Paris Air Show cancelled for 2021

Board of Directors from GIFAS and the Paris Air Show deemed the show too uncertain under COVID-19 conditions. The next edition will be held in June 2023.

A retrospective take on the composites industry and the pandemic

Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 
#a380 #perspectives-and-provocations #workforcedevelopment


Fiberglass composites enable lighter, sturdier COVID-19 testing booth design

Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
#application #sustainability #cuttingtools


Reading tea leaves: The outlook for aerospace

The coronavirus pandemic promises to wreak havoc on the aerospace composites supply chain, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about how a post-pandemic commercial aerospace market will evolve.
#nextgenaerospace #787 #a350

Abaris offers reduced class sizes for onsite training

Minimum class size has been reduced to six students, to help companies access composites training while following coronavirus safety guidelines.


Coastal Enterprises finds opportunities amid coronavirus pandemic

The tooling board supplier says its U.S.-integrated supply chain and custom services have helped it overcome situational challenges for its customers.

Abaris reopens Reno training facility

After closing mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Abaris Training Resources begins in-person classes on June 1.

When — not if — to pivot

In the business and manufacturing world that CW operates in, we have heard one particular coronavirus vocabulary word very frequently: pivot.
#editorial #medical


Changing composites paradigms in the wake of COVID-19

Efforts to locally and globally collaborate in order to address industry issues and stimulate innovation are becoming essential conversations during the coronavirus pandemic. 
#perspectives-and-provocations #sustainability #airbus


Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
#weaving #marketing #regulation

Solvay implements cost-cutting, efficiency plans

Effciency plans begun for Solvay’s composites business in 2019 are being accelerated to combat loss of business cause by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Glass Fibers

Quarantreat offers fast-build medical isolation studio for COVID-19 containment

Rapid dispatch design uses LitePan composite structural insulated panels and LiteTex thermoplastic composite laminates.
#regulation #medical

What will the composites industry's post-pandemic future look like?

We already have the tools needed to help us craft our future, even if we do not know yet how and where those tools might be deployed.
#editorial #windblades


Boeing to resume 787 operations in South Carolina

Resuming operations temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic, most employees are scheduled to return on May 3 or 4.
#787 #boeing


AOC resins support manufacture of emergency hospital wards

Rapidly built emergency hospital wards built in response to the coronavirus outbreak incorporate AOC resins in a pre-fabricated roofing system.

U.S. Department of Labor issues alert to help keep manufacturing workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

OSHA-recommended safety measures for manufacturing employers include flexible work hours, social distancing and personal hygiene.


Boeing to resume commercial airplanes production in Puget Sound

After temporary suspension due to COVID-19, Boeing plans to resume Washington state production facilities in a phased approach starting April 20.
#boeing #787

Natural Fibers

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

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


SAMPE North America cancels SAMPE 2020 conference

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


Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

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