COMPOSITES NEWS

Rockwood Composites, Leonardo produce 10,000th blade for Eurofighter Typhoon

4/7/2020

The delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on Leonardo’s defense aircraft marks 10 years of partnership for the companies.

AnalySwift receives U.S. Navy grant to help improve service life of helicopters

4/7/2020

The funded project aims to further develop SwiftComp modeling software to better predict the durability of composite flexbeams on Navy rotorcraft.

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

3/23/2020

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

4/3/2020

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.

Plataine joins the National Composites Centre

4/3/2020

Plataine will be able to access the NCC’s facilities to implement its Industrial IoT, AI-based solutions, creating a test environment for the factory of the future.

GWEC reports more than 60 GW new wind energy capacity in 2019

4/3/2020

According to the Global Wind Energy Council’s recently released market report, 2019 was the second-largest year for wind power growth, up 19% over 2018.

Leaders in the composites industry work together to develop ventilators for COVID-19 patients

3/25/2020

A U.K.-government funded project collects Meggitt, GKN, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and others to quickly help meet demand.

SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market

4/2/2020

SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives are used in structural bonding of composites for transportation, marine and construction applications.

Strukton Civiel and FiberCore Europe cooperate to retrofit concrete bridges with composite FRP decks

4/2/2020

SUREbridge offers sustainable, cost-saving strengthening for outdated bridges.

MS-21 completes fourth flight test for EASA certification

4/1/2020

Single-aisle jetliner with out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.

Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

3/31/2020

A compilation of CompositesWorld’s coverage of how the pandemic has affected the composites industry, through March 31, 2020.

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

3/31/2020

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.

JEC Group cancels JEC World 2020, reschedules for 2021

3/31/2020

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

Composite hospital shelter in development to combat coronavirus

3/30/2020

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

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

3/30/2020

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