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Published: 8/8/2018

Covestro establishes CFRTP as "a material class of its own"
Trademarked as Maezio, Covestro claims continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites “outperform metals,” offering advantages in aesthetics, lightweight and robust process flexibility.

Published: 7/22/2018

Tour de France and bicycles: a showcase for composites
Senior editor Sara Black offers a round up of CW’s reporting over the years about composite bikes and the design efforts and complex materials that go into them.

Published: 7/6/2018

Lightweight Reading
CW’s occasional round up of fun composite products and offbeat news surrounding the composites industry. 

Published: 5/30/2018

Ekoa TP, better than wood
Flax fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite provide look and feel of wood but higher properties, targeting $80 billion interiors market and, eventually, a wood replacement for construction.

Published: 5/23/2018

Arevo in 2018: Industrialized production of continuous fiber 3D-printed parts
With new CEO and $12.5 million in B-series financing, Arevo will have eight direct energy deposition (DED) cells attacking its parts production backlog by year-end.

Published: 4/26/2018

Solar-powered vehicle from Cal Poly PROVE Lab to challenge world record
The PROVE Lab car is made of carbon fiber composites and features more than 100 ft2 of solar panels.

Published: 3/7/2018

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.

Published: 3/1/2018

NanoStitch update: 60-inch wide sheet, industrial capacity, dramatic test results
N12 Technologies adds second facility in Boston and capacity at UDRI in Ohio while amassing knowledge to prevent microcracking and delamination in applications from sporting goods to aerospace.

Published: 1/21/2018

A partnership for sustainable composites
CW talks to Entropy Resins and Gougeon Brothers about their future as one company.

Published: 12/21/2017

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.