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Published: 3/24/2016

What do PU/carbon spars and the Valencia lighthouse have in common?
Saertex reinforcements, infusion, speed of fabrication and long life.

Published: 2/24/2016

Carbures: Conquering the world for composites
This global Tier 2 supplier produced 39,322 parts for Airbus in 2015, has sold seven RMCP machines to China capable of 40,000-75,000 composite auto parts/yr and is completing a study on opportunities for composites in oil and gas applications in Mex...

Published: 12/17/2015

For carbon fiber, the future certainly looks bright
CompositesWorld's annual Carbon Fiber conference last week included an upbeat outlook for the supply and demand of carbon fiber, with particularly strong growth expected in automotive, pressure vessels and energy development.

Published: 10/20/2015

New 250°F/120°C No Oven No Autoclave epoxy
Designed for room-temp infusion and filament winding with 2-hr no-heat-added cure or 15-30 min heated cure without post-cure for flexible processing of marine, industrial and energy structures.

Published: 9/16/2015

AVANCO: Driving the industrialization of CFRP structures
The AVANCO Group is producing high-quality CFRP parts into a wide array of applications from six production facilities in Germany and the US.

Published: 6/15/2015

Wind energy: No blades needed?
A startup seeks to take the blades out of wind generators.

Published: 12/4/2014

Recycling carbon fiber for structural applications
Research aims to characterize recycled carbon fiber (RCF) for use in aero interiors and also to recycle continuous carbon fiber.

Published: 11/13/2014

Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable
Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.

Published: 9/18/2014

Ultrasound evaluation of prepreg impregnation levels
The Ultran Group has developed non-contact ultrasound (NCU) that can accurately assess prepreg level of impregnation (LOI) with implications for out-of-autoclave processing, inline quality control and even automated tape laying.

Published: 5/13/2014

The long view: DoE's offshore wind project funding
The U.S. Department of Energy raised some eyebrows when it chose not to fund UMaine's composites-intensive floating turbine, but perhaps the decision makes more sense than we realize.