Natural Fibers

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview

JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.
#aramidfiber #autoclave #cuttingtools


Infrastructure and construction — credit where due

Aerospace and automotive dominate the headlines, but one needs to take a wider look sometimes.
#outofautoclave #infrastructure #bulkmoldingcompound


CW Plant Tour: Composite Technology Center, Stade, Germany

A cornerstone of Germany’s CFK Valley, CTC pushes composites forward via automation, recycling, digital thread-based manufacturing and more.
#a350 #a380 #airbus

Carbon Fibers

For the Corvette, a smooth ride depends on composites

On a vehicle already famous for having a long history of composites use, finding a new part on which to apply the material is a challenge, but PolyOne’s Advanced Composites Glasforms unit managed to do just that.
#generalmotors #outofautoclave #marketing


CAMX 2016 Show Report

The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.
#airbus #a350 #adhesives


Fast-build construction with composites

A Brazilian modular wall system that can deliver affordable homes and schools in days is exported to meet global needs, including for refugee resettlement.
#windblades #outofautoclave #adhesives


History, myths and urban legends of pultrusion

CW guest columnist and composites industry pultrusion consultant David E. Green tells us that many interesting stories have been told about the early days of pultrusion, and some of them are true.


Huntsman, Acciona collaborate on all-composite lighthouse

The first-ever all-composite lighthouse is now installed at the port of Valencia in Spain.
#adhesives #infrastructure #windblades


An FRP facelift

When the University of Valencia's business school expanded its facilities, it turned to fire-rated composite structures to fabricate the 7000-sq-m of façade used to help modernize the structures.
#workforcedevelopment #outofautoclave #layup


Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing

Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
#sustainability #outofautoclave #peek