11th Dec 2018
The Netherlands ‘Country on Stage’ will be presented during JEC World 2019, the largest composite trade fair in the world, to be held from March 12-14 in Paris. In collaboration with the ministry of economic affairs & climate policy and top sector HTSM, CompositesNL, the trade organisation for composite industry, will organise the Holland High Tech...
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...
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.
1st Dec 2018
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have invented a roll-to-roll process to coat electrically conductive carbon fibres with semiconducting silicon carbide nanoparticles. The nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than fibre-reinforced composites and has a new feature – capability to monitor its own structural...
30th Nov 2018
Imet has recruited the first cohort of composite technician apprentices at its new multi-million pound advanced training facility at Alconbury Weald. The composites apprenticeship has been developed through close collaboration between Imet, local businesses Codem Composites and TRB Lightweight Structures along with National Composites Centre.