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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

25 April 2017

GE has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, following regulatory approval in the European Union, US, China, and Brazil.


DTC listed as Official Supplier for Green Port Hull Project

25 April 2017

Direct Tool Company (DTC) has been selected for the business directory of the Green Port renewable energy project in Hull, UK.


Exova Signs Contract with McDermott

Exova Signs Contract with McDermott

11 April 2017

Exova has been awarded a contract with McDermott to deliver a range of testing services for offshore fabrication projects in the oil & g...


LM Wind Power Lays First Stone at Cherbourg Blade Factory

LM Wind Power Lays First Stone at Cherbourg Blade Factory

28 March 2017

Work on LM Wind Power’s new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, has commenced.


BÜFAtec Spain Looks for Opportunities in the Brazilian Wind Power Market

21 March 2017

BÜFAtec Spain intends to expand its presence in Brazil in 2017 by doing business with companies of the wind power sector.


METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

14 March 2017

METYX Composites has extended its global distributor network, appointing GRP Solutions as its exclusive distributor for the UK.  


Chem-Trend Launches New Labeling System to Streamline Product Usage Globally

Chem-Trend Launches New Labeling System to Streamline Product Usage Globally

14 March 2017

Chem-Trend has launched a new labeling system designed to simplify selection for multiple product application processes worldwide; currently...


Teijin Exhibits High Performance Products at JEC World 2017

14 March 2017

The Teijin Group will showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017.


Diab to Show Products and Innovations at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

Diab will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities for a number of applications including marine, aerospace, transport and wind energy.


Covestro Present Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

Covestro Present Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

07 March 2017

Covestro will present material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of...


CHOMARAT Showcases G-FLOW for Infusion and Highlights latest JEC Innovation Award as a Partner in the Fast RTM Project

CHOMARAT Showcases G-FLOW for Infusion and Highlights latest JEC Innovation Award as a Partner in the Fast RTM Project

07 March 2017

CHOMARAT G-FLOW, a reinforcement that combines structural and vacuum-draw functionalities, and is being used by leading companies in the mar...


Covestro Presents Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

Covestro Presents Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

07 March 2017

Covestro will present material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of...


CRP Technology Showcases Additive Manufacturing with Windform Materials at JEC World

CRP Technology Showcases Additive Manufacturing with Windform Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

CRP Technology will showcase its latest innovations in the field of additive manufacturing with Windform high performance materials.


Diab to Show Products & Innovations at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

Diab will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities for a number of applications including marine, aerospace, transport and wind energy.


Granta Presents Latest Composite Information Management Software and Support for Simulation at JEC World

07 March 2017

Granta Design will present its latest software technology, solutions for managing composite data, support for composite simulation, and tools to aid the qualification and specification of composites, at JEC World 2017 in Paris.


Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

07 March 2017

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017.


METYX Composites Showcases New High Performance RTM Fabric and Carbon Woven Technical Textiles at JEC World

METYX Composites Showcases New High Performance RTM Fabric and Carbon Woven Technical Textiles at JEC World

07 March 2017

METYX Composites will showcase its latest high performance Eglass, aramid and carbon fibre technical textile products in its range of RTM, m...


Rubbercraft Showcase Custom Made High Performance Reusable Vacuum Bags at JEC World

Rubbercraft Showcase Custom Made High Performance Reusable Vacuum Bags at JEC World

07 March 2017

Rubbercraft will showcase its latest capabilities to design and custom manufacture elastomeric Reusable Vacuum Bags (RVB) during JEC World i...


Solvay Showcases Lightweighting Composite Solutions and Additive Manufacturing Technology for Challenging Aerospace and Automotive Applications at JEC World

07 March 2017

Solvay will present its technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions for the manufacture of cost-efficient and high-performance structures for aerospace, automotive, mass transportation, oil & gas, and other demanding industrial end-use applications at JEC World 2017.


LM Wind Power to Open New Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Factory in France

LM Wind Power to Open New Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Factory in France

28 February 2017

LM Wind Power will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France.


Gurit Appoints Barracuda Advanced Composites as Distributor for Brazil

14 February 2017

Gurit has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites for Non-Wind Applications.


IACMI Teams With Industry to Unveil Unique Combination of Technologies in Nine-meter Wind Turbine Blade

IACMI Teams With Industry to Unveil Unique Combination of Technologies in Nine-meter Wind Turbine Blade

07 February 2017

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Manufacturing US institute driven by the University of Tennessee, ...


LM Wind Power Gaspé Factory Expansion Shows How Wind Industry Growth Brings Strategic Economic Gains

LM Wind Power Gaspé Factory Expansion Shows How Wind Industry Growth Brings Strategic Economic Gains

24 January 2017

The expansion of LM Wind Power's Gaspe factory, which last week received financial support of almost USD 5.7 million from the Government of ...


Energy Efficiency Applications Brings Award to Kordsa

24 January 2017

Kordsa has won the Jury’s Special Award in the ‘Project Contest on Energy Efficiency in Industry’ organised by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Renewable Energy Directorate General.


LM Wind Power Delivers 66.9 Meter Blades for Goldwind's New 3 MW Wind Turbine

LM Wind Power Delivers 66.9 Meter Blades for Goldwind's New 3 MW Wind Turbine

17 January 2017

LM Wind Power’s newly developed 66.9 meter blades for Goldwind's 3MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, were installed successfully on the fir...


LM Wind Power Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2018

LM Wind Power Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2018

03 January 2017

LM Wind Power plans to be carbon neutral by 2018, making it one of the first in the wind industry to take such a step.


Elantas Gain GL Certification for Three Products

Elantas Gain GL Certification for Three Products

13 December 2016

ELANTAS Europe, supplied by Cristex Composite Materials in the UK, has recently been awarded German Lloyd certification on three of their pr...


Gurit Acquires BASF PET Business

06 December 2016

Gurit has announced its acquisition of BASF`s PET structural foam business for an undisclosed purchase price.


Scott Bader Wins 2016 'Most Innovative Supplier’ Award from LM Wind Power

Scott Bader Wins 2016 'Most Innovative Supplier’ Award from LM Wind Power

29 November 2016

At the recent LM Wind Power 2016 Supplier Day, Scott Bader was presented with ‘Most innovative supplier 2016’ award for its new, ‘zero styre...


LM Wind Power to Supply Blades for CSIC HZ Windpower's New 5 MW Offshore Turbine in China

22 November 2016

LM Wind Power has formed a strategic collaboration with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HZ Windpower to deliver blades for its newly launched H151-5.0MW platform.


Hexagon Ragasco Enters Strategic Partnership With Lipigas in Chile

22 November 2016

Hexagon Ragasco has entered the Chilean market through a strategic partnership with Empresas Lipigas.


Hexagon Ragasco Enters Bangladesh

15 November 2016

Hexagon Ragasco has entered into a four-year frame agreement with Beximco Group for sales of composite LPG cylinders into the fast growing Bangladeshi market.


Tesla and SolarCity Launch of Multiple Styled Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla and SolarCity Launch of Multiple Styled Solar Roof Tiles

08 November 2016

Sven Lindström, CEO of solar tech company Midsummer, says that he finds Tesla’s and SolarCity’s launch of multiple styled solar roof tiles r...


VELOX Introduces Its Comprehensive Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

VELOX Introduces Its Comprehensive Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

01 November 2016

VELOX will be present at the Advanced Engineering Show taking place on the 2-3 November at NEC in Birmingham, UK.


Hexcel Displays Bright Lite Structures Award-winning Zenos E10 Chassis at Advanced Engineering 2016

Hexcel Displays Bright Lite Structures Award-winning Zenos E10 Chassis at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Hexcel says its HiMax carbon fibre reinforcements have been selected by Bright Lite Structures (BLS) for the manufacture of safety-critical ...


Scott Bader Showcasing Olympic Class Laser Dinghy and Advanced Composites Materials at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Scott Bader will be exhibiting its latest technology advanced materials and services for manufacturing high performance composite parts, including its Crystic Ecogel ‘ultra-low’ styrene content spray gelcoats range with four grade options for a variety of end applications including marine, transportation, buildings, general industrial and wind turbine blades.


LANXESS Increases Focus on E&E Industry

25 October 2016

The use of thermoplastics in the electrical and electronics industry (E&E) will continue to grow strongly in the future thanks to megatrends such as Industry 4.0, LED lighting and the digital networking of building services engineering, household appliances and entertainment electronics.


LM Group Holding Sell of LM Wind Power to GE

18 October 2016

Doughty Hanson, the European private equity firm, has agreed to sell its stakes in LM Wind Power Holding to GE for an enterprise value of EUR 1.5 billion.


Hexagon Composites Acquires xperion and Strengthens Its Position in the Composite Pressure Cylinder Market

11 October 2016

Hexagon Composites has entered into an agreement with AVANCO to acquire its wholly owned subsidiary, xperion Energy & Environment, a market leader in Type 4 high pressure cylinders.


Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

04 October 2016

Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has been awarded a contract extension by UK utility company, National Grid, to develop 14 different lightw...


Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites Successfully Close Merger to Create Agility Fuel

04 October 2016

Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites have finalised their merger effective 3 October 2016.


METYX Composites Doubles Production Site in Turkey

13 September 2016

METYX Composites is in the process of doubling its production facilities at its main manufacturing centre in Manisa, Turkey.


Armacell Starts Slicing Operations of PET-based Foam Core Materials in Canada

Armacell Starts Slicing Operations of PET-based Foam Core Materials in Canada

06 September 2016

Armacell Benelux has started ArmaFORM PET foam slicing operations at its Canadian plant in Brampton, Ontario.


ALMACO Creates Wind Committee

23 August 2016

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has recently created a Wind Committee, a body that has the goal of sharing knowledge and opening new opportunities for composite materials.


Automated Dynamics Partners With Bartell Machinery

Automated Dynamics Partners With Bartell Machinery

16 August 2016

Automated Dynamics has entered into a partnership with Bartell Machinery of Rome, New York, US.


BÜFA Composite Systems Evaluates Wind Energy Market in Brazil

16 August 2016

As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry.


Covestro and Tekmar Sign Co-operation Agreement

28 June 2016

Covestro and Tekmar Energy have signed a co-operation agreement on a high-performance and durable subsea cable protection for the China Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) market.


Adwen and LM Wind Power Partner to Present the Longest Blade in the World

Adwen and LM Wind Power Partner to Present the Longest Blade in the World

21 June 2016

Adwen and LM Wind Power have partnered to take a large step forward towards lowering the cost of energy in offshore, putting their respectiv...


Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites Merge to Create Agility Fuel Solutions

21 June 2016

Hexagon Composites and Agility Fuel System will merge Hexagon Composites' CNG Automotive Products Division, which includes medium- and heavy-duty vehicle composite cylinder manufacturing operations and its bus systems business unit, with Agility to form Agility Fuel Solutions.


Gurit Opens Wind Blade Mould Production Facility in Europe

14 June 2016

Gurit will open a wind blade mould production facility in Szczecin, Poland to help further increase its tooling market share in Europe.


Port Jefferson Power Station Lands FiberSystems FRP Fish-Friendly Solution

Port Jefferson Power Station Lands FiberSystems FRP Fish-Friendly Solution

03 May 2016

When National Grid installed fish-friendly intake screens at its Port Jefferson Power Station, US, it needed a new discharge piping assembly...


Cristex Supplies SAERTEX Fabrics to the Wind Power Industry

Cristex Supplies SAERTEX Fabrics to the Wind Power Industry

26 April 2016

An ever-growing industry, the renewable energy sector is increasingly turning to the use of fibre reinforced polymers as a key element in co...


Gurit Tooling and Barracuda Advanced Composites Co-operate to Service the Brazilian Wind Energy Tooling Market

Gurit Tooling and Barracuda Advanced Composites Co-operate to Service the Brazilian Wind Energy Tooling Market

26 April 2016

Gurit and Barracuda Advanced Composites have teamed up to serve the Brazilian market with wind blade mould technology and services.


The Next Generation of Rotor Blades

The Next Generation of Rotor Blades

15 December 2015

Covestro and Saertex have developed materials for new process with manufacturing technology from Hubers.


Reichhold Receives Supplier Award from LM Wind Power

24 November 2015

LM Wind Power has named Reichhold as their most innovative supplier in 2015 during its global Annual Supplier Convention held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Altair Receives 2015 HPCwire Editor's Choice Award in Oil and Gas

24 November 2015

Altair has won Best Application of HPC in Oil and Gas in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for its work with Intel and Cray.


AIREX T10 Industrialised PET Foam Core More Cost-effective for Wind Turbine Blades

24 November 2015

STRUCTeam’s 80m blade study shows AIREX T10 noticeably reduces the cost of wind turbine blades over PVC and with only a 2% weight addition.


Cygnet Texkimp’s Thermoplastic Research Cell Goes Live

17 November 2015

Cygnet Texkimp has created a thermoplastic research cell to develop the next generation of high tech materials including carbon fibre and composites for the international aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries.


International Composites Seminar Brings Together 350 People in São Paulo

International Composites Seminar Brings Together 350 People in São Paulo

17 November 2015

350 people participated in the International Composites Seminar last week in São Paulo, Brazil; an event organised by the Latin American Com...


Versatile Vessels for the Offshore Wind Industry

Versatile Vessels for the Offshore Wind Industry

22 September 2015

CTruk Boats has worked with DIAB to lead the way in meeting the needs of versatile vessels that can easily be refitted and reconfigured to p...


10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

04 August 2015

From 22-24 September, the 10th edition of Composites Europe will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, exhibiting a whole range of fibre-reinforced...


Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

28 July 2015

Composites Evolution is pleased to announce the launch of its multi-device website; a comprehensive online guide to the use of its natural c...


JEC Asia Conferences to highlight Composites Developments in Eco-Design, Simulation, Aeronautics, Automotive and HP Tanks

JEC Asia Conferences to highlight Composites Developments in Eco-Design, Simulation, Aeronautics, Automotive and HP Tanks

21 July 2015

JEC Group has revealed the program of its 5 conferences organised for the JEC Asia composites Show’s 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center...


Industrial Hemp in Strong Upturn

09 June 2015

On 20 - 21 May 2015, 260 industrial hemp experts from 38 countries met in Wesseling, Germany, for the 12th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).


bio!CAR Debuts at Composites Europe

02 June 2015

bio!CAR, a new conference for the car industry, will launch in September 2015 at the Exhibition Centre Stuttgart on 24 and 25 September as part of Composites Europe 2015, focused mainly on bio-based materials in automotive engineering.


Composites Innovations on Display at JEC Americas 2015

02 June 2015

JEC Group will commence its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences on 3rd June 2015 in downtown Houston, Texas.


AIMPLAS Develops New Composites Reinforced with Flax Fibre Selected Genetically

AIMPLAS Develops New Composites Reinforced with Flax Fibre Selected Genetically

02 June 2015

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has completed the research developed in the framework of the project FIBRAGEN in order to develop a...


Bayer MaterialScience Wins “Bio-based Material of the Year 2015” Innovation Award

21 April 2015

Bayer MaterialScience has received the "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015" Innovation Award for the first bio-based polyurethane crosslinker for high performance automotive coatings.


nova-Institute Releases Natural Fibre Sustainability Assessment Results

21 April 2015

The nova-Institute has published the first results of the sustainability assessment within the project MultiHemp.


NetComposites Develops Innovative Highly Aligned Flax

NetComposites Develops Innovative Highly Aligned Flax

03 March 2015

NetComposites, in collaboration with Tilsatec and FORMAX, has developed an innovative, highly aligned flax-based tape and non-crimp fabric.


Michelman Showcase Reinforced Plastic Composites Expertise at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Michelman’s Hydrosise, its brand of fibre sizings, along with complementary products, which have been produced to help composite manufacturers develop stronger, lighter, more durable and effective products and will be featured during JEC Europe 2015.


NetComposites Develops Natural Fibre LFT for Lightweighting

NetComposites Develops Natural Fibre LFT for Lightweighting

24 February 2015

NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) Flax/PP and Jute/PP pellets.


Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

24 February 2015

JEC Group will hold its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences in Houston, US, June 2-4, 2015.


Fibre Sizings Ideal for Heat Stability and Hydrolytic Resistance Critical Lightweight Automotive Composites

27 January 2015

Michelman is introducing a number of new fibre sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications.


ReportLinker Predict Global Trends and Forcasts to 2019 for Natural Fibre Composites Market by Applications by Manufacturing Processes and by Region

06 January 2015

The natural fibre composites market is projected to register a CAGR of 12.31% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $5,838.99 million by 2019, says market research organisation, ReportLinker. 


Composites UK Promotes Current Developments in Biocomposites

14 October 2014

Composites UK will be promoting the current developments in biocomposite materials at its next event on 23rd October 2014, at the AMRC, Rotherham, UK.


FRP Composites in Mass Transport Applications Event Keynote Paper Calls for Supply Chain Managers to 'Be Brave'

23 September 2014

NetComposites has announced that Graham Mulholland, Managing Director of epm:Technology, will provide the Keynote for its  Fibre Reinforced Plastics in Mass Transport event to be held on 1st October 2014 at The Roundhouse, Derby, UK.


Composites Evolution and VELOX Offer Sustainable Natural Reinforcement Solutions

Composites Evolution and VELOX Offer Sustainable Natural Reinforcement Solutions

15 July 2014

VELOX, distributor of composites materials in Europe has the pleasure to announce their new partnership with Composites Evolution. Leader in...


International and University of Michigan Team to Add Hands-on Lab to Automotive Composites Technology Engineering A

17 June 2014

SAE International and the University of Michigan are teaming up to launch the “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy.”


All-New Volkswagen Golf features Faurecia Technology Inside and Outside the Car

All-New Volkswagen Golf features Faurecia Technology Inside and Outside the Car

06 May 2014

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is set to roll into showrooms this spring equipped with Faurecia technology for seating, door panels, and front-end...


Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

22 April 2014

Composites Evolution has joined forces with Jacomp Oy to offer its Biotex range across Finland and Estonia.


The JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards Program Recognises Ten Composite Companies

The JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards Program Recognises Ten Composite Companies

22 April 2014

JEC Group has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program.


JEC Americas, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas Announce 700 Exhibitors in Atlanta

JEC Americas, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas Announce 700 Exhibitors in Atlanta

15 April 2014

The third session of JEC Americas is attracting leading companies and associations to the event which is being held at the Georgia World Con...


Blades for Rooftop Wind Turbine Manufactured from Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax

Blades for Rooftop Wind Turbine Manufactured from Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax

11 March 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to manufacture natural fibre reinforced blades for a rooftop wind turbine at the University...


JEC Europe’s Largest Exhibition to Date

11 March 2014

JEC Group states that the 49th edition of JEC Europe, which runs 11th – 13th March, Paris, France, will be the show’s largest to date.


Easy Composites to Distribute Composites Evolution’s Biotex Reinforcement Materials

Easy Composites to Distribute Composites Evolution’s Biotex Reinforcement Materials

25 February 2014

Composites Evolution has teamed up with Easy Composites to provide fast distribution of its Biotex Flax and Biotex Jute natural fibre reinfo...


Melodea Bio-Based Nano-Technology Awarded Three European Research Grants

11 November 2013

Melodea has been granted over 1,000,000 euros in three European research grants for three projects as part of the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7).


Cytec Launches Two New Prepreg Systems for Railway Rolling Stock Applications

15 October 2013

Cytec is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of EN45545-2:2013.


Composites Evolution to Exhibit Low-Cost Biotex Jute Fabrics at Composites Engineering 2013

08 October 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Biotex Jute reinforcement range at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


RTP Company Launches New Cellulose Fibre-Reinforced-PP Compounds for Eco-Friendly Durables

20 August 2013

RTP Company has unveiled a new line of custom cellulose fibre-reinforced-polypropylene (PP) compounds.


RTP Company Launches New Cellulose Fibre Reinforced PP Compounds for Eco-Friendly Durables

30 July 2013

RTP Company has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio with a new line of custom cellulose fibre-reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds. 


NetComposites Introduces Proceedings from Latest Natural Fibre Conference to Online Store

09 July 2013

The proceedings from Ecocomp 2013, which looked at sustainable materials, polymers and composites, are now available from the NetComposites’ online store.


Ecocomp 2013 Conference to Promote Developments in Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites

04 June 2013

The 5th Ecocomp conference will take place on 3-4 July 2013 at The Studio, Birmingham, UK.

The event, which is organised every two years by NetComposites, will focus on composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources as these have received significant interest in recent years, particularly due to the increased awareness of environmental issues and the drive towards more sustainable technologies.


Natex Project to be Highlighted at ICNF 2013 Conference

14 May 2013

Two papers featuring work conducted within Natex, a project which included NetComposites as a partner, will be given at the 1st International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF) 2013.


Composites Evolution Launch New Materials at JEC 2013

12 March 2013

Composites Evolution will launch a range of new materials and prepregs at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, on the 12 – 14 March 2013.


Government Gives Canadian Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

29 January 2013

The Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) has been awarded federal support to establish a centre for the innovative use of agricultural products.


JEC Group has a full house for JEC Europe 2013

08 January 2013

JEC Europe, March 12 – 14, 2013, at the Paris Porte de Versailles, France, has sold out.


In-Feed in the form of Fibre Pellets Solves Dispensing Problems in Injection Moulding of Natural Fibres

23 October 2012

The results of a project promoted by the DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt), entitled “Development of industrial scale natural fibre pellet production using natural fibres to reinforce bioplastics in injection moulding and extrusion techniques” has generated interest within the industry.


Composites City will be built in São Paulo

09 October 2012

Compocity, the composites city built by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), will be the largest attraction of Feiplar, an event that gathers major companies in this sector every two years at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil, on 6 – 8 November 2012.


NetComposites Go for Gold at Last Week's Composites in Sport Event

24 July 2012

FRP Composites in Sport, an event looking at the use of fibre reinforced polymers in sporting applications, took place at The Studio, Birmingham on 19th July 2012.


NetComposites Highlight Use of FRP Composites for Sporting Applications

26 June 2012

The latest event from the NetComposites’ Insight Group, taking place on 19th July 2012 in Birmingham, looks at the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP’s) in sporting applications.


Toray Endows Chair for Fundamental Research at KU Leuven

11 April 2012

Toray is investing in a chair for fundamental research in composite materials for Professor Ignaas Verpoest of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.


NetComposites to Present Latest Composite Innovations at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

NetComposites will be hosting presentations outlining their latest innovations and commercialisations in naturally derived resins and fibres, nano-additives for composites, self-reinforced plastics, and recycled carbon fibre composites from their booth C19 at JEC Europe next week.


3A Composites and Bcomp Cooperate to Develop New Structural Core Materials

06 March 2012

3A Composites and Bcomp have entered into a cooperation for the development, production and marketing of innovative, engineered core material solutions.


CCM Student Wins First-Place SAMPE Award

28 February 2012

James Sargianis, a master’s student in mechanical engineering affiliated with University Of Delaware Centre for Composite Materials, took home a first-place award for his presentation at the SAMPE Baltimore-Washington Research Symposium on 8th February.


5th International Congress on Bio-based Plastics and Composites Nominate for Innovation Award

28 February 2012

Thejury of sponsors (Coperion), experts and partners of the International Congress on bio-based Plastics and Compositeshave nominated from among the many applications the six bio-based materials as "Biomaterial of the year 2012".


Polymera Increase WPC Compound Facility

17 January 2012

Polymera has added 60 million pounds of WPC compound capacity at their central Ohio facility.


EU NATEX Project Presents Prototype Natural Fibre Grit Box Cover

29 November 2011

As partner in NATEX Project, Chemowerk has produced limited series of novel natural fibre composites parts, including a grit box cover.


Automotive Composites: From Steel to Carbon and From Glass to Grass

22 November 2011

Fibre-based composites are becoming increasingly important in the manufacture of automotive components. These new materials look set to continue their penetration of the automotive sector, and their large-scale use in mass-production cars, trucks and other vehicles is being widely predicted.


Araldite' Boat First Flax Fibre Prototype to Enter and Complete the Legendary 6.50 Transat Race

15 November 2011

The ‘Araldite’ boat has crossed the finishing line in the Transat 6.50 Charente-Maritime in 15th place, demonstrating the possibilities of constructing a racing boat reinforced with flax fibres.


EMPA Researchers Develop Manufacturing Process for NanoCellulose Powder

01 November 2011

EMPA researchers have developed a manufacturing process for nanocellulose powder, the raw material for creating polymer composites which can be used, for example, in lightweight structures for the car industry or as membrane and filter material for biomedicinal applications.


New Porcher Greenlite Reinforcements for Advanced Biocomposites

18 October 2011

Porcher has created Greenlite, a new generation of high performance renewable reinforcements for the composites industry, based on pure cellulose fibres.


Ford and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Research Using Coconut Fibres in Vehicles

11 October 2011

Ford and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) are researching the use of coconut fibre reinforcement for moulded plastic parts to reduce the use of petroleum and make the parts lighter and more natural-looking.


High Performance Flax/PP Tape Woven Fabric Developed by Oxeon Using Composites Evolution's Biotex Aligned Tapes

05 October 2011

Oxeon have carried out trials on Composites Evolution's Biotex Flax/PP in order to develop a new range of environmentally sustainable, lightweight tape woven fabrics.


TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements Used in Three Projects

20 September 2011

TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements are being used for three different projects that will be showcased at the Composites Europe Show next week.

According to Oxeon, the partners in these projects have been working on producing ultra light composite parts by using new variants of TeXtreme involving materials that have never been used in this manner. They say TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements are generally based on carbon fibres but developments are continuously made to enable a broader use within the composites industry to allow more applications to benefit from the weight savings and other advantages of TeXtreme.

Composites Evolution, who are working with Biotex natural yarns, have supplied flax/PP tapes that have been woven into a fabric using Oxeon’s unique Tape Weaving Technology to create a new TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics variant based on natural fibres. Brendon Weager, Managing Director, Composites Evolution, commented “In this project we have developed a tape-woven fabric with excellent properties and that is environmentally sustainable”.

Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, has been leading a project to produce underbodies involving tape woven fabric from glass fibre pp tapes. The project partner Ticona has supplied the tapes from which a glass fibre pp TeXtreme variant has been created utilising the Tape Weaving Technology.

Manz Automation Tübingen is producing and developing machines for among others the composites industry and will showcase a tape laying machine using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon UD tapes supplied by Oxeon.




KraussMaffei Berstorff’s Extruders with Coatings for Longer Service Life

20 June 2011

KraussMaffei Berstorff (KB) is supplying its counter-rotating, parallel twin-screw extruders with extra wear protection in machines intended for processing polyolefin and PVC based natural fibre composites (NFC).


European Inventor Award Trophy made of Arboform

22 May 2011

This year the European Inventor Award 2011 trophy has been created using Tecnaro’s Arboform, created by mixing lignin with natural fibres.


High-Performance Flax/PLA Biocomposites to be Demonstrated at JEC 2011

28 March 2011

Composites Evolution will be displaying their extensive range of Biotex twistless flax materials on stand D76 at JEC 2011, and RocTool will be running live moulding demonstrations of Biotex Flax/PLA high-performance biocomposite throughout the show using their innovative induction heating technologies.



High-Performance Non-Crimp Twistless Flax Fabrics Launched at Composites Europe 2010

10 September 2010

NetComposites will be displaying the extended range of Biotex twistless flax materials at Composites Europe 2010, including a new +/- 45º biaxial fabric. The materials use a unique Twistless Technology to provide high levels of performance and processability normally associated with glass reinforced materials.




Innovations at JEC 2010 Conferences and Forums

09 April 2010

The agenda has been set for the 2010 Paris Conferences and Forums, which will take place during the JEC Composites Show Paris April 13-15 2010.


NetComposites Supports Environment & Recycling JEC Award Winners

09 April 2010

The Environment & Recycling JEC Award winner is a demonstration part built for an exhibition organized during the Copenhagen climate conference.



2010 Ford Flex to Use Wheat Straw Reinforced Plastic

20 November 2009

Ford’s latest initiative in biomaterials will see the company include wheat straw-reinforced plastic in the design of one of its latest vehicles.



Electric City Car Programme Gains £4.5m Funding

13 November 2009

A collaboration between Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive has just been boosted by a £4.5m investment from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board.





Hexion Partners With Tekle to Develop Green Building Products

14 August 2009

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, along with Tekle Technical Services, Inc. (TTS), have formalized an agreement to collaborate on commercial developments utilizing TTS’ natural fibre-based materials and Hexion’s industry leading resin systems.







Composites Europe strengthens CRP and Biomaterials Sectors

03 September 2008

After being staged in Stuttgart last year, a significantly larger Composites Europe now returns to Essen for its third edition.


Addcomp Holland Acquires Priiex Product Lines From Solvay

17 July 2008

Addcomp has acquired the entire Priex resins business formerly developed, marketed, and manufactured by Solvay S.A. in Belgium.














Composites Europe Takes Off

19 November 2007



Two JEC Programmes Pay Tribute to Tomorrow's Innovations

16 September 2007

JEC have announced a call for presentations for the 2008 User Forums and a call for candidates for the 2008 Innovation Awards Programme.


Safer and Greener Composites

25 August 2007

With prices rising and environmental issues taking centre stage, Eureka project E! 2819- Factory Ecoplast is combining natural fibres with thermoplastics to create new recyclable compounds for consumer products and audio components.












New UK Project on Greener Structural Composites

08 January 2007

The UK is on its way to developing structural composite products manufactured from plant products, thanks to a new collaborative research and development project being led by NetComposites.









Programme Available for AVK Conference in Essen

28 July 2006

Under the motto ’Competitive through Composites’, the AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. [Federation of Reinforced Plastics] will be hosting this year’s 9th International AVK Conference from 19 to 20 September, 2006.




New Funding for Science Research at Composites Innovation Centre

06 April 2006

The Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) will receive a further $6.6 million under the Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to support the growth of an internationally competitive composites industry in Manitoba.







Quadrant Composites Applies Thermoplastics to Chrysler Crossfire Convertible

23 September 2005

Quadrant Plastic Composite have provided a lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite solution in developing a load floor/trunk separator component featured on the 2005 Crossfire roadster by DaimlerChrysler.


















New Guide to Measure Environmental Impacts of Composites

14 January 2005

A green guide to composites has been produced by two UK organisations to steer composite production towards a more eco-friendly future.



New Guide to Measure Environmental Impacts of Composites

07 January 2005

A green guide to composites has been produced by two UK organisations to steer composite production towards a more eco-friendly future.








Second International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials

02 July 2004

The Second International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials took place recently in Portonovo, Province of Ancona in Italy, organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Free University of Brussels.



Natural Fibre Injection

26 March 2004