COMPOSITES NEWS

Trillium Renewable Chemicals to accelerate commercialization of feedstock-based chemical technology

4/16/2021

Patented chemical manufacturing platform from Southern Research to convert renewable feedstocks to acrylonitrile, propylene glycol and acrylic acid products.

Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

4/16/2021

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.

Cato Composites expands thermoplastic composites production capacity

4/16/2021

Larger facility and expanded development team to increase market position and fulfill new orders in safety and sporting goods.

ThermHex, Brixtone complete honeycomb core panel production for 400 commercial vans

4/16/2021

Cargopan wall panels incorporate ThermHex polypropylene honeycomb core for increased robustness damage resistance, waterproofing and a tripled lifespan.

Purdue University to establish Thermwood LSAM research laboratory

4/15/2021

Industry-funded research to pursue large-scale composite thermoplastic additive manufacturing, with the goal of providing services to enhance, encourage and expand the adoption of large-scale AM for diverse industrial applications.

Armacell, METYX Composites establish joint business opportunity for Turkish composite market

4/15/2021

Armacelle to supply PET-based foam for METYX core kitting operations for wind turbine manufacturing, and install a PET foaming line in Turkey, its seventh line globally.

German composite specialist INVENT collaborates in SUSTAINair for increased aircraft circularity

4/15/2021

Three-and-a-half-year, 11-partner EU project will include metals and composites spanning design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, assembly and recycling.

Huntsman Advanced Materials resin systems meet composite pressure vessel requirements

4/14/2021

Araldite resin systems cover wet and towpreg filament winding and RTM manufacturing processes for increased productivity and greater part consistency.

SPE ACCE announces call for student poster competition abstracts

4/14/2021

Annual competition invites grad, undergrad, community college and high school students to submit poster topics on innovative composite technologies for automotive and ground transportation.

Study demonstrates improved abrasion resistance using TFP aramid nonwovens

4/14/2021

Study shows aramid veil acts as a sacrificial layer to protect the underlying reinforcement, improves durability and extends composite structure lifespan.

Best practices in the CNC machining of composites

4/14/2021

Machining composite materials is a challenging task. Proper tool selection, machine settings and process innovations help make it manageable.

Airbus ASCEND program to explore liquid hydrogen and superconductivity for zero-emission aircraft

4/13/2021

Cryogenic hydrogen as cold source for lightweight, low-electrical loss powertrain, with composite materials as possible insulation.

Final program announced for MarineAM event

4/13/2021

Two-day conference in July offers sessions for AM, advanced materials for marine, design and performance, sustainability, advanced fusion techniques and more.

FET Ltd. installs FET-100 Series melt spinning system at Indonesian facility

4/13/2021

Indonesian fiber manufacturers now have access to advanced multi-polymer spinning facilities, which will enable them to develop and test their own novel fibers for global applications.

University of Delaware announces 2021 Student Achievement Day winners

4/13/2021

Awards recognize recipients with contributions toward composites literature, research and presentations.

Huntsman PU resin systems enable lightweight sandwich construction for automotive

4/13/2021

Vitrox RTM and Rimline FC polyurethane systems to advance lightweighting, design freedom and simplified manufacturing opportunities.

New Tennessee FRP bridge to promote composites use for rural infrastructure

4/12/2021

Embedded fiber-optic sensors to give IACMI and industry partners critical performance and safety data of composite bridge deck, promote federal, state and local adoption of composites.

Strata to manufacture compression-molded components for Pilatus PC-24

4/12/2021

Strata to deliver composite engine mounting flaps, as well as the horizontal flap and conical stabilizer of the aircraft's tail per a seven-year deal.

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

4/12/2021

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

4/9/2021

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.