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Published: 2/2/2018

Kordsa pursues composites R&D
Turkish reinforcements supplier posts record number of patents and inventions, with over 25% from its Composites Technologies Center of Excellence.

Published: 1/22/2018

Cevotec dry-fiber bindered tape available for automated placement
Manufacturer of SAMBA automated placement systems offers high-quality material aimed to make series CFRP production economical for non-aerospace applications.

Published: 1/21/2018

New Lorenz BMC, SMC pass Euro rail fire standards
A new fire protection standard for German rail transport, DIN EN 45545-2, put forth by DIN (Berlin, Germany) now will regulate and standardize the fire protection requirements on a European level. To meet the new requirement, Lorenz Kunststofft...

Published: 12/11/2017

Composites enable handicap-accessible train platforms
MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the previous concrete structures. The agency found an attractive alternative with Composite Advantage LLC’s (CA, Dayton, OH, US) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.

Published: 11/20/2017

UK's EPSRC forms alliance with ICMAC event
the UK’s EPSRC recently announced that The Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (The Hub) has formed a strategic partnership with ICMAC 2018: The International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, to be he...

Published: 11/6/2017

Toyota fuel cell bus features carbon fiber composite roof
Toho Tenax carbon fiber and aluminum are combined in fabrication of roof for Toyota hydrogen-powered bus. 

Published: 10/23/2017

Cobra International forms new composite business unit
Cobra International Co. Ltd. (COBRA, Chonburi, Thailand), known for watersports, automotive, marine and luxury composites, announced on October 23 the launch of its new Cobra Composite Structures (CCS) business unit dedicated to the efficient m...

Published: 9/18/2017

Hyperloop One picks potential transit routes
Winning teams/routes represent United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, India and Canada. 

Published: 8/14/2017

Wabash National’s acquisition of Supreme will build on former’s advanced composites technologies 
The acquisition will combine Supreme’s extensive medium- and light-duty commercial vehicle portfolio, distribution network, and regional manufacturing locations with Wabash National’s advanced composite technologies.

Published: 7/31/2017

Proterra opens new California manufacturing facility
Proterra (Burlingame, CA, US), the manufacturer of heavy-duty composite-bodied electric buses, officially commemorated opening its new Los Angeles manufacturing facility on July 26.