Sigmatex launches recycled carbon fiber non-woven fabric

The non-woven fabric is produced from high-quality carbon fiber waste with sizing intact, said to offer improved fiber to resin bond strength with area weights from 100-600 gsm. 


Thermoplastic composites incorporated into vehicle seatback concept

Covestro’s Maezio carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites were used to develop a lightweight, sustainable seatback concept for a Chinese car manufacturer.


REIN4CED to produce composite bicycle frames for Accell

REIN4CED recently opened an automated production facility in Belgium to produce hybrid carbon fiber and steel composite frames for Accell mountain bikes.


AMRC develops 3D woven composite components for fusion nuclear reactor

The University of Sheffield AMRC is developing a ceramic composite breeder blanket capable of withstanding the extreme temperatures in a nuclear reactor.


AnalySwift receives NASA grant to improve design of composite deployable structures

The $125,000 grant will further development of SwiftComp software to improve modeling and design for deployable structures built from high-strain composites.


Glass fiber core manufacturer Spheretex moves to new facility

The company announced that it has moved to a new production and warehouse facility in Neuss, Germany as of Jan. 1, 2020.


Evonik's VESTALITE S curing agents win automotive award

Evonik’s epoxy hardener for use in SMCs for automotive applications won IALTA’s 2019 Automotive Lightweight Green Technology Award.


ITHEC 2020 call for papers by Feb. 15

Premier thermoplastic composites conference features enlarged exhibition and new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum, powered by CompositesWorld.


SGL Carbon to produce carbon fiber composite air taxi landing gear

SGL Carbon will begin serial production of its ultra-light composite landing gears in early 2021.


Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey successfully completes first flight

The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.