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Published: 2/12/2018

SPE Thermoset Topcon agenda set
The SPE 2018 Thermoset Topcon, Feb. 20-21 in Indianapolis, IN, will focus on SMC, snap-cure resins, natural fiber composites, RIM, long fiber injection molding, and more.

Published: 12/18/2017

First DNFI award given to ITA and Fraunhofer-Institute LBF
They won the prize for their project focused on natural fibers. 

Published: 12/10/2017

Biocomposite awards bestowed
Three winners were selected from six nominees for Biocomposite of the Year innovation awards at the recent Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC), held December 6-7.

Published: 5/29/2017

Sicomin bioresin used in NOTOX boards
Sicomin (Châteauneuf les Martigues, France) and surfboard manufacturer NOTOX (Anglet, France) have created a bioresin formulation that offers as little environmental impact as possible and supports greener production methods.

Published: 5/23/2017

Lina bio-based car features sandwich composites
Students at TU/Ecomotive have developed an all-electric vehicle that features bio-based composites reinforced with flax fibers.

Published: 1/3/2017

Top composites news stories of 2016
A look back at the most-clicked news articles of 2016 based on page views.

Published: 11/28/2016

Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba receives $2.9 million in funding
Initiatives include the development of quality standards and measurement techniques for Canadian biomass, and research into overcoming technology barriers to the adoption of natural fibers in the composites industry.

Published: 11/7/2016

First bridge made completely out of bio-composite material
This 14-meter long ‘bio-bridge’ is made from a hemp and flax-fiber base.

Published: 10/3/2016

Carver Non-Wovens, R3 Composites expand
Carver, which only began commercial production in July, is now beginning its Phase 2 installation work and expects that to be completed by the end of October.

Published: 6/9/2016

Airbus Helicopters verify performance of 410km/h Clean Sky 2 demonstrator
X3-based, compound VTOL airframe configuration nears final design but exact use of composites yet to be detailed