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Design/Simulation

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.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Mass Transit

Volta Trucks incorporates Bcomp’s natural fiber technologies in automotive application

Bcomp’s natural flax fibers and bio-based resin derived from rapeseed oil ensures sustainability, safety and significant weight savings. 
#electricvehicles #biomaterials #sustainability

Thermoplastics

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber

Epoxies

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

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

Wind/Energy

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

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

Mass Transit

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Wind/Energy

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

Aerospace

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.  
#f-35 #lockheedmartin #braiding

Poly/Vinyl Esters

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

Mass Transit

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

Construction

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

Natural Fibers

Volta Trucks incorporates Bcomp’s natural fiber technologies in automotive application

Bcomp’s natural flax fibers and bio-based resin derived from rapeseed oil ensures sustainability, safety and significant weight savings. 
#electricvehicles #biomaterials #sustainability

Automotive

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

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

Wind/Energy

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

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

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.
#electronics #electricvehicles

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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

Marine

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

Curing

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

Mass Transit

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