Hexcel to merge with aerospace/industrial equipment OEM Woodward

Hexcel, a major supplier of carbon fiber as well as intermediate composite materials, is joining forces with aerospace and industrial equipment manufacturer Woodward to create Woodward Hexcel, which is expected to generate annual revenues of $5.3 billion. 
#trends #regulation #sustainability


Plant Tour: Holland Composites, Lelystad, Netherlands

Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.
#windblades #regulation #planttours


IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry

Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.
#pastpresentandfuture #windblades #composites4_0

Compression Molding

SourceBook 2020

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.


The markets: Sports and recreation (2020)

The use of lightweight and high-performance materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#multitudeofmarkets #formula1 #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Airborne substrate panels enable JUICE spacecraft solar array

Airborne delivers solar array substrate panels for use in the European Space Agency’s mission to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. 
#space #airbus #autoclave


Graphene-enhanced prepreg launched for lightning strike protection

Haydale's range of graphene-enhanced prepreg materials utilize functionalized nanomaterials to improve the electrical conductivity in aerospace applications.
#airbus #windblades #uas

Carbon Fibers

Prepreg cutting system reduces waste, speeds assembly of Swiss business jet

Swiss aircraft manufacturer cites years of Zünd digital cutting systems as part of the success story for several iterations of commercial aircraft.
#application #sustainability


Kordsa works with Ford Otosan to develop composite leaf springs for heavy trucks

Prepreg compression molding prototype achieves 75% weight savings while boosting performance.
#outofautoclave #infrastructure

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production

IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.
#sheetmoldingcompound #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave