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Innovation Norway supporting project on biocomposites

13th Dec 2019

Norske Skog Saugbrugs and Borregaard are producing a new type of biocomposite that may be used in furniture, packaging and car interiors. Norske Skog and Borregaard will develop sustainable solutions related to plastic raw materials, fibre blending, technology development and testing of biocomposites. The effort is being supported by Innovation Norway.

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ELG Carbon Fibre, Huddersfield making C fibre bogie

13th Dec 2019

A consortium including British company ELG Carbon Fibre and the University of Huddersfield's Institute for Railway Research, is developing the world’s first carbon fibre bogie (CAFIBO). The new bogie is lighter than conventional bogies and optimises vertical and transverse stiffness. This bogie will reduce track wear and infrastructure maintenance...

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KCV to make composite parts for Carestream Health

13th Dec 2019

Kaman Composites - Vermont (KCV), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, has expanded its medical imaging customer base. It will manufacture complex composite assemblies for Carestream Health for their DRX product line. All composite detail parts and assemblies will be manufactured at the KCV facility in Bennington. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2020.

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Safran to get Halar ECTFE film from Solvay

13th Dec 2019

Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, will supply Halar ECTFE high performance film for Safran's LEAP engine acoustic panels. The two have signed an agreement in this connection. Film made from Halar ECTFE with additional plasma treatment provides excellent adhesion to composite substrates and superior aesthetic surface aspects.

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AEC to take part in Airbus' Wing of Tomorrow programme

12th Dec 2019

Albany International has become part of Airbus' Wing of Tomorrow programme. For this, Albany International's subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), has signed a two-year Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with Airbus under which Albany's 3D reinforced composites technology will be applied to next generation wing substructure applications.

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Solvay, SGL Carbon to develop composites for aircraft

5th Dec 2019

Solvay and SGL Carbon have joined hands to bring to market composite materials based on large-tow intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre. The two have signed a joint development agreement. These materials will help reduce costs and carbon dioxide emissions, and improve the production process and fuel efficiency of next-generation commercial aircraft.

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NCC working with DSD on electric vehicles

5th Dec 2019

The NCC has joined hands with British engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), on a new project on enhancing the efficiency of the integrated electric drive unit (EDU) of electric vehicles (EVs). The 12-month project, part-funded by Innovate UK, will investigate the use of composites to enable increased power density and reduced unit size.

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Composites One buying Polynt Composites Distribution

4th Dec 2019

Composites One, the North American supplier of composites raw materials and value-added services, is taking over Canadian-based Polynt Composites Distribution from Polynt-Reichhold Group, the North American manufacturer of thermoset resins, gel coats and other raw materials. Polynt Composites will continue to own its resin and gel coat blending...

8th Biocomposite Conference Cologne, Congress Hall; Speaker: Michael Carus. Pic: nova-Institut GmbH DE
KNN Cellulose, Bcomp win biocomposite award

2nd Dec 2019

KNN Cellulose from the Netherlands, Bcomp from Switzerland, and Golden Compound from Germany are the winners of the "Biocomposite of the Year 2019" award. The award was given to developers of new applications for biocomposites at the "8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne". The innovations indicate the versatility of commercially available biocomposites.

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