#SUSTAINABILITY

Carbon Fibers

Mitsubishi Chemical plans to acquire European carbon fiber recycling companies

Plans to acquire German companies CFK and carboNXT will further MCC’s recycling initiative in the carbon fiber composites industry.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

Vestas wins 50 MW order for largest Vietnam intertidal wind project

Vestas is supplying and supervising installation of 13 wind turbines made of composites, with the third quarter of 2021 the expected completion date.
#sustainability #vestas #windblades

Design/Simulation

Rize debuts RIZE 2XC, adaptive workplace 3D printer

In addition to meeting supply chain flexibility, the desktop composite 3D printer offers a safe and sustainable materials portfolio.
#sustainability

Testing

NASA announces new James Webb Space Telescope target launch date

The observatory is expected to launch Oct. 31, 2021, a change resulting from technical challenges and the impact of the pandemic.
#space #northropgrumman #sustainability

Automotive

Keynote selected for SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2020 virtual event

SPE ACCE, the virtual-only event occurring Sept. 9-11, 2020, announces Jose Chirino of Lanxess Corp. as its first keynote speaker. 
#sustainability

Aerospace

Bye Aerospace closes $10 million in funding

The investments have enabled the company to work on Serial #001, the first production-conforming prototype of its two-seat eFlyer 2 aircraft.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Defense

Recycled thermoplastic composite rotorcraft access panel takes flight

Designed as part of the TPC-Cycle program, the flight-tested panel demonstrates a lighter, cost-effective, sustainable thermoplastic composite application.
#application #sustainability #autoclave

Hexagon Purus receives contract to provide hydrogen transport modules in U.S.

The all-composite 20-foot modules can carry about 600 kilograms of hydrogen and are due for delivery in the third quarter of 2021. 
#sustainability

Aerospace

Leonardo and CETMA: disrupting composites for lower cost and environmental impact

Italian OEM and tier supplier Leonardo works with CETMA R&D to develop new composite materials, machines and processes, including induction welding for in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites.
#787 #nextgenaerospace #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

DOE announces funding for projects supporting composites for vehicle applications

Composite recipients Ford and GM will develop a multi-functional cross-car beam and volume manufacturing of structural battery enclosures.
#electricvehicles #iacmi #ford

Molds/Tools

Tech Table: Mold release agents

A table of mold release agents collected from data provided by suppliers. 
#windblades #adhesives #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber architectural panels added to Rock West Composites' lineup

The panels are versatile, heat-flexible, chemical resistant and host a variety of colors for the architecture and design markets. 
#sustainability

Additive Manufacturing

Autonomous agricultural robot supported by composite components

3D-printed carbon fiber-filled composite components enable a robotic weeding system prototype intended to replace use of chemical herbicides.
#sustainability

Aerospace

Boom Supersonic to roll out XB-1 demonstrator at virtual event Oct. 7

The supersonic jet, incorporating carbon fiber construction, is slated for first flight in 2021.
#nextgenaerospace #aeroengines #sustainability

Design/Simulation

3D printed FRP footbridge paves way for circular composites

The thermoplastic composite footbridge incorporates a short glass fiber-filled PET specifically designed for 3D printing.  
#infrastructure #sustainability

PolyOne rebrands and completes Clariant Masterbatch acquisition

Rebranding itself as Avient, the sustainable solutions provider has acquired 46 manufacturing operations and technology centers in 29 countries.  
#workforcedevelopment #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Rock West Composites announces Quaranvent design competition winner

Winner Craig Monroe devised a 15-foot inflatable kayak that weighed only 12 pounds, and incorporated carbon fiber components.
#sustainability

Aerospace

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 Preview

Transformed into a virtual event, the latest CAMX 2020 preview describes some of the opportunities that will be available for visitors and exhibitors. 
#camx #composites4_0 #sustainability

Marine

Saertex supports HyFiVE research project for maritime lightweight construction

Saertex will focus on development of adhesive-free joining technologies and FST-compliant composites for shipbuilding.
#adhesives #sustainability