Zone: Automotive Composites
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Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.


Most Recent Content: Automotive Composites
Automotive CFRP: Repair or replace?

As more carbon composites are used on structural car components, how will crash damage be assessed and repairs be made?
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Call for entries for CAMX Award and Awards for Composites Excellence CompositesWorld

Enter the CAMX Award or Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) by July 1, 2016.

TenCate opens its European Centre of Excellence for thermoset composite materials CompositesWorld

The opening follows a period of significant investment for the UK operation of TenCate Advanced Composites.

Teijin Composites Innovation Center obtains ISO/TS 16949 accreditation CompositesWorld

ISO/TS 16949 defines quality management system requirements for organizations providing services for automotive products.

Composites recycling becomes a necessity CompositesWorld

Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the automotive industry poised to consume (and waste) more carbon fiber than ever, recycling of composite materials has become an absolute necessity. The technology is there, but the markets are not. Yet.

Arkema joins thermoplastic resins recycling project CompositesWorld

The French REVERPLAST program aims to recycle Arkema's Altuglas PMMA material into thermoplastic composites parts for wind, marine and automotive applications.

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