Exel acquires Diversified Structural Composites

With this acquisition Exel Composites expands into the American market – the second largest composites market globally.
#windblades #outofautoclave


Wind blade spar caps: Pultruded to perfection?

Introduced to the market about five years ago, pultruded, carbon fiber-reinforced spar caps, incorporated as the reinforcing member of wind turbine rotor blades, are a byproduct of the evolution and increasing technological sophistication of the global wind energy industry.
#outofautoclave #windblades #workinprogress


JEC World 2018 preview: KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei (Hall 6, F61) is featuring several composites manufacturing technologies, covering wet molding, pultrusion, long fiber injection and overmolding. 
#aramidfiber #outofautoclave #windblades


JEC World 2018 preview: Exel Composites

Smart, sustainable construction solutions
#infrastructure #outofautoclave

Glass Fibers

Hybrid composite struts reduce vehicle weight, improve handling

Pultruded carbon/glass fiber composite underbody stiffeners move into medium-volume Mercedes-AMG production vehicles.  
#focusondesign #layup #adhesives


KraussMaffei opens second R&D pultrusion line

KraussMaffei’s TechCenter in Munich now features two pultrusion lines, one to fabricate rebar and the other to fabricate flat profiles.
#frprebar #outofautoclave #windblades


Exel Composites, Eze Shoring partner on composite solution for construction

The versatile Eze Shoring concept consists of four individual glass fiber-reinforced high performance pultruded composite profiles and offers a completely new option for the construction industry.


Kent Pultrusion ships machine to a North American pultruder

Kent Pultrusion (Kent, Ohio), a division of Kent Automation, has successfully completed and shipped a ServoPul 1610 two stream pultrusion machine for a leading pultruder in North America producing composite wall panel structures utilizes green building technology.


VELOX, Ilium Composites now partners

VELOX GmbH a European distributor of raw material specialties for the composites industry, has formed a new distribution partnership with Ilium Composites, a manufacturer of glass reinforcements.
#outofautoclave #polyacrylonitrile #precursor


CW Talks: How carbon fiber beat out steel in elevator cabling

CW Talks: The Composites Podcast learns from KONE’s Steve Gonzalez how pultruded carbon fiber UltraRope was developed to help move elevators up and down in the world’s tallest buildings.