RAMPF opens new composite solutions facility

The extended size and layout of the Ontario, Michigan, factory features state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production of carbon fiber and glass fiber composite parts. 

Mass Transit

Permali partnership project develops composite structure for hydrogen-powered buses

Low-cost, lightweight composite system for structural support of hydrogen fuel cylinders aims to halve the weight of current metallic hydrogen tanks and increase energy storage by 25%. 

Mass Transit

Arrival announces plans to establish first U.S. microfactory

The South Carolina-based microfactory will be the London-based company’s approach to bring down the cost of electric vehicles and accelerate mass adoption. Operations are expected to begin Q2 2021.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Mass Transit

TFP Tecnofire materials demonstrate effectiveness for rail applications

Tecnofire fire protection materials enable composites manufactured from a non-FST epoxy carbon fiber prepreg to pass key elements of the EN45545-2 rail standard.

Mass Transit

TU Munich gears up for full-scale Hyperloop demonstrator

As a new, university-directed research program, the Technical University of Munich Hyperloop team works to scale up its SpaceX competition-winning pod design.


TFP highlights basalt veil and intumescent fire protection materials

Technical Fibre Products’ basalt veil is ideal for high-temperature performance, and its Technofire fire protection materials extensively protect underlying structures from heat.

Mass Transit

Volta Trucks incorporates Bcomp’s natural fiber technologies in automotive application

Bcomp’s natural flax fibers and bio-based resin derived from rapeseed oil ensures sustainability, safety and significant weight savings. 
#electricvehicles #biomaterials #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber


Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability


PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#automation #electronics #sustainability