INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 2/20/2019

University of Houston researchers explore potential of silk fiber composites

A researcher at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is working to produce natural silk fiber composites with stronger resistance to impact than traditional glass and carbon fibers.


PUBLISHED: 2/20/2019

MC­-21 airliner faces one-year delay due to U.S. sanctions

The Russian airliner schedule will reportedly be delayed until 2021 as U.S. sanctions have interrupted the supply of composite materials for the aircraft. 


PUBLISHED: 2/20/2019

Kordsa continues to expand into aerospace industry

The reinforcement leader has signed an agreement to invest in U.S.-based Axiom Materials, supplier of advanced composites for aerospace and industrial applications.


PUBLISHED: 2/19/2019

Hennecke Group North American headquarters moves to new facility

The new facility includes a research and development laboratory, a modern parts warehouse and areas for machinery repair and mixhead rebuilding services.


PUBLISHED: 2/18/2019

Reducing heat in EV motors via fiber-reinforced thermoset housing and stator

German researchers demonstrate fiber-reinforced phenolic motor housing and alumina-filled epoxy overmolded stator with integrated cooling circuits for reduced weight, increased power density and efficiency.


PUBLISHED: 2/18/2019

Nordex to produce wind blades in Mexico

The company’s Matamoros-based production facility will produce rotor blades for the large turbines of both the AW and the Delta4000 platforms.


PUBLISHED: 2/18/2019

People in Composites – February 2019

CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.


PUBLISHED: 2/15/2019

CAMX 2019 issues call for abstracts

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo has issued a call for abstracts for Educational Sessions and Technical Papers for its 2019 event.


PUBLISHED: 2/15/2019

FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program

The glass fiber-reinforced composite overhead stowage bins are said to increase space while reducing weight by up to 67 percent.


PUBLISHED: 2/15/2019

EASA completes first flight session of MC-21-300 certification program

During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling.


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