COMPOSITES NEWS

ITHEC 2020 finalizes technical program

4/28/2020

Agenda includes emerging technologies, welding, a panel discussion and the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum.

Boeing to resume 787 operations in South Carolina

4/28/2020

Resuming operations temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic, most employees are scheduled to return on May 3 or 4.

Boeing terminates Embraer deal; Embraer objects

4/27/2020

Boeing says Embraer failed to meet certain conditions required for the joint venture the two companies sought to create. Embraer says Boeing has manufactured false claims as a pretext to avoid the cost of its commitment to the deal.

Commercial-scale carbon fiber recycling comes to Tennessee

4/24/2020

Accepting carbon fiber waste materials now, Carbon Fiber Recycling will recycle 2,000 tons of carbon fiber waste per year at its Tennessee facility. 

Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg selected for ultralight aircraft design

4/24/2020

German aircraft specialist Flight Design is using HexPly M79 for composite parts on its F2 aircraft.

IDI Composites expands tank farm at North American headquarters

4/24/2020

The company expanded capacity for its resin materials tank farm to meet industry needs for its molding compounds and composite materials.

Report says more than 77,000 on-site workers are needed for growing wind industry

4/24/2020

The Global Wind Energy Council and Global Wind Organisation report that more workers are needed to deliver offshore wind installations between 2020-2024.

AOC resins support manufacture of emergency hospital wards

4/24/2020

Rapidly built emergency hospital wards built in response to the coronavirus outbreak incorporate AOC resins in a pre-fabricated roofing system.

Daimler AG, Volvo Group to form JV for large-scale production of fuel cells

4/23/2020

The companies plan to form a 50/50 joint venture for development and large-scale production of fuel cells for heavy-duty vehicles.

Composites industry stalwart Chuck Segal dies at age 91

4/23/2020

Segal built a long, impressive career in the composites industry and developed a strong specialization in the manufacture and application of carbon fiber in aerospace and automotive parts and structures.