14th Apr 2021
A new high-tech composite bridge in north central Tennessee is being seen as demonstrating the benefits of composite materials for rural bridge work. The bridge has been constructed under a partnership led by the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI—The Composites Institute. It replaced a damaged, decades-old concrete crossing.
2nd Apr 2021
GreenPoxy resins from Sicomin, a pioneer in the development of high-performance bio-based epoxies, are being used for producing a uniquely sustainable new Mini 6.5 class yacht, the Floki 6.5. Designed by Antoine Mainfray, Atelier Interface, a leading naval architect and bio-composite specialist, the 6.5m Floki showcases the latest in bio-composite...
24th Feb 2021
Stratasys has unveiled a new ABS-based carbon fibre material for its F123 Series 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. Carbon fibre materials have been popular on Stratasys’ industrial-scale FDM 3D printers for end-use applications such as jigs, fixtures, and tooling. The properties of new material make it an alternative to metal...
24th Feb 2021
The replacement of the Grist Mill Bridge, which now has composite beams supplied by AIT Bridges, a division of Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a designer and supplier of composite bridge systems and structural components, has opened to traffic. The bridge, located on Route 1A, in Hampden Maine, has been opened after required load testing.
23rd Feb 2021
Sicomin, the leading formulator of bio-epoxy resin systems brand GreenPoxy, and Greenboats have partnered to produce the first ever natural fibre composite (NFC) nacelle for an offshore wind turbine. Use of NFC structures in wind energy lowers energy consumption in manufacturing and improves sustainability of the composite materials used in the turbine.
11th Feb 2021
Hexcel, a leading advanced composites company which develops lightweight, high-performance structural materials, has received Type Approval Certification for its HexPly M9 prepreg materials from DNV GL. The addition of the HexPly M9 prepreg range to Hexcel’s DNV GL certified portfolio gives ship and boat builders optimal prepreg processing options.
29th Jan 2021
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) has added new resin formulations to its KyronMAX structural thermoplastic materials product line. The expansion of the product line is for applications in the medical, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, and recreation market segments. KyronMAX compounds can be used to replace steel in a structural...
15th Jan 2021
Notus Composites (UAE) has completed delivery of fire retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg for Dubai’s Museum of the Future, one of the most complex façade projects. The company has supplied over 600,000m2 of prepreg materials for the building’s external façade panels. The museum has 1024 cladding panels built with Notus’ multiaxial glass and carbon prepregs.
6th Jan 2021
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), the public transport provider for the Memphis area, has decided to use new service ramps, made of a lightweight, super strong composite material used to reinforce concrete buildings and bridges, on its rail trolley cars. The ramps are more than 60 per cent lighter than the metal ramps, and are three times...