COMPOSITES NEWS

Saertex, Safran sign agreement for carbon fiber aircraft equipment production

10/9/2020

Under the 10-year contract, Saertex will supply multiaxial carbon fiber fabrics to Safran, to be used to produce engine nacelles for various aircraft.

European consortium launches online hydrogen market database

10/9/2020

The Fuel Cell Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) provides technology and market statistics and other data on the hydrogen sector.

Refitech launches carbon fiber composite telescopic tube

10/9/2020

The lightweight RefiFLEX TS pole22 is said to be ideal for carrying audiovisual equipment and applications in the hospitality and medical industries.

Rookwood Composites celebrates ten years of rapid growth

10/9/2020

In the last ten years the Cincinnati-based company has expanded its services, gained a six-fold increase in the workforce and improved its turnover.

magniX selected as propulsion partner for Universal Hydrogen carbon-free aircraft

10/8/2020

magniX’s electric propulsion system will power Universal Hydrogen’s fully carbon-free Dash 8.

Boeing to assemble unmanned Loyal Wingman in Queensland

10/8/2020

Queensland’s investment will evolve Boeing’s Australian defense manufacturing capability and will make Queensland the final assembly facility for the Boeing Loyal Wingman project.

GKN, Raytheon reach agreement for composite missile canisters

10/8/2020

Per the three-year contract, GKN Aerospace will provide Raytheon with 95 Mk30 missile canisters that are manufactured via a filament winding process followed by vacuum infusion.

Kinetic NRG, ACS-A design composite hydro-electric turbine blade

10/7/2020

The 1.5-meter composite blade will enable Kinetic NRG’s hydro-electric generator to generate power in Australian channels and streams at flow rates of two meters per second.

Strata adopts 4IR technology to drive expansion

10/7/2020

The company leveraged Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to strengthen core manufacturing capabilities, diversify product portfolio and pivot into new areas of manufacturing.

Moi Composites debuts 3D-printed glass fiber boat

10/7/2020

Moi used its patented CFM 3D printing technology for depositing continuous fibers impregnated with thermosetting resin to develop MAMBO’s unique design. 

Covestro incorporates thermoplastic composites into sports shoe

10/7/2020

Covestro collaborated with global sportswear company Anta Sports Products to incorporate a carbon fiber shank to improve the torsional stiffness of a KT6 basketball shoe. 

Boeing releases annual aerospace market forecast

10/6/2020

The 2020 Boeing Market Outlook (BMO) projects near-term challenges in the commercial aviation and services market and resilience in the long-term, showing a resilient $8.5 trillion total market over ten years.

Ensinger commissions thermoplastic prepreg facility

10/6/2020

The Germany-based facility extends the company’s composite material portfolio range, including organosheets, fabric-based semi-prepreg and prepregs and composite plates.

Volocopter begins testing in Paris for VoloCity eVTOL aircraft

10/6/2020

The creation of the test area correlates with the Paris region, Group ADP and RATP Groupe’s goal to develop a UAM industry branch in the region.

Samad aerospace unveils luxury Q-Starling personal air vehicle

10/6/2020

The hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft boasts all carbon fiber, a hybrid-electric turbo generator and a stylish, modern design.