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The Netherlands ‘Country on stage’ at JEC World 2019

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...

Courtesy: Boeing
Boeing, ELG find new life for airplane structure material

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...

Courtesy: Dieffenbacher
Fibercon by Dieffenbacher gets AVK Innovation Award

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...

Courtesy:  University of Manchester
Manchester university team adds graphene to jute

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.

Courtesy: Composites Evolution
Composites Evolution develops hybrid tooling system

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.

Courtesy: Hexcel
Hexcel to acquire ARC Technologies

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.

Courtesy: 4m
4M Carbon Fibre becomes part of CAG

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.

Courtesy: Christopher Bowland and Sherry Razo/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
ORNL scientists invent composites to monitor damage

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...

Courtesy: Imet
Imet opens its doors to first cohort of apprentices

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.

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