COMPOSITES NEWS

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

3/22/2021

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

3/22/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/19/2021

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

3/18/2021

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

3/18/2021

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

3/18/2021

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

3/17/2021

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

Saint-Gobain invests in Continuous Composites for CF3D commercialization

3/17/2021

Strategic investment is an initiative of NOVA, Saint-Gobain’s venture arm, to pursue Continuous Fiber 3D Printing growth.

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

3/17/2021

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.

Cecence co-founder selected by U.K. as a top female entrepreneur

3/16/2021

Samantha Bunyan is one of forty women that will be receiving Government backing to further advance in lightweight sustainable materials and components for aerospace interiors.

ATL Composite panel systems enable Noosa 7 dynamic dayboat design

3/16/2021

The Noosa 7 is hand-built and customized using DuraKore and DuFlex composite panel systems, minimizing material waste, tooling costs and simplifying quotations.

University of South Alabama, MHP engage in research partnership for plastic composite material 

3/16/2021

ZT-CFRP, enriched with specifically oriented nanoparticles and reinforced with carbon fibers, shows considerable potential when compared to conventional CFRPs. 

Report suggests up to $14.7 billion in eVTOL market growth by 2041

3/16/2021

The demanding requirements of electric-powered flight are said to offer a promising market for a host of new technologies, aviation-grade batteries, electric motors and composite materials being a few.

Airbus PERIOD project to pioneer satellite factory in space

3/15/2021

PERIOD consortium to prepare concept for in-orbit demonstrator for satellite assembly and manufacturing in space, with potential for composite materials. 

ALMA project pursues the path to electromobility with advanced materials, processes

3/15/2021

European consortium to develop BEV structure with 45% weight reduction via a multimaterial, modular e-vehicle platform for more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.