COMPOSITES NEWS

Teijin establishes Europe Sustainable Technology Innovation Center

1/22/2021

The R&D center will facilitate open communication with external innovation communities and research institutes and develop sustainable technologies with low environmental impact.

Joint venture strengthens Bostik instant engineering adhesives business

1/22/2021

Investment in Crackless Monomer Co. accelerates development and production of specialty cyanoacrylate monomers on an industrial scale.

Dieffenbacher Fiberforge system contributes to South Korean UNIST research

1/22/2021

Ordered from Dieffenbacher in 2019, the tape laying system has enabled the advancement of research for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Huntsman Corp. acquires Gabriel Performance Products

1/22/2021

Gabriel will continue the strategic growth of its specialty additives and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, adhesives and composites end markets with Huntsman.

ACMA seeking nominations for 2021 Pioneer Award

1/22/2021

ACMA seeks to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the composites industry. ACMA membership is not required for nomination.

Dura Composites appoints new United Arab Emirates GRP distributor

1/22/2021

The partnership with UAE-based Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies will help Dura expand its global footprint and GRP products into the Middle Eastern industrial market.

Victrex, Electroimpact achieve thermoset AFP speeds using thermoplastics

1/22/2021

Using Electroimpact’s AFP technology and Victrex’s low-melt PAEK prepreg tape, the companies report laydown speeds of 4,000 inches per minute.

Employment opportunity: Business Development Manager and Production Planner, Sigmatex

1/22/2021

Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions is seeking a Business Development Manager and Production Planner to join its team in Cameron, South Carolina. 

AZL Aachen webinar: Designing with thermoplastic composites

1/18/2021

AZL Aachen is hosting the fifth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Best Practices in Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Composites” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00-2:45 p.m. (13:00-14:45) CET.

Airbus updates A320, A220 production rates

1/21/2021

Market environment responses will see current A320 and A220 production rate plans slowly ramp up as 2021 progresses. Airbus expects the commercial aircraft market to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2023-2025.

SHAPE Machining, Supernatural-X collaborate on composite electric guitar

1/21/2021

Made from reclaimed carbon fiber, the lightweight guitar possesses excellent tuning stability, and zero RF interference.

Bercella develops carbon fiber monocoque for Hypercar model racer

1/21/2021

Carbon fiber chassis, FIAS and RIAS will ensure the SCG 007 racer’s compliance with new power and weight regulations for its participation in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours race.

CW launches 2021 Top Shops benchmarking survey

1/20/2021

Complete the survey by March 1 to receive a customized report on your facility’s operations, and for a chance to be recognized as a 2021 CW Top Shop.

TFP acquires PV3 technologies, strengthens hydrogen portfolio

1/20/2021

Acquisition builds on capacity expansion, and TFP’s commitment to offer a wider range of green hydrogen technology solutions to the growing hydrogen market.

Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket reaches space

1/20/2021

Air-launched, liquid-fueled rocket makes historical debut with successfully targeted orbit and 10 NASA NSP payloads deployed.

Siemens Gamesa closes two Spanish wind blade plants

1/20/2021

Lack of market demand and long-term sustainability results in the Somozas and Cuenca plants and a collective dismissal agreement for up to 266 employees.

Employment opportunity: North America Sales Project Director, Helicoid Industries

1/19/2021

Helicoid Industries is looking for a North America Sales Project Director capable of generating business leads and short-term revenues with licensing and product supply deals.

Kordsa supplies carbon fiber fabric for TRB EV battery enclosure production

1/19/2021

Kordsa’s supply of carbon fiber fabric offers additional electric vehicle lightweighting opportunities for TRB Lightweight Structures. 

Composite resins price change report

12/16/2019

CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.

New York doubles offshore wind commitments

1/19/2021

Two state contracts procure 2,490 MW of offshore wind from Equinor Wind U.S., one of many developments across the U.S. to reach a total state goal of 32,000 MW.