COMPOSITES NEWS

Brazilian composites sector shows third consecutive year of growth

5/19/2020

Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.

OCSiAl upgrades REACH registration for single wall carbon nanotubes

5/17/2020

The supplier says it is now able to commercialize up to 100 metric tonnes of its TUBALL graphene nanotubes per year in Europe.

MHI Vestas wind blade materials to be sourced in Taiwan

5/16/2020

Taiwan-based Swancor will supply resins and composite materials for MHI Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

Composites Europe becomes Composites for Europe

5/15/2020

The Composites for Europe trade show, scheduled for November in Stuttgart, will focus on composites manufacturing in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region.

Solvay implements cost-cutting, efficiency plans

5/15/2020

Effciency plans begun for Solvay’s composites business in 2019 are being accelerated to combat loss of business cause by the coronavirus pandemic. 

VoltAero unveils new hybrid-electric aircraft

5/15/2020

France-based VoltAero will offer its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft in three versions, starting with the Cassio 330. Flight testing has begun and first deliveries are expected by the end of 2022. 

Siemens Gamesa completes acquisition of Portuguese wind blade plant

5/15/2020

Senvion’s Ria Blades factory in Vagos, Portugal, widens Siemens Gamesa’s global footprint and strengthens the wind manufacturer’s position in a competitive onshore business environment. 

Clean Sky 2 program publishes 2019 report

5/15/2020

Clean Sky’s 2019 report highlights innovative technologies like a thermoplastic fuselage barrel, digitization of aircraft maintenance and more. 

European Interegg program awards AACOMA project

5/14/2020

The AACOMA project supports the development of advanced composite manufacturing in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) region beginning in 2023. 

9T Labs recognized as finalist for Swiss startup award

5/14/2020

The Swiss carbon fiber composite 3D-printing startup is one of five finalists for the Prix Strategis 2020 competition.