#SUSTAINABILITY

Trillium Renewable Chemicals to accelerate commercialization of feedstock-based chemical technology

Patented chemical manufacturing platform from Southern Research to convert renewable feedstocks to acrylonitrile, propylene glycol and acrylic acid products.
#sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Automotive

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Construction

Aramco, ACI launch new center to develop, promote nonmetallic material use for construction

Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.
#frprebar #infrastructure #sustainability

Materials

AIMPLAS enters financial year with €13.3 million revenue and sustainability commitment

AIMPLAS closed 2019 with a 14% increase in revenue based on 226 R&D&I projects, became leading plastics technology center in Valencia, constructed new facility that promote research for circular economy.
#sustainability

Automotive

Teijin, Applied EV develop energy-efficient autonomous LS-EV for future mobility

The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Marine

Zero-emissions cargo ship to be powered by hydrogen and wind

The ship, to be developed by Norwegian partners along with rotor sail developer Norsepower, is expected to enter service in 2024.
#hydrogen #sustainability

Natural Fibers

AIMPLAS develops pultruded bio-based profiles for rural and urban development

European BASAJAUN project to optimize sustainable urban development and improve the rural economy via novel bio-based materials, products and building systems.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Automotive

UBQ Materials awarded ISO certifications for waste-derived thermoplastic

The Israeli startup’s bio-based material achieves international recognition as a raw material for industrial manufacturing applications.
#sustainability

Thermoplastics

EU LEVIS project to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles

Consortium to develop three large-scale, real-case demonstrators using multi-material solutions based on thermoplastic carbon fiber compounds integrated with metals.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Consumer

Palari Group, Mighty Buildings to develop community of 3D-printed, zero-net energy homes

Palari to construct 15 eco-friendly homes via 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system, which delivers prefabricated polymer composite panels for reduced waste and setup time.
#infrastructure #sustainability

Automotive

AMAC, Pontis Engineering cooperate on e-mobility

The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Automotive

Altair Enlighten Award opens for submissions

Ninth annual international award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting and sustainability. Entries due by May 31, 2021.
#sustainability

Testing

NCC proposes natural fiber use for SME subterranean transport network

Under an NCC SME Boost program, research indicates composite reinforcements will reduce material, manufacturing costs and prove more sustainable for innovative SME project.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Aerospace

Solvay, Vertical Aerospace expand on UAM agreement

Composite materials supplier Solvay Composite Materials and urban air mobility (UAM) manufacturer Vertical Aerospace offer details about materials, process use in VA-1X aircraft.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #trends

Aerospace

Self-responsive composite materials to reduce aerospace production costs, improve sustainability

EU Horizon 2020 MASTRO project to develop intelligent bulk materials with carbon nanotube integration for self-cure, self-anti-icing and self-sensing properties.
#carbonnanotubes #sustainability

Mass Transit

IntegriCo Composites expands existing composite rail tie production into high-growth markets

Company bolsters existing product line into pipeline skids and construction matting parts while maintaining a continued focus on recycled plastic sustainability solutions. 
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

Hydroelectric turbine blade design propelled by composites

Glass fiber composites power the development of a modular, spiral-shaped hydroelectric micro turbine blade for low-cost, high-efficiency renewable energy generation.
#focusondesign #sustainability

Natural Fibers

Natural fiber-reinforced SMC targets industrial applications

Lorenz and IVW collaborate on a sheet molding compound (SMC) that can accommodate sunflower seed shells, reeds and other natural fibers and fillers.
#sustainability #sheetmoldingcompound