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Construction

InfraCore, CMSI agreement brings FRP infrastructure projects to Canada

CMSI to design, manufacture and install traffic, pedestrian and golf FRP bridges via InfraCore’s composite technologies for more sustainable, permanent structures.
#infrastructure

Automotive

Hexagon Agility secures additional CNG composite fuel system order

In addition to this agreement, Hexagon Agility has received four sets of orders for medium and heavy-duty truck fuel systems in 2021.

Core

EconCore, Renolit honeycomb sandwich panel developments explore diverse applications

EconCore lightweight honeycomb enables Renolit Gorcell product line to overcome technical challenges and push the application spectrum for automotive and other markets like furniture and garden.

Construction

Bedford Reinforced Plastics launches FRP structure line

Pre-engineered and prefabricated structures such as catwalks, walkways, fixed ladders and more can be combined for flexible configuration and minimal ongoing maintenance.
#infrastructure

Wind/Energy

Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.
#windblades

Core

ThermHex, Brixtone complete honeycomb core panel production for 400 commercial vans

Cargopan wall panels incorporate ThermHex polypropylene honeycomb core for increased robustness damage resistance, waterproofing and a tripled lifespan.

Aerospace

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

Energy Storage

Huntsman Advanced Materials resin systems meet composite pressure vessel requirements

Araldite resin systems cover wet and towpreg filament winding and RTM manufacturing processes for increased productivity and greater part consistency.
#hydrogen

Automotive

SPE ACCE announces call for student poster competition abstracts

Annual competition invites grad, undergrad, community college and high school students to submit poster topics on innovative composite technologies for automotive and ground transportation.

Aerospace

Airbus ASCEND program to explore liquid hydrogen and superconductivity for zero-emission aircraft

Cryogenic hydrogen as cold source for lightweight, low-electrical loss powertrain, with composite materials as possible insulation.
#hydrogen #airbus