Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured and so will the market for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
In addition to fifty years in the composites industry, the company celebrates its growth trajectory in BMC thermoset composites.
With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.
The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
In partnership with the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI, Composites One will present an advanced composites workshop on Nov. 6 in Clearfield, Utah, U.S.
CAMX 2019 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you will encounter on the show floor.
LyondellBasell is featuring its styrene-free materials that can be sourced in forms including SMCs, BMCs and engineered structural composites.
To meet demand, the glass fiber-reinforced composite component manufacturer is relocating to a facility that will ultimately be 60,000 square meters in size.
Macrodyne Technologies Inc. (Concord, Ont., Canada) is featuring its compression molding, shuttle, single- and multi-opening heated platen presses.
The company’s new horizontal milling machine is reportedly capable of producing larger molds for compression molding a variety of composite materials.
JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.
Century Tool and Gage will now offer compression molds for bathtubs, showers, spas and other large composite structures for the home.
Multi-year R&D at ThermoPlastic composites Applications Center (TPAC), TenCate and Clean Sky 2 demonstrate economic advantage of serial production using recycled materials.
CompositesWorld offers a preview of some of the exhibits and products that will be featured at JEC World 2019, March 12-14 in Paris, France.
Scott Bader is launching two products at JEC World 2019: the Crestafire intumescent FST system and Crestapol 1270, a new premium urethane acrylate resin for SMCs and BMCs.
With growing use of recycled carbon fiber composites, the identification of mechanical testing procedures for rCF becomes increasingly important … and challenging.
If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor.
Langzauner (Lambrechten, Austria) is exhibiting its hydraulic press technology for thermoplastic and thermoset material processing, as well its automation of material and mold handling.
IDI Composites International (Noblesville, IN, US) is featuring its customized polyester/vinyl ester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC), sheet molding compounds (SMC), and an advanced line of Structural Thermoset Composites (STC - Ultra Performance Moldable Composites) that are manufactured in both sheet and bulk formats.
A&P Technology (Cincinnati, OH, US) is exhibiting engineered braided fabrics designed to enable cost savings.
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast, recently spoke to Tom Lemire, currently principal of TFLemire Consulting (Irvine, CA, US) and a longtime veteran of the composites industry. Lemire’s career spans back to the late 1960s, and he eventually did most of his work in the composites industry for carbon fiber suppliers BASF and Toho Tenax (now Teijin).
Senior editor Sara Black offers a round up of CW’s reporting over the years about composite bikes and the design efforts and complex materials that go into them.