Plataine, SAP partner to integrate software for holistic digital manufacturing solution


Plataine to leverage SAP Manufacturing Execution and help both enterprise and midsize manufacturing clients accelerate digital transformation, improve productivity and reduce costs.

Composite vaccine shipment container incorporates Diab structural core


The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines globally.

Toray announces new AMS specification for CMA 3900 prepreg system


New family of structural prepregs are now available with an extensive public allowable design database.

UBQ Materials awarded ISO certifications for waste-derived thermoplastic


The Israeli startup’s bio-based material achieves international recognition as a raw material for industrial manufacturing applications.

International industry standard developed for graphene product verification


ISO/IEC standard enables the reliable and repeatable measurement of graphene structural properties and proper product labeling.  

SPE ACCE calls for ACCE, Rehkopf scholarship submissions


Three ACCE scholarships and one Dr. Jackie Rehkopf scholarship is being offered to students pursuing a composites-related degree. Deadline is May 1, 2021.

OCSiAl confirms compliance with IATF 16949 standard for graphene nanotubes


Compliance paves way for wider graphene nanotube application in the automotive industry, including batteries, tires and anti-friction and anti-wear coatings.

Hopium unveils hydrogen vehicle concept


The Hopium Māchina offers unparalleled performance for a high-end hydrogen vehicle, including optimized fuel cell system technology and carbon fiber hydrogen tanks.

Fortify secures $20 million funding to advance 3D printing composites


Funds will be used to scale up manufacturing, the team and materials development programs.

SE Aeronautics deploys composite one-piece fuselage, thin-wing airliner concept


Disruptive design said to offer a stronger, more streamlined aircraft that doubles lifespan and lowers fuel consumption by 70%.

Commodity market shortages result in Saertex price increase


Price increase to maintain long-term stability in delivery performance in a market that has been dynamically affected by a raw materials shortage and increased product demand.

Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials made available to U.S. customers


Partnership with distributor Composite Envisions to expand access to Hypetex’s portfolio of naturally-colored carbon fibers.

Scott Bader expands adhesives, gelcoats and formulated products production capacity


A newly installed mixer has increased production capacity by 30% to meet increased growth in customer demand.

FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yacht integrates bio-based Sicomin GreenPoxy resins


Staying true to the roots of its racing class, FLOKI 6.5 is built entirely from bio-based/recyclable raw materials without compromising on performance or processability.

Carbon Mobile carbon fiber smartphone unlocks RF signal permeation capabilities


Housing is made from Lanxess Tepex thermoplastics reinforced with 1K continuous carbon fiber using Carbon Mobile’s patented HyRECM process for a “radio-enabled” composite material.

AeroVironment secures $5.9 million Puma 3 AE UAS contract award


Composite-intensive tactical UAV, offering surveillance and reconnaissance in maritime and land operations, to be delivered to European allied nation.

NewStar Adhesives relocates to new Cartersville, Georgia, plant


The plant is designed to be scalable to meet the company's growth needs for years to come, and indicates the company’s expectations to grow more than 20% above its pre-pandemic levels in 2021.

University of Delaware TuFF composite material shows high potential for UAM


High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.

ECOFUNEL program develops thermoplastic compound with increased electrical conductivity


Fiber-reinforced thermoplastic shows eight times more electrical conductivity as compared to the reference material with only a 20% decrease in mechanical properties.

Heraeus, University of Sheffield AMRC partner to develop innovative composite technologies


Tier 2 membership enables Heraeus Noblelight to explore filament winding capabilities using its humm3 technology for rapid layup of thermosets, dry fiber and thermoplastics.