Teijin to establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe GmbH

The branch in Wuppertal, Germany will serve as Teijin’s European base for next-generation automotive component concept, design, prototyping and evaluation.


Carbon ThreeSixty invests in Tailored Fiber Placement cell

The U.K.-based structural composites specialist says the automated cell delivers composite products three times faster, with up to 90% waste reduction.


SGL Carbon inaugurates production hall for graphite-based automotive components

This completes a 3-year expansion project of SGL Carbon’s production capacities for specialty graphite-reinforced automotive components in Bonn, Germany.


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SeaTwirl is granted European patent for offshore wind turbines

SeaTwirl, a Swedish floating offshore wind turbine developer, says the patent helps protect technical solutions that make its wind turbines cheaper to build and maintain.


Boeing 777X achieves first successful flight

The 777X jetliner, which features the longest carbon fiber composite aircraft wings yet manufactured, took to the skies for its maiden flight on Jan. 25.


Volkswagen, ORNL, UT collaborate on innovation hub

Initial work at Volkswagen’s first North American innovation hub will focus on developing composite vehicle components and electrification of vehicles.


Toray uses carbon nanotube composites for ultra-high frequency communication

Toray says that its ultra-high frequency (UHF) printed radio-frequency identifier (RFID) has potential application in retail and logistics operations.


AVK invites submissions for Innovation Award 2020 candidates

Award categories include innovative composite applications, processes or research. The application deadline is March 31.


Sigmatex launches recycled carbon fiber non-woven fabric

The non-woven fabric is produced from high-quality carbon fiber waste with sizing intact, said to offer improved fiber to resin bond strength with area weights from 100-600 gsm.