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SAERTEX Collaborates on World´s Largest Carbon Spar Cap

SAERTEX Collaborates on World´s Largest Carbon Spar Cap

25 July 2017

SAERTEX reports that it has contributed to the prototype production of a wind turbine blade with probably the longest and thickest carbon fi...


GlassFibreEurope Calls for Continued Fight against Illegal Trade Practices by China

25 July 2017

GlassFibreEurope, the European Glass Fibre Producers Association (APFE) and Tech-Fab Europe (TFE) are calling on all players in the glass fibre value chain to unite in the fight against illegal trade practices by China.


Michelman Sizing Employed in World's First Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Made with Recycled Carbon Fibre

Michelman Sizing Employed in World's First Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Made with Recycled Carbon Fibre

04 July 2017

Continuous recycled carbon fibre tow has been used to manufacture a composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) for the first time, reports...


METYX Expands Technical Fabrics Production

METYX Expands Technical Fabrics Production

27 June 2017

METYX reports the conclusion of a major deal with long-time partner Karl Mayer for the supply of new warp knitting production lines to provi...


SGL Carbon Fibre Employed in University Of Stuttgart Architectural Project

SGL Carbon Fibre Employed in University Of Stuttgart Architectural Project

27 June 2017

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the U...


LANXESS Offers Highly Flame Retardant PA 6 Compounds

LANXESS Offers Highly Flame Retardant PA 6 Compounds

20 June 2017

LANXESS has expanded its portfolio of Durethan polyamide 6 (PA 6) compounds with two new product grades highly reinforced with glass fibre a...


Hexcel Supports India's GSLV Mk III-D1 Launch Vehicle

20 June 2017

Hexcel congratulates VSSC on the successful first launch of India’s GSLV Mk III-D1 heavy lift launch vehicle on 5 June 2017.


TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics Offer Visual Appeal

TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics Offer Visual Appeal

13 June 2017

Oxeon reports that developments of its TeXtreme spread tow carbon fibre fabric technology enable it to meet the most challenging visual appl...


High Performance Polyamides Demonstrate Advantages

High Performance Polyamides Demonstrate Advantages

13 June 2017

A new family of compounds from Teknor Apex is said to raise the processability and physical properties of glass fibre reinforced polyamides ...


Hexcel Presents Technologies for Hybrid Structures at Multicomp 2017

13 June 2017

Hexcel’s Chris Harrington will be presenting new composite technologies for the high volume manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)/metal hybrid structures in the automotive industry at Multicomp 2017, Nottingham, UK, on 14-15 June.


Norco Targets Defence Sector

Norco Targets Defence Sector

06 June 2017

Norco Holdings is increasing its capability in providing lightweight composite structures to the defence sec...


Chomarat Sponsors Carbon Multiaxials Project

06 June 2017

Chomarat is sponsoring a €4 million project dedicated to developing high performance multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics for aerospace and automotive applications.


IACMI and Michelman to Develop Improved Carbon Fibre Composites

IACMI and Michelman to Develop Improved Carbon Fibre Composites

30 May 2017

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), in partnership with Michelman and other IACMI consortium members, ha...


TU/ecomotive Unveils Bio-Composite Car

TU/ecomotive Unveils Bio-Composite Car

23 May 2017

TU/ecomotive, an Eindhoven University of Technology team focused on developing innovative, electric city cars, has unveiled its latest conce...


Faurecia to Develop Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Tanks

Faurecia to Develop Electric Vehicle Hydrogen Tanks

23 May 2017

Faurecia reports it is now able to design, industrialise and commercialise high pressure hydrogen tanks made of carbon fibre composites for ...


Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

23 May 2017

The Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 'super versatile' jet is able to take off and land on very short runways and unpaved strips due in part to its co...


USQ Composites Research Employed in City Hall Refurbishment

USQ Composites Research Employed in City Hall Refurbishment

16 May 2017

University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, research into the use and benefits of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to reinforce c...


Eastman Unveils Engineering Bioplastic

Eastman Unveils Engineering Bioplastic

16 May 2017

Eastman Chemical Company is introducing TRĒVA, a versatile, cellulose-based thermoplastic said to combine high performance with sustainabili...


Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

16 May 2017

Ensinger, Germany, has acquired Swiss company next composites, a processor of thermoplastic composites.


SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

09 May 2017

SABIC has invested in Airborne International, joining a growth financing round by existing shareholders that will contribute to Airborne’s f...


KraussMaffei Boosts Capabilities of Munich TechCenter

KraussMaffei Boosts Capabilities of Munich TechCenter

09 May 2017

KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery has expanded its TechCenter for lightweight components and fibre composite technology in Munich, Ger...


3B Wins Norwegian Export Award

3B Wins Norwegian Export Award

09 May 2017

Export Credit Norway has awarded Birkeland, Norway-based 3B its Export Award 2017.


PlastiComp Triples Capacity for Long Carbon Fibre Composites

PlastiComp Triples Capacity for Long Carbon Fibre Composites

02 May 2017

PlastiComp has completed the installation of an additional pultrusion line dedicated to manufacturing long c...


The CT Engineering Group to Develop Airframe Design Concepts for Airbus

The CT Engineering Group to Develop Airframe Design Concepts for Airbus

25 April 2017

The CT Engineering Group has announced a multi-year contract under which it will provide design and stress engineering services for the comp...


Chomarat Unveils €35 Million Investment Programme

25 April 2017

Industrial textiles group Chomarat has unveiled a three-year, €35 million investment plan to boost innovation and modernise its sites in the Ardèche region of France. 


Tenax Carbon Part in Porsche GT3 Cup II

Tenax Carbon Part in Porsche GT3 Cup II

18 April 2017

Toho Tenax Europe has manufactured the assembly carrier for the Porsche GT3 Cup II.


Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

18 April 2017

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested ...


Victrex Acquires Fibre Manufacturer Zyex to Accelerate Development of Existing and New Markets for PEEK Fibre Applications

11 April 2017

Victrex has acquired Zyex in a move that further enables it to offer differentiated Victrex PEEK-based solutions to open-up new markets, in line with its strategy.


Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

04 April 2017

Custom Composites has helped Advanced Velo Design to launch a stronger, lighter version of its high-performance recumbent trike.


New Application for Tepex from LANXESS in Large Series Production

04 April 2017

Increasing numbers of automotive manufacturers are using Tepex continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS for the lightweight design of parts in large series production.


Global Expansion at China Jushi in Full Swing

Global Expansion at China Jushi in Full Swing

28 March 2017

China Jushi is very pleased to confirm that the global expansion is in full swing with its third furnace in Suez, Egypt, planned to come ons...


Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

28 March 2017

Sigmatex has signed a new supplier agreement with Embraer, after being selected to work in partnership with Embraer to support its adoption ...


Dieffenbacher Tape Laying System for TxV Aero Composites

Dieffenbacher Tape Laying System for TxV Aero Composites

21 March 2017

TxV Aero Composites, a joint venture of Victrex and Tri-Mack, has made the decision to use the new Fiberforge tape laying system from Dieffe...


TeXtreme Reach Breakthrough in Commercial Aircraft

TeXtreme Reach Breakthrough in Commercial Aircraft

14 March 2017

After several years of simulation and testing within the aero market, TeXtreme has been certified for use in commercial aero applications an...


Solvay’s New Omnix HPPA Long Glass Fibre Grades Overcome Demanding Metal Replacement Challenges

14 March 2017

Solvay is expanding its portfolio of specialty polymers with the introduction of Omnix LF-4050 and Omnix LF-4060, two high-performance polyamides (HPPA) with long fibre glass content of 50 and 60 percent respectively.


Zoltek to Expand Production Capacity

14 March 2017

Zoltek Companies will begin a large scale capacity expansion of carbon fibre production in its Mexico facility starting in 2017.


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.


Porcher Industries Writes Next Chapter in History With Massive Growth and Investment Plans Worth €50+M for 2017

Porcher Industries Writes Next Chapter in History With Massive Growth and Investment Plans Worth €50+M for 2017

07 March 2017

Porcher Industries will implement a multi-million Euro growth and restructuring phase as the company moves into 2017.


Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

07 March 2017

Evonik will showcase its endless fibre-reinforced UD tapes with thermoplastic matrices at JEC World 2017, now distributing them under the VE...


FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

07 March 2017

Fibres Recherche Développement (FRD) will showcase its expertise in plant fibres, from the choice of reinforcement (UD, multiaxial, rovings,...


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.


Michelman to Focus on the Power of Fibre Sizings at JEC World

Michelman to Focus on the Power of Fibre Sizings at JEC World

07 March 2017

Michelman will use this year’s JEC World 2017 event in Paris, France to feature its versatile line of fibre sizings that are used by fibre p...


NetComposites Enterprise Shows 5 New Automotive and Rail Materials at JEC World 2017

NetComposites Enterprise Shows 5 New Automotive and Rail Materials at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

NetComposites Enterprise will be displaying 5 unique, specialist composites for automotive and rail applications, offering weight savings an...


Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

A European consortium, Osirys, will be displaying a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World.


SAERTEX and Brødrene Aa Win the JEC Innovation Award 2017 for ‘Vision of the Fjords, Ship of the Year 2016 in Norway’

07 March 2017

SAERTEX, together with Brødrene Aa and two other partners, have won the prestigious JEC Innovation Award 2017 in the ‘Better Living’ category for the tourist ferry ‘Vision of the Fjords’, which is constructed almost completely of carbon.


Sigmatex Reveal Reebok CCM’s New Hockey Stick at JEC World

07 March 2017

Sigmatex will reveal one of Reebok CCM Hockey’s new 2017 sticks – SuperTacks 2.0 at JEC World 2017 which utilises sigmaST- Sigmatex’s Spread Tow carbon fibre and is designed to achieve maximum performance through lightweight, precision and strength.


Technical Fibre Products Launch New Nonwoven Materials at JEC World

Technical Fibre Products Launch New Nonwoven Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will showcase its new range of lightweight nonwovens with increased flexibility, smoothness and fibre volume ...


TenCate Launches Next Generation Composite Materials for Aerospace and High Performance Industrial Applications at JEC World

07 March 2017

TenCate Advanced Composites will launch its next generation of fibre reinforced composite materials for aerospace and high performance industrial applications during JEC World 201.


Textechno Launches New Precision Test Equipment to Measure Properties of Rovings at JEC World

07 March 2017

extechno will launch its latest equipment ROVINGTEST which measures the most important properties of rovings all at once.


Oxeon AB Invests €3million to Increase its ±45° TeXtreme Spread Tow Weaving Capacity

Oxeon AB Invests €3million to Increase its ±45° TeXtreme Spread Tow Weaving Capacity

28 February 2017

Since its introduction, Oxeon says its ±45° version of TeXtreme has been a gamechanger for those seeking a continuous ±45° spread tow fabric...


Lütje Yachts Builds the High-performance Lütje 35 Daysailor Using ProBalsa

Lütje Yachts Builds the High-performance Lütje 35 Daysailor Using ProBalsa

14 February 2017

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Lütje Yachts manufactures individual sailing- and motorboats from 28 to 70 ft, demanding the use of first-class m...


Sisecam to Invest in a New Glass Fibre Plant in Turkey

14 February 2017

The main board of Şişecam has approved a major investment of 400 Million TL (~ Euros 100 million) to build a new glass fibre plant in Turkey.


Aliancys and Euroresins Help Nautivela Build Winning Boats

Aliancys and Euroresins Help Nautivela Build Winning Boats

07 February 2017

Nautivela closely collaborates with Aliancys and Euroresins, allowing its boats to stand out from competition.


FiberSPAN Gives British Columbia City a Lightweight, High-Tech Pedestrian Bridge Deck Solution

FiberSPAN Gives British Columbia City a Lightweight, High-Tech Pedestrian Bridge Deck Solution

07 February 2017

It was out with the old and in with the new when the City of Trail, British Columbia permanently closed a nearly century old vehicle bridge ...


Emergency Showers for Harsh Environments Set New Standards in Durability and Energy Efficiency

Emergency Showers for Harsh Environments Set New Standards in Durability and Energy Efficiency

07 February 2017

Intertec has launched a range of enclosed emergency safety showers (ESSs) for use in harsh outdoor environments which are integrated into sh...


AMRC Composite Centre Wins Funding to Help Keep UK at Forefront of Automotive Innovation

AMRC Composite Centre Wins Funding to Help Keep UK at Forefront of Automotive Innovation

31 January 2017

The Composite Centre of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, UK, has won £360,000 in fundi...


The Core of the Bioeconomy: New Developments in Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

31 January 2017

For its 10th anniversary, the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May, Cologne, Germany, has a special focus: Bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals


New Technology for Mass-production of Complex Moulded Composite Components

New Technology for Mass-production of Complex Moulded Composite Components

24 January 2017

Evonik’s newly developed PulPress method is ensuring manufacturers can mass-produce complex moulded parts at a reasonable price, taking the ...


Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

17 January 2017

Sicomin has supplied a complete package of composite materials to produce both moulds and parts for the 5 gilded domes of the recently inaug...


Tech Start-up Combines Bionic Design With High Tech Materials for Future Logistics

Tech Start-up Combines Bionic Design With High Tech Materials for Future Logistics

17 January 2017

The Vision Van of Mercedes-Benz Vans that was recently revealed at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 and at CES Las Vegas combines groundbrea...


Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

17 January 2017

A British motorcycle enthusiast has completed the Dakar Rally 2017 after a Preston,UK, company helped by supplying components for the new po...


Surface Generation Embarks Upon Thermoplastic Overmoulding Project

17 January 2017

Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, has started work on an 18-month research and development project to produce affordable lightweight carbon fibre components for the automotive industry.


Teijin Completes Acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics

Teijin Completes Acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics

10 January 2017

Teijin has completed the acquisition of all the shares of Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), a global leader in aut...


New Website for the Growing Market Segment of RTM Technology for Composites

New Website for the Growing Market Segment of RTM Technology for Composites

10 January 2017

2016 continued to be a year of ongoing growth for the production volumes of nearly all segments in the European fibre-reinforced plastics an...


Rockman Industries Invests in Next-Generation Carbon Composites Technology

10 January 2017

Rockman Industries, the auto-components arm of Hero Group, has entered into the carbon composites technology market.


Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

03 January 2017

Cristex Composite Materials has introduced a new Slitting and Rewinding service designed to convert master rolls of glass and carbon fibre f...


Composite Advantage Taps Custom FRP Fabricator FiberSystems For Composite Pile Jackets

Composite Advantage Taps Custom FRP Fabricator FiberSystems For Composite Pile Jackets

20 December 2016

When FRP manufacturer Composite Advantage was asked to supply composite pile jackets for a waterfront application, it turned to nearby neigh...


Gurit Enlarges Automotive Product Range

13 December 2016

Recently launched, the Gurit Smartcure epoxy prepreg press moulding system has been specifically designed to meet the high-quality volume manu­facturing needs of the automotive industry.


North Thin Ply Technology Announces Lloyd’s Register Approval for Marine Focussed ThinPreg 736LT

North Thin Ply Technology Announces Lloyd’s Register Approval for Marine Focussed ThinPreg 736LT

06 December 2016

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has announced the recent approval of its ThinPreg 736LT prepreg system by Lloyd’s Register.


Gurit Reports Aerospace Contract Renewal

22 November 2016

Gurit has successfully renewed a supply contract for aircraft interior materials with Diehl Aircabin as existing aerospace customer.


Solvay ‘Materials Supplier for Aftermarket’ Category Winner at 46th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

Solvay ‘Materials Supplier for Aftermarket’ Category Winner at 46th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

15 November 2016

Solvay is the materials supplier named on an SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition winner in the Aftermarket Category.


TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

15 November 2016

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be hosting a free, live Webinar titled ‘learn to enhance the performance, properties and production of c...


Sigmatex Launches Recycled Composite Material

Sigmatex Launches Recycled Composite Material

08 November 2016

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fibre composite material within its sigmaRF product range.


Polymat FR Offers Significantly Higher Mechanical Properties

08 November 2016

Polymat FR, an innovative 3D reinforcement textile, has been developed by Scott & Fyfe specifically for high performance composite applications where strength, weight reduction and fire performance are critical parameters – for example, in the transportation, construction and marine sectors.


Harper Teams with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Carbon Fibre Project

Harper Teams with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Carbon Fibre Project

01 November 2016

Harper International, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been awarded funding for a project through the US Depart...


Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Attwater and Custom Composites will display advanced carbon fibre marine products and a range of their best-selling laminates, when they ret...


ELG Carbon Fibre Presents 2.7 Metre Nonwoven Recycled Mats at Advanced Engineering 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre Presents 2.7 Metre Nonwoven Recycled Mats at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre will be making its debut appearance at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016 in Birmingham, UK on the 2-3 November.


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 ...


Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

25 October 2016

Sigmatex is celebrating its 30th anniversary.


IP License Agreement Between Xamax Industries and Berry Plastics

25 October 2016

Xamax Industries has granted an intellectual property license to Berry Plastics for its thermoplastic surfacing laminate products and technology used in the production of various Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic material (CFRTP) systems and thermoplastic sandwich panels.


RadiciGroup Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Tessiture Pietro Radici

25 October 2016

Tessiture Pietro Radici (TPR) (ancestral RadiciGroup company) was founded in 1941 as a manufacturing company engaged in the production of textiles and today a market leader in the production of spunbond nonwovens (Dylar) and synthetic grass yarn (Radigreen) – and is now celebrating its 75 years in business.


Felt IA FRD Reinforced by TeXtreme Contributes to Kona Ironman Triumphs

Felt IA FRD Reinforced by TeXtreme Contributes to Kona Ironman Triumphs

18 October 2016

Defending champion Daniela Ryf won the women’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, US and set a new course record with a 8:46...


Carver Non-Wovens and R3 Composites Expand to Better Serve Customer Base

04 October 2016

R3 Composites and Carver Non-Woven Technologies are both in the process of expanding to serve their respective customer base better.


NTPT Chosen as the Composite Materials Technology Partner for the TALC - Thin Aperture Light Collector - Space Telescope Project

NTPT Chosen as the Composite Materials Technology Partner for the TALC - Thin Aperture Light Collector - Space Telescope Project

27 September 2016

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has been chosen as the composite materials partner for a proposed Thin Aperture Light Collector (TALC) spac...


TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

20 September 2016

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting several innovative nonwoven developments at CAMX from 27-29 September 2016 in Anaheim, Cal...


ELG Carbon Fibre’s New Nonwoven Line Manufactures Market’s First 2.7m Wide Recycled Carbon Mats

ELG Carbon Fibre’s New Nonwoven Line Manufactures Market’s First 2.7m Wide Recycled Carbon Mats

20 September 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line which is specifically designed to process recyc...


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.


Michelman Introduces Hydrosize Link – Next Generation Polyurethane Fibre Sizing for Automotive Under-the-Hood Composites

06 September 2016

Michelman is introducing two unique polyurethane dispersions designed as fibre sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications.


Owens Corning to Invest $110 Million in India Composites

30 August 2016

Owens Corning plans to invest $110 million to expand capacity at its Composites operations in India.


Axalta Coating Systems has Carbon Fibre Covered

Axalta Coating Systems has Carbon Fibre Covered

23 August 2016

Axalta Coating Systems is working with automotive manufacturers in their quest to make vehicles lighter in order to reduce emissions and fue...


Evonik Materials Used in Flying Boats

Evonik Materials Used in Flying Boats

16 August 2016

Up to now, Evonik’s high-tech materials have been used in airplanes, but now, sailing professional Roland Gäbler wants to have boats lift of...


Tricel Acquires Glasplies and Expands its UK Fibreglass Distribution Network

16 August 2016

Tricel has strategically expanded the company’s position within the UK fibreglass market through the acquisition of Glasplies, which is an already established supply and distribution operator for this sector.


Hexcel’s Multiaxial Fabrics Reinforce Dasyc’s Transportable Composite Hangars

Hexcel’s Multiaxial Fabrics Reinforce Dasyc’s Transportable Composite Hangars

09 August 2016

Hexcel’s HiMax glass fibre fabrics were selected by Greek company Dasyc for the manufacture of its Composite Modular Transportable Hangar (C...


Carver Non-Woven Opens for Business

14 June 2016

Carver Non-Woven Technologies will begin a rolling start-up at its new manufacturing facility on 1 July 2016, and expects to be in full commercial production of high-quality, single- and multi-material non-woven products for both R3 and the broader North American composites industry by 15 July 2016.


Flying Over the Water: Evonik Brings High-tech Sailing to a New Level

Flying Over the Water: Evonik Brings High-tech Sailing to a New Level

07 June 2016

TeamGaebler and Evonik from Essen, Germany have joined forces to bring high-tech sailing to a new level.


PPG Awarded DOE Partnership for Fiberglass Manufacturing Improvement Project

PPG Awarded DOE Partnership for Fiberglass Manufacturing Improvement Project

07 June 2016

PPG will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to use high-performance computers to help reduce glass fibre breakage du...


Covestro Presents Tough Lightweights for Numerous Applications

Covestro Presents Tough Lightweights for Numerous Applications

01 March 2016

Covestro is presenting materials and processing solutions that support function integration and offer potential for cutting costs at JEC Wor...


Future Materials Group Investigates Growth Scenarios for the Carbon Fibre Market Over the Next 20 Years at JEC World 2016

01 March 2016

At JEC World 2016, Future Materials Group (FMG) will be releasing the results of its new analysis into potential growth scenarios for the carbon fibre market over the next 20 years and discussing the opportunities these present for investors and industry players.


Johns Manville to Showcase Three New Rovings at JEC World 2016

Johns Manville to Showcase Three New Rovings at JEC World 2016

01 March 2016

Johns Manville (JM) has introduced three new rovings: MultiStar 566 for panel and fabrics reinforcements; StarRov 090 for reinforcement of c...


The Revology Concept Chair Avant-premier Showing at JEC World

01 March 2016

Revology, the New Zealand design-tech start-up, will present its first creation: a concept chair made out of flax fibre, reinterpreting the legendary 1850 bistro chair, at JEC World.


Carbon/Flax Hybrid Structures Show Improved Vibration Damping and Impact Behaviour

Carbon/Flax Hybrid Structures Show Improved Vibration Damping and Impact Behaviour

16 February 2016

A UK-based consortium has developed carbon/flax hybrid structures with lower cost, higher vibration damping and improved impact behaviour co...


Chomarat Receives DNV GL Marine Certification for its Glass and Carbon Multiaxial Range

02 February 2016

Chomarat has received DNV GL certification for its range of glass and carbon multiaxial reinforcements for the marine market, available under the brand names G-Ply and C-Ply.


FiberSystems Helps OEMs Answer Performance, Life Cycle and Installation Questions

FiberSystems Helps OEMs Answer Performance, Life Cycle and Installation Questions

15 December 2015

Despite a slump in the US composites industry Dayton, Ohio-based FiberSystems is seeing an uptick in activity.


Product of the Future C-GRID Features at Big 5 Construction Show in Dubai

Product of the Future C-GRID Features at Big 5 Construction Show in Dubai

24 November 2015

C-GRID carbon grids will be presented for the first time at the Big 5 Building and Construction Show in Dubai, UAE, at the booth of its part...


EPSRC CIMComp to Present New Textile and 3D Reinforcement Developments at Composites Engineering 2015

03 November 2015

EPSRC CIMComp will present new developments in textile and 3D reinforcements including quad-axial braiding, tufting with multifunctional threads, and Augmented Reality (AR) training tools at the Composites Engineering show at The NEC, Birmingham, UK. 


Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

27 October 2015

At the upcoming Advanced Engineering Show, Composites Evolution will be launching its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes, offering signi...


Scott & Fyfe Launch New Composite Reinforcement Materials at the Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

Scott & Fyfe will introduce several new products to its growing range of standard and innovative reinforcement materials for the composite industry at Advanced Engineering UK, which is to be held in The NEC, Birmingham, UK on the 4-5 November 2015.


Technical Fibre Products Exhibiting Advanced Nonwovens at Advanced Engineering UK

27 October 2015

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its advanced nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show, part of the Advanced Engineering UK group of events which will be held at The NEC, Birmingham, UK from 4-5 November 2015.


Attwater Returns to the Composites Engineering Show for 6th year

27 October 2015

Attwater Group is once again exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show when it returns for the sixth consecutive year in November.


VELOX to Present its Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

VELOX will present its wide portfolio of composites specialities including epoxy resins, reinforcements such as natural fibres, pre-pregs, carbon fibre, as well as tooling materials, core materials and release agents Advanced Engineering Show 2015 taking place on 4 – 5th November at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Cytec Presents its Composite Materials Portfolio at CAMX 2015

27 October 2015

Cytec Industries will be presenting information on its end to end composite portfolio, including structural and tooling prepregs, resin infusion systems and structural adhesives that are complemented by a range of process materials available as roll stock or tailored kits.


Cars Using TeXtreme Successful in Solar Race

Cars Using TeXtreme Successful in Solar Race

27 October 2015

The World Solar Challenge ended with victory for Nuon Solar team and their car reinforced by TeXtreme. 


Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

27 October 2015

OWL, an advanced solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University using Teijin carbon-fib...


TeXtreme Reinforced Bikes Vital in Kona Ironman Triumphs

TeXtreme Reinforced Bikes Vital in Kona Ironman Triumphs

20 October 2015

Daniela Ryf won the Kona Ironman World Championship this weekend in Hawaii, US, riding a custom made IA FRD reinforced by TeXtreme from Felt...


CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

20 October 2015

The CARBIO project has developed a carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof using Composite Evolution’s Biotex Flax material.


JELU: Bioplastic for the Toy Industry

JELU: Bioplastic for the Toy Industry

20 October 2015

JELU-WERK has launched JELUPLAST bioplastic, offering the toy industry a material that combines the advantages of wood and plastic for the f...


Arevo Labs Launches Additive Manufacturing Service

Arevo Labs Launches Additive Manufacturing Service

20 October 2015

Arevo Labs has launched an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Service to make 3D printed composite parts for demanding end use applications in both...


Solvay to Expand their Lightweight Materials Offering for Automotive

20 October 2015

Solvay has acquired EPIC Polymers’ long-fibre thermoplastics (LFT) technology to complement its offering of high performance lightweighting materials and gain access to metal replacement of larger automotive semi-structural parts.


Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

13 October 2015

Composites Evolution has developed a range of carbon flax hybrid materials offering a lower cost alternative to carbon fibre.


Bauer Hockey Newest Stick NEXUS 1N Reinforced by TeXtreme

Bauer Hockey Newest Stick NEXUS 1N Reinforced by TeXtreme

13 October 2015

Bauer Hockey has introduced their latest stick, the NEXUS 1N, which is reinforced by TeXtreme.


New Durethan System for High Temperature Stability

13 October 2015

LANXESS has developed a high-tech heat stabilising system for Durethan polyamides – XTS3 (Xtreme Temperature Stabilisation) aimed primarily at applications in the electrical and electronics sectors and under the hood, particularly in the oil circulation system.


GH Craft Advances Development of Energy-saving Sails for Cargo Ships in Wind Challenger Project

13 October 2015

GH Craft, Teijin’s composite structure design development and evaluation unit, has been taking part in the Wind Challenger Project, an industry-university joint research project, since October 2009.


Huntsman Advanced Materials is Partner of Choice for Carbon Wheel Production

13 October 2015

Huntsman has unveiled a hybrid wheel produced by a well established, tier one supplier to the performance car sector designed to save up to 20% of weight against its aluminium competitors.


NetComposites Showcases Latest Nano and Construction Developments at Composites Europe 2015

15 September 2015

During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.


TeXtreme Key to the New Cobra Puma Golf Driver

TeXtreme Key to the New Cobra Puma Golf Driver

01 September 2015

Cobra Puma Golf has taken the golf industry to a new level; through a relationship with CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space), ...


Haydale and Cardiff University Develop Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons

Haydale and Cardiff University Develop Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons

01 September 2015

At the recent 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), researchers from Cardiff University, UK in conjunction with Hayda...


Angstron Materials Secures Investment to Expand Business and Commercialise Key Products

04 August 2015

Angstron Materials has secured $5 million in capital to increase manufacturing capacity for its single and few-layer graphene materials and bring key technologies to market.


Angstron Materials Teams with Stryke Industries to Accelerate Commercialisation of Graphene Products in Key Markets

19 May 2015

Angstron Materials has teamed with Stryke Industries to accelerate development and commercialisation of graphene products for military and defence applications.


Fiat Amongst First Confirmed Speakers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2015

21 April 2015

Centro Ricerche Fiat are amongst the first confirmed speakers at INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), an international conference taking place 24th – 25th November 2015 at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany.


NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2015

07 April 2015

NetComposites will present INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), an international conference taking place 24th – 25th November 2015 at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany, and abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.


PolyGraph Project to Discuss Challenges in Liquid Based Graphene Production at Graphene Connect – Materials and Production

24 February 2015

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be presenting at the Graphene Connect industrial workshop, Graphene Connect - Materials and Production, held at the Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain, on the 9th March 2015.


Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

06 January 2015

Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics...


Composites Experts on hand for 'Ask the Expert' at Advanced Engineering Show 2014

04 November 2014

NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, "Ask the Expert", for the third year running at the Composites Engineering Show 2014, taking place on 11 - 12 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


NanoMaster Project Optimises Processes and Up-Scaling for Graphene Delivery

NanoMaster Project Optimises Processes and Up-Scaling for Graphene Delivery

23 September 2014

As it enters its final phase, the NanoMaster Project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and ...


IK4-Cidetec Opens New Facilities for the Manufacture of Advanced Polymer Composites

13 May 2014

IK4-Cidetec states the new facilities will aid the company in the manufacture andprocessing of polymeric composites


OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

19 November 2013

The OSIRYS project will look to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by developing forest-based biocomposites and prod...


NetComposites to Again Host Emerging-Technology Open Forums at Composites Engineering 2013

05 November 2013

NetComposites will again be hosting more than five hours of free technical content from expert speakers at the Composites Engineering Show, on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


NetComposites Offers Expert Advice and Training Opportunities at the Composites Engineering Show 2013

22 October 2013

At the Composites Engineering Show 2013 taking place on 12 – 13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, “Ask the Expert”, for a second year with the new addition of a training event – ‘An Introduction to Composites and their Processing’ - running in parallel on 12 November, also at the NEC.


NetComposites-Hosted Technology Sessions confirmed for UK's Biggest Ever Composites Show

23 July 2013

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being heldat the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will again work in close partnership with headline media partner NetComposites in its two day open conference programme.


Call for Papers’ Deadline Imminent for UK’s Largest Ever Composites Event

09 July 2013

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being held at NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, have announced the final call for papers for organisations wishing to be considered for a presentation spot within in its two day open conference programme.


Composites Engineering Show to Host Key Technology Content with NetComposites and Composites UK

04 June 2013

The Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will provide its most ambitious open conference programme to date, providing attendee groups with vital technology, market and strategic, value-added information.

Hosted on the show floor, the 2013 Composites Engineering Show’s open conference programme, in partnership with NetComposites and Composites UK, will provide an insight into the latest materials innovations, processes, capability advances and applications. A crucial component of this year’s open programme will be the NetComposites-hosted embedded stream of technology sessions covering biocomposites , sustainability and recycling, thermoplastic composites, nanocomposites and non-destructive testing.


NetComposites Launch Innovative Forums for Composites Engineering Exhibition 2013

09 April 2013

NetComposites will be running 5 innovative forums at the Composites Engineering Exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 12 and 13 November 2013.


Grafen Selects Angstron for Polymer Nanocomposite EMI Application

26 February 2013

Grafen Chemical Industries has selected Angstron Materials’ graphene material for a polymer nanocomposite application for electromagnetic shielding material.


Angstron Materials Receives Patent for Method to Exfoliate Layered Graphene

11 December 2012

Angstron Materials has received United States patent 8,114,373 for its next-step method that effectively exfoliates layered graphene and offers several key advantages. 


Ph.D. Student Wins 2012 TRFA Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award Announced

30 October 2012

Mohamed Baqar, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, US, is the winner of the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) 3rd Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award.


NetComposites to Present 'Ask the Expert' on Behalf of Composites Engineering

16 October 2012

NetComposites will be presenting an “Ask the Expert” initial advice and signposting service on behalf of the Composites Engineering Show from their stand, number 1143, at the show on the 7th and 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.


FP7 Polyfire Project Hosts Free to Attend Workshop

31 July 2012

The European FP7 Research Project, Polyfire, will be holding a free to attend workshop in Brussels on Friday 31st August, 2012.


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.




NetComposites Highlights Emerging Technologies at Composites Engineering Show

26 September 2010

NetComposites is hosting a series of micro sessions on emerging technologies at the Composites Engineering Show next week at the Pavilion NEC Weds/Thurs 29/30 Sept, covering biocomposites, fire retardant systems, self-reinforced plastics and nanocomposites.








Berkeley Scientists Report Universal Method for Creating Nanoscale Composites

05 April 2010

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, in collaboration with researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown how nanocomposites with desired properties can be designed and fabricated.






Federal Award Given to University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

13 January 2010

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structure and Composites Center has been awarded a $12.4 million (US) grant from federal Recovery Act funds.

















NaturalNano Signs Agreements with Nylon Corporation of America and Cascade Engineering

08 May 2007

NaturalNano and Nylon Corporation of America will work to commercialize NaturalNano’s nylon Pleximer products for the enhancement of the mechanical properties of nylon nanocomposites.












Nanoledge Raise 1M Euros for a New Generation of High Performance Composites

03 September 2006

Nanoledge has raised 1,000,000 euros from financial investors who have been supporting it ever since it was formed.














Potential of Natural Nanomaterials in Polymer Composites Outlined at ACMA

03 October 2005

The President of NaturalNano Inc presented an outline of the market opportunities for nanomaterials in polymer composites at the ACMA Show.








US Collaborative Nanotechnology Research Program with Indian Materials Centre

01 July 2005

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and NEI Corporation, provider of nanoengineered materials, have established a cooperative research program in nanotechnology with an Indian government research and development centre.






Nanotech Leaders Collaborate to Deliver Polymer Nanocomposites for Industry

18 March 2005

Three of the Nanotech industries leading figures are collaborating to provide new coatings for the automotive, metal and plastic industries.



Royal Society Reports on Need for Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

06 August 2004

A recent report published by the Royal Society in the UK asserts that while Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits, its development must be guided by appropriate safety assessments and regulation.




Hummer H2 SUT Sports Lightweight Nano-composite Material

21 May 2004

The functional 2005 Hummer H2 SUT is the latest General Motors vehicle to benefit from lightweight, high performance nanocomposite material.
















SAMPE 2003 Update

16 February 2003

The SAMPE 2003 Committee had selected Jens Hinrichsen of Airbus Industries as the SAMPE 2003 Keynote Address Speaker. The talk, entitled “The Airbus A380 Technology Platform: A Market Driver for Suppliers”, is aimed at typical SAMPE show attendees who are heavily involved in advanced composites.