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Construction

AIT Bridges contributes composite beams to Maine bridge replacement project

The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine has reopened after a project to replace an aging steel bridge span with one comprising five composite beams.

Construction

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.

Carbon Fibers

Memphis Area Transit Authority implements CFRP service ramps

CFRP ramps for rail trolley cars are 60% lighter and three times stronger than metal,  promote employee and public safety when onloading and offloading and are ADA-compliant.

Construction

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2021)

Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

Construction

Composite Advantage restores swing bridge deck with FRP

Six fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels were prefabricated, and a sidewalk was also designed for the project. Deck length totaled 61.4 feet by 35 feet. 

Epoxies

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.

Thermoplastics

WEAV3D composite material approved for infrastructure reinforcement applications

Durable, strong and resistant to corrosion, the thermoplastic-based lattice material is suitable for use in Oldcastle Infrastructure’s polymer concrete and sheet molding compound (SMC) composite products. 

Construction

Sojitz invests in IsoTruss composite telecommunication infrastructure

The lattice telecommunication structure is equipped with the structural capabilities for bending and torsion and is corrosion-resistant, an advantage to coastal areas.  

Compression Molding

Episode 33: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Composites

CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.

Epoxies

Building the Museum of the Future

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.

NCC, Network Rail join to construct composite footbridge

The U.K.’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and National Rail are teaming up to develop a composite footbridge with reduced cost and greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon Fibers

GeoTree Solutions to distribute Owens Corning CFRP rebar

GeoTree Solutions is now a licensed distributor of Owens Corning’s Aslan 200 carbon fiber polymer reinforcement bars.

Marine

KW Special Projects opens facility at Silverstone Park

KW Special Projects is constructing a state-of-the-art Digital Manufacturing Centre in the U.K.’s Silverstone Park. The facility will include support for polymer and metal additive manufacturing.

National Composites Week: Why are composites essential?

On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.

Automotive

Royal DSM presents glass-filled polypropylene granules for 3D printing

The glass-filled polypropylene (PP), optimized for fused granulated fabrication (FGF) is suitable for additive manufacturing of structural and demanding applications.

Consumer

AIT Bridges ships first composite bridge system to the West Coast

Comprised of 12 fiberglass composite arches, the bridge was spliced, transported and reassembled on-site, expediting the building process.

401 Tech Bridge completes $6 million funding round

The U.S. Economic Development Administration grant will help support construction of an Advanced Materials and Technology Center in Portsmouth. 

Mass Transit

TFP highlights basalt veil and intumescent fire protection materials

Technical Fibre Products’ basalt veil is ideal for high-temperature performance, and its Technofire fire protection materials extensively protect underlying structures from heat.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

Structural Composites and Compsys Inc. are featuring low-cost, high-performance composite material innovations.

Wind/Energy

FASTIGUE: Empowering digital twins of large-scale composite structures

A 3D finite element technique to resolve the fidelity-versus-speed dilemma of performing fatigue analysis for large composite structures.

Aerospace

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.

Consumer

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.  

Carbon Fibers

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.

Construction

FRP cantilever sidewalks help fill demand for wider sidewalks

According to Composite Advantage, physical distancing requirements have boosted demand for 15-foot sidewalks, presenting an opportunity for FRP panels.

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