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Mass Transit

HPC Research awarded grant for composite pressure cylinder research

The Czech composite cylinder manufacturer and its academic partner aim to develop automated serial production of next-generation composite pressure cylinders.

Automotive

Composites Index contracts as COVID-19 disrupts economy

March 2020 Index falls to historic low as domestic and foreign orders activity weakens.
#economics

Wind/Energy

SAMPE North America cancels SAMPE 2020 conference

The outbreak of COVID-19 in the Upper Northwest of the U.S. has forced SAMPE to cancel its largest conference and trade show.

Processes

SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market

SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives are used in structural bonding of composites for transportation, marine and construction applications.
#marketing #adhesives

Defense

JEC Group cancels JEC World 2020, reschedules for 2021

Citing the coronavirus pandemic and global travel restrictions, JEC Group has made the decision to postpone its composites industry trade show until March 2021.

Marine

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

Mass Transit

Toyota and Hino agree to develop heavy-duty fuel cell truck using composite storage tanks

Type IV tanks will help provide 600-kilometer range and meet commercial vehicle requirements
#toyota #sustainability #trends

Mass Transit

Robot Extruder offers low-investment alternative to explore composites additive manufacturing

CEAD extruder mounts to robotic arm or gantry systems, already in use to print molds for large composite structures.
#cuttingtools #layup #peek

Marine

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Aerospace

Study suggests COVID-19 supply chain effects

More than 80% of surveyed companies believe that their organization will experience some impact because of COVID-19 disruptions.