CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Why aren't composites synonymous with infrastructure?

The U.S. seems poised to invest heavily in infrastructure. Can the composites industry rise to the occasion? 

Jeff Sloan
Editor-in-Chief, CompositesWorld

Construction

Episode 39: Joe Fox, FX Consulting

Consultant Joe Fox talks about the massive potential for composites use in infrastructure applications and what it will take to turn that potential into reality.
#infrastructure #787

Construction

Hyosung Advanced Materials increases PAN carbon fiber production for fuel tank cylinders

Third production line will bring an additional 2,500 tons of carbon fiber per year for industrial applications, infrastructure and type III and IV CNG and hydrogen pressure vessels.
#hydrogen #trends

Thermoplastics

Composite thermal breaks boost window insulation value

The composite insulation systems used in windows to insulate building interiors, while rarely seen, are vital to sustainable and efficient residential and commercial construction.
#regulation #discontinuousfiber #feature

Construction

Structural Composites launches high-strength composite bridge

Ribbon cutting ceremony includes bridge partners, federal and state engineers and future SC partner Elaine Culotti to promote the use of composites for future infrastructure projects.
#infrastructure

composites in bridges

The growing role of composites in infrastructure

From bridges to rebar and pilings, composites provide installation and life cycle cost savings over steel and concrete.
#infrastructure #feature #frprebar

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Videos / Podcasts

Construction

Episode 39: Joe Fox, FX Consulting

Consultant Joe Fox talks about the massive potential for composites use in infrastructure applications and what it will take to turn that potential into reality.
#infrastructure #787

Glass Fibers

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

Thermoplastics

Automated weaving system targets high-performance, high-volume applications

Startup WEAV3D Inc.’s technology produces highly tunable, woven lattice reinforcements for cost-effective, high-volume automotive composites and precast concrete applications.
#weaving #workinprogress #automation

Aerospace

University of Delaware TuFF composite material shows high potential for UAM

High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.
#trends #layup #outofautoclave

Pultrusion

Composite rebar for future infrastructure

GFRP eliminates risk of corrosion and increases durability fourfold for reinforced concrete that meets future demands as traffic, urbanization and extreme weather increase.
#insidemanufacturing #frprebar #infrastructure

Construction

3D-printed prefab homes aim to disrupt construction market

California startup Mighty Buildings’ award-winning prefabricated building production process relies on large-format 3D printing, UV-curable resins, digital design and automation.
#trends #sustainability

Construction

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

Structural Composites and Compsys Inc. are featuring low-cost, high-performance composite material innovations.
#camx #infrastructure

Carbon Fibers

Hyosung Advanced Materials increases PAN carbon fiber production for fuel tank cylinders

Third production line will bring an additional 2,500 tons of carbon fiber per year for industrial applications, infrastructure and type III and IV CNG and hydrogen pressure vessels.
#hydrogen #trends

Construction

Structural Composites launches high-strength composite bridge

Ribbon cutting ceremony includes bridge partners, federal and state engineers and future SC partner Elaine Culotti to promote the use of composites for future infrastructure projects.
#infrastructure

Construction

WEAV3D awarded NSF funding to further develop next-generation composite forming machine

Two-year award will fund design, fabrication and testing of composite machine, which addresses high part cost and low production throughput in composite manufacturing.
#weaving #automation

Construction

InfraCore, CMSI agreement brings FRP infrastructure projects to Canada

CMSI to design, manufacture and install traffic, pedestrian and golf FRP bridges via InfraCore’s composite technologies for more sustainable, permanent structures.
#infrastructure

Construction

Bedford Reinforced Plastics launches FRP structure line

Pre-engineered and prefabricated structures such as catwalks, walkways, fixed ladders and more can be combined for flexible configuration and minimal ongoing maintenance.
#infrastructure

Construction

New Tennessee FRP bridge to promote composites use for rural infrastructure

Embedded fiber-optic sensors to give IACMI and industry partners critical performance and safety data of composite bridge deck, promote federal, state and local adoption of composites.
#iacmi #infrastructure

NEW PRODUCTS: CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Solico launches Amphora engineering, design software for composite silos and tanks

Customizable tool enables the calculate and optimization of construction variables like design loads and laminate thickness for rapid composite vessel development.

Marine

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Construction

Kraibon elastomer improves adhesion and composite material properties

Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s elastomer product protects against impact, directly adheres to materials, improves damping properties and more.
#adhesives

Construction

Royal DSM presents glass-filled polypropylene granules for 3D printing

The glass-filled polypropylene (PP), optimized for fused granulated fabrication (FGF) is suitable for additive manufacturing of structural and demanding applications.
#infrastructure

Construction

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

Structural Composites and Compsys Inc. are featuring low-cost, high-performance composite material innovations.
#camx #infrastructure

Prepregs

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability