MARKETS

Prepregs

Building the Museum of the Future

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

Wind/Energy

Arkema's partnership with ZEBRA project commits to circular economy

Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resins might be key to the project’s goal to design and produce the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. 
#sustainability #windblades

Automotive

Plastic Omnium supplies composite hydrogen storage tanks for MissionH24 cars

Plastic Omnium’s Type IV overwrapped carbon fiber tanks will be subjected to highly demanding operating conditions in terms of speed, refueling frequency and temperature.

Special Edition: Next Gen Aerospace

A glimpse at the materials and processes that will be on the table as next-generation aircraft are developed.

Videos / Podcasts

Marine

Nemesis Yachts announces all-composite hydrofoil luxury yacht

Powered by a hydrogen-electric battery, solar panels and a wing sail, Nemesis One promises speed, comfort and sustainability.
#trends #sustainability

Aerospace

Composite Bonding & Repair Benefits and Solutions

Film and paste adhesives, wet peel-ply and potting compounds enable the aviation industry to utilize advanced materials that contribute to lightweighting, more efficient designs, and improved sustainability.
#adhesives #787 #cwcustomcontent

Carbon Fibers

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow

Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #airbus

Marine

Rhode Island boat recycling program plans expansion to other states

Having recycled 60 tons of fiberglass in two years, the RIMTA program will expand to Conn., Mass., Maine and Wash. state via funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
#sustainability

Consumer

Thermoplastic composites add light weight, durability to personal transport

The laptop-sized WALKCAR automatic people mover is constructed from Teijin thermoplastic carbon fiber composite materials.
#application

Construction

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

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

Urban Air Mobility

Lilium, Toray reach carbon fiber supply agreement

Toray will provide carbon fiber directly to Lilium during development of the Lilium Jet eVTOL craft, and then to suppliers during prototyping and production. Includes video of Lilium Jet test flight.
#sustainability

Thermoplastics

Arkema's partnership with ZEBRA project commits to circular economy

Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resins might be key to the project’s goal to design and produce the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. 
#sustainability #windblades

Automotive

Plastic Omnium supplies composite hydrogen storage tanks for MissionH24 cars

Plastic Omnium’s Type IV overwrapped carbon fiber tanks will be subjected to highly demanding operating conditions in terms of speed, refueling frequency and temperature.

Wind/Energy

GE finalizes supply contract for Haliade-X 13 MW variant

The Dogger Bank wind farm will comprise of 190 units of the 13 MW Haliade-X wind turbine, due for completion by 2026. 
#gerenewable #windblades

Wind/Energy

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

Wind/Energy

GE rolls out first turbine nacelle for 480 MW offshore wind farm

Run by consortium partners EDF Renewables, Enbridge and GE Renewable Energy, the offshore wind farm project will be comprised of 80 wind turbines to be installed by 2022.
#gerenewable #windblades

Carbon Fibers

Universal Hydrogen uses dry braided carbon preform tanks as part of plan to decarbonize aviation

Twin-tank module offers low capex option for regional carriers to convert to clean fuel.
#braiding

NEW PRODUCTS: MARKETS

Aerospace

Xenia carbon-filled compounds retain high tensile strength, easy processability

XECARB SL composites are the latest addition in the Xenia Materials family, retaining excellent dimensional stability and overall resistance.

Aerospace

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

Epoxies

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

Aerospace

Hexcel launches electrically conductive PEKK-based carbon fiber material

HexPEKK EM is a high-performance material for additive manufacturing that meets electromagnetic shielding, radiation absorption requirements. 
#pekk

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

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