COMPOSITES NEWS

Arkema begins construction for new bio-based polyamide 11 facility 

5/7/2021

New Singapore-based plant will represent a 50% increase in global polyamide 11 capacity for Arkema. Production will begin the first half of 2022.

DuPont to build new adhesives manufacturing facility

5/7/2021

East China-based plant will support the growing demand for Betaforce TC and Betatech, Betaforce and Betamate adhesive technologies serving vehicle electrification and lightweighting applications.

AniForm, Moldex3D develop interface tool for more accurate RTM prediction analysis

5/7/2021

Interface enables users to consider forming-induced fiber reorientation in the RTM simulation model for a more accurate representation of the flow domain.

Ohio State CDME advances AM technology with Cincinnati Inc. MAAM printer

5/7/2021

With an additive machine that prints ULTEM, PEEK and PEKK thermoplastics, university researchers and students expect to take 3D printing to new heights, including printing a fully functional turbine and internal combustion engines.

Gardner Business Media Unveils PTXPO Trade Show for Plastics Processors

5/7/2021

Plastics Technology Expo to launch in Greater Chicago March 29-31, 2022, filling a void with an event in a vital market for plastics.

Continental Structural Plastics named PACE pilot finalist for multi-material battery enclosure concept

5/7/2021

Annual award recognizes innovative processes, products and systems that have reached a working pilot demonstration phase, but are still pending commercialization.

Royal DSM, MKU composite armor protects Brazilian law enforcement

5/7/2021

Level IIIA soft armor vests use Dyneema UD material for 35% weight reduction, and rigorous compliance with NIJ standards for protection against ballistic materials.

Astro Aerospace announces definitive agreement to acquire Horizon Aircraft

5/6/2021

Greater access to capital and industry experience expected to accelerate eVTOL innovation and better position for production and commercialization.

Bye Aerospace unveils eight-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

5/6/2021

Taking advantage of advanced materials, the aircraft reportedly eliminates all CO2 emissions and is only one-fifth the operating costs of traditional twin turboprops.

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

5/6/2021

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

Advanced biocomposite technologies nominated for “Renewable Material of the Year” Innovation Award

5/6/2021

Six nominees chosen for Renewable Materials Conference award, including India-based Malai Biomaterials Design for its plant leather biocomposite, and Netherlands-based Vepa and Plantics’ hemp chair.

FAA-funded MSU research program to address resin infusion needs in aerocomposites market

5/5/2021

Phase I of the Mississippi State University Advanced Composites Institute’s multi-year program seeks industry feedback to identify market satisfaction gaps.

Continuous Composites, Saint-Gobain collaboration advances CF3D technology

5/5/2021

Saint-Gobain to bring CF3D production systems in-house, with a focus on certifying the patented technology for use in commercial aerospace applications.

Ingenuity helicopter begins new demonstration phase

5/5/2021

Proving its mettle at controlled, powered flight on Mars, Ingenuity’s transition to an operations demonstration phase will bring a new flight envelope, and perform aerial observations for future missions.

Development of composite isogrid structures using innovative deposition technology

5/5/2021

Versatile robotic system integrates in-line towpreg impregnation, offering reduced-cost, high-performance isogrid structures for a variety of industries.

NCC unveils AFP/ATL dual system for large, complex structures

5/5/2021

The hybrid cell, created in partnership with Electroimpact, can be used individually or together for automated composite manufacturing at a medium- to large-scale level.

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast advances LANCA project concept with resin transfer infusion

5/5/2021

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast, Northrop Grumman and Intrepid Minds support further development of the Royal Air Force’s unmanned Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA). 

Easy Composites appointed as exclusive U.K. distributor of Eco-Technilin natural fiber reinforcements

5/4/2021

Eco-Technilin natural fiber product range offers woven, nonwoven, UD and prepreg reinforcement options that are more sustainable, affordable alternatives to traditional reinforcements like glass fiber.

CIMBAR Performance Minerals completes TOR Minerals acquisition

5/4/2021

CPM invests in Texas-based high-performance specialty mineral developer’s North American Barite and Alumina Trihydrate manufacturing assets and business.

Re:Build Manufacturing accelerates onshoring with Cutting Dynamics acquisition 

5/4/2021

Acquisition of Ohio-based manufacturer, Cutting Dynamics, helps to expand fabricated structure product and service offerings.