CW launches 2021 Top Shops benchmarking survey

Complete the survey by March 30 to receive a customized report on your facility’s operations, and for a chance to be recognized as a 2021 CW Top Shop.
#cwtopshops #marketing


Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms

An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  
#specialreport #a350 #layup


Boron fiber: The original high-performance fiber

History and future developments for high-performance boron fiber.
#pastpresentandfuture #boeing #uas


New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound


Episode 32: Gregg Balko, SAMPE

CW Talks catches up with Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, before his retirement on July 1, 2020.
#camx #marketing #regulation


Fiber Polymer Composites in Construction conference scheduled for 2021

FPCC is a collaborative conference between Composites UK and Fluency Marketing and will be held Sept. 7-9, 2021, at the University of Southampton.
#infrastructure #marketing

Additive Manufacturing

SpaceAM announces preliminary lineup for September event

A conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology is scheduled to take place Sept. 15-16, 2020 in Leicester, U.K. 
#space #marketing


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

Carbon Fibers

Composite output shaft ready for automotive proving ground

Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles #bmw #focusondesign

Carbon Fibers

Composite Advantage rehabilitates Atlanta pedestrian bridges

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FPR) is applied to pedestrian bridge infrastructure in Atlanta. The corrosion-resistant composite minimizes maintenance and provides a more durable surface. 
#infrastructure #marketing


Composite Advantage ships FRP camels to U.S. Naval base in Guam

Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer flotation structures solve infrastructure maintenance issues for a U.S. Navy base.
#infrastructure #marketing #trends


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

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

Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

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


Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
#cyanateester #space #northropgrumman


People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.
#facc #lockheedmartin #marketing


Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#layup #composites4_0 #cuttingtools

Natural Fibers

DSM, SABIC, UPM Biofuels create bio-based Dyneema

The partners are transitioning HMPE Dyneema fiber to a plant-based feedstock without sacrificing product performance.
#marketing #sustainability

Poly/Vinyl Esters

AOC Aliancys announces changes to European distribution

Effective this month, BÜFA Composite Systems, Gaches Chimie Spécialités and Nor-Komp are exclusive distributors of AOC polyester and vinyl ester products.


Corrosion-resistant composite piping over the long haul

Three decades of lessons learned using corrosion-resistant glass fiber-reinforced composites in piping at SABIC’s Netherlands chlorine production plant.
#weaving #layup #focusondesign


Orenco and FiberCore sign license agreement for InfraCore technology in U.S.

Collaboration matches delamination-resistant technology with large FRP structures expertise for new applications and U.S. market growth.
#marketing #outofautoclave #windblades