INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 11/19/2018

Rock West Composites opens Tijuana facility

New facility includes production areas for manufacturing processes including resin infusion, bladder molding, roll wrapping, wet layup and precision composite assembly.


PUBLISHED: 11/19/2018

Eastman Machine Co. achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. 


PUBLISHED: 11/19/2018

McLaren Automotive opens new carbon fiber innovation and production center

McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) will focus on innovating lightweight carbon fiber and composites for improved energy efficiencies in automobiles.


PUBLISHED: 11/19/2018

Technical University of Munich researchers explore using algae to make carbon fiber

The process uses algae to convert CO2 from the atmosphere and manufacturing exhaust into algae oil, which is then used to produce polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber precursor. 


PUBLISHED: 11/18/2018

Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and USQ join forces on composite rail technology

The program will use fiber reinforced polymer composites to replace traditional timber bridge transoms in Australia.


PUBLISHED: 11/18/2018

NREL makes strides with bio-based acrylonitrile

National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses corn to make renewable carbon fiber precursor.


PUBLISHED: 11/17/2018

Opterus R&D licenses AnalySwift's SwiftComp modeling software

SwiftComp is a general-purpose multiscale modeling code that enables users to perform efficient and accurate modeling of composites.  


PUBLISHED: 11/17/2018

Veelo Technologies expands operations

New facility to support demand for lightning strike protection and EMI shielding, electro-thermal deicing, and heating solutions for composite repair and out-of-autoclave/out-of-oven composite manufacturing.


PUBLISHED: 11/16/2018

GKN Fokker to implement automated kitting solution from Airborne

The automated kitting solution is said to reduce costs by saving man-hours and material scrap, and it enabling a flexible and digital workflow.


PUBLISHED: 11/15/2018

Ashland to sell Composites business and German BDO manufacturing facility to INEOS

The transaction is expected to close prior to the end of the June 2019 quarter.


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