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Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

By: Hannah Mason

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.
#spiritaerosystems #787 #boeing

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AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

By: Ginger Gardiner

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
#autoclave #braiding #closedmolding

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Plataine joins the National Composites Centre

By: Hannah Mason

Plataine will be able to access the NCC’s facilities to implement its Industrial IoT, AI-based solutions, creating a test environment for the factory of the future.
#composites4_0

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GWEC reports more than 60 GW new wind energy capacity in 2019

By: Hannah Mason

According to the Global Wind Energy Council’s recently released market report, 2019 was the second-largest year for wind power growth, up 19% over 2018.
#windblades

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Leaders in the composites industry work together to develop ventilators for COVID-19 patients

By: Hannah Mason

A U.K.-government funded project collects Meggitt, GKN, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and others to quickly help meet demand.
#education #medical #airbus

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SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market

By: Hannah Mason

SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives are used in structural bonding of composites for transportation, marine and construction applications.
#marketing #adhesives

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Strukton Civiel and FiberCore Europe cooperate to retrofit concrete bridges with composite FRP decks

By: Ginger Gardiner

SUREbridge offers sustainable, cost-saving strengthening for outdated bridges.
#planttours #infrastructure

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MS-21 completes fourth flight test for EASA certification

By: Hannah Mason

Single-aisle jetliner with out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.
#facc #ms21 #autoclave

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Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

By: Hannah Mason

A compilation of CompositesWorld’s coverage of how the pandemic has affected the composites industry, through March 31, 2020.
#marketing #workforcedevelopment #airbus

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U.S. DOT, EPA set new automotive emissions, fuel efficiency standards

By: Jeff Sloan

Under the new standards, the projected overall industry average required fuel economy in MYs 2021-2026 is 40.4 miles per gallon, compared to 46.7 mpg in MY 2025 under the 2012 standards.
#regulation #sustainability

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JEC Group cancels JEC World 2020, reschedules for 2021

By: Hannah Mason

Citing the coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions, JEC Group has made the decision to postpone its composites industry trade show until March 2021.

Product

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

By: Jeff Sloan

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#adhesives #cyanateester #windblades