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IACMI's CEO among 25 leaders transforming manufacturing

12th Apr 2021

John Hopkins, the chief executive officer of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI-The Composites Institute, has found a place in the Smart Manufacturing magazine's list of “25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing”. These leaders were identified after consultations among manufacturing experts from various industry...

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Composites UK initiates process for 2021 industry awards

12th Apr 2021

Composites UK, trade association of the UK composites industry, has initiated the process for its 2021 industry awards. It has invited submissions from companies and individuals. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of the UK composites industry in terms of company efforts and individual successes. The awards were postponed last year due to...

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UK’s Hypetex collaborates with Composite Envisions to enter US market

26th Mar 2021

Hypetex, the award-winning innovators and leaders in manufacturing and supply of coloured advanced materials, is collaborating with Composite Envisions, a US based global distributor of composite materials and supplies. Hypetex portfolio of technical coloured carbon fibre materials get entry into the US market for the first time with this partnership.

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French company Saint-Gobain invests in US’ Continuous Composites

24th Mar 2021

Saint-Gobain, a French multinational manufacturer and distributor of high-performance materials has made investments in Continuous Composites for development and commercialisation of Continuous Composites’ patented technology, Continuous Fibre 3D Printing (CF3D). The technology enables affordable manufacturing of complex composite structures.

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German company Whitecane produces all-composite IO white cane

22nd Mar 2021

Whitecane from Duderstadt, Germany, in collaboration with Refitech Composite Components and its German partner CG TEC, has produced an all-composite IO white cane for the visually impaired. Due to the ergonomic thin-walled carbon grip and composite tube, the cane is extremely lightweight, and therefore easy to handle and brings better sensory...

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Netherlands’ Pontis, AMAC to devise composite solutions for e-mobility

17th Mar 2021

Pontis Engineering, which specialises in one-stop-shop engineering solutions for advanced composite niche applications, is collaborating with AMAC to develop next level composite solutions for the e-mobility sector. The two intend to contribute to meeting the global sustainability challenges with high-end, lightweight and energy-saving composite...

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University of Sydney team devises method for recycling CFRP composites

16th Mar 2021

Scientists at the University of Sydney have devised a process for recycling of CFRP composites which retains 90 per cent of their original strength. Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites, used in products such as wind turbines, aeroplane parts, cars and ships, are non-biodegradable materials and, until now, lacked a viable recycling method.

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Netherlands' Pontis, AMAC to devise composite solutions for e-mobility

15th Mar 2021

Pontis Engineering, which specialises in one-stop-shop engineering solutions for advanced composite niche applications, is collaborating with AMAC to develop next level composite solutions for the e-mobility sector. The two intend to contribute to meeting the global sustainability challenges with high-end, lightweight and energy-saving composite...

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German company Thermoplastic Composites supplies sustainable products

12th Mar 2021

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites is collaborating with Bpreg, supplier of natural fibre-based composites, to meet the growing demand for sustainable materials. The products are unidirectional prepregs tapes, woven prepregs and woven fabrics. The semi-finished thermoplastic products offered have a polypropylene polymer matrix reinforced by flax fibres.

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