15th Jul 2021
National Composites Centre (NCC) has designed a prototype propeller blade using a process that has never been used before in this application, as part of a £20 million research and development programme led by Dowty Propellers. The four-year Digital Propulsion (DigiProp) programme was meant to develop blades which reduce costs but improve performance.
14th Jul 2021
TRB Lightweight Structures is to design and manufacture a unique emergency detrainment system in partnership with Siemens Mobility for 94 nine-car ‘Inspiro’ train sets for the London Underground Piccadilly Line. These state-of-the-art trains will replace outdated rolling stock that entered service in the 1970s, and will be fully assembled in the UK.
2nd Jun 2021
Avient Corporation is helping replacement of metal or wood with its advanced composite materials that are valued for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, durability, dimensional stability and corrosion resistance, in transportation sector. Manufacturers around the world have embraced lightweighting to improve sustainability in transportation.
28th May 2021
Bostik is taking over Edge Adhesives Texas, a complementary asset in hot-melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for residential construction. The acquisition expands Bostik’s offerings in high performance adhesives in the US. This is in line with Arkema’s strategy of bolt-on acquisitions in adhesives and deliver new products to meet...
26th May 2021
Magma Global, manufacturer of PEEK and carbon-fibre composite m-pipe, has supplied the world’s first high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG’s storage location on the US Gulf Coast, completing its rapidly deployable Offset Flexible Riser (OFR) system. The m-pipe is meant to enhance HWCG’s rapid deployment emergency well containment system.
20th May 2021
Greenboats, Sicomin and Bcomp are among the finalists of the JEC Innovation Awards 2021. The three, partners in making innovative Green Nacelle – the first offshore nacelle manufactured with natural fibre composites (NFC) - have been selected in the Renewable Energy category. The Green Nacelle construction requires over 50 per cent less energy.
19th May 2021
Hexcel Corporation, a global advanced composites technology leader, is setting up a flagship Centre of Excellence for Research and Technology (R and T) to support next-generation developments in advanced composites technologies in Utah. This will lead to addition of up to 150 new high-paying jobs in the next 12 years, and develop Utah’s workforce.
14th May 2021
InfraCore and CMSI have recently signed a license agreement to bring the world class fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite bridge using the patented InfraCore technology to the Canadian market. InfraCore is a leader in robust load bearing FRP structures for the infrastructure market. CMSI Infrastructure is a certified InfraCore inside manufacturer.
13th May 2021
Cobra International is partnering with Radinn to mass produce its new range of electric powered surfboards. Swedish innovator Radinn produces some of the fastest jetboards on the market, offering three board models. The partnership between the two materialised since Radinn was looking to ramp up production and intended to reduce overall board weight.