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Greenboats, Sicomin, Bcomp among JEC Innovation Awards finalists

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.

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US’ Hexcel setting up Centre of Excellence for composites in Utah

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.

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Thai company Cobra to mass produce Radinn’s electric surfboards

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.

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Cygnet Texkimp, Manchester University collaborate

11th May 2021

Cygnet Texkimp and the Northwest Composites Centre (NWCC), part of the University of Manchester’s department of materials, are collaborating to assess Cygnet Texkimp’s Multi Axis Winder (MAW) and 3D Winder technologies against two alternative technologies braiding and traditional filament winding. The project will measure factors such as damage...

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Netherlands’ InfraCore, CMSI to bring FRP composite bridges to Canada

4th May 2021

InfraCore, leader in robust load bearing FRP structures for the infrastructure market, and CMSI, a company equipping Canada to meet infrastructure challenges in an environmentally sustainable manner, have signed a license agreement which brings fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite bridges, made using the patented InfraCore technology, to Canadian...

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Composite bridge in US' city demonstrates alternative for old bridges

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.

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French company Sicomin’s resins used in Mini 6.5 class yacht

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...

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US company Arris gets Good Design Award

10th Mar 2021

Arris, a manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, has been named the winner of the Good Design Award for its carbon fibre optimised truss structure with exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and scalability. The structure is made up of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic...

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Stratasys’ C fibre material for F123 Series 3D printers

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...

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