National Composites completes Sunrise Fiberglass acquisition

The third completed acquisition was part of the company’s long-term plan for growth opportunities in the composite marketplace.

Axiom Materials expands CMC product portfolio under technology license

Axiom’s expansion into c/SiC and SiC/SiC composite intermediates is licensed under the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), NITE and more.
#trends #ceramicmatrixcomposites #workforcedevelopment


Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

The collaboration leverages additive manufacturing to accelerate development of automotive structural thermoplastic products.


Quickstep Technology selects JETCAM and CrossTrack for nesting and material tracking

In its final stages of JETCAM testing, Quickstep maintains its future expansion plans for Industry 4.0 functionality and a paperless factory.
#workforcedevelopment #automation #layup

Proposed Fixatti acquisition reinforces Arkema thermobonding adhesives business

The proposed acquisition would strengthen Arkema’s global offering of hotmelt adhesive solutions and target its goal to become a pure specialty materials player by 2024.
#adhesives #workforcedevelopment


Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study

Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.

People in Composites: July 2020

This past month Sino Composite, Virgin Galactic and Safran announce leadership changes. 

Techmer PM, SK Capital strategic partnership better serves global customers

The investment enables Techmer to satisfy growing demands from brand owners and international clients.

Polynt-Reichhold Group announces details for U.S. strategic integration initiative

Serving to produce composites and other maleic derivatives, the Group expects the plant to model its existing integration in Europe.


GKN Aerospace receives keys to Global Technology Centre in Bristol

The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.
#nextgenaerospace #workforcedevelopment #airbus


CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Abaris Training Resources

Louis C. Dorworth, direct services manager of Abaris, is moderating a CAMX 2020 panel and presenting a tutorial on bonding and joining of composites.
#workforcedevelopment #camx


Fill completes new center for digitalization and software engineering

Future Zone in Austria explores future of production machines, system intelligence, and virtual and real symbiosis.
#workforcedevelopment #electronics #infrastructure

Glass Fibers

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

With several test flights under its belt and an EASA certification, Airbus is prepping the H145 for customer deliveries.  
#workforcedevelopment #airbus

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


Bindatex adds new division to help U.K. retailers return to work

The Slitting and Sheeting division meets the the demands of cutting PPE, filter materials and protective films with quick turnaround.


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

Eastman Machine appoints TeCS as U.K. representative

TeCS has established an Eastman technical demonstration facility inside composites specialist Kamm Projects Ltd. in Newcastle, U.K.
#workforcedevelopment #automation #cuttingtools


Spirit AeroSystems receives $80 million Defense Production Act Title III funding

The funding, in national response to COVID-19, will support and expand Spirit’s production capabilities for composites and metallic fabrication.

Carbon Fibers

Teijin increases short carbon fiber capacity

Increased product capacity will enable the company to better react to European market demands and strengthen its carbon fiber portfolio.
#medical #workforcedevelopment #discontinuousfiber


SpaceShipTwo completes second test flight

The VSS Unity’s second glide test continues collecting system evaluation and vehicle performance data to prepare the aircraft for powered spaceflights. 
#space #workforcedevelopment