COMPOSITES NEWS

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation, USACE partner for composite structure monitoring challenge

3/4/2021

“The Imperfection Detection Challenge” calls on the global community to develop portable tools that use NDE methods to assess the condition of existing FRP composite structures.

Bucci Composites completes testing of new carbon fiber wheel

3/4/2021

Bucci’s new 22-inch high-performance automotive wheel is all carbon fiber and made via high-pressure resin transfer molding.

Novotech launches SEAGULL hybrid-electric, composites-intensive aircraft

3/3/2021

Novel folding-wing, urban air mobility platform begins work toward certification.

Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2 assembly underway

3/3/2021

All-electric aircraft nears FAA certification with composite fuselage and wing assembly, and a current backlog of  717 purchase deposit agreements.

GWEC data reports 2020 as second-best year for global offshore wind sector

3/3/2021

Despite the impact of COVID-19, 2020 marks 6 GW of additional capacity for a total of 35 GW, with steady growth in China, Europe and the U.S.

ÉireComposites to develop Ireland's first carbon fiber satellite optical instrument

3/3/2021

Development and manufacture of three composite stray light baffles for the ESA’s ALTIUS satellite will assist in climate change research.    

Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems

3/2/2021

Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.

Composites One to acquire Solvay Process Materials business

3/2/2021

The acquired business, rebranded as Aerovac, will act as manufacturer, developer and supplier of process materials, tooling and services and is comprised of a range of vacuum bagging materials.

NSMSS and CRASTE 2021 event explores advanced materials and technologies for commercial space

3/2/2021

The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) are two space-focused forums occurring June 21-24, 2021.