GLASS FIBERS

Carbon Fibers

Building the Museum of the Future

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.
#sustainability #windblades

Epoxies

Norplex-Micarta acquires Solvay E-glass product line

Solvay’s CYPLY line, based on a nonwoven, continuous parallel filament E-glass with epoxy resin, will be rebranded to NorPLY upon closing.

Prepregs

PRF Composite Materials introduces unidirectional glass prepreg

The unidirectional (UD) glass prepreg provides good results for UD carbon and glass fibers, as well as woven fabrics in PRF epoxy prepreg systems. 

Aerospace

National Composites Week: Top 20 stories in the last decade

As we celebrate National Composites Week, we’ve collected our top content over the last ten years.
#boeing #ceramicmatrixcomposites #787

The making of glass fiber

The making of glass fiber

The old art behind this industry’s first fiber reinforcement is explained,with insights into new fiber science and future developments.
#Composites101 #sustainability #sheetmoldingcompound

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Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Automotive

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#cuttingtools #layup #application

Aerospace

Ducommun licenses WSU lightning strike protection for composite wind blades

New technology showed no damage after up to 8 lightning strikes and can be repaired in 20 minutes.
#windblades #sustainability

Consumer

Episode 31: John Riendeau, Rhode Island Commerce

Rhode Island Commerce director of business development John Riendeau discusses how the state’s legacy experience in boat building has translated into expertise in new markets within the composites industry.
#aramidfiber #workforcedevelopment #windblades

Aerospace

AFRL camber morphing wing takes flight

Smooth composite skin enables active re-contour of up to 6% and fuel savings of 10%.
#trends

Wind/Energy

University of Texas researchers develop deep-ocean wind turbine blades

Funded by a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. DOE, university researchers will develop a prototype of a vertical-axis, floating offshore wind turbine design.
#trends #windblades

Thermoplastics

3D printing continuous fiber on the desktop

Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.
#pekk #autoclave #boeing

Glass Fibers

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.
#sustainability #windblades

Glass Fibers

Norplex-Micarta acquires Solvay E-glass product line

Solvay’s CYPLY line, based on a nonwoven, continuous parallel filament E-glass with epoxy resin, will be rebranded to NorPLY upon closing.

Glass Fibers

AIT Bridges ships first composite bridge system to the West Coast

Comprised of 12 fiberglass composite arches, the bridge was spliced, transported and reassembled on-site, expediting the building process.
#trends #infrastructure

Automotive

BASF, Toyota collaborate for 2021 Sienna lightweighting

The 2021 Toyota Sienna features third row free-standing seatbacks and a 30% weight reduction with BASF’s 35% glass-reinforced polyamide PA6 grade Ultramid.
#trends #toyota

Thermoplastics

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

Glass Fibers

Rize presents Rizium glass fiber material for 3D printing

Based on an olefin matrix, Rizium glass fiber composites are suitable for full color parts, is GREENGUARD certified for low emissions and supports complex geometries.
#sustainability

NEW PRODUCTS: GLASS FIBERS

Glass Fibers

PRF Composite Materials introduces unidirectional glass prepreg

The unidirectional (UD) glass prepreg provides good results for UD carbon and glass fibers, as well as woven fabrics in PRF epoxy prepreg systems. 

Glass Fibers

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
#aramidfiber

Glass Fibers

YG-1 solid-carbide routers designed for faster composites machining

Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.
#aramidfiber #cuttingtools

Filament Winding

Polygon PolySlide composite tubing replaces metal for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders

The filament-wound glass fiber composite tubing exhibits high strength, dimensional stability and resistance to corrosion.

Wind/Energy

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

Fabrics/Preforms

TFP's new lightweight veils target high-temperature applications

The new polyimide and basalt veils are part of TFP’s OPTIVEIL range and have been developed specifically to expand TFP’s selection of high-temperature materials.
#adhesives #aramidfiber #polyimide