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Collier’s HyperX software fits well in Korean wind turbine blade

11th May 2022

With the launch of its HyperX structural analysis software, Collier Aerospace is spotlighting the tool’s real-world application in sizing a 7.4-metre natural fibre composite wind turbine blade. The blade is developed by the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Hongik University in South Korea and Samwon Millennia, a software...

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Switzerland’s CompPair & Decathlon complete FRP recycling project

9th May 2022

CompPair and Decathlon SAS have announced the completion of their joint fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) recycling project. This project is an industrial proof-of-concept (POC) of what is possible with HealTech: making FRP recycling more environmentally and, ultimately, economically viable. CompPair is a Swiss company in the field of self-healing...

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Reifenhäuser shows nonwoven composites at ICE Europe in Germany

16th Mar 2022

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, specialists for cast film, sheet extrusion and extrusion coating lines, is displaying a new production process for cost-effective film/nonwoven composites with a low grammage at ICE (International Converting Exhibition) Europe, in hall A5, booth 1300, from March 15-17, 2022. The show is being held at Messe München.

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France’s JEC & Composites Expert to promote e-learning academy

16th Mar 2022

France’s JEC group and Composites Expert have signed an agreement to promote E-learning Composites Academy, the first 4.0 training platform dedicated to manufacturing processes of composite materials. Composites Expert is a start-up created by Jean-Pierre Cauchois. It’s mission is to provide innovative and cognitive training in the composites industry.

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Propex Furnishing & Ocean State to distribute composites in the US

8th Mar 2022

Composites manufacturer, Propex Furnishing Solutions, has signed an agreement with Ocean State Innovations, for the distribution and sale of Curv tactical composite material in North America. The partnership formalises both parties' commitment to provide advanced material innovation to North American tactical gear consumers and manufacturers alike.

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US’ Avient launches recycled-content long fibre composite materials

8th Mar 2022

US’ Avient has announced the commercial availability of Complēt R long fibre-reinforced composites, which incorporate post-consumer recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets. Avient provides sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.

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Swiss firm CompPair’s healable composite materials used on Gunboat

4th Mar 2022

An application of CompPair’s healable composite materials, HealTech, has been developed with Gunboat, developer of high-performance cruising catamarans. The materials are now being tested on a Gunboat 68 that is scheduled to launch soon. Switzerland’s CompPair makes production more efficient and brings a sustainable and quality differentiator to the...

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Sweden’s Diab reduces carbon footprint by 46%

2nd Mar 2022

Sweden’s Diab reduces carbon footprint by 46 per cent between 2016-2021. In 2016, Diab started to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its commitment to meeting the global reduction goals. Diab’s targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), making it the first company for high-tech sandwich composite solutions to do so.

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NIAR USA expands portfolio with Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system

28th Feb 2022

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) has announced that the institute has expanded its portfolio of future composites production technologies with Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system. As the first Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) system on US soil, it strengthens NIAR’s position in aerospace and composites R&D.

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