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Published: 5/23/2017

Lina bio-based car features sandwich composites
Students at TU/Ecomotive have developed an all-electric vehicle that features bio-based composites reinforced with flax fibers.

Published: 1/3/2017

Top composites news stories of 2016
A look back at the most-clicked news articles of 2016 based on page views.

Published: 11/28/2016

Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba receives $2.9 million in funding
Initiatives include the development of quality standards and measurement techniques for Canadian biomass, and research into overcoming technology barriers to the adoption of natural fibers in the composites industry.

Published: 11/7/2016

First bridge made completely out of bio-composite material
This 14-meter long ‘bio-bridge’ is made from a hemp and flax-fiber base.

Published: 10/3/2016

Carver Non-Wovens, R3 Composites expand
Carver, which only began commercial production in July, is now beginning its Phase 2 installation work and expects that to be completed by the end of October.

Published: 6/9/2016

Airbus Helicopters verify performance of 410km/h Clean Sky 2 demonstrator
X3-based, compound VTOL airframe configuration nears final design but exact use of composites yet to be detailed

Published: 5/23/2016

University of Delaware announces composite medal award winners
The medal is to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of composite materials.

Published: 4/11/2016

IAC debuts FiberFrame on 2017 Mercedes-Benz
Germany-based International Automotive Components (IAC) has launched its ultra lightweight FiberFrame natural fiber sun roof frame on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Published: 2/18/2016

CARBIO project produces carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof
The prototype roof will be on display at the JEC World 2016 show.

Published: 5/13/2015

DSM Dyneema buys Cubic Tech Corp.
Cubic Tech will be fully integrated into DSM Dyneema and all employees of Cubic Tech are being invited to stay on after the acquisition.