federal legislators
Composites One and ACMA host a visit with U.S. Congressman Donald Manzullo to discuss implications of styrene's recent listing as a potential carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program.
WINDPOWER 2011 Report
Wind energy advocates, turbine builders and their suppliers, policy makers, and a growing number of wind-involved composites professionals gather where it all began.
Composites One to distribute Bayer's polyurethane resin systems
Composites One will provide distribution and sale of all fully formulated Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane systems developed for use in manufacturing composite parts in the U.S.
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.).
Composites One offers closed molding demos again at COMPOSITES 2011
This year's demo includes light resin transfer molding, the vacuum infusion process, Flex Molding and temperature-controlled molding.
IBEX 2010: Looking up in Louisville
A new location helps regenerate a recession-battered industry, drawing in more exhibitors and attendees than in 2009.
Preview: Composites 2011
The annual ACMA event returns to Florida, with a keynote look at composites from a military point of view.
IBEX 2010 Highlights
The world’s largest watercraft construction exhibition navigates new waters to its first inland rendezvous.
Composites One will distribute MIRteq materials in North America
Australia-based MIRteq has chosen Composites One to distribute its fiberglass technology in North America.
Composites One to feature live molding demos at IBEX 2010
The outdoor demonstrations include the debut of MVP's Flex Molding Process, developed to overcome the challenges of using film infusion molding.
News Briefs: June 8, 2010
AOC promotes Lindberg, Marber; Composites One to distribute Zyvex materials; MAG endows engineering chair at Chinese university; Park wins Northrop Grumman supplier award, Smithers Rapra joins European natural fibers consortium.
Composites One, 3M sign renewable energy agreement
The alliance allows Composites One to offer the wind energy market tapes, adhesives and fillers manufactured by 3M.
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.
Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.
News briefs: Feb. 16, 2010
Brian Parker, Emilio Oramas named to new positions at AOC; Composites One to sell SIKA epoxies; Fibre Glast launches new website; Tom Haulik joins Hexcel from Sigmatex; Scott Bader to distribute for METYX Composites in Europe; SeaGen tidal turbine passes 1,000 hours of operation; cancellation makes Wisconsin Oven system immediately available.
Composites community makes noise at Composites 2010
After a tough 2009, the mood at the Composites 2010 show in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-11, was cautiously optimistic; exhibitors showed that product innovation hasn't slowed.
News briefs -- Jan. 26, 2010
ZCL Composites acquires Dualam Plastics; Cereplast Inc. names David J. Homyak as West Coast regional director; Composites One announced COMPOSITES 2010 closed mold demos; World Pultrusion Conference announced; Flow receives $11 million in new orders; Interplastic Corp. names Peter Surmak business manager - Vinyl Ester/Engineered Resins of the Thermoset Resins Division; NIAR to host composites maintenance course; Park Electrochemical Corp. appoints Susan E. Macaluso as program manager; Zyvax announces distributor training for new nano-based materials.
COMPOSITES 2010 Las Vegas Preview
ACMA’s annual COMPOSITES+POLYCON event acquires a shorter name and heads inland to the U.S. Desert West.
IBEX 2009 Marine Composites Showcase
The 19th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference endures the economic “perfect storm” on the Florida coast and looks forward to fairer weather inland.
Composites One, MVP form Chinese partnership
Efforts will focus on development of market for closed mold composites processing technologies and materials.
Composites One to distribute for MVP in China
Composites equipment specialist Magnum Venus Plastech has announced the addition of Composites One China to its distributor network.
News briefs -- June 30, 2009
Bodycote Testing Group changes its name to Exova; Composites One receives safety award; Sunny Ltd. to distribute Jet Edge waterjet cutters in Japan; China's Jilin Petrochemical begins carbon fiber manufacture; LMI Aerospace names Jim McQueeney president and COO; Scott Bader launches new Web site; Virginia Tech's Jeremiah T. Abiade wins award for
research of thermoelectric materials and devices; IPS Corp. earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.
News briefs -- June 2, 2009
Closed Mold Alliance launches website; Flow International Corp. has named Allen Hsieh vice president and CFO; The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Dr. Fort F. Felker director of NREL's National Wind Technology Center; Seminars For Engineers USA announces its 2009 Composite Materials Failure, Analysis & Repair seminar.
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.
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.
IBEX 2008 postshow review
Despite a sluggish boatbuilding market, this annual Miami marine showcase was the platform for the introduction of innovative composite products.
ACMA calls for products for competition
The American Composites Manufacturers Association is calling for entries in its parts competition. Winners will be announced at COMPOSITES+POLYCON in 2009.
Closed Mold Alliance formed
Composites One, Magnum Venus Plastech, RTM North and FormaShape have joined forces to create the alliance, which will help customers develop, implement and operate closed mold composites processing systems.
News briefs -- Sept. 23, 2008
Composites One announces IBEX demonstrations; ATL Composites launches website for DuFLEX panels; Incident Control Systems offers contract cutting services; Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron, Technora, Teijinconex.
Gurit and Composites One
Gurit NA (Magog, Quebec Canada) and Composites One (Arlington Heights, Ill.) have announced a joint effort to develop a range of blade repair materials. In addition, the companies announced that they are launching a product selection guide that covers the range of materials used to repair the most commonly found d
Composites Pick Up New Applications in Light Trucks
Long a bastion of steel, the tougher-duty pickup segment of the light truck market is warming to the benefits of composites.
News Briefs - 07/08/2008
The Kane County Chronicle (Kane County, Ill.) reports that HondaJet will open a sales and service center for its forthcoming corporate jet; AVK announces conference for COMPOSITES EUROPE; Composites One to feature live demos at IBEX 2008 show; Andy Lewis, Paul Fears promoted at Eriez Magnetics; Michelman announces price increase.
Composites Polycon 2007 Showcase
Tampa show attendance is up despite slow economy. ACMA reschedules 2008 show.
IBEX 2007 Breaks Boat Show Record
In Miami Beach, IBEX, with 900 exhibitors, produces its — and the world's — largest boatbuilding event.
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.
Fabric Forms Get Sophisticated
Closed molding applications and demand for greater design flexibility are driving fabric suppliers to create a variety of products that mix and match fibers, fiber forms, core and resin.
Carbon fiber buys its way onboard
First used in one-off yacht and powerboat designs, where cost is no obstacle in the search for a performance edge in local regattas or around-the-world races, carbon fiber has since carved a niche in categories that were once the exclusive reserve of glass-reinforced composites, metals or wood. In applications as
Cutting Infusion Time And Cost
When open molders turn to infusion, careful planning, material selection and training precede process efficiency.
Rapid Fiber Preforming On A Large Scale
A proven alternative to open molding of big parts.
Distributors in the composites industry
More than "middlemen," they play a key role in successful projects for many fabricators.
Composites take off ... in some civil helicopters
Slowed by certification requirements, composites nevertheless are finding their way into the fuselages and rotor blades of commercial helicopters.
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.
Composites on the Line
Electric utilities are ripe for conversion from wood power poles and cross-arms and steel-cored conductive cables to composite constructions, but most must still be persuaded.
Fibergalss kitting service
Composites One's (Arlington Heights, Ill., U.S.A.) new Kit Concepts service provides composites manufacturers with pre-packaged fiberglass materials, cut exactly to customer specs and nested in the order they will be placed in the layup process. The service requires only that the customer place a minimum order and