MASS TRANSIT

Aerospace

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.
#trends

Design/Simulation

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.
#infrastructure

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

Epoxies

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

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

Aerospace

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