INDUSTRY NEWS

2/20/2020

New research provides guidance for optimized thermoplastic composite overmolding

TPRC process modeling and testing of single- and dual-step processed parts points to optimum process conditions and improved design features.


2/20/2020

OCSiAl achieves graphene nanotube production capacity of 75 metric tonnes per year

The company’s recently completed Graphetron 50 facility in Russia has a production capacity of 50 metric tonnes per year.


2/20/2020

Collins Aerospace to invest $225 million in Landing Systems facility expansions in Fort Worth, Spokane, Pueblo

The planned expansions include 115,000 additional square feet of carbon brake manufacturing space between the company’s Washington and Colorado facilities.


2/20/2020

Polynt Reichhold Group to establish Polynt Composites Turkey subsidiary

The fully owned subsidiary will enable the Group to expand is resins and gelcoat product portfolio and technical experience to the Turkish composites market.


2/19/2020

FAURECIA to supply hydrogen storage systems for 1,600 Hyundai heavy-duty trucks

Delivery of 10,000 composite tanks proves industrialization strategy of 20% lower weight, 50% lower cost components


2/19/2020

Employment Opportunity: Senior Applications Engineer, Materia

Materia is seeking a Senior Applications Engineer for advanced composites applications.


2/18/2020

Montefibre Carbon receives €11.5 million in new funding to develop aerospace-grade carbon fiber

The Spain-based company is investing in production of a PAN precursor for conversion to carbon fiber with semi-aerospace quality, and building of a flexible carbonization line. 


2/18/2020

SAERTEX extends carbon fiber contract with Bombardier

SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.


2/18/2020

Carbon fiber cryotank research receives $3 million funding boost

A consortium of industry and academic partners receives support from the Australian government for design and manufacture of lightweight rocket fuel tanks.


2/18/2020

Exact Metrology to open new center in Moline, Illinois

The new training, support, contract measurement and sales facility will open March 1.