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.
SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.
3M acquires core supplier Nida-Core
The acquisition is a substantial move for 3M, which will have a significantly larger presence in the composites industry with the addition of Nida-Core's foam, honeycomb and balsa core products.
IBEX 2010: Looking up in Louisville
A new location helps regenerate a recession-battered industry, drawing in more exhibitors and attendees than in 2009.
Wind foam sources: PET, SAN & PVC
That polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam is the core material of the future appears to be an open secret within the composites industry.
Core for composites: Winds of change
Core materials suppliers lean into the bracing breeze of big-blade challenges raised by the burgeoning wind energy industry.
Structural polyurethanes: Bearing bigger loads
The versatile polymer shows new strength (and other advantages) in pultrusion and core materials applications.
CompositesWorld Expo 2009 Product Showcase
Despite economic gloom, CWE’s second outing attracts innovation-rich exhibitors and a very motivated group of knowledge-hungry showgoers.
Isotropic core material
Nida-Core Corp. has introduced NidaFusion
SXO, an isotropic core material designed for use in composite
SAMPE 2009 Product Showcase
Showgoers at the SAMPE 2009 Conference and Exhibiton in Baltimore, Md. found many suppliers undeterred by poor economic news.
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
SAMPE Europe/JEC Composites 2009 preview
SAMPE Europe’s 30th annual spring conclave and the nearby JEC Composites Show characterize the latest in material and process technologies.
JEC Composites 2009/SAMPE Europe preview
Organizers predict good turnout in poor economy for annual Paris tradeshow.
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.
COMPOSITESWORLD EXPO Showcase
The inaugural COMPOSITESWORLD Expo Conference and Exhibition draws participants from all segments of the industry, including many new faces.
Composites On The Move Shows Growth Markets For Reinforced Polymers
New SPE/NCC conference highlights composites opportunities in key sectors.
PET foams - 11/1/2007
Nida-Core (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) has introduced welded and nonwelded structural NidaFoam PET 100/150 polyethylene terephthalate foam in plain and scored sheet stock. The thermoformable material’s closed-cell ratio is reportedly comparable to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN)
Nida-Core Corp. (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) has introduced both welded and nonwelded NidaFoam PET 100/150 structural foam cores in scored and unscored sheet stock. The thermoformable polyethylene terephthalate foam’s closed cell ratio is reportedly comparable to that of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU) and
Cutting Infusion Time And Cost
When open molders turn to infusion, careful planning, material selection and training precede process efficiency.
Repair Of Infrastructure With Composites
Composites prove their mettle in large, demanding repairs and rehab.
SPE Automotive Composites Conference Highlights
Highlights of the 4th annual Society of Plastics Engineers celebration of car composites.
The Basics Of Boat Design
Naval architects reveal design, tooling and material selection guidelines for a new sportfishing powerboat.
Post-show review of the 2004 U.S. SAMPE Symposium
Largest-ever Symposium serves up a large helping of news and new technologies from advanced composites suppliers.
Getting To The Core Of Composite Laminates
A wealth of low-cost core solutions are available for high-performance sandwich structures.