CONSUMER

Consumer

Helicoid Industries releases preliminary results for biomimetic composite protective helmets

The Helicoid fiber-reinforced composites technology helped achieve a 25% weight reduction with enhanced toughness and crash protection, while simultaneously enabling a reduction in raw material consumption.

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Natural Fibers

Natural fiber composite wheelchair seat design aims for sustainable mobility

The National Composites Centre and Motivation provide an easily manufactured, locally sourced mobility solution for disabled people in developing countries.
#biomaterials #medical #sustainability

Consumer

Covestro composite materials augment high-performance active footwear

Desmopan TPU and Maezio carbon fiber-reinforced TPU fibers applied to basketball shoe and a foot shape-based running shoe concept to demonstrate comfort, style, durability and superior performance.

Consumer

Arevo debuts custom, 3D-printed composite scooter

Scotsman is a direct-to-consumer, tailor-made electric kickscooter with continuous carbon fiber/thermoplastic unibody frame, handlebars, stem and baseboard.
#continuousfiberAM

Consumer

Sigmatex renews partnership with CCM Hockey

Long-term partnership delivers high-performance carbon fiber hockey sticks for the elite sport market.
#spreadtow

carbon fiber composite camping trailer

Greener camping: Sonic X breaks barriers

Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
#sustainability #weaving #marketing

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Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles

Prepregs

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Aerospace

Carbon Axis XCell strengthens AFP capabilities at Compositadour

New robotic cell will expand testing, prototyping and pre-series production for industries looking to automate composites preforming.
#automation

Consumer

SHAPE Machining, Supernatural-X collaborate on composite electric guitar

Made from reclaimed carbon fiber, the lightweight guitar possesses excellent tuning stability, and zero RF interference.

Carbon Fibers

BMW i develops first electrified wingsuit for human flight

Embodying a futuristic approach, the carbon fiber and aluminum wingsuit with its electric propulsion system is a concept that even airsports daredevils won’t be able to ignore.
#bmw

Consumer

Flexible carbon fiber plates enable high-performance footwear

Carbitex’s flexible carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite plates use creative engineering to eliminate design compromises in athletic footwear.
#workinprogress

Additive Manufacturing

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#trends #continuousfiberAM #sustainability

Consumer

Helicoid Industries releases preliminary results for biomimetic composite protective helmets

The Helicoid fiber-reinforced composites technology helped achieve a 25% weight reduction with enhanced toughness and crash protection, while simultaneously enabling a reduction in raw material consumption.

Consumer

Natural fiber composite wheelchair seat design aims for sustainable mobility

The National Composites Centre and Motivation provide an easily manufactured, locally sourced mobility solution for disabled people in developing countries.
#biomaterials #medical #sustainability

Consumer

Covestro composite materials augment high-performance active footwear

Desmopan TPU and Maezio carbon fiber-reinforced TPU fibers applied to basketball shoe and a foot shape-based running shoe concept to demonstrate comfort, style, durability and superior performance.

Consumer

Arevo debuts custom, 3D-printed composite scooter

Scotsman is a direct-to-consumer, tailor-made electric kickscooter with continuous carbon fiber/thermoplastic unibody frame, handlebars, stem and baseboard.
#continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

Sigmatex renews partnership with CCM Hockey

Long-term partnership delivers high-performance carbon fiber hockey sticks for the elite sport market.
#spreadtow

Consumer

Renewable Materials Conference 2021 announces innovation award winners

Three winning innovations include a hemp fiber and thermoset bioresin chair collection, PET bottles made from enzymatically recycled textile waste and CO2-based household cleaners.
#biomaterials #sustainability

NEW PRODUCTS: CONSUMER

Carbon Fibers

Teijin launches carbon fiber intermediate material brands

Tenax PW and Tenax BM is a series of aircraft- and satellite-quality materials made for sport applications with superior strength, toughness and durability compared to standard Teijin carbon fiber prepregs

Construction

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.

Glass Fibers

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

ATL/AFP

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave

Consumer

TFP highlights basalt veil and intumescent fire protection materials

Technical Fibre Products’ basalt veil is ideal for high-temperature performance, and its Technofire fire protection materials extensively protect underlying structures from heat.
#infrastructure

Thermoplastics

DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber

Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
#sustainability