INDUSTRY NEWS

10/21/2019

4M Carbon Fiber, Montefibre Carbon to partner for carbon fiber production

The companies plan to form a joint venture that combines 4M’s low-cost production technology with Montefibre’s ultra-large tow carbon fiber PAN precursor.


10/21/2019

Stajvelo e-bike built with Solvay long-fiber thermoplastic material

For its injection-molded composite, urban e-bike, Stajvelo chose Solvay’s long fiber-reinforced Xencor polyarylamide compound.


10/21/2019

Hennecke Group announces company reorganization plans

Under the Hennecke 2.0 name and new CEO Thomas Wildt, the polyurethane group has reorganized its companies into four “centers of excellence.”


10/21/2019

GKN Aerospace delivers RTM demonstrator tool for Wing of Tomorrow

The 4-meter mid-scale tool enables large-scale use of resin transfer molding to manufacture a composite wing spar with reduced costs and weight.


10/18/2019

Covestro uses Maezio thermoplastic composites for prototype future mobility interiors

Recently unveiled premium concept focuses on multifunctional design, comfort and lightweight. 


10/18/2019

GE Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Farms

Dogger Bank Wind Farms plans to develop the largest offshore wind farm in the world, off the coast of the U.K.


10/18/2019

Spirit AeroSystems implements changes to production schedule following 737 MAX groundings

The company took actions to implement a cost-reduction plan in the second quarter of 2019, following groundings of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.


10/18/2019

Composites industry events focus on recycled carbon fiber, filament winding

CETMA and Suez present a workshop on recycled carbon fiber, MF Tech announces global filament winding convention, and SAMPE 2020 abstracts are due Nov. 15.


10/18/2019

Expansion to Huber fire retardant additives plant nearing completion

The expansion to the German-based fine precipitated hydrate plant is expected to increase production capacity by 20%.


10/17/2019

Atlas Composites chooses Plataine industrial IoT solution to optimize manufacturing operations

U.K.-based parts manufacturer uses material and tool tracking solution to improve quality control, reduce waste and advance labor efficiency.