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Published: 4/16/2019

EconCore breaking new ground with high-performance core materials
EconCore’s new ThermHex high-performance thermoplastics (HPT) honeycomb materials are well suited for applications requiring lightweight solutions but still needing to meet heat resistance and fire-smoke-toxicity (FST) requirements.

Published: 4/5/2019

JEC World 2019: Cevotec engine nacelle demonstrator
Automated layup of multiple materials onto honeycomb core for 3D parts proven with Safran Nacelles collaboration.

Published: 3/27/2019

JEC World 2019: Kordsa
Kordsa has, in a just a few short years, transformed itself into a major supplier in the composites supply chain.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/1/2019

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

Published: 1/22/2019

Tecnofire adds fire resistance to transportation and infrastructure applications
Intumescent nonwoven veils improve the fire performance of composites in bridge, bus, building, marine and aircraft structures.

Published: 12/27/2018

Composite radar masts assembled for megayachts
Vabo Composites designs, builds and assembles 10m-tall composite radar masts, improving weight, stability and performance for modern megayachts.

Published: 9/4/2018

A fascinating inside look at a marine design – three decades ago
Fabricated by Gougeon Manufacturing in 1990, Incognito is a composite catamaran that’s still setting speed records and besting much newer craft.

Published: 6/28/2018

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

Published: 8/9/2017

KraussMaffei doubles pultrusion speed and continued developing composites processes for large series production
New iPul pultrusion system doubles production speed while intelligent automation cuts cycle time in FiberForm and RTM processes.