3rd Sep 2023
Teijin Limited is selling its Japanese subsidiary GH Craft to TIP Composite, aiming to focus on its North American operations. Acquired in 2008, GH Craft has been crucial in composite material design for aerospace, automotive, and railway sectors. Teijin, facing profit shortfalls due to various factors, is reallocating resources to North America.
18th Jul 2023
Scientists have developed mycocrete, a composite material made of mycelium, the root network of fungi and knitted textiles. The mycocrete is stronger and more versatile than previous biomaterials, offering potential for eco-friendly construction. The knitted molds provide a flexible framework for growing the mycelium, allowing for diverse shapes...
15th Jun 2023
Toray Industries will participate in the Paris Air Show to discuss advancements in composite material technologies for the aerospace industry. The company's carbon fibre and thermoplastic composites are essential in enabling the adoption of composites in aviation. Toray remains committed to sustainability and providing innovative solutions.
14th Jun 2023
Aluula Composites has collaborated with Incidence Sails to introduce Aluula Durlyte, an ultra-light and strong composite material for sailmaking. With 10 times the abrasion resistance of competing materials, Aluula Durlyte is revolutionising sail design and performance. This partnership marks the beginning of Aluula's journey in sailmaking.
12th May 2023
Hexcel Corporation has unveiled the completion of an expansion project at its engineered core operations facility in Morocco. The purpose of this expansion is to address the need for lightweight advanced composite materials within the aerospace sector. Situated in the Midparc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca, the plant has undergone significant growth.
26th Apr 2023
American firm Hexcel Corporation reported Q1 FY23 sales of $457.7 million, up 17.2 per cent YoY, driven by commercial aerospace sales, which grew by 30 per cent to reach $284.5 million. The company's adjusted operating income increased to $63 million or 13.8 per cent of sales, compared to $31.1 million, or 8 per cent of sales in Q1 FY22.
26th Apr 2023
Gurit has reported a 26.6 per cent YoY growth in Q1 net sales, reaching CHF 117.4 million, attributed to its composite materials division's performance, which achieved a 36.2 per cent YoY increase in net sales. The company’s guidance for FY23 remains unchanged, with an expected net sales of CHF 450-510 million and an operating profit margin of 2-5 per ...
24th Apr 2023
Aluula Composites & the UBC have joined forces to pioneer recycling applications for Aluula's cutting-edge high-performance composite materials based on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Conventionally, composite materials are manufactured by bonding together different layers of core materials and outer films to make fabrics for various...
9th Mar 2023
ThermHex Waben, specialist producer of thermoplastic polypropylene honeycomb cores for lightweight sandwich panels and components, has announced its latest range of sustainable panels for lightweight applications. The applications cover a wide range of industries, including automotive, transport, wind and solar, logistics, B&C, and furniture.