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Published: 8/20/2017

Composite camels help berth US Navy aircraft carriers
Naval Station Mayport (Jacksonville, FL, US) has received its first set of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite “camels,” produced by Composite Advantage (CA, Dayton, OH, US). Mayport will use the camels to berth nucle...

Published: 8/14/2017

Turkish ferries built with Sigmatex carbon materials
A four-year supply agreement between Sigmatex (UK) Ltd. (Runcorn, UK)  and Özata Shipyard (Yalova, Turkey) has drawn to a successful completion after fabrication of 15 carbon fiber ferries.

Published: 7/24/2017

Large-format 3D printer builds carbon fiber-reinforced submarine
Oak Ridge National Laboratory teams up with US Navy to 3D-print demonstrator submarine hull for Navy SEALs application.

Published: 7/24/2017

Composites cluster funded in Rhode Island
A $125,000 federal grant will help create a marine-focused composites manufacturing cluster near Bristol, RI, in the US.

Published: 7/17/2017

NTPT, Fibre Mechanics collaborate on prepreg panels for the boatbuilding sector
Through the automation of this process by NTPT and Fibre Mechanics, key challenges for – and often barriers to - composite construction of both custom and series production boats are addressed.

Published: 6/26/2017

New Zealand wins 35th America's Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand defeats ORACLE TEAM USA in Bermuda to take back the America's Cup trophy.

Published: 6/23/2017

ACMA announces 2017 Membership Award Winners
ACMA will recognize these influential leaders of the composites industry at ACMA's Membership Awards and Recognition Ceremony during CAMX 2017.

Published: 6/5/2017

NTPT materials featured in new sporting and consumer good products
Applications include luxury sports accessories, F1 motorsport, golf and the America's Cup.

Published: 5/8/2017

Sabic invests in Airborne International
With the new investment, Airborne will implement the digital infrastructure that will serve as a backbone for thermoplastic composite automation technologies.

Published: 5/8/2017

Patrick Industries acquires Leisure Product Enterprises, parent company of Marine Concepts
Patrick will continue to operate each of the businesses on a stand-alone basis under their respective brand names in their existing facilities.