Automotive Composites

Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.
Ford Motor Company tests graphene nanoplatelet-enhanced parts

Ford to integrate graphene-enhanced parts into its vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has announced that it will use graphene nanomaterial to enhance foam materials that reduce noise inside its vehicles and increase performance under the hood.

Composites Index extends strong expansion trend

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index continued its expansion trend with a 56.6 reading for October.

New Product Announcements

SAERTEX introduces unidirectional fabric for for leaf springs

Processed in the RTM method, Ultra Fatigue UD is designed to be used with epoxy and PU resins and is well suited for high volume production.