COMPOSITES NEWS

Praxair begins operations under Linde brand name

1/1/2021

Linde says the name change reflects the company’s established vision to be the best-performing global industrial gases and engineering company.

Lingrove launches Ekoa Surface Peel N’Stick and receives automotive orders

1/1/2021

Natural fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite veneers meet sustainability and performance demands for multiple markets.

Strohm supplies Australia with thermoplastic composite pipe jumper spools

1/1/2021

Two-inch, 10,000-psi TCP jumpers will be supplied for the Woodside Julimar project. This is the first time Strohm’s TCP technology is being used in this region.

Veelo Technologies achieves AS9100D certification

12/31/2020

Adopting the international QMS standard requirements will enable Veelo to improve and maintain quality, costs and delivery performance to existing and potential customers.

Gurit Kitting extends major wind core kit supply contract

12/31/2020

The three-year contract will generate net sales of around $140 million USD with an expected revenue increase of approx $11-17 million USD per year.

Lockheed Martin acquires Aerojet Rocketdyne

12/30/2020

The transaction is expected to enhance Lockheed Martin's support of critical U.S. and allied security missions, and add substantial expertise in propulsion to the company’s portfolio.

Digital design concepts shape next-generation combat aviation

12/30/2020

Design processes that typically take months have been completed in days using BAE Systems' digital twin concept when developing the next-generation Tempest aircraft.

Scheurer Swiss expands core team, opens first U.K. branch

12/29/2020

The company aims to simplify, strengthen and expand its business within the U.K.’s well-established composites market. 

Airbus delivers first A400M to the Belgian Air Force

12/29/2020

Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, Airbus’ teams have achieved all 10 aircraft deliveries scheduled this year, bringing the A400M global fleet in operation to 98 aircraft.

Veelo Technologies enhances composite solid rocket motors for tactical missiles systems

12/29/2020

Veelo will incorporate its VeeloVEIL and VeeloSTRIKE composite protection materials to help the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division achieve their weight and performance objectives.

NIAR’s ATLAS lab to install Cevotec SAMBA Pro system in 2021

12/28/2020

The new system will open multiple options for evaluation and development based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, including material characterizations, application and process development, prototyping and testing.

Huber Carbonates announces new distribution partnerships

12/28/2020

Essential Materials, Inc., Nagase America LLC, Superior Materials, Inc. and the Terra Firma Co., LLC will represent Huber’s GCC products.

People in Composites: December 2020

12/28/2020

CW’s December people roundup include new appointees for Cincinnati Inc., Polygon Composites, Exel Composites, Vectorply, Northrop Grumman and more.

Orbex secures $24 million funding round for U.K. space launch

12/25/2020

New funding secures roadmap to first launch of composites-intensive Orbex Prime rocket from Sutherland spaceport in Scotland. 

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

12/25/2020

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.

Automotive market report predicts 17% decrease in global production in 2020

12/25/2020

Data and market analysis company Inovev estimates that 15 million fewer vehicles have been produced in 2020 compared to 2019.

U.S. DOE announces funding for FY 2021 for composites, energy initiatives

12/25/2020

Topic areas include polymers recycling and composites manufacturing. The deadline for eligible small businesses to submit a Letter of Intent is Jan. 4, 2021.

Mansory designs luxury carbon fiber riding lawnmower

12/25/2020

Developed with partner BSTN Premium Sportswear, the carbon fiber-intensive lawnmower was designed to complement the 25th anniversary of Air Jordans.

Red Composites supplies towpreg material for SCBA applications

12/25/2020

Draeger Safety will incorporate the material into composite cylinders for self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) used by firefighters. 

3A Composites promotes sustainability initiatives

12/22/2020

The company passed its annual FSC review, ensuring responsible balsa wood management, and confirmed Baltek SBC as a carbon-neutral core material.