Composites Index expands for first time since June

The Composites Index for January 2020 was 54.3, indicating strong expansion in all categories but exports.

Industry News

Carbon fiber cryotank research receives $3 million funding boost A consortium of industry and academic partners receives support from the Australian government for design and manufacture of lightweight rocket fuel tanks.

Mikrosam to supply ATP machine for UD-CCM research Initial University of Delaware studies conducted with the automated tape placement (ATP) machine will evaluate placement of thin ply materials to support current projects with NASA.

Gurit sells automotive composites business to Carbopress The Hungary-based components manufacturing business has been sold to Italian-based Carbopress.

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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.

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Fast, flexible, efficient: CFRP preform technology

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Aerospace / Carbon Fiber

Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.

OOA composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made parts for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.


Rubber adhesive spray designed for temporary bonds Airtech Advanced Materials Group’s Airtac 2 Improved is a mist spray rubber adhesive designed for temporary bonds.

Spherical polyamide particles developed for 3D printing Specifically designed for additive manufacturing, Toray’s new spherical synthetic particles can be used to produce high-strength, heat-resistant 3D-printed parts.

50°C cure epoxy tooling prepreg This low-temperature, 12-hour-cure tooling prepreg is the latest product in Composites Evolution’s Evopreg EPT tooling epoxy range.

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