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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.

Published: 9/18/2017

Masi Bikes integrates TeXtreme carbon fiber
California-based Masi Bikes uses TeXtreme spread tow carbon fibers to reduce frame mass by 110g and improve overall stiffness.

Published: 9/18/2017

Hexcel expands aerospace, automotive fabrics capacity
Hexcel’s Leicester, UK, facility is being expanded for the development and manufacture of carbon fiber fabrics and resins for large-part, out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing.