Carbon Fibers

Partnership promotes Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials to North American market

Massachusetts-based CompositesTech will perform sales and marketing for the Hypetex fiber reinforcement portfolio and introduce it to new customers and markets.

CW launches 2021 Top Shops benchmarking survey

Complete the survey by March 30 to receive a customized report on your facility’s operations, and for a chance to be recognized as a 2021 CW Top Shop.

Mass Transit

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  


Episode 32: Gregg Balko, SAMPE

CW Talks catches up with Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, before his retirement on July 1, 2020.

Carbon Fibers

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.

Additive Manufacturing

SpaceAM announces preliminary lineup for September event

A conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology is scheduled to take place Sept. 15-16, 2020 in Leicester, U.K. 


Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.


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. 


SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market

SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives are used in structural bonding of composites for transportation, marine and construction applications.

Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

A compilation of CompositesWorld’s coverage of how the pandemic has affected the composites industry, through March 31, 2020.


Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.


People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.


Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.

Natural Fibers

DSM, SABIC, UPM Biofuels create bio-based Dyneema

The partners are transitioning HMPE Dyneema fiber to a plant-based feedstock without sacrificing product performance.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

AOC Aliancys announces changes to European distribution

Effective this month, BÜFA Composite Systems, Gaches Chimie Spécialités and Nor-Komp are exclusive distributors of AOC polyester and vinyl ester products.


Corrosion-resistant composite piping over the long haul

Three decades of lessons learned using corrosion-resistant glass fiber-reinforced composites in piping at SABIC’s Netherlands chlorine production plant.


CW Top Shops benchmarking survey deadline extended to March 9

CompositesWorld has launched its second annual Top Shops survey, designed to assess and benchmark the quality and efficiency of composites fabrication facilities around the world.


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.


Greener camping: Sonic X breaks barriers

Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.


People in Composites: February 2020

Solvay, SGL Carbon, Teijin, Gurit, Composites UK and American Colors Inc. announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.

Glass Fibers

JEC World 2020 preview: Michelman

Michelman is showcasing its expanding portfolio of water-based fiber sizing solutions, including the Hydrosize product line.

Gardner Business Media acquires NetComposites media assets

NetComposites Ltd. is transferring the rights and ownership of its website content, email newsletters and conferences to Gardner.

Hi-Temp Resins

AOC Aliancys announces new company name

Beginning March 2, the global resins and gelcoats supplier will operate under the name AOC.

Podcast: Gary Sharpless, composites industry consultant

Composites industry veteran and marketing advisor Gary Sharpless discusses his more than 35 years in the industry and his current advisory roles with Concordia Fibers and Boston Materials.

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