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US’ Hexcel launches new IM9 24K carbon fibre at JEC World

7th Mar 2024

Hexcel Corporation debuts HexTow IM9 24K carbon fibre at JEC World, boasting 12 per cent higher tensile strength than IM7. With 24,000 filaments, it offers over 6,300 MPa tensile strength, 298 GPa modulus, and 1.9 per cent strain. Targeted for aerospace applications, it promises enhanced value and productivity, being compatible with various resin...

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US’ Hexcel to show aerospace & industrial innovations at JEC World

21st Feb 2024

Hexcel will showcase aerospace, automotive, marine, and industrial solutions at JEC World 2024 in Paris, including a new carbon fibre, HexTow IM9 24K, and rapid-curing prepreg, HexPly M51. The company will exhibit aerospace parts, marine components, automotive technologies, and sustainability initiatives like skis made with bio-derived resins.

Rendering of Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lunar lander on Moon. Columbia's Omni-Heat Infinity technology will help protect the lander from the harsh temperatures of space. Pic: Business Wire
US’ Columbia Sportswear offers insulation tech for lunar lander

13th Feb 2024

American company Columbia Sportswear and Intuitive Machines collaborate to apply Omni-Heat Infinity heat insulation, used in outdoor apparel, to a lunar lander for NASA's upcoming mission. The innovative material aims to protect against extreme lunar temperatures, showcasing the potential cross-industry impact of space technology on Earth.

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India to promote carbon fibre to bolster technical textiles sector

8th Feb 2024

The Indian government has approved a project focusing on researching the development of the world's strongest carbon fibre, essential in aerospace, civil engineering, and defence industries. Piyush Goyal chaired a meeting to greenlight technical textile projects, including carbon fibre research. India aims for self-reliance in technical textiles.

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US’ Web Industries names Megan Glidden as chief financial officer

23rd Jan 2024

Web Industries has appointed Megan Glidden, CPA, as its chief financial officer. She brings her expertise to enhance Web Industries' financial functions, supporting the company's operations in aerospace, medical, personal care, and industrial markets. Glidden aims to contribute to the growth and success of Web Industries and its stakeholders.

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Japan’s Toray develops Torayca T1200 carbon fibre

1st Nov 2023

Toray has developed Torayca T1200 carbon fibre, boasting the world's highest strength at 1,160 Ksi. This innovation aims to reduce the environmental impact by making carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic materials lighter. The high-strength carbon fibre opens up applications in aerostructures, defense, alternative energy, and consumer products.

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Belgium’s Solvay signs long-term supply agreement with Zotefoams

3rd Jul 2023

Solvay has entered into a long-term agreement with Zotefoams to supply Solef polyvinylidene fluoride for the production of Zotefoams' ZOTEK F aerospace foam range. It aims to target interior applications in the aerospace industry, such as ducting, carpet underlay, insulation, where low weight, flame retardancy, cost-effective processability are...

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US’ Albany delivers 3D Woven Rib for Airbus Wing of Tomorrow Programme

21st Jun 2023

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), a subsidiary of Albany International, has delivered its first components for the Airbus Wing Box Assembly demonstrator programme. The collaboration is part of AEC's efforts to develop sustainable manufacturing technologies for next-gen aircraft. The company aims to be a preferred partner to aerospace OEMs and Tier...

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Belgium’s Econcore to produce sustainable type of rudder for Airbus

20th Apr 2023

The collaboration between Airbus, Fraunhofer, DTU, and EconCore on the EcoRudder project is aimed at developing a green and sustainable rudder structure for an Airbus A320 aircraft, based on thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich composites. This project is part of the larger FASTER H2 initiative, which is funded by the EU’s Clean Aviation Research...

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