Composite manhole covers

UK utility trials ultralight access covers to reduce worker injuries and resulting compensation claims

Glass Fibers

Donauwörth as composites pioneer

Airbus Helicopter Germany produces composite primary structure for 30+ years, first all-composite doors for A350 XWB and latest “kinked” composite blades for new “quiet” rotorcraft.
#a380 #airbus #layup


Part design criteria (2015)

Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what that knowledge entails.
#layup #outofautoclave #weaving


SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition

Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets

Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.
#sustainability #precursor #polyacrylonitrile

Filament Winding

Fabrication methods (2015)

There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.
#bmi #bulkmoldingcompound #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023

The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.
#bmi #boeing #aramidfiber


Benteler SGL to supply composite leaf springs for new Volvo XC90

The rear axle of the new Volvo XC90 crossover SUV will use a composite leaf spring molded by Austria-based Benteler SGL using Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 polyurethane resin in RTM.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #adhesives

Carbon Fibers

SPE ACCE report

Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?
#discontinuousfiber #sustainability #marketing


Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable

Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.
#hprtm #outofautoclave #marketing