COMPOSITES NEWS

EHang supports Chinese national transportation network plan

3/11/2021

EHang seizes national strategic initiative advocating for development of more intelligent transportation networks to accelerate commercialization of its AAV vehicles for urban air mobility.

Alveus to commercialize Compa Repairs' composite ship repair service 

3/11/2021

Compa Repairs service and license solutions to establish a readily available network of license repair experts globally for ship repairs using CFRP materials.

SAMPE North America awards 2021 student chapter grants 

3/10/2021

Annual program will support 24 universities on technical projects for the 2021 year and help chapters build stronger programs.

Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project poised for finalization

3/10/2021

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completes environmental analysis for proposed U.S. commercial-scale offshore wind farm with expectations to announce a decision by mid-2021.

Decision SA, Carboman Group unveil new direct mold tooling for aerospace applications

3/9/2021

Material selection ensures tool surface and support structure match mold and part CTE for short lead times and highly stable direct molds at temperatures up to 180˚C.

Bostik launches online platform dedicated to construction professionals

3/9/2021

Bostik Academy provides a broad range of information on flooring and sealing applications and technical support on four regional platforms.

Volocopter raises €200 million in Series D funding round for Volocity eVTOL aircraft

3/9/2021

€322 million in cumulative funding has been raised to accelerate the certification of the Volocity aircraft and launch of its first commercial routes.

Boeing Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft completes first flight

3/8/2021

Successful test progresses Royal Australian Air Force’s teaming aircraft program. The Loyal Wingman has been manufactured from design to flight in three years.

Mansory Stallone GTS optimizes vehicle with carbon fiber

3/8/2021

Complete vehicle conversion includes performance upgrade, interior modifications and carbon fiber add-on components.

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites offers B-PREG natural fiber-based semi-finished products

3/5/2021

Portfolio expanded to include flax fiber/polypropylene UD prepreg tapes, woven prepregs and flax fabrics.

Xenia Materials signs strategic partnership with Shenzhen Jiejiayou

3/5/2021

Shenzhen Jiejiayou Material Technology to distribute Xenia’s thermoplastic composites families, XECARB, XEBRID and XEGLASS.

UC San Diego earns NASA grant for eVTOL design tool development

3/1/2021

Three-year project to develop open-source simulation and optimization tools to enable companies to rapidly design eVTOL vehicle concepts.

PAL-V and EASA finalize first flying car certification

3/1/2021

After 10 years of testing, the Dutch company completes full certification basis with EU’s aviation regulator and opens path to commercialization.

Arris wins GOOD DESIGN award for optimized composite structures

3/5/2021

Company honored for innovative carbon fiber lattice-type truss structure design enabling the future of lightweighting across multiple industries.

IPS Adhesives reports reduced lead times on adhesive brands

3/5/2021

Following negative impacts in 2020, the company now says lead times on Integra and SCIGRIP have been successfully reduced to meet customer needs.

AMAC, Pontis Engineering cooperate on e-mobility

3/5/2021

The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.

White House Executive Order to build supply chain resilience for carbon fiber

3/4/2021

Commitment to comprehensively address U.S. supply chain risks highlights carbon fiber as one of four key products that will be reviewed.

Kent Pultrusion ships ServoPul machines to North American pultruder

3/4/2021

Kent Pultrusion will install two of its ServoPul 2412 fully electric pultrusion lines at two North American plants. 

Gurit extends existing wind core kit supply contract

3/4/2021

Three-year contract to generate business for all ten Gurit kitting sites, including new facilities.

Composites Canada acquires Airheart Distributing

3/4/2021

Airheart is an authorized distributor of Martin G. Scheufler and Hexion product lines which feature resin systems for the wind, marine, aerospace and sporting good end markets.