CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Construction

FRP cantilever sidewalks help fill demand for wider sidewalks

According to Composite Advantage, physical distancing requirements have boosted demand for 15-foot sidewalks, presenting an opportunity for FRP panels.
#infrastructure

Defense

Composite Index reports slowing decline in business conditions since COVID-19

Registering at 42.3 in May, the Composites Index signals decelerating contraction and improved component readings. 
#economics

Mass Transit

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound

Carbon Fibers

UTComp improves launched composite inspection system

The non-destructive, non-intrusive corrosion barrier evaluation process increases worker safety and extends the service-life of industrial infrastructure.
#sustainability

Videos / Podcasts

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

Defense

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Construction

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 #outofautoclave #braiding

Construction

FRP bridge prototype uses large-scale 3D printing

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM produced a pedestrian bridge prototype using large-scale additive manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.
#sustainability #infrastructure #trends

Defense

National Composites Week: How composites protect us

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  
#planttours #f-35 #lockheedmartin

Construction

National Composites Week: Improving Lives

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working to improve our lives.
#audi #braiding #electricvehicles

Design/Simulation

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Construction

FRP cantilever sidewalks help fill demand for wider sidewalks

According to Composite Advantage, physical distancing requirements have boosted demand for 15-foot sidewalks, presenting an opportunity for FRP panels.
#infrastructure

Consumer

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound

Carbon Fibers

UTComp improves launched composite inspection system

The non-destructive, non-intrusive corrosion barrier evaluation process increases worker safety and extends the service-life of industrial 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.

Construction

Fiber Polymer Composites in Construction conference scheduled for 2021

FPCC is a collaborative conference between Composites UK and Fluency Marketing and will be held Sept. 7-9, 2021, at the University of Southampton.

NEW PRODUCTS: CONSTRUCTION

Construction

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

Consumer

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

Construction

Polygon develops PolyLube composite bearings

The filament-wound fiberglass/epoxy bearings are lightweight, high-strength, corrosion-resistant and designed to easily replace existing metal bushings.

Construction

Karl Mayer launches production line for thermoplastic UD tapes

The new line targets the mass production of thermoplastic tapes for lightweight construction applications.

Aerospace

AXYZ redesigns Infinite CNC router

The machine is designed for high-precision cutting of fiber reinforcements for a variety of end market applications. 
#cuttingtools

Construction

Gurit expands Ampreg wet laminating product line

The product line is designed for the manufacture of large composite structures in the marine, wind and construction industries.