Composite Index reports slowing decline in business conditions since COVID-19

Registering at 42.3 in May, the Composites Index signals decelerating contraction and improved component readings. 

Mass Transit

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound


Zeleros raises €7 million for European Hyperloop development

Spain-based Zeleros is evaluating composites and other materials in the development of its Hyperloop system.

Carbon Fibers

New funding accelerates Boston Materials' composite development

The funding enables Boston Materials’ efforts to expand its Supercomp reinforcement product’s presence in the market.
#electronics #electricvehicles


Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
#weaving #marketing #regulation

Mass Transit

Exel Composites launches online service for structural composites provides customers greater design flexibility with its wide range of structural composite profiles including channels, boxes and I-beams. 


Brazilian composites sector shows third consecutive year of growth

Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
#windblades #adhesives #layup


Composites Europe becomes Composites for Europe

The Composites for Europe trade show, scheduled for November in Stuttgart, will focus on composites manufacturing in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region.

Compression Molding

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
#trends #sustainability #bulkmoldingcompound

Glass Fibers

GRP train station platform wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Dura Composites’ Dura Platform is an easily installed, lightweight glass fiber-reinforced polymer alternative to concrete train platforms.