GLASS FIBERS

Glass Fibers

GFRP trailing edge spoilers for rotor blades achieve 6% AEP increase

evoblade and Deutsche Windtechnik study confirms that the retrofittable Evoflap spoiler improves flow, offers load reduction and could potentially extend wind turbine service life.
#windblades

Glass Fibers

Teijin, Applied EV develop composite autonomous vehicle platform

One-piece glass fiber-reinforced SMC structural shell reduces 20% weight and manufacturing complexity of the zero-emissions Blanc Robot platform.
#electricvehicles #sustainability #sheetmoldingcompound

Design/Simulation

High-voltage composite battery housing concept developed for e-mobility applications

Evonik and partners’ glass fiber-reinforced epoxy SMC component reduces battery housing weight by ~10%, ensures suitability for all vehicle size and class.
#electricvehicles #sheetmoldingcompound

Filament Winding

Composites-intensive wave energy technology receives new funding

CorPower Ocean and OPS Composite Solutions secure almost €500,000 from EEA grants to advance buoy-based renewable energy technology.
#sustainability

ATL/AFP

Effman installs AFP-XS as part of project to enable AFP for SMEs

uCOMP project with Addcomposites and Quebec partners demonstrates new woven tape and high-permeability preforms for resin infusion in <2 minutes.

Glass Fibers

Jaguar Land Rover undertakes composite program for EV lightweighting

U.K. Tucana project plans to replace steel and aluminum with composites for vehicle structures.
#electricvehicles

Glass Fibers

Johns Manville launches thermal recycling unit for glass fiber waste

The unit provides a projected recycling capacity of more than three tons per hour and will keep more than ten thousand tons of waste out of landfills annually.
#sustainability

Natural Fibers

Suprem SA begins new pultrusion line production

Highly automated manufacturing line processes continuous fibers with high-performance thermoplastics for tapes, profiles and rods.
#aramidfiber #continuousfiberAM

Aerospace

Novel dry tape for liquid molded composites

MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
#automation #outofautoclave #windblades

Glass Fibers

RAMPF TFP machine designs lightweight, cost-competitive complex composite parts

Eight-head Tailored Fiber Placement machine selectively places and orients composite filaments where strength or weight optimization is required. 
#automation #layup