MASS TRANSIT

Aerospace

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. 
#economics

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

Aerospace

Zeleros raises €7 million for European Hyperloop development

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

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

Automotive

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

Excelnow.com provides customers greater design flexibility with its wide range of structural composite profiles including channels, boxes and I-beams. 
#outofautoclave

Defense

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

Consumer

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.  
#braiding