Rock West Composites announces Quaranvent design competition winner


Winner Craig Monroe devised a 15-foot inflatable kayak that weighed only 12 pounds, and incorporated carbon fiber components.

German Bionic unveils fourth-generation carbon fiber exoskeleton


The Cray X features a frame made with SGL Carbon carbon fiber and aids workers when lifting loads of up to 28 kilograms for up to eight hours.

Bindatex adds new division to help U.K. retailers return to work


The Slitting and Sheeting division meets the the demands of cutting PPE, filter materials and protective films with quick turnaround.

Save the date: 2020 National Composites Week


The second annual National Composites Week will be celebrated Aug. 24-28, 2020, and features social, virtual and in-person events designed to highlight the importance of composites manufacturing throughout the world. This year’s theme is ‘Composites Are Essential.’

Hartzell carbon fiber propellers chosen as option for Cubcrafter aircraft


The three-blade Pathfinder propeller, weighing in at 44 pounds, is an alternative to Hartzell’s two-blade carbon fiber Trailblazer prop.

FACC strengthens financial position ahead of cost reductions


COVID-19-related challenges have spurred further implementation of FACC’s 2019 cost reduction program, which is expected to generate total annual savings of up to €50 million. 

Fortify launches Flux One 3D printer for fiber-reinforced polymers


Flux One achieves new material properties and improved functionality with a continuous kinetic mixing (CKM) module and Fluxprint magnetic alignment to manage fiber orientation. 

Electroimpact’s 6-axis continuous fiber 3D printer, one part of future multi-functional manufacturing cell


The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM) system 3D prints with continuous fiber tape or filament and seamlessly swaps end effectors for large-scale pellet deposition and CNC machining.

3M launches high-temperature, oxidation-stable Nextel ceramic fabric


Nextel 610 DF-13-4500 ceramic fabric allows ceramic composites to compete with metal components, with comparable performance and reduced cost.

Saertex supports HyFiVE research project for maritime lightweight construction


Saertex will focus on development of adhesive-free joining technologies and FST-compliant composites for shipbuilding.

Sky Advanced Materials fabrics win DNV-GL type approval


Certification for Hungary-based Sky Advanced Materials covers use of fabrics made with Zoltek PX35 50k tow carbon fiber combined with epoxy or vinyl ester. 

University of Liverpool, Scott Bader form joint venture, Polymer Mimetics


Registered as a subsidiary of Scott Bader, Polymer Mimetics aims to open new opportunities in coatings, composites specialty adhesives and more.

Lanxess shifts to recycled composites with Durethan ECO polyamide products


The PA6-based products feature waste glass in loadings of 30, 35 and 60%. Lanxess is shifting to a circular economy to help improve the company’s carbon footprint.

Tecniplas supplies composite tanks for drinking water


Each tank, located in a highly volatile weather region in Brazil, measures 4.5m diameter and 20m tall and has capacity of up to 311,000 liters.

Marbocote, FCI partnership expands release agent options in Brazil


U.K.-based Marbocote’s Valinhos, Brazil, unit will provide FCI local access to resins and reduce its dependence on importing.