CORE

Core

Two major automotive OEM contracts secured for EconCore honeycomb core technology

Mexican manufacturer Fynotej will supply OEMs with the lightweight and sustainable Fynocore — licensed under EconCore — for automotive application.

Wind/Energy

Gurit Kitting extends major wind core kit supply contract

The three-year contract will generate net sales of around $140 million USD with an expected revenue increase of approx $11-17 million USD per year.

Natural Fibers

3A Composites promotes sustainability initiatives

The company passed its annual FSC review, ensuring responsible balsa wood management, and confirmed Baltek SBC as a carbon-neutral core material. 
#sustainability

Core

CoreLite signs agreement for balsa wood supply

Balsa wood plantations will be planted and harvested throughout the Los Rios Province over a five-year period, bringing technological development, jobs and restoration of the ecosystem.
#sustainability

Fabrics/Preforms

Hexcel, Safran expand contract for composite materials in commercial aerospace programs

Long-term supplier contract amended to include Hexcel’s HexTow IM7 for the GE9X engine, as well as core, adhesives, prepregs and fabrics for additional aerospace applications.
#adhesives #aeroengines

Fabrics/Preforms

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

The use of lightweight and high-performance composite materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#feature #sustainability #biomaterials

Aerospace

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#adhesives

Thermoplastics

AZL, EconCore, Audi partner to develop composite battery casings

A new project aims to identify potential opportunities and challenges for composite materials within the electric vehicle battery enclosure market.
#electricvehicles #audi

Automotive

ThermHex launches new honeycomb core, aims for carbon neutrality

Retaining a Class A surface, the newest core product was produced via electricity from renewable energy sources. With several notable achievements, ThermHex is also looking for distributors.
#sustainability

Prepregs

Hexcel third quarter financials reflect industry headwinds

Slowdown in commercial aerospace and the wind energy market has decreased Hexcel’s year-to-date sales by 32.6%. The company will close its wind energy glass fiber prepreg line in Windsor, Colo., U.S., in early November.