INDUSTRY NEWS

3/31/2020

U.S. DOT, EPA set new automotive emissions, fuel efficiency standards

Under the new standards, the projected overall industry average required fuel economy in MYs 2021-2026 is 40.4 miles per gallon, compared to 46.7 mpg in MY 2025 under the 2012 standards.


3/31/2020

JEC Group cancels JEC World 2020, reschedules for 2021

Citing the coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions, JEC Group has made the decision to postpone its composites industry trade show until March 2021.


3/30/2020

Composite hospital shelter in development to combat coronavirus

Rhode Island-based Core Composites uses its experience developing composite shelters for the military for a new design to combat hospital overflow.


3/30/2020

Toyota and Hino agree to develop heavy-duty fuel cell truck using composite storage tanks

Type IV tanks will help provide 600-kilometer range and meet commercial vehicle requirements


3/30/2020

Demonstrator shows potential for graphene-enhanced composite tooling

U.K.-based collaborative project demonstrates lower-cost, graphene-enhanced composite tooling for aerospace use.  


3/30/2020

SPE ACCE accepting nominations for 2020 Innovative Parts Competition

Nomination abstracts for innovative automotive composite equipment or parts are due by July 30, 2020.


3/27/2020

Eastman Machine's customers shift gears to fight pandemic

Customers using cutting tables to fabricate composite parts and structures are turning to Eastman to retrofit for processing medical-grade fabrics.


3/27/2020

SAMPE North America launches thermoplastics video series

The 17-part educational video series focuses on current and upcoming trends in thermoplastics, including aerospace applications, co-consolidation and more.


3/27/2020

Toray to provide prepreg carbon fiber for OceanGate submersibles

Materials from Toray Composite Materials America have been selected for composite pressure vessels on deep-sea submersibles.


3/27/2020

People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.