COMPOSITES NEWS

Diamond Aircraft introduces an all-carbon fiber DA50 RG aircraft

7/2/2020

With an all-carbon fiber airframe, the aircraft offers several internal and external features for improved space, luxury, safety and efficiency. 

FLOTANT project to develop composite mooring cable system for deep water wind farms

7/2/2020

Project partners are testing pultruded carbon fiber/thermoplastic profiles for use in a more cost-efficient, robust offshore wind farm mooring system. 

Fiberline to supply carbon fiber profiles for Nordex Group wind blades

7/2/2020

Denmark-based Fiberline says this transaction is its largest carbon fiber profile contract in the wind industry to date.

Compa Repairs signs agreement to extend composite ship repair services

7/2/2020

The partnership brings Croatia-based Compa Repairs closer to establishing its ship repair service network globally. 

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

7/1/2020

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   

U.K. develops Sustainable Composites to address composite recycling challenge

7/1/2020

The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.  

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

7/1/2020

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.

Teijin increases short carbon fiber capacity

7/1/2020

Increased product capacity will enable the company to better react to European market demands and strengthen its carbon fiber portfolio.

SpaceShipTwo completes second test flight

6/30/2020

The VSS Unity’s second glide test continues collecting system evaluation and vehicle performance data to prepare the aircraft for powered spaceflights. 

Report suggests acceleration in fuel cell, electrolyzer development

6/29/2020

Recently, new partnerships and research into 3D-printed structural components for solid oxide fuel cells demonstrate new approaches in fuel cell technology.

Scott Bader acquires Summit Composites Pty Ltd

6/29/2020

Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.

Augmented reality system facilitates FRP component preforming

6/29/2020

The software makes exact alignment and position of materials directly visible on the component.

SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2020 transitions into virtual event

6/26/2020

The virtual ACCE will be held Sept. 9-11, 2020 — the dates it was originally planned for — and will include technical sessions, sponsorship and exhibit options and online networking opportunities.

Meggitt signs F-35 composite countermeasure housings contract

6/26/2020

The $15 million contract strengthens the company’s partnership with Chemring Australia and ensures continued supply for an essential aircraft component on the F-35. 

People in Composites: June 2020

6/26/2020

Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes.