CONSTRUCTION

Carbon Fibers

Notus Composites completes final epoxy prepreg shipment for Museum of the Future

More than 600,000 square meters in total of the company’s fire-retardant glass and carbon fiber prepregs were used to build the Museum’s facade panels.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Construction

AIT Bridges contributes composite beams to Maine bridge replacement project

The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine has reopened after a project to replace an aging steel bridge span with one comprising five composite beams.
#infrastructure

Natural Fibers

Lingrove launches Ekoa Surface Peel N’Stick and receives automotive orders

Natural fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite veneers meet sustainability and performance demands for multiple markets.
#biomaterials #sustainability

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

Natural Fibers

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.
#aramidfiber #infrastructure #sustainability

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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Poly/Vinyl Esters

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

Construction

Carbon fiber-reinforced concrete accelerates in Germany

TU Dresden and C3 – Carbon Concrete Composite demonstrator aims to reduce concrete material use by 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%; Hitexbau touts high-volume automated production for carbon fiber textile grids.
#regulation #sustainability #trends

Wind/Energy

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Automotive

National Composites Centre unveils digital composites technologies

The U.K.’s National Composites Centre unveils new composites manufacturing technologies, marking the culmination of a two-year, £36.7m digitization project.
#airbus #outofautoclave #ndi

Construction

Disruptive composite tubing manufacturing

TUBETEC delivers high-performance, hollow composites in unimaginable shapes with beautiful surface finish, fast turn-around and affordability.
#aramidfiber #braiding #outofautoclave

Epoxies

Notus Composites completes final epoxy prepreg shipment for Museum of the Future

More than 600,000 square meters in total of the company’s fire-retardant glass and carbon fiber prepregs were used to build the Museum’s facade panels.
#infrastructure

Construction

AIT Bridges contributes composite beams to Maine bridge replacement project

The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine has reopened after a project to replace an aging steel bridge span with one comprising five composite beams.
#infrastructure

Natural Fibers

Lingrove launches Ekoa Surface Peel N’Stick and receives automotive orders

Natural fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite veneers meet sustainability and performance demands for multiple markets.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.
#aramidfiber #infrastructure #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Memphis Area Transit Authority implements CFRP service ramps

CFRP ramps for rail trolley cars are 60% lighter and three times stronger than metal,  promote employee and public safety when onloading and offloading and are ADA-compliant.
#infrastructure

Construction

Composite Advantage restores swing bridge deck with FRP

Six fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels were prefabricated, and a sidewalk was also designed for the project. Deck length totaled 61.4 feet by 35 feet. 
#infrastructure

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Consumer

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.

Automotive

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

Automotive

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

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

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

Glass Fibers

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. ​​​​​​
#adhesives #cyanateester #windblades

Compression Molding

Dieffenbacher innovations focus on SMC, D-LFT

Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
#peek #sheetmoldingcompound