2nd Aug 2021
US-based Owens Corning has acquired Vliepa GmbH, which specialises in the coating, printing and finishing of nonwovens, paper and film for the building materials industry. The acquisition broadens Owens Corning’s global nonwovens portfolio to better serve European customers and accelerate growth of building and construction market applications in the...
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.
11th Jun 2021
Hempitecture, a Sun Valley, Idaho-based company that manufactures and distributes sustainable building materials, is setting up a new facility in the Magic Valley. The facility will manufacture HempWool, a sustainable, high-performing fibre insulation for residential and commercial construction projects. The plant-based insulation product captures CO2.
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.