Consumer demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
CW Talks visits with Lisa Ketelsen, head of thermoplastic composites and CEO of Maezio at Covestro. Ketelsen talks about her path to Covestro and the Maezio product line, Maezio’s attributes and applications, and how she sees thermoplastic composites evolving in the marketplace.
Alucoat are metal-coated, glass or basalt fibers suitable as electromagnetic shielding material in automotive applications such as radar or antennae.
Future Zone in Austria explores future of production machines, system intelligence, and virtual and real symbiosis.
The Cray X features a frame made with SGL Carbon carbon fiber and aids workers when lifting loads of up to 28 kilograms for up to eight hours.
Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
The funding enables Boston Materials’ efforts to expand its Supercomp reinforcement product’s presence in the market.
Taking advantage of the electronic record proves to be of significant value to composite fabricator’s record-keeping process.
The fourth edition of their Focus AM eBook, the publication focuses on advanced materials including ceramics, high-performance polymers and more.
The company plans to open facilities in the U.S. and Taiwan, and to use its composites manufacturing process to build consumer electronics.
A team from Purdue University takes inspiration from sea creatures to produce stronger adhesives with weaker bonds.
Delivery of 10,000 composite tanks proves industrialization strategy of 20% lower weight, 50% lower cost components
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.
Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Contributing Writer, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
PolyOne’s reSound OM thermoplastic elastomers, derived from sugarcane, are said to offer hardness levels and performance comparable to standard TPEs.
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 1,500-square-meter expansion to the Brilon, Germany facility increases production of the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites by 50%.
As we celebrate National Composites Week lets take some time to consider some of the ways composites contribute to one of humankind’s most sought after pursuits — the quest for constant entertainment.
Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.
A novel process from SABIC and Airborne promises high-speed, high-rate production of thermoplastic composite laminates for mainstream manufacturing and a variety of applications.
Carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics add strength, reduce weight for Panasonic camera components.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
SABIC expanded its materials offerings in short-fiber injection and long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials to include continuous-fiber thermoplastic tapes.
Study demonstrates feasibility of thermoplastic composites, high-speed production process.
Boston Materials is introducing its Supercomp z-axis milled carbon fiber reinforcement products at CAMX 2019.
TenCate Performance Composites, a part of Toray Group, is seeking a Senior Operations Manager to be based in Camarillo, Calif., U.S.
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.