GLASS FIBERS

Glass Fibers

MAMBO tests the waters for 3D printing large marine structures

With its MAMBO boat, Moi Composites demonstrates use of its continuous fiber 3D printing technology for customized, automated production for the boating industry.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Carbon Fibers

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

Core

Cobra International rapidly scales up Radinn glass fiber electric surfboards

Cobra manufacturing platform to deliver 300 composite boards per month, with 25% weight savings, tight tolerances, detailed QC and documentation records.
#weaving

Glass Fibers

Bedford Reinforced Plastics introduces FRP pedestrian and trial bridge line

Pre-engineered ReadySpan system for trail, park and golf bridges designed for easy installation and to perform in harsh environments for 75+ years with little maintenance.
#infrastructure

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.
#discontinuousfiber #marketing #aramidfiber

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Videos / Podcasts

Natural Fibers

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

In this Digital Demo, Vectorply provides an overview of its fiber formatting capabilities and technical support operations.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

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

Testing

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

Glass Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Glass Fibers

Effman installs AFP-XS as part of project to enable AFP for SMEs

uCOMP project with Addcomposites and Quebec partners demonstrates new woven tape and high-permeability preforms for resin infusion in <2 minutes.

Infusion

Novel dry tape for liquid molded composites

MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
#automation #outofautoclave #windblades

Automotive

The markets: Automotive (2021)

Composites continue measured growth as the global automotive industry, driven by zero-emissions goals toward increased electrification, seeks to reduce vehicle weight and improve performance.
#iacmi #biomaterials #audi

Glass Fibers

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

Design/Simulation

Cobra International rapidly scales up Radinn glass fiber electric surfboards

Cobra manufacturing platform to deliver 300 composite boards per month, with 25% weight savings, tight tolerances, detailed QC and documentation records.
#weaving

Glass Fibers

Bedford Reinforced Plastics introduces FRP pedestrian and trial bridge line

Pre-engineered ReadySpan system for trail, park and golf bridges designed for easy installation and to perform in harsh environments for 75+ years with little maintenance.
#infrastructure

Energy Storage

Umoe Advanced Composites enters JV for large-scale glass fiber pressure vessel production in China

Large-scale production facility ramps up hydrogen expansion, with an annual production capacity of 12,000 glass fiber pressure vessels. 
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

German composite specialist INVENT collaborates in SUSTAINair for increased aircraft circularity

Three-and-a-half-year, 11-partner EU project will include metals and composites spanning design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, assembly and recycling.
#SHM #composites4_0

Infusion

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

NEW PRODUCTS: GLASS FIBERS

Additive Manufacturing

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Glass Fibers

Lanxess introduces new water-based dispersions for glass fiber sizing

Expansion of Lanxess’ Trixene Aqua BI product family offers excellent crosslink and adhesion promoters for aqueous coating systems, improves sizing formulation chemical and mechanical resistance.
#sizing

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.

Carbon Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Carbon Fibers

Airbond expands composite fiber splicing product range and capabilities

Splicing limits increased tenfold to handle more challenging materials at higher concentrations.
#aramidfiber

Glass Fibers

E9 ultra-high-modulus glass fiber targets high-end applications

Compared to E-glass, Jushi’s E9 glass fiber boasts improved mechanical properties, including a 36% higher modulus and 60% higher strength.