INDUSTRY NEWS

4/16/2020

Bercella, Beamit partner to research composite aerospace, defense applications

The Italy-based companies plan to focus on novel joining methods between additively manufactured and CFRP parts.


4/16/2020

Welded thermoplastic composite keel beam demonstrator achieved

EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.


4/16/2020

Solvay, Honda sign exclusive supply agreement for business jet programs

Solvay will supply prepreg and lightning strike protection surfacing film for Honda aircraft business jet HA-420 and Elite programs through 2027.


4/14/2020

Arris Composites secures $48.5 million new funding to accelerate Additive Molding technology

The company plans to open facilities in the U.S. and Taiwan, and to use its composites manufacturing process to build consumer electronics.


4/14/2020

Italian research agency fights COVID-19 with smart shelters using biocomposites

SOS Smart Operating Shelter project offers fast-build mobile healthcare structures using natural fiber/biopolymer sandwich panels.


4/14/2020

EuCIA adds new glass fiber data to Eco Impact Calculator

The European Composites Industry Association’s Eco Impact Calculator is a free life cycle assessment tool to calculate a composite part’s ecological footprint.


4/13/2020

SAMPE North America cancels SAMPE 2020 conference

The outbreak of COVID-19 in the Upper Northwest of the U.S. has forced SAMPE to cancel its largest conference and trade show.


4/10/2020

Gurit to reorganize Composite Materials business unit

The company plans to separate the unit into Wind Materials and Marine & Industrial Materials units.


4/10/2020

Raytheon, United Technologies complete merger of equals transaction

Now named Raytheon Technologies Corp., the aerospace and defense company plans to introduce new technologies in hypersonics, directed energy and avionics.


4/9/2020

Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

Airbus will reduce production of the A320 to 40 per month, the A330 to two per month and the A350 to six per month.