Fire retardant prepregs enable Museum of the Future's 3D façade panels

Notus Composites to supply fire retardant prepregs for the 3D façade panels of the Museum of the Future in Dubai. 

Industry News

Reducing heat in EV motors via fiber-reinforced thermoset housing and stator

German researchers demonstrate fiber-reinforced phenolic motor housing and alumina-filled epoxy overmolded stator with integrated cooling circuits for reduced weight, increased power density and efficiency

Nordex to produce wind blades in Mexico

The company’s Matamoros-based production facility will produce rotor blades for the large turbines of both the AW and the Delta4000 platforms.

People in Composites – February 2019
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.

Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

February Issue
FRP bridge fairings: Fire resistance meets infrastructure

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Pushing EVs forward
Multifunctional chassis design and novel composites processes enable lighter, longer-range, safer electric vehicles.


The long view for composites in long-haul trucks
Composite components on heavy trucks and trailers continue to grow, both in volume and in kind, but they won’t be carrying structural loads until the mid-2020s.


Kent Pultrusion installs fully electric pultruder
The company has announced the installation of a ServoPul 3012 fully electric pultrusion line to a North American leading provider of composites.

BTG Labs launches Surface Analyst XA
The XA automates technology employed by the original handheld Surface Analyst unit, increasing the speed and efficiency of surface inspections.

Epoxies, Etc. launches fast curing toughened epoxy
The company’s 10-3041 high performance epoxy adhesive bonds to a variety of plastics and metals and reportedly develops a 3,000 psi lap shear strength within four hours.

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