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Published: 1/31/2018

SGL Group optimizes supply chain for composites
SGL’s takeover of former BENTELER and BMW JVs, plus sale of Kumpers JV, consolidates  the company’s CF activities while it broadens its composites technology portfolio.

Published: 1/29/2018

3D-printed composite wind blades and aircraft, closer than you think
Orbital Composites’ patented coaxial extrusion process is investigated at Airbus subsidiary CTC GmbH Stade and spins off advances in speed, scale, materials and multifunctionality as it aims for very large structures.

Published: 1/26/2018

Overmolding as enabler for composites, aerospace to automotive
CCP Gransden can make 50 to 100,000 parts/yr economically viable using PEEK, PPS, PEI or PA.

Published: 1/10/2018

Hybrid composites: tailoring for specific performance
I received a link to an interesting technical paper presented at CAMX by AGY (Aiken, SC, US). It got me thinking about hybrid composites.

Published: 12/19/2017

Perhaps we’re getting closer to fiberglass recycling
Earlier this year I wrote an article on composites recycling and one of the things that struck me was how little fiberglass composite waste was being recycled.

Published: 12/4/2017

BGF – US link to global composites high-tech
With >50 years in composites, this well-known US supplier is widening its portfolio of composites technologies into opportunities for integrated products and advanced manufacturing.

Published: 11/1/2017

SGL offers high-performance organosheet and thermoplastics for overmolding
“Thermoplastic toolbox” includes LFT, UD tapes, woven semi-finished sheets and carbon/glass hybrids in PA and polyolefins for automotive and other high-volume applications.

Published: 10/26/2017

New architectural composite hits the market
NewBrick by Dryvit (West Warwick, RI, US) is a new composite brick product, meant to substitute for venerable fired clay bricks and, the company says, revolutionize the installation of brick veneer façades and exteriors.

Published: 10/19/2017

First all-electric production yacht features carbon fiber construction
Leader in luxury yacht innovation commits to fossil fuel-less future

Published: 10/11/2017

The big blue bear: Redux
It’s been 12 years since I wrote “Composite Sculpture Bears a Second Look” about the big blue bear sculpture in downtown Denver, CO, US. The project opened my eyes to digital design, and gave me the opportunity to meet the sculptor...