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Pultrusion

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   

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Mass Transit

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Aerospace

Composite Index reports slowing decline in business conditions since COVID-19

Registering at 42.3 in May, the Composites Index signals decelerating contraction and improved component readings. 
#economics

Mass Transit

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound

Mass Transit

Zeleros raises €7 million for European Hyperloop development

Spain-based Zeleros is evaluating composites and other materials in the development of its Hyperloop system.
#sustainability

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Aiming to increase the cost-weight viability of carbon fiber-reinforced composite structural components in railway vehicles, a prototype rail bogie prominently features recycled carbon fiber.
#layup #focusondesign #autoclave

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Videos / Podcasts

Defense

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Marine

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project

Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.
#sustainability #airbus

Construction

National Composites Week: How composites protect us

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  
#planttours #f-35 #lockheedmartin

Mass Transit

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools

Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.
#marketing #cuttingtools #discontinuousfiber

Mass Transit

Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Congress

Virgin Hyperloop One working to grow roster of state and federal partners who support certification and regulatory investment in hyperloop.
#sustainability #regulation

Carbon Fibers

AVK presents its 2018 Innovation Awards

The 2018 AVK Innovation Awards were presented at the International Composites Congress (ICC) on Nov 5, chosen from more than 50 submissions.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #airbus

Marine

Video: Manufacturing the Future With Composites

CAMX 2018 showcased a video giving attendees a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the composites industry and illustrating the way advanced materials are being used to improve our lives.
#camx #sustainability

Thermoplastics

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Aerospace

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Consumer

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  
#sheetmoldingcompound #marketing #bulkmoldingcompound

Mass Transit

Zeleros raises €7 million for European Hyperloop development

Spain-based Zeleros is evaluating composites and other materials in the development of its Hyperloop system.

Carbon Fibers

New funding accelerates Boston Materials' composite development

The funding enables Boston Materials’ efforts to expand its Supercomp reinforcement product’s presence in the market.

Defense

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

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Processes

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

Marine

JEC World 2019 preview: Cobra

Cobra International will present its expanded capacity and increased capabilities for large composite components for multiple industries at JEC World 2019.
#autoclave

Marine

New SAERTEX products offer fire protection

The company has released two new products in the area of fire protection for composites, SAERTEX LEO Coated Fabric and SAERcore LEO.
#outofautoclave

Mass Transit

JEC World 2018 preview: Aliancys

At the upcoming JEC World 2018 trade show, Aliancys (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) will be presenting several new product innovations.
#sheetmoldingcompound