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Published: 8/6/2018

Cevotec extends Fiber Patch Placement to sandwich structures, large aerostructures and enables combining with AFP
Automated preforming and layup process addresses core materials, as well as both continuous AFP and patch FPP reinforcements.

Published: 7/30/2018

ShapeTex preforms successfully overmolded with short fiber SMC
Shape Group successfully combines continuous carbon fiber preform with epoxy sheet molding compound using compression molding.

Published: 5/14/2018

SKAPS completes Matrix Composites acquisition
US-based SKAPS, which makes geosynthetic and nonwoven drainage products, is adding woven and nonwoven fiberglass products with the acquisition of Texas- and Kentucky-based Matrix Composites. 

Published: 5/14/2018

DSM increases Dyneema capacity
Capacity will be expanded in the US and Europe for the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)-based fiber.

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: 1/2/2018

Webinar: Fire protection with nonwovens
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Technical Fibre Products-sponsored webinar on Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET titled, “Enhancing Composite Fire Protection Using Advanced Nonwovens.”

Published: 12/11/2017

Kordsa acquires two US companies
Kordsa (Istanbul, Turkey), a Sabancı Holding (Istanbul, Turkey) subsidiary, announced December 6 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Fabric Development Inc. (FDI, Quakertown, PA, US) and Textile Products Inc...

Published: 12/11/2017

Fill to expand Austrian production facility
Preforming machinery specialist Fill GmbH will expand its production facility, adding 5,000m2 for machine and systems assembly.

Published: 11/6/2017

Chomarat invests in a carbon multiaxial technology
This new multiaxial machine is reportedly 10 times more productive than the previous generation of machines. 

Published: 10/23/2017

Tods Aerospace finalist for materials innovation award
UK-based Tods Aerospace has collaborated with Technical Fibre Products (TFP) to develop a nonwoven veil for static dissipation applications.