12th Dec 2018
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont specialty products division business, was selected as winner of the 55th annual R&D 100 awards in two innovative product categories – a new composite bonding adhesive (Betaforce 9050M ) for Audi and a new laser-transparent halogen-free nylon resin (Zytel Htnltfr52g30nh Bl662).
11th Dec 2018
Chomarat, the specialist in composite and construction reinforcements and coated fabrics, has demonstrated the group’s determination to pursue a sustainable process by earning environmental management (ISO 14001) and energy management (ISO 50001) certification for its French sites. The two-fold certification is in keeping with Chomarat‘s long-term...
10th Dec 2018
Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre have partnered to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite materials to be used by other companies to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment. The agreement will cover excess carbon fibre from 11 Boeing airplane manufacturing sites and will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a...
7th Dec 2018
Hexcel Corporation, a leading advanced composites company, has appointed Colleen Pritchett as president – aerospace, Americas. Pritchett joins Hexcel from EI du Pont de Nemours and company where she served for more than 20 years most recently as global business director and president of the electronics & imaging advanced printing business in Taiwan.
6th Dec 2018
Fibercon, the consolidation system developed by Dieffenbacher and Fraunhofer ICT, has been named the winner of the AVK Innovation Award in the “Innovative Processes” category. The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe eV) grants the AVK Innovation Award to pioneering innovations in composites every...
5th Dec 2018
University of Manchester researchers have added graphene to jute to create graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites. This may lead to production of high-performance, environment-friendly natural fibre composites that could replace synthetic composites in the automotive industry, ship building, durable wind turbine blades and low-cost housing.
5th Dec 2018
Composites Evolution has developed a new tooling prepreg system (Evopreg EPT), based on a hybrid combination of carbon and flax reinforcements in partnership with moulders KS Composites. In the new hybrid tooling system, several of the carbon bulking plies are replaced with more cost-effective flax to reduce the cost of carbon-epoxy mould tools.
4th Dec 2018
Hexcel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ARC Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of custom RF / EMI and microwave absorbing composite materials. The acquisition will strengthen Hexcel’s existing advanced materials portfolio in structural composites and thermoplastics, providing new opportunities for growth and market penetration.
3rd Dec 2018
4M Carbon Fibre Corp has become part of the Composite Applications Group (CAG), a consortium of companies that produce carbon fibre, use fibre in composite parts, deploy advanced CFRP technologies, and utilise composite reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts. Composites are being increasingly used in transportation, marine markets, and aerospace sectors.