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Published: 2/2/2018

ShapeTex preforms successful in automotive parts
Shape Machining Ltd. has demonstrated lightweight composite parts in automotive development program.

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: 1/29/2018

Core Molding acquires HPI
Core Molding Technologies, a compounder of custom sheet molding compound and molder of fiberglass-reinforced plastics, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Canada-based Horizon Plastics International Inc.

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: 1/15/2018

CPIC develops family of unique fiberglass products
CPIC has developed a family of unique fiberglass products with a flat rather than round cross-section that facilitates higher fiber loading levels and better mechanical properties in injection-molded thermoplastic composites while reducing...

Published: 1/15/2018

Siemens Gamesa to supply French offshore project
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE, Zamudio, Spain) will supply its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to the 500 MW Saint Brieuc offshore wind project off France’s Bretagne coast.

Published: 12/18/2017

Michelman joins the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials
The company will sponsor a research project that will help evaluate sizing options of carbon and glass fiber for their compatibility with both thermoplastic and thermoset resins.

Published: 12/18/2017

First DLR rotor blade headed for load testing
DLR energy researchers have manufactured the first rotor blade (Smartblade) that adapts to wind conditions using bending torsion coupling.

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: 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...