Swedish multi-sectorial innovation network aims for a lighter tomorrow

The LIGHTer network works to coordinate what is happening in research, development, technology and competence development in Swedish industry.

Industry News

Tecniplas presents composite tanks at Concasan
The manufacturer of composite tanks will showcase its wind-resistant tank designs at the Sanitation Congress of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Green composites: Chicago compounder introduces recycled CF-reinforced PA 6/6
With fiber from aerospace and sporting goods and resin from automotive, thermoplastic composite lowers cost, increases sustainability.

TE Wire & Cable and Plataine join forces to develop smart thermocouples
The joint solution improves quality compliance and tracking processes, and reduces the risk of using unfit thermocouples.

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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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Surfacing Films Improve Safety, Appearance and Processing Time

Surfacing films are evolving to meet challenging demands for lightweight solutions to protect composite structures and enable high-quality surface finishes with reduced preparation times.


Service & repair: Optimizing wind power’s grid impact
As wind farms surge into the electrical mainstream, a fast-growing industry works to maximize the service lives of the composite blades that harvest the power of the wind.


SABIC launches new filaments for fused deposition modeling

The new filaments add to the company’s fast-growing additive manufacturing materials portfolio.

Solvay launches FusePly aerospace composite bonding technology
FusePly enables the build of bonded composite parts using conventional manufacturing processes, through the creation of covalently bonded structures.

3M glass bubbles enable sheet molded composites for auto industry

By replacing conventional fillers, these hollow glass microspheres can reduce the weight of molded parts without sacrificing strength or aesthetics. 

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