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Italian research agency fights COVID-19 with smart shelters using biocomposites

By: Ginger Gardiner

SOS Smart Operating Shelter project offers fast-build mobile healthcare structures using natural fiber/biopolymer sandwich panels.
#regulation #sustainability #biomaterials

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EuCIA adds new glass fiber data to Eco Impact Calculator

By: Hannah Mason

The European Composites Industry Association’s Eco Impact Calculator is a free life cycle assessment tool to calculate a composite part’s ecological footprint.
#sustainability

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SAMPE North America cancels SAMPE 2020 conference

By: Hannah Mason

The outbreak of COVID-19 in the Upper Northwest of the U.S. has forced SAMPE to cancel its largest conference and trade show.

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Gurit to reorganize Composite Materials business unit

By: Hannah Mason

The company plans to separate the unit into Wind Materials and Marine & Industrial Materials units.

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Raytheon, United Technologies complete merger of equals transaction

By: Hannah Mason

Now named Raytheon Technologies Corp., the aerospace and defense company plans to introduce new technologies in hypersonics, directed energy and avionics.
#workforcedevelopment

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Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

By: Jeff Sloan

Airbus will reduce production of the A320 to 40 per month, the A330 to two per month and the A350 to six per month.
#a350 #airbus

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Spirit AeroSystems announces new cost-reduction measures in light of coronavirus

By: Hannah Mason

Measures taken include an extended suspension of production for Boeing aircraft and workforce reductions.
#airbus #spiritaerosystems #787

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Arkema outlines growth plans in Specialty Materials

By: Hannah Mason

In a recent strategy update meeting, the chemical company said it will focus on growth on its Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions businesses.
#adhesives

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Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger

By: Jeff Sloan

Uncertainty in the aerospace and industrial markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced the two companies to terminate their planned merger of equals.
#adhesives

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Rockwood Composites, Leonardo produce 10,000th blade for Eurofighter Typhoon

By: Hannah Mason

The delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on Leonardo’s defense aircraft marks 10 years of partnership for the companies.
#outofautoclave #autoclave #cuttingtools

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AnalySwift receives U.S. Navy grant to help improve service life of helicopters

By: Hannah Mason

The funded project aims to further develop SwiftComp modeling software to better predict the durability of composite flexbeams on Navy rotorcraft.

Product

Hexcel low-temp-cure adhesive targets marine applications

By: Jeff Sloan

Hexcel has launched its new low-temperature, fast-cure HexBond 679 adhesive film.
#adhesives