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Published: 1/8/2019

Future automotive is collaborative, digital and smart using composites
According to Swedish startup Uniti, “The era of heavy, costly and unsustainable is coming to an end.”

Published: 1/7/2019

Bio-composites break into structural automotive applications
A company’s bio-based, polyamide composite comes with a unique property profile that may help it carve a niche in automotive applications

Published: 12/31/2018

Autocomposites from waste: Garbage in, valuable, functional parts out
Automakers explore use of waste materials to make commercial car parts.

Published: 12/26/2018

Pultrusion picks up speed in automotive applications
Pultrusion is one of the most cost-effective processes for manufacturing high-volume composite parts.

Published: 12/12/2018

The democratization of composites
China as springboard to push adoption of thermoplastic composites and revolutionize consumer goods.

Published: 12/11/2018

Exploring renewable solutions with wood-based biocomposites
From drinking straws to furniture to bottle caps to housing construction, wood-based biocomposites find more and more applications.

Published: 12/3/2018

Continuous tapes, D-LFT meet up in new compression molding process
Design research for an automotive load floor module drove development of a new compression molding process for direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites.

Published: 11/30/2018

Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
Project leads to development of new compression process for selective application of D-LFT on UD tape laminates.

Published: 11/28/2018

Measuring temperature inside composites and bondlines
ThermoPulse sensors offer Industry 4.0 temperature measurement and digital cure cycle management for bonded composite repairs, laminates and more.

Published: 11/19/2018

P2T process positioned for recycling
British company Prodrive Composites (Milton Keynes, UK) recently issued a press release about a process, called P2T (Primary to Tertiary), for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any...