COMPOSITES NEWS

WSU-NIAR adds automated TP welding and tape-slitting capabilities to ATLAS facility

4/7/2021

Systems to aid in welding process developments for the joining of composite structures via fusion bonding, and support AFP demands.

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

4/6/2021

Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.

FCI-Marbocote develops anti-corrosion coating suitable for contact with drinking water

4/6/2021

Ycon CS Acqua coating is characterized by high levels of resistance adhesion and elasticity, and is ideal for protection of composite substrates, amongst other materials.

Additional funding secures ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine development

4/6/2021

Additional raise of $24.3 million in funding to accelerate developments for 50-plus seat aircraft and support commercial airline initiatives to adopt hydrogen.

Adapa announces Metyx USA as its North American composite market dealer

4/6/2021

Metyx USA to market Adapa’s patented reconfigurable mold technology toward U.S.-based composite fabricators, support architects and consultants. 

Haydale, 401 Tech Bridge, partner to accelerate advanced materials capabilities

4/6/2021

Haydale graphene functionalization technologies installed at 401 Tech Bridge Advanced Materials and Technology Center to support material commercialization for composite companies.

TUMI unveils premium composite capsule luggage and travel collection inspired by McLaren

4/5/2021

Nine-piece collection embodies TUMI and McLaren’s mutual focus on quality, lifestyle and advanced material usage for elegant business, and travel.

Thermwood completes first LSAM 1010 system

4/5/2021

Large-scale additive manufacturing system simultaneously prints and trims via a single, large gantry and offers speeds up to almost three feet per second. 

Aramco, ACI launch new center to develop, promote nonmetallic material use for construction

4/5/2021

Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.

SAMPE North America announces new Executive Cabinet and Board of Director members

4/5/2021

Members, including CW’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Events, Scott Stephenson, to lead SAMPE’s goals and strategies for the 2021-2022 term.

Hexagon Digital Wave starts continued life service testing on composite cylinders for breathing apparatus

4/2/2021

Tested tanks returned for extended service life with Antarctic Fire Department, prevents landfill on Antarctica continent.

Advanced Composites Training uses augmented reality to deliver composites training

4/2/2021

Virtual system delivers live composite technology training courses for a range of industries without the inconvenience of travel.

AIMPLAS enters financial year with €13.3 million revenue and sustainability commitment

4/2/2021

AIMPLAS closed 2019 with a 14% increase in revenue based on 226 R&D&I projects, became leading plastics technology center in Valencia, constructed new facility that promote research for circular economy.

Teijin, Applied EV develop energy-efficient autonomous LS-EV for future mobility

4/2/2021

The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.

Hexcel joins ASCEND project for composite development acceleration

4/2/2021

Hexcel to collaborate and further develop HexPly, HiMax and HiTape technologies and incorporate its Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) products into the project framework. 

Hexagon Agility to supply CNG, RNG fuel systems to UPS

4/2/2021

Per a 2019 master services agreement, Hexagon Agility will be delivering the fuel cell systems for medium and heavy-duty trucks by Q3 2021.

Lilium announces seven-seater Lilium Jet, acquisition by Qell Acquisition Corp.

4/2/2021

The new, larger eVTOL aircraft is slated to be the combined company Lilium’s first to go into serial production, by 2024.

Zero-emissions cargo ship to be powered by hydrogen and wind

4/2/2021

The ship, to be developed by Norwegian partners along with rotor sail developer Norsepower, is expected to enter service in 2024.

White House to jumpstart offshore wind energy projects

4/2/2021

New leasing, funding and development goals announced to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy at scale and strengthen the domestic supply chain.

GWEC report indicates wind industry resilience, but a need to triple installation for net zero

4/1/2021

Despite marking 2020 as the best year in history for the global wind industry, GWEC warns that new wind power capacity needs to be installed three times faster over the next decade to achieve global climate targets.