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Artemis Racing and Altair Collaborate on America's Cup Foiling Technology

Artemis Racing and Altair Collaborate on America's Cup Foiling Technology

23 May 2017

Artemis Racing and Altair have collaborated to apply design and simulation technology to the daggerboards of the Artemis 35th Ame...


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.  


R-TECH Materials Invests in Zwick’s Latest Composites Testing Technology

R-TECH Materials Invests in Zwick’s Latest Composites Testing Technology

14 March 2017

R-TECH Materials’ polymer and composites testing laboratory has invested in a Zwick 250kN universal testing machine, the first of its kind i...


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...


SCIGRIP Secures Multiple High Volume Sales with Top European Marine Manufacturers

07 March 2017

SCIGRIP is reporting a strong and impressive start to 2017 following a number of successful trials in boat yards across Europe, the company has secured a significant number of high volume orders with leading sail, power and leisure boat manufacturers.


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.


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...


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.


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...


R-TECH Materials Showcase Composites Laboratory Tests at JEC World

R-TECH Materials Showcase Composites Laboratory Tests at JEC World

07 March 2017

R-TECH Materials will be showcasing its capabilities for composites at this year’s JEC World in Paris.


SCIGRIP and Magnum Venus Products to Host Technical Demonstrations at JEC World

SCIGRIP and Magnum Venus Products to Host Technical Demonstrations at JEC World

07 March 2017

During JEC World, SCIGRIP is participating in a series of technical demonstrations with Magnum Venus Products.


Vision Systems Opens a Trade Office in Dubai

28 February 2017

French system supplier, Vision Systems has further expanded its international presence through a new strategic location, Dubai, to facilitate trade development opportunities in the Middle East, in all of Vision Systems’ market segments: aeronautics, land transport, railway and marine.


ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: Warming up for the Final Race

ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: Warming up for the Final Race

21 February 2017

ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017.


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...


Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

31 January 2017

Scott Bader has made a further capital investment to expand production capacity for its range of Crestabond primer-less methyl methacrylate ...


Diab/CCG and Aquarius Shipyard Win Prestigious Prize At ICERP

31 January 2017

The ICERP-JEC Innovation Award within the Marine segment goes to Diab/CCG and Aquarius Shipyard for innovative use of a single shot resin infusion process with stiffeners for the hull and deck or all kinds of vessels.


Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

03 January 2017

Norco Holdings has installed a new environmentally controlled room at its Aerospace facility, opening up new opportunities for product manuf...


Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

20 December 2016

Attwater & Sons has been supplying materials to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for several years for use on the new Shannon Cla...


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 Acquires BASF PET Business

06 December 2016

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


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.


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.


Light and Sturdy Powerboats from Symphony Boat Company

Light and Sturdy Powerboats from Symphony Boat Company

01 November 2016

Sustainability and respect for the environment are core elements explain the boat builders at Symphony Boat Company, when constructing their...


Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

On 2-3 November, Chomarat will present its latest glass and carbon innovations at the Advanced Engineering Show 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.


New Tuco ASV Reduces Fuel Consumption with Composite Solution

New Tuco ASV Reduces Fuel Consumption with Composite Solution

25 October 2016

Lightweight makes all the difference when it comes to reducing fuel consumption, so, using a mere 3.3 litres/NM at 30 knots, the new Air Sup...


VELOX Offers Solutions with AEC Polymers for Industrial Boating

VELOX Offers Solutions with AEC Polymers for Industrial Boating

25 October 2016

VELOX is working closely with AEC Polymers to develop new solutions for the marine sector.


3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova wins IBEX Innovation Award for its BANOVA Products

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova wins IBEX Innovation Award for its BANOVA Products

18 October 2016

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova was awarded the IBEX Innovation Award 2016 in Boatbuilding Methods & Materials for its BANOVA products.


New Gelcoats Produced by Dilutec Feature Special Effects

New Gelcoats Produced by Dilutec Feature Special Effects

11 October 2016

Dilutec has developed a family of products that provide special effects to the composite parts, such as metallic or pearlescent finish, amon...


A Passenger Ferry for Sustainable Sightseeing

A Passenger Ferry for Sustainable Sightseeing

04 October 2016

A new battery powered passenger ferry measuring 40 metres long and 15 metres wide that runs the route between Flåm and Gudvangen in Norway, ...


Core Bond System Gains American Bureau of Shipping Certification for Marine and Offshore Composite Applications

Core Bond System Gains American Bureau of Shipping Certification for Marine and Offshore Composite Applications

04 October 2016

The two-part Core-Bond system product range from Scott Bader North America (formerly Scott Bader-ATC) has recently been awarded Product Desi...


New Nanoparticle Coating for Plasticating Screws Has Greater Wear Resistance Than Standard Thermal-spray Tungsten Carbide

New Nanoparticle Coating for Plasticating Screws Has Greater Wear Resistance Than Standard Thermal-spray Tungsten Carbide

04 October 2016

A technology that uses exceedingly tiny tungsten carbide spheres barely larger than the particles in cigarette smoke has yielded a coating f...


Futuristic, All-Composite 53m Trimaran ‘Galaxy of Happiness’ On Display at 26th Monaco Yacht Show

04 October 2016

Gurit congratulates Latitude Yachts on the successful completion of the first two ‘Galaxy’ 53m Trimarans which are now on display at the 26th Monaco Yacht Show, 28 September - 1 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.


Intensive Testing Complete on AC Test Catamaran Featuring North Thin Ply Technology Prepregs

Intensive Testing Complete on AC Test Catamaran Featuring North Thin Ply Technology Prepregs

06 September 2016

Groupama Team France has successfully completed a month long program of on the water testing with its AC Test (AC45 Turbo) catamaran which f...


NCC-Foam Showcases Lightweight Biocomposite Sandwich Material at SMM

06 September 2016

EU Funded project, NCC-Foam, is presenting a demonstrator at SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, in Hamburg, Germany, taking place 6th - 9th September.


Divinycell HCP Goes Diving - With Sharks

Divinycell HCP Goes Diving - With Sharks

30 August 2016

Extremely durable and able to withstand great depths, the Divinycell HCP is used by renowned filmmaker and shark expert, Joe Romeiro.


Gurit-Engineered ARES HERCULES Series Fast Patrol Boats on Sea Trials

23 August 2016

Gurit Composite Engineering congratulates ARES Shipyard on the launch of the first in a series of new patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard.


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...


Abu Dhabi’s Ferries Offer Luxurious, Scenic Marine Transportation

21 June 2016

Abu Dhabi’s visitors and residents looking to escape congested traffic now have a more scenic way of getting around the United Arab Emirates’ capital.


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.


Magma and Victrex Partnership Breaks Record of Longest M-pipe Subsea Intervention Line

Magma and Victrex Partnership Breaks Record of Longest M-pipe Subsea Intervention Line

03 May 2016

To reduce exploration and production costs and risks in subsea oil and gas systems, Magma Global has developed the flexible m-pipe technolog...


2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

12 January 2016

The 2015 ICF World Championship Finals for Freestyle Kayaking took place last year on 5 September 2015 at Garberator Wave on the Ottawa Rive...


Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

05 January 2016

For Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race has been a great success, with three high profile, high performa...


Maverick Boat Company and CCG Partner Up to Create a Legend

15 December 2015

Despite its already refined design process experience and unfailing performance in the marine industry, Maverick Boat Company (MBC) turned to the Composites Consulting Group (CCG) to further improve their production process, resulting in what CCG describes as the synonym of the perfect boat.


Diving in the Ocean

Diving in the Ocean

08 December 2015

The new Shark G2R from Rovotics is a reliable and cost-efficient Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) designed for surveying various subsea asset...


Marine Concepts and CCG Create New Moulds for Boston Whaler

Marine Concepts and CCG Create New Moulds for Boston Whaler

24 November 2015

Marine Concepts turned to Composites Consulting Group (CCG) and DIAB for material and construction assistance when asked for a new design mo...


The World’s First Electric Fishing Boat

The World’s First Electric Fishing Boat

10 November 2015

Norwegian boat builder Selfa Arctic is now supplying the world’s first electric fishing boat. 


Huntsman Epoxy Resins Making Waves with Luxury Boat Project

03 November 2015

Launched in Spring 2015, Scout Boats has unveiled its much-anticipated model to an expectant audience, confirming the vessel as its newest flagship and LXF Series fleet leader.


Formax Showcases Portfolio Of Multiaxial Reinforcements at the Composites Engineering Show 2015

27 October 2015

Formax will be showcasing a selection of their optimised multiaxial fabrics for the automotive, aerospace, marine, sports and industrial markets Advanced Engineering Show 2015 taking place on 4 – 5th November at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.


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.


High Performance Type 4X Outdoor Equipment Enclosures Comply with CSA, UL and Nema Standards

29 September 2015

Intertec now supply an extended range of Type 4X outdoor equipment enclosures that comply with CSA, UL and NEMA standards.


World’s Best Adventure Racing Team Chooses TeXtreme

World’s Best Adventure Racing Team Chooses TeXtreme

22 September 2015

Thule Adventure team has reinforced their latest kayaks with TeXtreme, which they hope will help them to win another world championship.


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...


AMAC Forms Strategic Partnership with Textechno

22 September 2015

With plans to expand its worldwide activities in the field of Advanced Materials, Textechno, Germany, has formed a strategic partnership with AMAC.


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.


FORMAX Celebrates Opening of New Innovation Centre

15 September 2015

FORMAX will be highlighting the capabilities of its new Innovation Centre at Composites Europe 2015.


Polynt Composites Introduce New Resin: Low-Styrene Content (LSC)

15 September 2015

Polynt Composites has succeeded in its Research & Development innovation efforts to develop and manufacture a new low-styrene resin formulation to meet the high technical requirements of the marine market and demand from customers.


NTPT Upgrades its Marine Prepreg Product Range

NTPT Upgrades its Marine Prepreg Product Range

25 August 2015

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) have launched an upgraded product range based on the successful ThinPreg 80EP product and say that, through...


Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

21 July 2015

An extremely lightweight paraglider harness has been created for an extreme alpine crossing, using Tepex composite from LANXESS for the foot...


SCIGRIP Solar Boat Dominates Leaderboard during Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Dominates Leaderboard during Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015

21 July 2015

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat has put in an outstanding performance in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup hosted at the Yacht Club de Monaco on 9-11 July.


Toho Tenax Develops New Carbon Fibre with High-intensity, High-tensile Modulus Properties

21 July 2015

Toho Tenax has developed TENAX XMS32, a new grade carbon fibre that achieves both high-intensity and high-tensile modulus required for aircraft and automotive applications.


Gurit Agrees to Support the Yacht Racing Forum for Two Years

30 June 2015

Gurit will participate in the Yacht Racing Forum 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 7-8, and will also support the 2016 edition of the event.


Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

23 June 2015

Carbon fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax is to be used in the lightweight body of an electric ra...


ThyssenKrupp and Maxion Wheels Sign Cooperation Agreement

23 June 2015

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components and Maxion Wheels have established a cooperation agreement to develop and market innovative new ultra-lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre hybrid wheels for the premium vehicle OEM market with the aim to offer customers exceptional performance benefits at an attractive price point.


BGF Industries Releases Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Material

23 June 2015

BGF Industries has launched its latest innovation in thermoplastic composite material, PolyPreg.


Scott Bader Expands Crestabond Primer-Less Structural Adhesives Range with New Black M7 Grades for Bonding CFRP Parts

09 June 2015

Two new Crestabond grades of methacrylate primer-less structural adhesives, now available in black, have been added to the M7 (1:1) range.


SCIGRIP Solar Boat to Harness Power of the Sun in Monte Carlo cup 2015

SCIGRIP Solar Boat to Harness Power of the Sun in Monte Carlo cup 2015

26 May 2015

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat will be taking to the water again in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015. 


DSM Dyneema Acquires Cubic Tech and Extends Dyneema Brand

19 May 2015

DSM Dyneema has finalised the acquisition of Cubic Tech Corporation, a privately owned company specialising in the custom design, development and production of innovative high performance ultra-lightweight flexible laminates and fabrics.


TeXtreme Enters the Tennis Court with Prince

TeXtreme Enters the Tennis Court with Prince

21 April 2015

Prince has launched the TeXtreme collection with which they hold on to their history of innovative technology that can be felt and seen.


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.


High-Tech SUP Paddles from Starboard Feature a Divinycell Core

High-Tech SUP Paddles from Starboard Feature a Divinycell Core

14 April 2015

Two of Starboard’s stand up paddle (SUP) lines, Carbon Super Flex and Tikitech, feature a lightweight Divinycell core from DIAB, offering hi...


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.


Revolutionary Catamaran Built with DIAB Core Material

Revolutionary Catamaran Built with DIAB Core Material

17 March 2015

Multimarine Manufacturing has built the composite-based Rapier 550 for Broadblue Catamarans, an entirely new breed of boat designed for fast...


Biotex Flax Used to Strengthen Sustainable Paddle Board for BIC Sport

Biotex Flax Used to Strengthen Sustainable Paddle Board for BIC Sport

10 March 2015

BIC Sport has used Biotex Flax to develop the ‘Earth SUP’ range of paddle boards, with sizes from 3m - 4.2m.


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.


FORMAX Introduces Intermediate Modulus Carbon Multiaxials for Motorsports and Sporting Goods at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

FORMAX is introducing a range of biaxial fabrics made from intermediate modulus carbon fibre, that offer significant cost benefits for motorsports and sporting goods manufacturers at JEC Europe 2015.


Biotex Flax Used to Improve Impact Performance for Bamboo Bike

Biotex Flax Used to Improve Impact Performance for Bamboo Bike

24 February 2015

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used by Guapa Cycles to improve the impact performance of its ‘Urban One’ Bamboo bicycle.


Advanced Manufacturing Breakthrough allows Greater Precision and Control for Injection Moulding

17 February 2015

Surface Generation has adapted its Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) processes to improve the quality and efficiency of injection moulding manufacturing.


Chomarat Increases its Production Capacity in Multiaxial Glass Fibre Reinforcements 

17 February 2015

Chomarat is expanding its Tunisian plant in Grombalia and will be increasing its production capacity of multiaxial glass fibre reinforcements for the wind turbine market.


America’s Cup Challenger Artemis Racing Selects Altair as Technical Supplier

10 February 2015

Altair today announced that it has been selected by Artemis Racing to serve as a technical supplier in the team's bid to win the 35th America's Cup in 2017. Areas of focus for this new era of wingsail foiling catamaran design include composites development, aerodynamics simulation, structural optimisation, and fluid-structure interaction. 


Bente 24 - A Racy Yet Affordable Sailing Boat Built With Divinycell

10 February 2015

Do you own a boat? Why not? Too messy? Too expensive? That is what Stephan Boden thought when he sat down with two yacht designers, Alexander Vrolijk and Jan Kuhnert to discuss his project to construct a new and modern folk boat – racy, but still affordable. The result is Bente 24, an innovative prototype model now awaiting a commercial builder.


Hexcel’s Composite Technologies for Sports Equipment at ISPO

03 February 2015

Hexcel is promoting its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment at the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany.


Bayer Show Efficient Application of Flexible Floor Coatings

27 January 2015

At the European Coatings Show from 21-23 April, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bayer MaterialScience is presenting new polyaspartic raw materials for solvent-free coating formulations that can be applied with a roller. < According to Bayer, these coatings are so flexible that they can even bridge cracks that have formed in concrete. This property is particularly important for floor coating applications in the outdoor areas of buildings.  "

In applications like this, cracks can form over time if the concrete dries out and shrinks, for instance, or if the ground moves," said Karl H. Wührer, Head of Development for Structural Coatings at Bayer MaterialScience. Bayer says, without a protective coating, moisture can penetrate the concrete and cause frost damage. Balconies, roof gardens and loggias are also exposed to sunlight and weathering. What’s more, they are often subject to significant mechanical stresses. "For that reason, the supporting concrete substrate needs to have a lightfast, resistant coating that prevents moisture from entering the material," explains Wührer.


Moog Test Controller Allows Inholland University’s Composite Lab to Test More Efficiently

Moog Test Controller Allows Inholland University’s Composite Lab to Test More Efficiently

20 January 2015

The Composite Material Laboratory at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft, Netherlands, has selected a Moog Portable Test C...


Swift Makes Lightweight Canoes Built with TeXtreme

Swift Makes Lightweight Canoes Built with TeXtreme

13 January 2015

Canadian canoe manufacturer, Swift Canes & Kayaks, released a version of their Keewaydin 16 model, featuring TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon ...


Acoem Introduces New Thermomechanical Test Platform for Polymers and Composite Materials

Acoem Introduces New Thermomechanical Test Platform for Polymers and Composite Materials

13 January 2015

Due to the constantly increasing use of polymers and composite materials, the DMA+300 has been added to the Acoem’s METRAVIB range.


Divinycell Makes EzyTopper Fishing Boat Super-Light and Super-Fast

Divinycell Makes EzyTopper Fishing Boat Super-Light and Super-Fast

23 December 2014

EzyTopper, a boat you easily can lift by yourself and put on top of your vehicle for further transportation has been manufactured by the Aus...


Unihoc Introduces the World&amp;rsquo;s Lightest Floorball Stick

Unihoc Introduces the World&amp;rsquo;s Lightest Floorball Stick

23 December 2014

Floorball equipment manufacturer Unihoc has developed a light floorball stick reinforced by TeXtreme.


Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

16 December 2014

According to DIAB, a good fishing boat must meet the demands of the fisherman. It has to withstand the rigors of the open sea during the wor...


TeXtreme Partners up with STIGA and Moves into Table Tennis

02 December 2014

STIGA, a table tennis racket manufacturer, has turned to TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements to get maximum performance on their blades.


New ASTM Standard Provides Testing for Interlaminar Fracture Toughness

02 December 2014

ASTM has released a new standard, D7905/D7905M, Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites using the End-Notched Flexure (ENF) Test.


Tongji University ZEAL EcoPower Wins 8th Honda China Energy-Saving Sports Tournament Using Altair HyperWorks

18 November 2014

The Tongji University ZEAL EcoPower Racing Teamwon the 2014 championship of the Honda China Energy-Saving Sports Tournament using Altair’s HyperWorks, its comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite.


Toho Tenax&amp;rsquo;s&amp;nbsp;New Prepreg Achieves Rapid Curing forIncreased Productivity

18 November 2014

Toho Tenax has developed a new prepreg, or carbon fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, that achieves rapid curing for increased productivity and features excellent surface texture and formability.


Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest of Honour at JEC Asia 2014

21 October 2014

JEC Group will be welcoming four times Formula 1 Champion, Alain Prost, as Guest of Honour, to JEC Asia this year for its 7th session, with a day focused on automotive.


Hexcel to Exhibit at CAMX

14 October 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest innovations in carbon fibre and composite materials for aerospace and industrial markets including automotive and wind energy at CAMX.


SAERTEX Develop 3D fabrics for the Composites Industry

SAERTEX Develop 3D fabrics for the Composites Industry

07 October 2014

SAERTEX has broken new ground within the multiaxial NCF market by developing innovative 3D fabrics.


Brazilian Boatbuilding Composite Class of 2014

Brazilian Boatbuilding Composite Class of 2014

30 September 2014

The University of Itajai in Santa Catarina (UNIVALI), Brazil completed the graduation of the first class of 2014 on Boat Construction in Com...


Hexcel Promotes Composites for Aerospace, Automotive and Wind Energy at Composites Europe 2014

30 September 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest carbon fibre and composite technologies at Composites Europe 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7th to 9th October 2014. 


Boeing and Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fibre New Life on Football Field

Boeing and Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fibre New Life on Football Field

02 September 2014

Boeing and Russell Brands are working together to incorporate excess carbon fibre from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protect...


Less Petroleum Required for Plastics Production Thanks to Bayer&amp;rsquo;s CO2 research

26 August 2014

In laboratory tests, Bayer Material Science’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need for petroleum at precursor level through the incorporation of CO2.


Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

19 August 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” fre...


Sicomin&amp;rsquo;s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd&amp;rsquo;s Register Certification

Sicomin&amp;rsquo;s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd&amp;rsquo;s Register Certification

05 August 2014

Sicomin has achieved Lloyd’s Register (LR) certification on a number of new systems aimed towards the Marine market. 


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...


Record Interest in Fibrelite&amp;rsquo;s Lightweight Composite Access Covers

Record Interest in Fibrelite&amp;rsquo;s Lightweight Composite Access Covers

24 June 2014

UK based manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a tremendous increase in enquiries for their lightweight composite access covers from industries ke...


Carbon Nexus is Open for Business

10 June 2014

Carbon Nexus, a carbon fibre research facility has been opened at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.


TeXtreme Enters Racquetball Market through the Ektelon Brand

TeXtreme Enters Racquetball Market through the Ektelon Brand

03 June 2014

Oxeon’s TeXtreme materials have been used by Ektelon, a US racquetball equipment manufacturer in their new product line resulting in improve...


Hexcel Highlights Aerospace Innovations at SAMPE Tech 2014

Hexcel Highlights Aerospace Innovations at SAMPE Tech 2014

03 June 2014

Hexcel Corporation will be promoting the latest composite solutions and applications developed for the aerospace market at SAMPE Tech 2014 i...


Advanced Polymer from Victrex Keeps the Fun Going for all Terrain- Vehicle

Advanced Polymer from Victrex Keeps the Fun Going for all Terrain- Vehicle

06 May 2014

BPG Werks have harnessed the durability and wear capabilities of a high-performance polymer from Victrex to construct a robust and efficient...


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.


Repeated Self- Healing Now Possible in Composite Materials

Repeated Self- Healing Now Possible in Composite Materials

22 April 2014

Researchers at the Beckham Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, US, have created a...


Berria Bike Launches Frames Reinforced by TeXtreme

Berria Bike Launches Frames Reinforced by TeXtreme

08 April 2014

Berria Bike has introduced its new 2014 bikes in Feria de Madrid. The top models, Bravo Team 29 MTB and Team Belador Road frames are both us...


AGY Introduces New Thermoplastic Sizing Systems

25 March 2014

AGY has introduced a range of S-2 Glass and E-Glass yarns complete with thermoplastics compatible sizes for use in woven fabrics and a range of other conversion steps.


Huntsman Materials Used in Fulfilment of BMW LifeDrive Concept

18 March 2014

An epoxy resin system from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been specified by the BMW Group to manufacture structural composite parts on the new BMWi3 in volume production.


Jones Snowboards Wins ISPO Award for Board Reinforced by TeXtreme

Jones Snowboards Wins ISPO Award for Board Reinforced by TeXtreme

11 March 2014

Snowboard brand Jones Snowboards has been awarded best in class at the ISPO show in Munich, Germany, for their Ultracraft Splitboard reinfor...


JEC Move Halls to Accommodate its Largest European Show Yet

JEC Move Halls to Accommodate its Largest European Show Yet

04 March 2014

JEC Europe Composites Show and Conferences 2014 will take place on 11 – 13 March 2014 at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France in halls 7.2 and...


Quantum Composites Launches Hybrid Carbon Fibre Material

Quantum Composites Launches Hybrid Carbon Fibre Material

25 February 2014

This hybrid carbon fibre material, which Quantum says, is a cost-effective, lightweight and high-strength alternative for traditional fibreg...


SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Software Helps Shave Milliseconds off Bobsled Finish Times

SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Software Helps Shave Milliseconds off Bobsled Finish Times

18 February 2014

The creators of the Gold Medal winning ‘Night Train’ Bobsled, Geoff Bodine and Bob Cuneo recently shared their 3D design experience in the c...


Cato Composite Innovations and AMAC Announce Strategic Partnership

Cato Composite Innovations and AMAC Announce Strategic Partnership

11 February 2014

Cato Composite Innovations and Michael Effing, CEO and Founder of AMAC, announce their strategic partnership for global sales and marketing ...


Huntsman Performance Products to Expand Global Polyetheramines Capacity

04 February 2014

The Performance Products division of Huntsman has announced that it will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15 percent as a result of debottlenecking three of its PEA manufacturing plants globally. The financial investment and capacity was not disclosed.


Mitsubishi Rayon Develop High-Performance Intermediate Modulus Carbon Fiber Pyrofil MR70

28 January 2014

Mitsubishi Rayon states that it has successfully developed a high performance intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre, Pyrofil MR70, which largely exceeds the performance of conventional IM carbon fibres.
  
The company claims the new product, MR70, is an innovative IM carbon fibre which has strength of 7GPa (1000ksi), a modulus of 325GPa (47msi) and exceeds MR60H, a conventional IM fibre of Mitsubishi Rayon, by 20% on strength and by 10% on modulus. This high performance was achieved by having been able to realise the precise control of the carbon-fibre microstructure and the exclusion of the defects by revisiting thoroughly from the manufacturing process of the precursor.
 
Mitsubishi Rayon has already started production in a domestic plant and started sample shipments to users such as for aerospace and sports-leisure applications.
 
The company will accelerate development of the market from which a further high-performance carbon fibre is demanded such as aerospace use, high performance industry use, and sports leisure use by extending user evaluations.


University of Exeter Expert Awarded &amp;euro;730,000 Grant to Develop more Cost-effective and Sustainable Carbon Fibres

21 January 2014

Stephen Eichhorn, Professor in Materials Science within Exeter’s Engineering department, has been awarded the €730,000 grant by European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).


Engineering Student Wins Ian Marshall&amp;rsquo;s Award at ICCS17

20 December 2013

Rainer Groh, a PhD student at the University of Bristol has been awarded the Ian Marshall’s Award for Best Student Paper at the 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17).


NetComposites Introduces Premium Directory Service

17 December 2013

NetComposites has launched a new premium service for its online industry directory to support companies in reaching a wider audience.


ASTM International Nanotechnology Committee Approves Airborne Nanoparticle Measurement Standard

17 December 2013

New ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International standard is said to provide clear steps to collect airborne nanomaterials and analyse them to determine their surface area.


WrapIt Offers New Way to Test Curved Composites

11 November 2013

Phoenix Inspection Systems says a new development in ultrasonic probe technology offers a faster and more effective way to inspect complex curves and radii in composite components.


Scott Bader to Exhibit Ultra-Low Styrene Content Gelcoat at Composites Engineering 2013

05 November 2013

The Scott Bader stand  will showcase its unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat Crystic Ecogel S1PA launched earlier this year at JEC Europe.


Boeing and Oracle Team USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America&amp;rsquo;s Cup-Class Yacht

22 October 2013

Boeing and Oracle Team USA are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fibre of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003.


Solvay to Make Strategic Investment in Thermoplastic Composites

22 October 2013

mass-produced thermoplastic composites.


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.


AMT Composites Sign up to Distribute TeXtreme in South Africa

08 October 2013

AMT Composites has signed an agreement that gives them the right to distribute TeXtreme in the region. 

Andreas Martsman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Oxeon, says, “We are very pleased to have AMT Composites committed to distribute our materials and having signed up as an authorised distributor of TeXtreme. We believe that this brings benefits to the customers sourcing materials from AMT Composites, being able to select TeXtreme in the mix of composite reinforcements available.”

AMT Composites was founded 1989 and now have three branches and employs 38 people throughout South Africa. AMT Composites provide technical support and training on composite processing in addition to the distribution of various composite materials. 

“We are thrilled to add TeXtreme to our product range, for those customers looking for weight savings and better mechanical properties TeXtreme will provide us an extra edge” says Nigel Fotheringham, General Manager, AMT composites. 

TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are a unique kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties. TeXtreme is successfully used in NASCAR, Formula 1, Americas Cup and advanced aerospace applications as well as sporting good applications such as bicycles, skis and ice hockey sticks.


SICOMIN Showcased an Innovative Range of Epoxy Resins at Composites Europe 2013

01 October 2013

SICOMIN exhibited new product ranges at Composites Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.


Hexcel Congratulates Innegra Technologies on Receiving a JEC Americas Innovation Award for Fibres

18 September 2013

Hexcel is proud to partner Innegra Technologies in accepting a JEC Americas Innovation Award for Fibres.


Teijin to Present Latest Carbon and Aramid Fibre Solutions at China Composites Expo in Beijing

10 September 2013

Customers visiting the Teijin booth (stand AL04) will be able to learn about applications for carbon- and aramid-fibre-reinforced composites developed by the Teijin group.


Hexcel Congratulates Innegra Technologies on Receiving a JEC Americas Innovation Award for Fibres

03 September 2013

Hexcel is proud to partner Innegra Technologies in accepting a JEC Americas Innovation Award for Fibres.


URT Provides Composite Materials for Electric Vehicle

27 August 2013

Detroit Electric has partnered with URT for the production of carbon fibre body panels for the new SP:01 sports car, which made its global public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. 


SICOMIN to Showcase New Range of Epoxy Resins at Composites Europe 2013

27 August 2013

SICOMIN will be participating at Composites Europe, Stuttgart from the 17 -19 September where it will showcase a new range of fire retardant systems and liquid expanding epoxy foams.


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. 


Future Fibres Supplies Composite Multihull Rigging Package for A65 Catamaran

16 July 2013

Future Fibres has manufactured and supplied a high-performance rotating wing mast with carbon rigging for the Nigel Irens Design A65 Catamaran.


Fibrelite Expands Range of Composite Access Covers

18 June 2013

Fibrelite now offers company logos and other brand markings on its full range of access covers.


Chomarat Launches New Design Products for High-End Markets

18 June 2013

Chomarat is launching C-WEAVE Spread, a new high-end product line. It combines high-tech features, strength and innovative design.


Hakes Marine Launches High Performance Grand-Prix Yachts

04 June 2013

Hakes Marine recently announced the launch of its Judel Vrolijk-designed HH42 high-performance, grand-prix racing yachts.


NTT Carbon Fiber Reaches Agreement to Set Up Joint Development Programme with Xolve

21 May 2013

The development programme will use KORE carbon fibres, carbon nanotubes and Xolve’s graphene masterbatches.


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.


Arkema Launch the Rilsan T Range of Biosourced Polyamides

30 April 2013

Arkema has expanded their offering with the Rilsan T range, a new biosourced polyamide 10.10 processed from castor oil.


PlastiComp Increases Capacity with New LFT Compounding Line

22 April 2013

PlastiComp has increased their production capacity with the installation of a new long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) compounding line.


Former Lola Colleagues Launch Forward Composites

09 April 2013

Former Lola Composites colleagues Paul Jackson and Ed Collings have formed a new company, Forward Composites.


Future Fibres Highlight New Automotive Composite Technologies

19 March 2013

Future Fibres are targeting the automotive sector following combined expertise with Persico in advanced composite fibres and precision tooling to produce prototypes of the carbon composite tub for a new racing roadster, codenamed RP-one.


AGY Expands Sizing System Selection in Response to Industry Demand

19 March 2013

AGY has expanded its range of sizing systems designed to work with a wide range of polymer chemistries.


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.


Advanced Madshus Cross Country Skis Made With 3B&amp;rsquo;s HiPer-tex High Performance Fibre Races to the Podium at the Ski World Cup

12 March 2013

Following research and development lasting two-years, Madshus states that 3B’s HiPer-tex high performance fibre has allowed them to manufacture the lightest, strongest and fastest skis they have ever produced.


Oracle Team USA Work to Defend their Title with Help from TeXtreme

12 March 2013

Oxeon have announces that they have joined forces with Oracle Team USA to become a preferred supplier to the team during the Americas Cup.


Ten new Laureates for the JEC Europe Innovation Awards Program in 2013

06 March 2013

This year, 10 companies and their partners will receive an award at JEC Europe, Porte de Versaille in Paris, France, next week, for their composites innovations.


TeXtreme Cars Successful at Daytona 500

06 March 2013

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) season got off to a good start for cars using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements by winning the Daytona 500 race and obtaining 4 out of the 5 top positions.


Composites Evolution to Showcase Recent Material Developments at JEC Europe 2013

19 February 2013

Composites Evolution will be showcasing its latest Biotex flax fibre developments at JEC Europe 2013, 12th - 14th March 2013, at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France (stand B13).


Tsunami Bar Wins ACMA Composites 2013 &amp;lsquo;Best of Show&amp;rsquo; Award

12 February 2013

Flexi-StiX has been awarded the ACMA Composites 2013 ‘Best of Show’ Award for its Tsunami Barbell Flexible Composite Barbell which has a stiffness that allows the bar to oscillate during lifting with an optimum amplitude and frequency that allow the lifter to achieve extraordinary effective muscle stimulus, resulting in the ability to train athletes to a higher level of performance than using traditional steel barbells.


Gurit to Exhibit at Composites 2013, USA

29 January 2013

Gurit are exhibiting at Composites 2013, from Tuesday 29th January to Thursday 31st January 2013 in Orlando.


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.


TenCate Qualified to Supply Composite Material for Leading Global Automotive Customer

18 December 2012

TenCate Advanced Composites has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite material for a leading global automotive customer.


UK&amp;rsquo;s First CPC Autoclave Upgrade for Aerospace Composites Manufacturer

11 December 2012

Atlas Composites has partnered with ASC Process Systems to upgrade its autoclave processes at its 25,000 sq ft composites manufacturing facility.


NetComposites Staff Attend House of Lords Reception

04 December 2012

Last week staff from NetComposites attended a reception at the House of Lords. The event was hosted by Lord Haskel and had been organised by the Materials KTN to showcase the work of a number of high tech companies who they had supported. This event brought together 150 representatives from industry and academia.


Exceptional Turnout at Inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show &amp;amp; Conference

20 November 2012

JEC’s inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 – 9 November, exceeded the composites industry’s expectations with an impressive showing of participating companies and expert presenters.


New Research on Selective Tape Laying of Composite Structures

13 November 2012

New research will demonstrate the localised placement of different fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes in a single component, to create locally reinforced structures that are fully weight-optimised. 


UBC&amp;rsquo;s Award-Winning Coren Urban Bike Uses Umeco&amp;rsquo;s Prepregs

13 November 2012

UBC recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibres, and compatible adhesive film. 


Nine Composites Companies to be recognised at the 2013 JEC Innovation Awards Program

23 October 2012

The inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences on November 7th – 9th, 2012 will host JEC’s Innovation Awards Program and highlight the nine most cutting-edge advances to emerge from the world-wide composite industry this year.


Chomarat Certified for Aerospace Industry

16 October 2012

Chomarat has obtained the certification EN 9100: 2009, "Quality Management standard for the aerospace industry."


TeXtreme Series of Field Hockey Sticks Released

09 October 2012

Netherlands based Kubus Sport is utilising TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics in the new high-end range of field hockey sticks for their premium brand Brabo Hockey.


1965 Corvette Stingray Makes Composite Show Debut with Formaplex

09 October 2012

One of the first production composite cars, the 1965 Corvette Stingray, will make its debut appearance with pioneering, rapid-engineering company Formaplex at the Advanced Engineering Show, NEC, Birmingham, on the 7 – 8 November 2012 at Formaplex’s stand 743.


Establishment of European Thermoplastic Automotive Composites Consortium

09 October 2012

DTC Dutch Thermoplastic Components, Kok & Van Engelen, NLR National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, TenCate Advanced Composites and VIRO have decided to collaborate in the European Thermoplastic Automotive Composites consortium (eTAC).


Umeco Exhibits Prepregs, Vacuum Bagging Consumables and Tooling at Composites Europe

02 October 2012

Umeco will be exhibiting on stand 8B/C44 at Composites Europe 2012 in the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 9 - 11 October 2012, showcasing a number of items on its stand including UBC’s Coren urban bike, a staggered sandwich panel, and a selection of automotive components amongst others.



LANXESS Acquire Germany&amp;rsquo;s Bond-Laminates

18 September 2012

LANXESS is strengthening its innovative product portfolio of lightweight materials to the automotive industry by acquiring German company Bond- Laminates.


Lotus F1 Team Adopts Anaglyph&amp;#39;s Laminate Tools

18 September 2012

Lotus F1  team has adopted Anaglyph’s Laminate tools is its primary tool for chassis design.


ADESS Develops Lotus T128 LMP2 Car with Altair&amp;rsquo;s HyperWorks Suite

11 September 2012

Altair’s HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform is being used to structurally design the LMP2 Lotus T128 racing car for the Le Mans Prototype series.


Teijin to Showcase Latest Carbon and Aramid Fibre Composites at China Composites Expo

04 September 2012

Toho Tenax and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia will participate in China Composites Expo 2012 which will take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China, from 5th to 7th September, 2012.


Umeco&amp;rsquo;s Composite Materials put a &amp;lsquo;Spring&amp;rsquo; in the Step of the Athletes

04 September 2012

Ottobock HealthCare uses Umeco’s composite materials to produce prosthetic limbs (blades) for athletes around the world.


JETCAM Showcases Multiple New Products

21 August 2012

JETCAM will be showcasing a range of new and updated products at this year’s Aero Engineering Show, held at the NEC Birmingham, UK, on 7th and 8th November 2012; and also at the Fabtech International trade fair, held in Las Vegas, US, between 11th and 13th November 2012.


CEL Components Offers Power of Prepreg Production to New Players

21 August 2012

CEL Components is set to showcase a turn-key manufacturing system for prepreg production at the Composites Engineering exhibition.


Olympic Bikes Designed and Manufactured in East Midlands

14 August 2012

The Gold Medal winning bikes ridden to 7 Gold medals, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze by British Cycling riders were designed and manufactured in the East Midlands area, according to Metron Advanced Equipment.


PlastiComp Introduces Translucent Long Fibre Compound for Structural Applications

07 August 2012

PlastiComp has reached a compounding breakthrough in a translucent, long-fibre reinforced compound.


Felt Bicycles Releases TeXtreme Frame

31 July 2012

American based Felt Bicycles recently released their new Nine mountain bike frame featuring TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.


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' 3rd Composites Innovations Conference a Resounding Success

17 July 2012

NetComposites’ 3rd biennial Composites Innovation Conference was held at the National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK, on the 4th and 5th July 2012 and provided a unique forum for the exchange of concepts and technological developments in materials, design and manufacturing to support the changing demands of industry.


Metyx Holds Third Composites Summit

10 July 2012

Metyx Composites organised and hosted its 3rd Composites Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, June 4-8, 2012, in conjunction with event sponsors; Airex AG, Aksa, Duratek, PPG Fiber Glass, Reinforced Plastics Magazine, Scott Bader, The Turkish Carbon Society, Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association, and Umeco.


Toho Tenax to Grow Composite Business in India

26 June 2012

Toho Tenax is to develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s composite industry in collaboration with Hindoostan Technical Fabrics, a carbon and aramid textile manufacturer wholly owned by Hindoostan Mills, a textile company in India and part of the Thackersey Group.


Chomarat Presents First Industrial Lighter &amp;amp; Stronger Carbon Parts Produced With C-Ply Bi-Angle

26 June 2012

Chomarat are presenting the first C-PLY Bi-Angle, an unbalanced thin ply bi-axial carbon reinforcement (non crimp fabric, or NCF) trial part made for the aeronautic sector at JEC Asia this week.


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.



Chomarat Unveils the First Ultra-Light Bicycle Frame Produced Using C-PLY Bi-Angle NCF

12 June 2012

At the recent SAMPE 2012 Exposition, Baltimore, US, May 22nd - 24th ,2012, Chomarat, in co-operation with American Artisan Bicycles, California, US, publicly unveiled the first industrial bicycle parts produced using their C-PLY Bi-Angle NFC fabric from Chomarat using prepreg material supplied by Aldila.


DSM use TeXtreme in Olympic rowing boat

12 June 2012

DSM has been working with the Dutch Olympic Team, applying their material expertise in order to make the best rowing boat possible for the London Olympics 2012.


PolyOne and Xenia Cooperate on Thermoset Replacement

01 June 2012

PolyOne Corporation has signed a cooperation and supply agreement with Xenia Unipersonale, a specialist in development and production of high-end polymer solutions reinforced with carbon fibres.


Umeco sponsors Canadian company&amp;rsquo;s Grand-Am cars

12 May 2012

Umeco’s Structural materials business has signed an agreement with leading Canadian motorsports organisation Multimatic Motorsports to sponsor two Aston Martin Vantage V8s in the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC), allowing Umeco to promote its new brand and advanced composite materials to a continent-wide audience of race car enthusiasts.


Dassault Syst&amp;egrave;mes Launches Best Multi-version Compatibility with New V5 Release

27 April 2012

Dassault Systèmes has launched the latest release of its Version 5 PLM platform, including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA which furthers the adoption of the 3D Experience Platform designed by Dassault Systèmes and includes a major new evolution in V6-to-V5 compatibility.


JEC Europe Report Greater Attendance

11 April 2012

JEC Europe brought together 1,181 participating companies, occupying a surface area of 50,000 m2, and had an increased attendance, with a total of 32,256 visitors, as compared to 29,867 in 2011.


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.


Integran Launches Intebond Adhesion Technology for Structural Metal-Polymer Hybrids

03 April 2012

Integran Technologies has launched their Intebond adhesion technology designed to enable the creation of high performance metal-polymer hybrid materials. 


PlastiComp Unveils Ultra Durable Thermoplastic Composite Materials

03 April 2012

PlastiComp has introduced Complçt MT maximum toughness long fibre (LFT) polyamides which they say have equivalent strength to industry standard LFT polyamides yet are extremely tough with up to twice as much resistance to impact forces as the standard materials.


JEC Innovation Awards Reward 13 Companies

20 March 2012

This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive awards at JEC Europe next week.


Chomarat Presents a New Composite Reinforcement at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

Chomarat will give the JEC Europe a preview of the latest technical advances and the first parts obtained with C-PLY Bi-Angle, which makes use of innovative fibre orientations within the composite.


British Cycling supporting UK Manufacturing

13 March 2012

Atlas Composites have won a contract with British Cycling to supply composite components manufactured at its 25,000 square foot production facility.


Amber Composites Offers Prepreg Made from Biotex Natural Flax Fibre from Composites Evolution

06 March 2012

Prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax, made by Composites Evolution, is now available from Amber Composites providing the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fibre composites but with lower weight and environmental impact.


Carbon Fibre Industry Set For Strong Growth to 2020

06 March 2012

The Carbon Fibre Industry Worldwide 2011-2020: An Evaluation of Current Markets and Future Supply and Demand, written by Tony Roberts, a leading expert on the carbon fibre industry, is a new market report on the rapidly growing carbon fibre industry and its global markets.


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.


Entropy Resins Awarded ISPO ECO Responsibility Award

21 February 2012

Following consecutive wins in the Eco Responsibility category of the ISPO Awards; Entropy Resins is represented in 2012 with the Niche Story snowboard.


UST Mamiya Partners with Firehole Composites to Advance Design Capabilities

14 February 2012

UST Mamiya has partnered with Firehole Composites to allow UST Mamiya to enhance exclusive in-house design tools and further advance the design and manufacturing of their high performance, carbon fibre golf shafts.


Motive Previews the Bison Composite Pickup Design

07 February 2012

Motive Industries has revealed its new composite pick up truck design titled the Bison which they describe as a showcase of what a global market highly efficient pickup can look like.


Gordon Murray Design and Toray Enter Technical Partnership

31 January 2012

Gordon Murray Design has entered into a technical partnership with Toray Industries which stems from the launch of the TEEWAVE AR.1 at the Tokyo Motor Show in December 2011.


New Automotive Carbon Fibre Research Project Launched

24 January 2012

The House of Composites (HOC), DTU Wind Energy, and Ph.D. Morten Rask has been granted 1.6 million Danish kroner (approximately 210.000€) by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to form a 3 year industrial postdoc project entitled Mass production method for high quality composite material lightweight components.


Norco GRP and mouldCAM&amp;nbsp;Produce Challenger for RS Sailing

10 January 2012

In little over eight weeks from receiving the final CAD files from leading UKDinghy manufacturer RS sailing, Composite moulders Norco GRP and CNC specialists mouldCAM Europe have produced temperature stable direct tooling and a prototype dinghy. 


Donkervoort Present the Part Carbon Fibre GTO

03 January 2012

Donkervoort Automobielen has presented their next generation of open sports car: the Donkervoort GTO, in collaboration with quattro,  the fully owned subcompany of AUDI.


Advanced Composites Group&amp;rsquo;s Prepregs Used on &amp;lsquo;Spano&amp;rsquo; Super Sports Car

06 December 2011

Tooling, automotive body panel system and high visual quality prepregs manufactured by Advanced Composites Group (ACG) are being used by Spanish car manufactured GTA Motor to create their ‘Spano’ super sports car.


NetComposites and Composites Evolution Grow Mo's for Movember

29 November 2011

'Tis the season to grow Moustache's, as say the worldwide charity Movember who help to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. We’re proud to announce that NetComposites and Composites Evolution have joined them in raising money for these important causes.


Malama Collaborates with Green Comm Racing to Promote Environmental Innovation

24 November 2011

Malama Composites has joined Spain’s Green Comm Racing Team at the Americas Cup in order to promote environmental innovation and technology within the sailing industry.


UK Prime Minister David Cameron Opens New McLaren Production Centre

22 November 2011

On November 17th McLaren Group CEO and McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis welcomed the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP to open the newest addition to McLaren headquarters in Woking, Surrey – the McLaren Production Centre (MPC).
Accompanying Ron Dennis and Mr Cameron were Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, Cyclist Mark Cavendish on behalf of McLaren Applied Technologies, and representatives of all the McLaren Group companies.


Registration Open for Composites 2012

22 November 2011

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has opened attendee and housing registration for Composites 2012, which will be held February 21st-23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.


UK Innovation Showcase at JEC 2012

22 November 2011

As the UK is the country of honour at JEC 2012, Composites UK, UKTI and the National Composites Centre are inviting UK companies to enter the prestigious JEC awards programme.


Atkins Named as Official Engineering Services Provider to the National Composites Centre

15 November 2011

Atkins has been named as an official engineering services provider to the National Composites Centre (NCC) on a three year framework agreement.


UK Consortium Launch Recycled Carbon Fibre Materials at Composites Engineering

07 November 2011

A group of UK companies will be launching a new range of composite materials and products made from recycled carbon fibre at the Composites Engineering Show this week.


CustomGT Introduce their Ultra-Light Sports Car

01 November 2011

CustomGT have created a new sports car with up to 550 hp using fibreglass and carbon fibre reinforced composites.


Delta Patterns Changes Name To Orion Machining

18 October 2011

The Composites Engineering Group (CEG) has completed the acquisition of Delta Patterns, to ensure a complete composites design and tooling to manufacturing service for existing and new customers throughout the Group, and has renamed Delta Patterns as Orion Machining.


Dassault Syst&amp;#232;mes Acquires Simulayt

11 October 2011

Dassault Systèmes has completed the acquisition of composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt.


Teijin Aramid Introduces Twaron Black

05 October 2011

Teijin Aramid introduces Twaron Black to meet the requests of customers in the sailing and sports industries.


Umeco Composites Hold Corporate Open Day

28 September 2011

Umeco Composites had a Corporate Open Day in Heanor, Derbyshire on Friday 23rd September.


CDI and Red Composites Launch New TIP Program

13 September 2011

CDI (Century Design Inc) teamed up with manufacturing process consultants Red Composites to launch the new implementation program TIP, at China Composites Expo 2011 last week.








Project Develops Low Cost Blended Carbon Fibre Yarns and Fabrics

12 May 2011

A multi-partner UK project, Fibrecycle, has developed a new generation of high performance, low cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the Technology Strategy Board.


6 million to Develop a New Generation of Composites

12 May 2011

6 million to Develop a New Generation of Composites A team from the University of Bristols Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and The Composites Centre at Imperial College London have been awarded a 6 million six-year programme grant by EPSRC to create a new generation of high performance, ductile fibre reinforced polymer composites capable of sustaining large deformations without breaking.



Carbo Tech Secures Largest Ever Order for Carbon Monocoque Production

11 April 2011

Carbo Tech has received what they say is the world’s largest order for series-production carbon monocoques, to be introduced on a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive.


ACMA Launches Two New Closed Molding Certification Programs

21 March 2011

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has designed two new Certified Composites Technician (CCT) programs - Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) and Wind Blade Repair (WBR).



Rennteam Uni Stuttgart Uses Chem-Trend&amp;#39;s Materials

08 February 2011

For several years the Rennteam Uni Stuttgart has participated successfully in the Formula Student, an international junior motor sport contest with currently nine official venues on all continents, and Chem-Trend provides the students with Chemlease branded release agents and mould sealers.





Pewano Rally Raid team builds car with TeXtreme

26 January 2011

Oxeon have cooperated with Scandinavias first and only Cross Country Rally team Pewano, a Rally Raid team that will compete in the Dakar Rally and the World Cup in Cross Country Rally (FIA World Cup) in a car built with TeXtreme.





3M and Aldila to Jointly Commercialize Prepregs

26 November 2010

Aldila and 3M have signed a mutual commercialization agreement and a product supply agreement centred around 3M's matrix resins.







Zyvax Capitalizes on Chinese Manufacturing Vitality

06 September 2010

Rapid expansion of Chinese manufacturing in a variety of industries has led to a boom for some U.S. companies including Zyvax, which recently established a distribution channel through a partnership with FRP Services, one of the nation's largest distributors.










Dynamic Moth Sailboats Chosen as Student Project for IYRS Composites Program

25 June 2010

Students in the International Yacht Restoration School's Composites Technology Program, a new nine-month program that begins this September at the school's Bristol campus, will learn their craft while building a fleet of Moths.


Terrafugia selects Simulayt&amp;#39;s Advanced Fiber Modeler

14 May 2010

Terrafugia has selected Simulayt’s Advanced Fiber Modeler (AFM) to design and develop composite components for the Transition Roadable Aircraft.








JEC Reveals 2010 Innovation Winners

01 February 2010

The 12th year of the JEC Innovation Awards Programme sees 11 winning companies due to receive their awards at the JEC Composites Show (April 13-15, 2010).





Peugeot Sport Selects HyperWorks Suite for the LMP1

03 December 2009

Peugeot Sport, the racing department of the Peugeot brand, has chosen the HyperWorks Suite to optimize its composite development processes.



24-Piece Sports Car Body Bonded With Adhesive

30 October 2009

A Scandinavian built battery-powered carbon-fibre chassis sports car known as the E-RA (Electric RaceAbout) will be debuted by the end of the year. Structural adhesives from ITW Plexus were chosen to bond no fewer than 24 individual components of the car body.



Velozzi Collaborates with Nanoledge on Resin Solutions

30 October 2009

Bayer MaterialScience will collaborate with Nanoledge to provide a full range of high-performance epoxy-based materials to the composite market in North America.




US University Form Composite Partnership with Lamborghini

09 October 2009

A partnership between the University of Washington and the Italian sports-car company Automobili Lamborghini has now been formalised, focussing on the advancement of composite materials. This week the presidents of each organisation were in attendance at the naming ceremony of the UW's Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory.


Expert Insights Driving Interior Innovations

02 October 2009

Visteon is the latest in a list of organizations to collaborate in the design of the Velozzi AEV project.



Nanocyl Broadens Portfolio

18 September 2009



One-Piece Araldite Hockey Stick Wins Fans..

09 September 2009

The stick, using Araldite NanoTech Composite RTM system from Huntsman Advanced Materials and a design by Composite Busch SA, was used by the Swiss ice hockey team and has won widespread praise from the Russian, Austrian, Latvian and French teams.




Zyvex and Tenax Team for Demonstrator

14 August 2009

Nanomaterials specialist, Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), have joined forces with Toho Tenax America to use Tenax carbon fibre in the construction of their 540SE advanced technology demonstrator boat.




Boeing, Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and University of Twente Establish Research Centre

22 June 2009

Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and the University of Twente have signed an agreement to establish the Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC) at the University of Twente in The Netherlands.



Carbon Nanotubes Contribute to the Next Wave of Surfboards

20 May 2009

Entropy Surfboards and Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) have teamed up to deliver a new line of custom-made surfboards that incorporate carbon nanotubes from BMS.





Fiberforge Licensing Deal with Oribi Manufacturing

03 April 2009

Fiberforge has signed a licensing agreement with Oribi Manufacturing of Denver, Colorado, to develop and produce advanced composite parts for the outdoor, sporting goods, medical and industrial markets using Fiberforge’s patented Relay Station.








AOC Technology Helps Delphia Yachts Grow

13 October 2008

Delphia Yachts Boatyard has become Poland’s largest boat builder, using AOC resin systems for hull and deck construction.




The Lotus Evora Is Here

03 August 2008




Critical Marine Components Bonded Together With Araldite

10 July 2008

Marström Composite has been working with Huntsman Advanced Materials and their distributors in Sweden to build the largest catamaran in the world for the famous Polish yachtsman Roman Paszke.








A New Company in Self-Reinforced Composites

08 April 2008

A new company, Rigicom Ltd, has been formed to extend hot compaction technology for the manufacture of self-reinforced composites, originally developed at the University of Leeds.










Emerald Performance Materials Acquires CVC Specialty Chemicals

11 February 2008

Emerald Performance Materials has acquired CVC Specialty Chemicals, the manufacturer of specialty epoxies, monomers, and catalysts for structural composites, adhesives, coatings and industrial applications.







Composites Europe Takes Off

19 November 2007


Robot-Racing Produces Carbon Fibre Roof for DiMora Natalia

08 October 2007

Robot-Racing, and its manufacturing affiliate Radant Technologies, have joined the list companies supporting DiMora Motorcar's development of the Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan.


Dedienne Plasturgie Licence RocTool Cage System

07 October 2007

Dedienne Plasturgie has signed a licence agreement for RocTool’s Cage System induction moulding technology.


Two JEC Programmes Pay Tribute to Tomorrow&amp;#39;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.



Quatro Composites Validates Chassis Design for DiMora Natalia

11 August 2007

Quatro Composites has become the latest Technology Partner to support DiMora Motorcar’s development of the Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan.



GERG Group Selects FiberSIM to Engineer Composites for Motorsports

05 June 2007

The GERG Group, a German manufacturer of advanced composite products, has selected Vistagy’s FiberSIM suite of software to improve the engineering process for developing complex composite racing car parts for its customers in the motor sports and Formula One industries.






Hydropel Aids Hatteras Infusion

30 April 2007

The boatbuilder Hatteras Yachts has expanded its resin infusion operations to motoryacht hulls up to 72 feet (21.9 metres) in length.


Pescarolo Le Mans Team &amp; Huntsman to Develop New Car For 2007

23 April 2007

Huntsman Advanced Materials has agreed a major sponsorship deal with Pescarolo Sport, one of France’s leading Le Mans teams, to supply advanced adhesives and rapid prototyping materials for the development of an innovative new car to race at the world-famous Le Mans 24hour Endurance Race in June 2007.


Bayer MaterialScience and Nanoledge Join Forces

23 April 2007

Nanoledge and California-based sporting goods company Entropy Research Labs (ERL) have co-developed a new and improved surfboard.


Gibbs Technologies and Lockheed Martin to Develop High Speed Military Amphibious Vehicles

15 April 2007

Lockheed Martin and Gibbs Technologies have agreed to develop a family of high speed amphibious vehicles designed specifically for military operations.









The Lotus 2-Eleven for Serious Track Day Driving

07 March 2007

Lotus Sport, the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd, unveils the new Lotus 2-Eleven at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show.



From Carrots to Composites

26 February 2007


















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.


Composites and Design

14 August 2006



JEC Launches Calls for Candidates

02 July 2006

Any company involved in the use of composite materials can participate as a speaker at one of the six User Forums or by competing in the JEC Innovation Awards programme during the next JEC Composites Show.



Composite Sports Bow Uses Huntsman Advanced Materials

06 April 2006

Swiss bow maker, Willi Heuberger’s prize winning bow models were made using Huntsman Advanced Materials RenLam laminating system.








Quickstep Advances with New European Showcase Centre

10 March 2006

Australian advanced materials group Quickstep has signed a key partnership agreement with the University of Manchester, UK for the showcasing of the Company’s technology to European customers.












The New Lotus Europa S

09 December 2005




BMW Collaborate with Leatt on Carbon/Kevlar Neck Brace

04 November 2005

BMW and KTM are collaborating with the Leatt Corporation, developer of the Leatt-Brace system, a composite cervical spine protection system for the sports motorcyclist.





Ulster University Students Hit Top Gear with Composite Race Car

14 October 2005

Three Ulster University graduates who designed and built a formula one-style racing car have returned from Italy after competing against engineering students from across the world.


B3 Technologies Backs British Olympic Medal Prospect

14 October 2005

B3 Technologies Ltd., based at Shalford, Surrey, has been working with former World Cup champion Kristen Bromley to develop a new CFRP Skeleton sled for next year's Winter Olympics.


Small Firms Take Free Tech- support as NCN Message Gets Through

30 September 2005

A growing number and variety of technical enquiries coming into the Helpdesk of the National Composites Network confirm its recognition as a key resource for UK companies manufacturing and using composite products.



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.



Mercedes Introduces World&amp;#39;s Fastest Open-Top Four-Seater

16 September 2005

Mercedes Benz have introduced the CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet, the limited edition supercharged V8 sporting a lightweight carbon fibre body.


TEC Industries Acquires Quatro Composites

16 September 2005

TEC Industries has acquired the California-based Quatro Composites to expand its carbon fibre fabrication capabilities.





Lotus Circuit Car Launch

19 August 2005




High Compression Bladder Moulding Prepreg Process (HCBMP) for Wind Turbine

18 July 2005

Southwest Windpower has awarded a purchase order to Quatro Composites for the development and production of the redesigned Whisper 500 wind blades using Quatro's HCBMP process.



Eco-surfboard Highlights Surfboard Evolution in UK Exhibition

13 July 2005

A unique surfboard exhibition in Cornwall, UK, is looking at how surfboards developed from natural wood into FRP composites, and examines how modern materials can affect the environment.



BMC and Easton Sports Develop Nano-cycle for Tour de France

08 July 2005

BMC, the Swiss high-tech bicycle brand, and Easton Sports have developed the “Pro Machine” for the Tour de France with a frame made from carbon nanotechnology.








New Zealand Windsurf Developer Automates Production with German Robots

20 May 2005

New Zealand’s Carbon Art International is completing a research and development project, with investment from Technology New Zealand, to automate its surfboard production using a German built robot.



Easton Sport Apply Carbon Nanotube Technology to Baseball

13 May 2005

Easton Sports, manufacturer of sporting goods equipment, has teamed up with Zyvex to introduce carbon nanotube technology to baseball bat design.




Azdel Explores Potential of Cage System for Producing Class A Thermoplastic Composites

15 April 2005

Azdel Inc. is currently evaluating the potential advantages of RocTool's Cage System for use with its own Azdel composite materials.



RocTool Grants Exclusive License to Novation

08 April 2005

RocTool has signed an exclusive agreement with sports manufacturer Novation, specialist in providing composite sports shoes and accessories. Details of the collaboration were presented earlier this week at the JEC show in Paris, with RocTool also picking up another JEC Innovation Award in the Energy and Industry Category.



Preview of JEC Exhibits

01 April 2005


NetComposites Showcases New Products at JEC

01 April 2005

NetComposites will be showcasing 2 new major product areas at the JEC show, in addition to its usual wide range of books, media services and consultancy work.





Audi’s Latest RS4 Comes with Extensive Carbon Fibre Trimming

28 February 2005

The all-new V8-powered evolution of the RS 4 quattro is expected to dominate the Audi stand at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.



Easton Develops New Carbon Nanotube Technology Hockey Stick

18 February 2005

Easton Hockey has developed a new composite hockey stick using Zyvex’s NanoSolve carbon nanotubes technology.


Zyvex and Arkema Announce Strategic Partnership

18 February 2005

Zyvex and Arkema are to collaborate in developing commercial nanomaterial applications.










Call for Papers: Composite Materials for Transport Structures

14 January 2005

A call for papers is being issued for a special issue of the International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), focussing on the Design and Manufacturing of Land Transport Structures Using Composite Materials.





New GBP 30 Million Composite Network Launched in UK

03 December 2004

The UK’s new GBP 30 million National Composites Network was launched in London this week by Minister Jacqui Smith.






Wheelchair Composite Technology Propelled into the Future

12 November 2004

Invacare Corporation have signed a technology agreement with Vyatek Sports to develop applications for award-winning IsoGrid technology and complimentary Bi-Fusion metal bonding technology.











Composites 2004

08 October 2004


Successful Partnership for Twintex Mountain Rescue Stretcher

08 October 2004

New Twintex mountain rescue stretcher made out of Twintex has been developed in an all-French collaborative project.





Royal Lankhorst and Milliken License PURE Composite Technology

17 September 2004

US textile manufacturer Milliken has the right to manufacture and market products based on the PURE technology throughout the world.



Revolution in CFRP Skateboards

16 September 2004


Carbon Nanotube Technology Applied to Bicycle Products

09 September 2004

Easton's Bicycle Division have launched a new proprietary material featuring Zyvex’s Carbon NanoTube (CNT) additive, NanoSolve.













Richard Branson&amp;#39;s CFRP Water Car Breaks Record

21 June 2004

British tycoon Richard Branson broke a French-held record for crossing the English Channel between Britain and France on an amphibious vessel.








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.








Cyclics Release Thermoplastic Resin Transfer Molding Resin

22 April 2004

The Cyclics Corporation have produced low pressure castings and high fibre content thermoplastic composites through the RTM process for its CBT(R) resin one-part system.


















JEC Awards Open

04 September 2003


NZ Firm Arms Darth Vader

01 August 2003
















Seminar on Virtual Product Development Techniques for Composite Materials

26 January 2003

MSC.Software has launched the 3rd annual technology seminar in the highly popular “Black Metal or Black Art?” series : “A Review of Virtual Product Development (VPD) Techniques for Composite Materials and Components”.








Robotic Production Technology Introduced Accu-Cut WJ-44

04 October 2002

Robotic Production Technology introduced the Accu-Cut WJ-44 robot at Composites 2002. The Accu-Cut is equipped specifically for water jet cutting applications and the new unit is claimed to decrease cycle time and increase path capability.


New SMC products from AOC

04 October 2002


Cyclics First Commercial Plant at Basf Schwarzheide Site

03 October 2002

Cyclics will build its first commercial production plant for high performance CBT resins in Brandenburg, Germany. Cyclics Corporation will be investing 20 million euros at the location of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, in order to build a 100,000 square foot production plant for CBT resins, with an annual capacity of 5.5 million pounds.



JEC Awards 2003:

16 September 2002















Marine Products Contract

10 January 2002




DSM to Build Fifth Dyneema Yarn Production Line

29 November 2001

DSM High Performance Fibers, the producer of Dyneema, is going to expand its production capacity once again.








Next-Generation Boat

01 October 2001


Nemesis Air Racing chooses FiberCote prepregs

15 September 2001

Nemesis Air Racing has chosen FiberCote’s family of E-765 Prepregs and FAA Approved Lamina & Laminate Allowables Databases for the NemesisNXT.





ESI Group acquires L3P

17 August 2001








Reichhold Extends Hydrex Marine Resin Line

11 May 2001


Reichhold, Inc. has extended its Hydrex marine resin product line with the introduction of a new family of low-styrene resins for the boat building industry.