NATURAL FIBERS

Design/Simulation

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Automotive

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 
#weaving #windblades #biomaterials

Epoxies

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

Natural Fibers

German racing series shifts to natural fiber application

German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.
#audi #bmw #sustainability

Mass Transit

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
#trends #sustainability #bulkmoldingcompound

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.
#weaving #sustainability #biomaterials

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Construction

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Thermoplastics

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 
#weaving #windblades #biomaterials

Natural Fibers

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

Automotive

German racing series shifts to natural fiber application

German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.

Marine

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.

Construction

Italian research agency fights COVID-19 with smart shelters using biocomposites

SOS Smart Operating Shelter project offers fast-build mobile healthcare structures using natural fiber/biopolymer sandwich panels.

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Core

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

Natural 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.
#outofautoclave #weaving

Carbon 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