REINFORCEMENTS

Prepregs

Heatcon to distribute Hexcel prepregs for UAV/AAM market

The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Partnership promotes Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials to North American market

Massachusetts-based CompositesTech will perform sales and marketing for the Hypetex fiber reinforcement portfolio and introduce it to new customers and markets.
#marketing #sustainability

Glass Fibers

MAMBO tests the waters for 3D printing large marine structures

With its MAMBO boat, Moi Composites demonstrates use of its continuous fiber 3D printing technology for customized, automated production for the boating industry.
#continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

STELIA Aerospace participates in Dassault Aviation’s high-end business jet development

Ultra-long range business jet will feature four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the aircraft’s central fuselage section and pilot seats provided by STELIA, Rolls Royce engines and carbon fiber wings.
#stelia

Automotive

Plastic Omnium signs technological partnership with McPhy for hydrogen solution boost

Collaboration to improve the performance and connectivity of composite high-pressure vessels with hydrogen stations, speed up transition to carbon-free mobility.
#hydrogen

Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles

Wind/Energy

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.

Natural Fibers

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

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

Construction

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

Wind/Energy

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Prepregs

Heatcon to distribute Hexcel prepregs for UAV/AAM market

The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.

Carbon Fibers

Partnership promotes Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials to North American market

Massachusetts-based CompositesTech will perform sales and marketing for the Hypetex fiber reinforcement portfolio and introduce it to new customers and markets.
#marketing #sustainability

Aerospace

STELIA Aerospace participates in Dassault Aviation’s high-end business jet development

Ultra-long range business jet will feature four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the aircraft’s central fuselage section and pilot seats provided by STELIA, Rolls Royce engines and carbon fiber wings.
#stelia

Carbon Fibers

Plastic Omnium signs technological partnership with McPhy for hydrogen solution boost

Collaboration to improve the performance and connectivity of composite high-pressure vessels with hydrogen stations, speed up transition to carbon-free mobility.
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

ELG Carbon Fiber sells short fiber business, rebrands to Gen 2 Carbon

Procotex Corp. SA is chosen to continue developing company’s recycled long carbon fiber business, and rebranding seeks to develop next-generation carbon fiber recycling technologies.

Fabrics/Preforms

Royal DSM, MKU composite armor protects Brazilian law enforcement

Level IIIA soft armor vests use Dyneema UD material for 35% weight reduction, and rigorous compliance with NIJ standards for protection against ballistic materials.

NEW PRODUCTS: REINFORCEMENTS

Additive Manufacturing

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Glass Fibers

Lanxess introduces new water-based dispersions for glass fiber sizing

Expansion of Lanxess’ Trixene Aqua BI product family offers excellent crosslink and adhesion promoters for aqueous coating systems, improves sizing formulation chemical and mechanical resistance.
#sizing

Construction

Solico launches Amphora engineering, design software for composite silos and tanks

Customizable tool enables the calculate and optimization of construction variables like design loads and laminate thickness for rapid composite vessel development.

Prepregs

Borflex releases compacting AFP roller range

Applicable to thermoset or thermoplastic prepregs, the Fiberroll compacting roller range ensure optimal surface appearance, rugosity and geometry while avoiding material adherence.

Carbon Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Carbon Fibers

Teijin launches carbon fiber intermediate material brands

Tenax PW and Tenax BM is a series of aircraft- and satellite-quality materials made for sport applications with superior strength, toughness and durability compared to standard Teijin carbon fiber prepregs