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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.

Marine

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.

People in Composites: June 2020

Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes. 

Aerospace

AnalySwift launches VABS software on Altair Partner Alliance platform

VABS software enables cost-effective simulation for composite rotor blades, tubes and other slender composite structures. 

CAMX Expo

Episode 32: Gregg Balko, SAMPE

Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, is retiring on July 1, 2020. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan talks to Gregg about his tenure at SAMPE, changes he led and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the trade show and conference business — including SAMPE’s.

Construction

Fiber Polymer Composites in Construction conference scheduled for 2021

FPCC is a collaborative conference between Composites UK and Fluency Marketing and will be held Sept. 7-9, 2021, at the University of Southampton.

Construction

FRP sunshades developed for San Francisco retrofit

The 53-year-old office building possesses about 680 FRP hoods, which improve poor daylighting.

In memoriam: Longtime CW writer Sara Black dies at 66

Sara Black joined CompositesWorld in 1999 and for the next 20 years embodied the intelligence, curiosity, respect, diligence and accuracy that the publication strove to deliver to its audience.

Glass Fibers

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art uses GFRP base isolation system

The GFRP panels enable the building’s curvilinear shape and are lightweight enough for the base isolation system to rock in the event of an earthquake. 

RS Technologies establishes new composite utility pole production facility

The 237,000-square-foot production facility in St. George, Utah, U.S. will enable increased production capacity for the Canada-based company.

Carbon Fibers

Composite Advantage rehabilitates Atlanta pedestrian bridges

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FPR) is applied to pedestrian bridge infrastructure in Atlanta. The corrosion-resistant composite minimizes maintenance and provides a more durable surface. 

Glass Fibers

Curve in the road: First curved pultruded auto parts

Thomas Technik + Innovation KG’s radius pultrusion process unlocks new possibilities for the automotive market and beyond.

Carbon Fibers

Third patent issued for flexible thermoplastic prepreg

Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC

Construction

Composite 3D printing allows damage detection in aerospace and construction

Using Anisoprint 3D printers, a materials research center in the Netherlands has developed 3D-printed composite parts with self-sensing functionality.

Fabrics/Preforms

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.

Construction

Composite Advantage ships FRP camels to U.S. Naval base in Guam

Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer flotation structures solve infrastructure maintenance issues for a U.S. Navy base.

Glass Fibers

Strukton Civiel and FiberCore Europe cooperate to retrofit concrete bridges with composite FRP decks

SUREbridge offers sustainable, cost-saving strengthening for outdated bridges.

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Construction

Sustainability matters: Now, not just in the future

Public opinion on plastics will sharpen the focus on sustainability in composites manufacturing.

Construction

TFP announces new application for Tecnofire in composite utility poles

Utility poles incorporating Tecnofire intumescent nonwovens passed fire tests without significant structural loss.

Construction

FRP chosen for New York pedestrian bridge as part of 9/11 rebuild project

The West Thames pedestrian bridge comprises FiberSPAN fiber-reinforced polymer decking from Composite Advantage.

Glass Fibers

Orenco and FiberCore sign license agreement for InfraCore technology in U.S.

Collaboration matches delamination-resistant technology with large FRP structures expertise for new applications and U.S. market growth.

Automotive

National Composites Centre unveils digital composites technologies

The U.K.’s National Composites Centre unveils new composites manufacturing technologies, marking the culmination of a two-year, £36.7m digitization project.

Glass Fibers

Building bridges with composites

The growing role of advanced materials in infrastructure.