MASS TRANSIT

Mass Transit

Into the Hyperloop

The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.
#feature #regulation #workforcedevelopment

Mass Transit

Light wagon for freight trains

The chassis of the trolley consists of a lattice girder structure in the middle segment and load-optimized headboards.

Construction

Composites Index contraction slowed in August

The Index indicated expansionary readings in production, supplier deliveries and exports, but was pulled lower by employment, new orders and backlogs.   
#economics

Mass Transit

U.K. Department of International Trade hosts CAMX workshop

The composites workshop and networking reception will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. 

Mass Transit

Cecence invests in new production equipment

The composites engineering firm plans to add £300,000 of new manufacturing equipment to its recently-expanded U.K. facility, increasing production capacity.
#autoclave #sustainability #cuttingtools

Defense

National Composites Week: How composites protect us

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  
#f-35 #lockheedmartin #braiding

Thermoplastics

Biodegradable, biobased Ekoa composite veneers are in production

Ekoa 99.7% bio-based veneers are used to finish surfaces in walls, ceilings, furniture and vehicle interiors.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Defense

Composites Index contracts on a surprise 5-point decline

Steep contraction in both production and new orders pulled the Composites Fabricating Index to 47.4 for July 2019.
#economics

Glass Fibers

Diversified composites manufacturer BFG Africa opens new facility

BFG Africa’s new factory to boost Africa-wide environment-friendly composites fiberglass design and manufacturing. 
#workforcedevelopment #precursor #polyacrylonitrile

Wind/Energy

Employment activity leads expansion in business activity

The Composites Fabricating Index for June 2019 came in at 52.7, continuing its stretch of more than 30 months of expanding activity.
#economics