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Design/Simulation

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.

Automotive

U.K. develops Sustainable Composites to address composite recycling challenge

The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.  

Natural Fibers

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 

Hi-Temp Resins

Bitrez launches bio-based resin systems

Bitrez Ltd.’s new family of bio-based resins, including bio-epoxy systems and PFA, are designed for composite applications and are REACH compliant.

Natural Fibers

Biocomposite of the Year 2019 winners announced

Announced at Nova-Institute’s Biocomposites Conference in Cologne, Germany, the winning entries use natural fiber composites for automotive and consumer goods applications.

Consumer

Six candidates nominated for "Biocomposite of the Year 2019"

Natural fiber composites and wood plastic composites compete for 7th annual innovation award.

Natural Fibers

Nova-Institute releases list of European biocomposite producers

According to the report, there are 30 producers of biocomposite granules producing almost 130,000 tons of sustainable materials.

Automotive

Porsche production car produced using natural fiber composites

Porsche’s new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport production vehicle features biofiber composite body panels.  

Construction

Biodegradable, biobased Ekoa composite veneers are in production

Ekoa 99.7% bio-based veneers are used to finish surfaces in walls, ceilings, furniture and vehicle interiors.

Aerospace

National Composites Week: Sustainability

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working toward a sustainable world.

Epoxies

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Sicomin Epoxy Systems

Sicomin Epoxy Systems is featuring its line of advanced epoxy systems and high-performance composite solutions, including MaxCore, its new sandwich core infusion technology, and the latest addition to the GreenPoxy range, SR Greenpoxy 28, its new bio-resin specifically formulated for high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM).

Aerospace

Advancing multifunctional composite wings and fuselage structures

Flexible printed circuits and the Advanced Concepts for Aero‑Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors (ACASIAS) consortium.

Prepregs

TRB develops fire-resistant biocomposite door leaf

The carbon fiber-reinforced biocomposite sandwich panel features a 100% recycled foam core and has been designed for light weight and fire resistance.

Mass Transit

TRB Lightweight Structures named among U.K. Fast Track 100 companies

The composites and lightweight specialist has been named 94th on the Sunday Times’ list of top-performing private businesses in the U.K. based on sales growth.

Hi-Temp Resins

Victrex and Bond partner for 3D printing PAEK parts

The companies are collaborating to combine Victrex’s PAEK material expertise and Bond’s 3D printing technology for an accelerated pathway to 3D-printed PAEK part production.

Consumer

Composites Europe to feature co-located trade fair and conference

Taking place Sept. 10-12, 2019, the new joint event combines Composites Europe and the International Composites Conference (ICC).

Automotive

SPE ACCE calls for poster submissions, scholarship applications

The competition will be held during the ACCE at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S. September 4-6, 2019.

Automotive

Bio-composites break into structural automotive applications

A company’s bio-based, polyamide composite comes with a unique property profile that may help it carve a niche in automotive applications.

Aerospace

Composites 2019: A multitude of markets

The composites industry, in general, continued to show health and growth, powered particularly by the aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors.

Natural Fibers

Consortium works to develop biosourced composites from bamboo fiber

The BAMCO collaborative project aims to develop new biocomposites created from long bamboo fibres.

Automotive

Exploring renewable solutions with wood-based biocomposites

From drinking straws to furniture to bottle caps to housing construction, wood-based biocomposites find more and more applications.

Automotive

Researchers develop bio-composite material from date palm fiber

Researchers claim date palm fiber polycaprolactone bio-composite has increased tensile strength and good low-velocity impact resistance.

Carbon Fibers

SD Mines' composite material demonstrated at composite bridge contest

Students engineered the design of the 2nd place winning bridge using a proprietary composite sheet material invented by a team of researchers at SD Mines.

Glass Fibers

SPE ACCE 2018 preview

Mobility composites are expected to draw an international crowd to this annual Motor City gathering.