NATURAL FIBERS

Natural Fibers

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Natural Fibers

AIMPLAS develops pultruded bio-based profiles for rural and urban development

European BASAJAUN project to optimize sustainable urban development and improve the rural economy via novel bio-based materials, products and building systems.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

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

Epoxies

FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yacht integrates bio-based Sicomin GreenPoxy resins

Staying true to the roots of its racing class, FLOKI 6.5 is built entirely from bio-based/recyclable raw materials without compromising on performance or processability.
#trends #weaving #biomaterials

Thermoplastics

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites offers B-PREG natural fiber-based semi-finished products

Portfolio expanded to include flax fiber/polypropylene UD prepreg tapes, woven prepregs and flax fabrics.
#weaving

Natural fiber composites: Market share, one part at a time

Natural fiber composites: Market share, one part at a time

Suppliers and adventurous composites fabricators put the “feel good” aspect in the rearview mirror, winning customers by competing on price and performance.
#outofautoclave #sheetmoldingcompound #spreadtow

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Videos / Podcasts

Digital Demos

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

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

Natural Fibers

Polestar announces production plans for natural composites-intensive BEV

The Precept battery electric vehicle, developed by Volvo’s Polestar brand, is said to feature Bcomp interior and exterior flax fiber composite panels.
#sustainability #electricvehicles

Natural Fibers

Natural fiber crash box design for motorsport

The natural fiber Front Impact Absorbing Structure (FIAS) prototype showed desired crash behavior and eradication of sharp splintering, proving it as an alternative to carbon fiber in motorsport applications.
#sustainability

Construction

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM) with moi composites

Continuous fiber 3D printing using epoxy, vinylester and acrylic with continuous glass, carbon, basalt and other fibers, including deposition along nonlinear curves, is only the beginning.
#layup #continuousfiberAM #autoclave

Wind/Energy

Automated Preforming, Part 3: Quilted Stratum Process

CW’s tour of Cetim and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.
#weaving #automation #pei

Natural Fibers

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Construction

AIMPLAS develops pultruded bio-based profiles for rural and urban development

European BASAJAUN project to optimize sustainable urban development and improve the rural economy via novel bio-based materials, products and building systems.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Epoxies

FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yacht integrates bio-based Sicomin GreenPoxy resins

Staying true to the roots of its racing class, FLOKI 6.5 is built entirely from bio-based/recyclable raw materials without compromising on performance or processability.
#trends #weaving #biomaterials

Prepregs

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites offers B-PREG natural fiber-based semi-finished products

Portfolio expanded to include flax fiber/polypropylene UD prepreg tapes, woven prepregs and flax fabrics.
#weaving

Natural Fibers

NCC proposes natural fiber use for SME subterranean transport network

Under an NCC SME Boost program, research indicates composite reinforcements will reduce material, manufacturing costs and prove more sustainable for innovative SME project.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Thermoplastics

MaruHachi installs new UD tape line for high-end applications

New focus on high-temperature thermoplastic tapes and multi-layer sheet laminates for aerospace, automotive and other demanding market segments.
#aramidfiber #peek

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Carbon Fibers

Airbond expands composite fiber splicing product range and capabilities

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

Natural Fibers

Natural fiber woven tapes possess improved mechanical properties, sustainability

vombaur woven tapes are composed from flax fibers, maintaining high rigidity and strength, with 33% lower CO2 emissions generated.

Natural Fibers

Sustainable date palm fibers developed from agricultural waste

Developed by an Egyptian research consortium, PalmFil fibers and nonwovens have been developed for use in automotive composite applications and more.
#discontinuousfiber #weaving

Wind/Energy

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. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Rucks Maschinenbau introduces continuous compression molding system for organosheets

The company claims this process offers a lower-cost option for the manufacture of organic sheets, while enabling higher pressing forces and temperatures.
#weaving #outofautoclave

Natural Fibers

Composites Evolution develops hybrid tooling prepregs

Composites Evolution has developed a new tooling prepreg system based on a hybrid combination of carbon fiber and flax fiber reinforcements.
#sustainability