COMPOSITES NEWS

AZL begins multi-material battery casing project for electromobility

9/18/2020

The eight-month joint development project will begin with a concept study for the final design and manufacture of the prototype. Interested companies can initiate participation until October 22, 2020.

Architect Equity acquires AAR's Aerospace Composites Division

9/18/2020

The division is now doing business under Aeromatrix Composites, but will continue to design, fabricate and assemble composite products and solutions for its customers. 

Applied Composites acquires Alliance Spacesystems

9/17/2020

Alliance, a provider of high-performance composite structures and assemblies will improve Applied Composites’ vertically-integrated composites platform.

TU Delft, KLM's Flying-V aircraft performs successful maiden flight

9/17/2020

With the V-shaped long-haul aircraft’s successful maiden flight underway, next steps include using the data collected during the flight to develop an aerodynamic model.

Mar-Bal celebrates 50th anniversary

9/17/2020

In addition to fifty years in the composites industry, the company celebrates its growth trajectory in BMC thermoset composites.

The Society of Plastic Engineers reveals ACCE and Rehkopf scholarship winners

9/16/2020

A total of five scholarships sponsored by the SPE Automotive and SPE Composites Divisions were awarded to students pursuing advanced studies in a composites-related field.

Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

9/16/2020

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.

Mafic, The Materials Group partner to increase basalt fiber in thermoplastics

9/16/2020

The alliance emphasizes basalt fibers’ capabilities as a replacement for existing filled materials and target structural automotive applications.

BBG presents self-closing HP-RTM molds for CFRP compact hydrogen tank production

9/16/2020

The autonomous concept, sufficient for series production, enables lower investment costs. Up to 15 cylinders can be produced simultaneously per operation.

CAMX announces 2020 award finalists

9/15/2020

CAMX has announced its finalists for the 2020 CAMX Awards. It will hold the award ceremony Tuesday, September 22.

GeoTree Solutions to distribute Owens Corning CFRP rebar

9/15/2020

GeoTree Solutions is now a licensed distributor of Owens Corning’s Aslan 200 carbon fiber polymer reinforcement bars.

Lilium partners with German airports as regional air mobility hubs

9/15/2020

The region spanning North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany will act as an ideal starting point for Lilium’s development of networked mobility, including the all-electric Lilium Jet.

KW Special Projects opens facility at Silverstone Park

9/15/2020

KW Special Projects is constructing a state-of-the-art Digital Manufacturing Centre in the U.K.’s Silverstone Park. The facility will include support for polymer and metal additive manufacturing.

Strategic acquisitions, composites portfolio expansion transform Teijin

9/14/2020

Expansion of its high-performance materials product portfolio, and strategic acquisitions follow the company’s goal to adapt to changing industries and to turn the company into a Tier 1 supplier for the automotive market.

Jiangsu Hansu launches high-performance UD composite tapes

9/14/2020

Continuous carbon fibers incorporate SABIC’s ULTEM powder, which increase high-performance and potential for aerospace applications.