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Junair Spraybooths Installs 9 series Commercial Vehicle Spray Booth Oven for Hitachi Rail

Junair Spraybooths Installs 9 series Commercial Vehicle Spray Booth Oven for Hitachi Rail

28 March 2017

Junair Spraybooths has recently installed a 9 series commercial vehicle spray booth oven for Hitachi Rail.


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.  


Alstom ETR 675 Benefits from Core Composite Solution

Alstom ETR 675 Benefits from Core Composite Solution

07 March 2017

With a core composite solution using infused Divinycell P60, Diab and business partner Chimpex have made a light yet sturdy nose for the Als...


Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project

Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project

07 March 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre says it is taking a prominent role in a project to develop a novel composite bogie frame for use in rail vehicles.


A. Schulman Introduces New High-strength Composite Material at JEC 2017

07 March 2017

A. Schulman will present its range of Engineered Composites and Powders for Thermoplastic Composites at JEC World 2017.


Diab to Show Products and Innovations at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

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


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.


ELG Carbon Fibre Showcase Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project at JEC World

ELG Carbon Fibre Showcase Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project at JEC World

07 March 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre is taking a prominent role in a project to develop a novel composite bogie frame for use in rail vehicles.


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,...


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...


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...


Scott Bader Showcase Olympic Laser Dinghy, Adhesives and Composite Materials at JEC World

Scott Bader Showcase Olympic Laser Dinghy, Adhesives and Composite Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

Scott Bader will be promoting its materials solutions for manufacturers of composite parts under a new ‘Making a Positive Difference’ corpor...


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

07 March 2017

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


L&L Products Simplifies Manufacturing and Improves Worker Safety through Use of Elastomeric Adhesive, A-J215

L&L Products Simplifies Manufacturing and Improves Worker Safety through Use of Elastomeric Adhesive, A-J215

28 February 2017

L&L Products has worked to develop an elastomeric adhesive, A-J215, to help bond and seal FRP, stainless steel and aluminium application...


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.


CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

21 February 2017

The Development  Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Württemberg is presenting its latest innovation as its ThinKing for February 2017.


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 ...


Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

03 January 2017

Sicomin’s epoxy resin PET foam sandwich panel has been tested to EN45545-2.


VELOX Sets Innovation in the Service of Weight Reduction, Productivity and Recyclability

VELOX Sets Innovation in the Service of Weight Reduction, Productivity and Recyclability

13 December 2016

VELOX organised its first technical forum at the CEMCAT in Laval, France, on Thursday 24 November 2016, in partnership with the companies Sa...


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.


Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

29 November 2016

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2Fire Classification


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.


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.


Aliancys Resins Used in China High Speed Trains

Aliancys Resins Used in China High Speed Trains

11 October 2016

The China the High Speed Rail (HSR) network, a vital element of the country’s infrastructure, is used by trains containing numerous composit...


Hexagon Composites Enters the CNG-for-rail Market with New Joint Venture

16 August 2016

Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has entered into a joint venture agreement with Allegheny Creative Energy Solutions (ACES) and Resonance Mode, to create a new entity.


ARALDITE Resin System Offers New Dimension to Composite Rail Vehicle Designs

ARALDITE Resin System Offers New Dimension to Composite Rail Vehicle Designs

14 June 2016

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed an innovative solution combining excellent mechanical and inherent FST properties that is set to o...


Lighter Traveling with LFI and First-class Surfaces

Lighter Traveling with LFI and First-class Surfaces

07 June 2016

High strength, dimensional stability and fit accuracy, coupled with low weight, are the hallmarks of large-format composite components produ...


Toho Tenax and Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Develop Mass-production CFRP Springs for Railcar Trucks

Toho Tenax and Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Develop Mass-production CFRP Springs for Railcar Trucks

22 December 2015

Toho Tenax has agreed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to jointly develop a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) leaf spring that can be mas...


TRB Lightweight Structures Brings Aerospace-Quality Composites to Rail

TRB Lightweight Structures Brings Aerospace-Quality Composites to Rail

08 December 2015

The use of lightweight advanced composites in the aerospace and defence industries has delivered major performance improvements for operatio...


International Composites Seminar Brings Together 350 People in São Paulo

International Composites Seminar Brings Together 350 People in São Paulo

17 November 2015

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


Covestro Polyurethane and Know-how Strengthen Composite Parts and Customer Collaborations

27 October 2015

Covestro will showcase its advanced polyurethane systems for composites and examples of its customer collaborations during Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX).


MAN Truck & Bus Extends Supplier of Choice Agreement with Hexagon Composites

06 October 2015

Hexagon Bus Systems has been nominated by MAN Truck & Bus for the continued supply of compressed natural gas fuel systems.


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...


JEC Forums to Discuss Efficiency In Design & High Volume Production

22 September 2015

JEC Forums will promote efficiency in design and high volume production at Boston, US on 22-23 September 2015, at the newly enhanced Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).


Hexagon Lincoln Introduces Next Generation Type 4 Tank for the Refuse and Transit Bus Market

Hexagon Lincoln Introduces Next Generation Type 4 Tank for the Refuse and Transit Bus Market

22 September 2015

Hexagon Lincoln debuted its all-carbon 16 inch Type 4 pressure vessel for the transit bus and refuse market in Denver, Colorado US, last wee...


Scott Bader Highlight New Structural Adhesive Grades at Composites Europe 2015

Scott Bader Highlight New Structural Adhesive Grades at Composites Europe 2015

15 September 2015

Scott Bader will promote two new Crestabond M7 (1:1) grades of methacrylate primer-less structural adhesives now available in black and spec...


SCIGRIP Introduces Plastics Bonder SG6000

15 September 2015

SCIGRIP will be launching SG6000, a new two component methyl methacrylate adhesive (MMA) at Composites Europe.


Sekisui Plastics Opens $5.2 Million Manufacturing Facility

08 September 2015

Sekisui Plastics US (SPUS) has opened a new $5.2 million manufacturing facility in Kenton, Ohio, US.


2015 JEC Asia Innovation Award Winners Announced

01 September 2015

JEC Group has revealed the results of the JEC Asia Innovation Awards competition that highlights innovative companies and processes among all stakeholders.


From Rail to Sea with DIAB Divinycell

From Rail to Sea with DIAB Divinycell

25 August 2015

Qingdao Victall Railway Group, a global supplier of transportation components, is set to enter the marine segment, extending its concept of ...


FiberSPAN’s Bridge System Connects Three Parks Giving Hikers Access to Trails

FiberSPAN’s Bridge System Connects Three Parks Giving Hikers Access to Trails

18 August 2015

Composite Advantage was hired to design and build a no-maintenance structure to replace a bridge crossing that connects Rotary Park, Phillip...


Airborne Oil & Gas Supplies TCP Flowline to Petronas

18 August 2015

Following the successful completion of a 3 year qualification program of subsea flowline for hydrocarbon service, Petronas has requested Airborne Oil & Gas supply a TCP Flowline for a pilot project, intended to be installed later this year.


AIC Makes Autoclave Good as New

18 August 2015

AIC Group is refurbishing a 3m x 10m autoclave for a global North American aerospace company.


Robotic Manufacturing System to Build Biggest Composite Rocket Parts Ever Made

Robotic Manufacturing System to Build Biggest Composite Rocket Parts Ever Made

11 August 2015

A new robotic composite fibre placement system will be used to build large space structures for space vehicles.


Innovative Explosion-Proof HVAC System Provides Customisable Climate Control Solution for Large Process Analyser Shelter

Innovative Explosion-Proof HVAC System Provides Customisable Climate Control Solution for Large Process Analyser Shelter

21 July 2015

Intertec has developed an innovative ATEX-compliant HVAC system that provides a complete all-in-one climate control and personnel safety sol...


Foster Polymer Distribution Offers PMP Copolymer for Medical Madrels and Release Films

Foster Polymer Distribution Offers PMP Copolymer for Medical Madrels and Release Films

14 July 2015

Foster Polymer Distribution has officially partnered with Mitsui Chemicals to distribute TPXpolymethylpentene (PMP) olefin copolymer to the ...


TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

30 June 2015

TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) have successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation, adding to the IRIS (International Rai...


SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

23 June 2015

SCIGRIP has successfully completed the SCIGRIP Solar Boat’s sea trials in preparation for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup next month.


BGF Industries Releases Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Material

23 June 2015

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


Composites Distribution Teams with Hexcel to promote solutions for Composite Repair

16 June 2015

Hexcel and Composites Distribution are partnering to provide solutions for MRO that allow aircraft repairs to be carried out quickly and conveniently.


US Partner Country of Composites Europe 2015 and 1st International Composites Congress

09 June 2015

The US will be the partner country of this year’s Composites Europe, which will take place in Stuttgart from 22 to 24 September.


New Mexico Department of Transport uses FiberSPAN Fibreglass Decking

New Mexico Department of Transport uses FiberSPAN Fibreglass Decking

12 May 2015

The New Mexico Department of Transport (NMDOT) has chosen Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN Fibreglass decking to replace the destroyed Piedra...


Themes for International Seminar on Composites Announced

Themes for International Seminar on Composites Announced

12 May 2015

The International Seminar on Composites, to be held in Parallel to Compocity 2015 in November, will cover the three main themes of transport...


State-of-the-art Industrial Park Ensures Polinox Product Quality and Repeatability

12 May 2015

Polinox’s state-of-the-art facilities produces peroxides for all composite moulding processes.


VELOX Offers Lightweight Constructions Solution with SWAP

VELOX Offers Lightweight Constructions Solution with SWAP

28 April 2015

VELOX is now the exclusive European distributor of SWAP, producing ecologically sustainable sinus honeycomb boards from recycled paper.


AMAC Support Strategic Cooperation of AZL Partners

28 April 2015

Composites market newcomer, Katcon Advanced Materials and German Engineering specialist M.TEC have formed a strategic cooperation in order to establish a high-­class product portfolio to serve automotive and aircraft interior customers, thanks to help from the Aachen Centre for integrative Lightweight Production (AZL).


Dow Automotive Wins Edison Award for BETAMATE Structural Adhesive Innovation

28 April 2015

BETAMATE structural adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems have been named a silver winner by the 2015 Edison Awards, an annual event recognising products and people that deliver game-changing industry innovations.


Exel Composites to Co-operate with Better Shelter to Provide Temporary Shelters to Refugee Families via UNHCR

Exel Composites to Co-operate with Better Shelter to Provide Temporary Shelters to Refugee Families via UNHCR

21 April 2015

Exel Composites has been selected as a partner in a venture aimed at improving the life of refugees by providing safe and functional tempora...


Barracuda Opens its New Training Facilities in Rio de Janeiro

Barracuda Opens its New Training Facilities in Rio de Janeiro

21 April 2015

Barracuda Advanced Composites has opened its new training facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Hanwha Azdel Add Azdel SuperLite LWRT Production Line to Meet Growing Industry Demand

21 April 2015

Growing demand for lightweight composites in North America and Europe has prompted Hanwha Azdel to increase capacity for its Azdel SuperLite lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite product at its Virginia, US, production facility. 


Solvay's Amodel PPA and KetaSpire PEEK Earn NSF Approval for Use in Food Processing and Household Appliances

21 April 2015

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has certified seven of Solvay Specialty Polymers’ Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) and KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin grades, under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials.


Solvay and 3A Composites Seal Global Specialty Foams Alliance to Secure Light-Weighting in Advanced Transportation

14 April 2015

Solvay and 3A Composites are joining forces to make innovative specialty foam materials for advanced transportation, offering for the first time on a large and worldwide scale a tailored, cost-effective substitute to traditional, labour-intense materials used to reduce the weight of applications.


HK Research ReFlex Gel Coat Polymer Brings Pure Protection to Marine Industry

14 April 2015

HK Research, brings the marine industry its new ReFlex polymer gel coats, one of their Revolution series of gel coat polymers, which represents one of the biggest innovations in marine coatings in more than 70 years.


JEC Group: Out to Conquer New Territories

17 March 2015

JEC Group has a new, three-point expansion phase which sees a significant extension of its Paris trade show, a reinforcement of its North American and Asian events and development in the Southern hemisphere.


Exel Composites Sign Co-operation Agreement with BMW

17 March 2015

BMW has selected Exel Composites as a technology partner to develop next generation carbon fibre reinforced parts for passenger cars.


Chomarat Introduces Two Innovative Glass and Carbon Reinforcements

10 March 2015

Chomorat has released two reinforcement fabrics; G-FLOWTM made of glass fibre, and C-PLYTM ULTRA THIN, of carbon fibre.


3A Composites Invests into New Foam Core Extrusion Line in US

10 March 2015

3A Composites will further expand the production capacities of its Airex PET core materials.


Quickstep Wins Aerospace Australia Defence Innovation Award

10 March 2015

Quickstep has won the Aerospace Australia Defence Innovation award, presented by Aerospace Australia's chairman, Air Marshal Les Fisher, at a ceremony during Avalon 2015; the Australian International Air Show.


Composites Evolution to Display Ecopreg Products for Mass Transport at JEC Europe 2015

Composites Evolution to Display Ecopreg Products for Mass Transport at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Composites Evolution will display a range of Ecopreg products designed for the mass transport industry at JEC Europe 2015.


SCIGRIP Presents New MMA Adhesives Range to Optimise Assembly Processes for the Transportation Sector at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

SCIGRIP will be highlighting the crucial role that high strength adhesives play within the transportation sector whilst also introducing a new SG800 range of specialist methyl methacrylate (MMA) bonding systems at JEC Europe 2015.


TFP Launch Nonwovens to Improve Composite Fracture Toughness at JEC Europe 2015

TFP Launch Nonwovens to Improve Composite Fracture Toughness at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting their advanced nonwoven materials and new products including an extended range of thermopl...


AIMPLAS Present New Processing Techniques at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

AIMPLAS will present more efficient and sustainable new processing techniques for the composites industry, as well as its biocomposites and the incorporation of nanotechnology in order to improve the properties of the materials at JEC 2015.


Electrical Ferry Made in Divinycell Cruises the Stockholm Archipelago

24 February 2015

Ferry operator, Ballerina, has introduced a new, electrically propelled passenger ferry built in composite material, that runs smoothly, comfortably and with essentially none of the noise that accompanies combustion-engined vessels.


Career Day Comes on the Heels of Industry Growth

24 February 2015

Marine & Composites Industry Career Day, which takes place on March 7 in Newport, Rhode Island, US, comes on the heels of good news in the marine trades.


Gurit Shapes Composite Components Business

17 February 2015

Gurit has merged Engineered Structures and Automotive to form the new Composite Components business unit focused on land transportation component applications in the premium automotive, bus and rail markets.


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.


University of Michigan Introduces the Bulletproof Battery

University of Michigan Introduces the Bulletproof Battery

03 February 2015

New battery technology from the University of Michigan, US should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners ...


ALMACO and JEC Enter into Partnership to Promote Compocity 2015

03 February 2015

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and JEC have entered into an agreement to promote Compocity 2015, the composites city that will be built at the Expo Transamerica, in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be open to visitors from 4 - 7 November, 2015.


Bayer MaterialScience Optimises Polyurethane Systems for Automotive Clearcoats

03 February 2015

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a unique technology for coating plastic parts on automobiles at low temperatures.


Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH-90 Helicopters

27 January 2015

Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force NH-90 helicopters.


Rhode Island Composites Alliance Receives Seed Funding

27 January 2015

The Rhode Island Composites Alliance (RICA), a newly formed partnership of companies and stakeholders focused on growing the composites industry in Rhode Island, US, has received $175,000 in funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.


CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

20 January 2015

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable sou...


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.


PhD Student Designs and Develops Revolutionary New Tool – ‘The Dibber’

PhD Student Designs and Develops Revolutionary New Tool – ‘The Dibber’

06 January 2015

A PhD student from the University of Bristol, UK, has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in th...


Lighter Planes are the Future

Lighter Planes are the Future

06 January 2015

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the avia...


Sekisui Plastics USA to Build New $5.2 Million Manufacturing Plant 

09 December 2014

Citing increased customer demand for its products in the Midwest region of the US, Sekisui Plastics USA (SPUS) has chosen Kenton, Ohio, US, as the location for its new $5.2 million manufacturing facility.


Boeing Completes First Milestone for NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Systems

02 December 2014

NASA has approved the completion of Boeing’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station from the United States under a ground-breaking Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract.


High Value Industries Converge at Record Attended Advanced Engineering UK 2014

High Value Industries Converge at Record Attended Advanced Engineering UK 2014

02 December 2014

Multiple advanced engineering and technology sectors within the UK’s advanced engineering and high value manufacturing community converged i...


JEC Values Asian Composites Market at US$ 32.2 billion in 2014

JEC Values Asian Composites Market at US$ 32.2 billion in 2014

25 November 2014

It explains that the main Asian countries participating in JEC Asia presented their current positions and ambitions for the future. Thanks t...


Innovative Thermoplastic Thrust Washer Developed by Solvay and Freudenberg-NOK is SPE Finalist

Innovative Thermoplastic Thrust Washer Developed by Solvay and Freudenberg-NOK is SPE Finalist

25 November 2014

The High-Load, High-Shear Geared Axial Polymer Thrust Washer (HLHS GAP Thrust Washer), used by General Motors in its 2014 Hydra-Matic 8L90 8...


Tesla NanoCoatings Increase use of SouthWest NanoTechnologies Carbon Nanotube

25 November 2014

Tesla Nanocoatings is expanding production of its Teslan brand of nanocoatings, a corrosion-resistant coating for structural steel, produced with SMW Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes developed by SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT).


Solvay Presents Kleefer’s Bud-e Urban Scooter 

Solvay Presents Kleefer’s Bud-e Urban Scooter 

18 November 2014

Solvay Presents Kleefer’s Bud-e Urban Scooter with Fairing Parts in Glass-Filled Sinterline Technyl Powders


Haydale Acquires EPL Composite Solutions to Advance Graphene Commercialisation Capabilities

18 November 2014

Haydale has entered into an agreement to acquire EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a specialist in the design, development and commercialisation of advanced composite polymer materials both in the UK and overseas.


UK Project “High-Volume Lightweight Technologies for Vehicle Structures” Awarded Funding 

18 November 2014

A three-year industrial research project entitled ‘High-volume Lightweight Technologies for vehicle structures’ (HiLiTe) has been awarded funding by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, as part of the Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) programme, ‘Low Carbon Vehicles, Integrated Delivery Platform Competition 9 (IDP9)’.


DSM Congratulates Nuna7S on South African Solar Win

DSM Congratulates Nuna7S on South African Solar Win

11 November 2014

The Nuon Solar team has won the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 in South Africa, finishing 1496 kilometers ahead of the runner up.


SCIGRIP Launches MMA Adhesive and Introduces New UK Distributors at Composites Engineering 2014

SCIGRIP Launches MMA Adhesive and Introduces New UK Distributors at Composites Engineering 2014

04 November 2014

SCIGRIP will be launching an enhanced methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesive, SG 805, with increased temperature resistance at Composites Engine...


TFP Exhibiting Advanced Nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show 2014

TFP Exhibiting Advanced Nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show 2014

04 November 2014

TFP will be exhibiting its advanced nonwoven materials at the Composites Engineering Show, Birmingham, UK.


Imetrum Preview New System for High Volume Testing at the Composites Engineering Show

04 November 2014

Imetrum will be previewing its new non-contact video system that has been developed specifically for the high volume testing of composites at Composites Engineering, Birmingham, UK.


Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

21 October 2014

The new information and ticket pavilion on the intercity bus level of Union Station in Washington, DC, US, is a futuristic structure strengt...


New Isojet 2K Revolutionising Aerospace Resin Applications

21 October 2014

International teamwork between Isojet Equipements and JR Technology Limited (JRTL) is set to revolutionise resin applications in aerospace and allied industries.


Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance to Host Demostrations at CAMX

14 October 2014

Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and more than 15 industry partners, will stage a “Super Demo” of  Vacuum Infusion, Reusable Bag Molding, Light RTM, Prepreg and more during CAMX 2014.


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.


ALMACO to Open Colombian Office

30 September 2014

With the head office in Brazil and offices in Chile and Argentina, ALMACO is the main regional representative of the composites production chain


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

23 September 2014

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


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 ...


SCIGRIP Launches Enhanced MMA Adhesive and Showcases World Cup Solar Boat at Composites Europe 2014

SCIGRIP Launches Enhanced MMA Adhesive and Showcases World Cup Solar Boat at Composites Europe 2014

23 September 2014

Scigrip will be launching an enhanced methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesive, SG805, with increased temperature resistance at Composites Europe ...


Scott Bader Exhibiting at China Adhesive Showcasing New Crestabond Structural Adhesive

Scott Bader Exhibiting at China Adhesive Showcasing New Crestabond Structural Adhesive

16 September 2014

Scott Bader will exhibit for the first time at China Adhesive, which this year is taking place from 25-27 September at the Shanghai World Ex...


AOC Presents Low Density SMC at SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

16 September 2014

AOC announced a new low-density sheet molding compound (SMC) at the 14th-annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) in Novi, Michigan, US on September 10, 2014.  


NetComposites FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications Event

NetComposites FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications Event

09 September 2014

Taking place on 1st October at The Roundhouse, Derby, UK, the one day conference will showcase key innovations within the mass tr...


Teufelberger to Showcase Light-weighted Three Metre Space Frame Structure at Composite Europe

Teufelberger to Showcase Light-weighted Three Metre Space Frame Structure at Composite Europe

09 September 2014

Teufelberger will debut its fibre composite and metal-composite hybrid component developments for structural lightweight applications at the...


SouthWest NanoTechnologies to Discuss “Carbon Nanotubes and Automotive Applications” at ACCE2014

09 September 2014

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, SouthWest NanoTechnologies’ will deliver a talk titled “Carbon Nanotubes and Automotive Applications” at The Automotive Composites Conference and Expo (ACCE2014) in Novi, Michigan, US.


GKN and Go-Ahead Group Use F1 Technology to Improve Fuel Efficiency of London Buses

02 September 2014

The Go-Ahead Group and GKN have agreed a deal that will help reduce emissions in cities with the supply of electric flywheel systems to 500 buses over the next two years.


Gurit to Showcase Composite Materials at China Composites Expo 2014

02 September 2014

Gurit will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities at the China Composites Expo 2014, from 3-5 September 2014 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China.


Scott Bader to Exhibit New Applications at FAST Exhibition

Scott Bader to Exhibit New Applications at FAST Exhibition

02 September 2014

Scott Bader is exhibiting at Fastening & Assembly Solutions and Technology (FAST) exhibition, taking place on 10 September 2014 at the W...


NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

26 August 2014

With help from DIAB and CCG, N.S. Rama Rao Body Works (NSR), Chennai, India, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of road tankers is r...



Hexagon Lincoln Receives New TITAN and SMARTSTORE Orders

26 August 2014

Hexagon Lincoln has received TITAN, TITAN XL and SMARTSTORE orders valued at approximately US$ 21 million.


Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

19 August 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems and Dream Chaser program partner, Lockheed Martin have unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spa...


Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

19 August 2014

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeti...


Sicomin’s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd’s Register Certification

Sicomin’s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd’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. 


Fibermaq Provides Filament Winding Machine for Tank Production

29 July 2014

Fibermaq provided a filament winding machine for the production of tanks of up to 3.2 m diameters and 10 m length. This is the largest line for this type of process developed by the company. 

Acquired by FY Equipamentos, the company explains the machine will start operating within 30 days.


Slowdown in the Brazilian Industry Adversely Affects the Composites Sector

29 July 2014

Sales in the second quarter fell 13% compared to the previous quarter.


Mercedes-Benz Actros Voted “Fleet Truck of the Year 2014”

08 July 2014

The Mercedes-Benz New Actros has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards 2014.


Hexagon Composites Receives New TITAN Order in North America

08 July 2014

Hexagon Lincoln has received an order valued at approximately US$ 11.8 million.


Mastergel Creates Business Unit Intended for the Manufacture of Moulds

Mastergel Creates Business Unit Intended for the Manufacture of Moulds

01 July 2014

Mastergel is operating in a new area: the supply of moulds for the manufacture of composite parts using the R process.


Hexagon Composites Introduces TITAN XL CNG Trailers

01 July 2014

Hexagon Composites has introduced TITAN XL to the Latin America Market in response to demand for increased gas capacity per trailer.


xperion and 3M to Provide Next Level Tank Technology

17 June 2014

xperion and 3M have signed an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry.


Premier Composite Technologies Completes Roof Installation at Haramain Railway Station

Premier Composite Technologies Completes Roof Installation at Haramain Railway Station

10 June 2014

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has completed the roof installation at Haramain Railway Station, Saudi Arabia.


SAMPE Seattle is Innovation in Action

10 June 2014

SAMPE Seattle 2014 proved to be a successful conference and exhibition both in terms of the high number of attendees and the large number of participating exhibitors.


Brazilian Composites Sector Reports US$ 385 Million Revenue in the First Quarter

10 June 2014

The Brazilian composites sector reported revenue totalling US$ 385 million in the first quarter of 2014; 11.2% higher than in the same period of the previous year and 0.5% higher than the result of the last quarter of 2013 (figures from Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


Composites One Signs Agreement with Nexeo Solutions

10 June 2014

Composites One has signed a purchase agreement to acquire essential composites distribution assets from Nexeo Solutions, and the Nexeo Solutions dedicated composites distribution employees will join Composites One.


TCG Introduces PremierLT Family of Low-Weight Compounds

TCG Introduces PremierLT Family of Low-Weight Compounds

03 June 2014

The Composites Group has introduced PremierLT, a new family of lightweight, low-density, high-performance thermoset sheet molding compounds ...


Solvay Specialty Polymers Launches New High Stiffness Grade of KetaSpire PEEK

27 May 2014

Solvay Specialty Polymers has announced the introduction of a new high stiffness grade of KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) that provides 50% greater modulus than standard neat PEEK grades.


Call for Papers: Fibre- Reinforced Polymer Composites in Mass Transport Applications

Call for Papers: Fibre- Reinforced Polymer Composites in Mass Transport Applications

20 May 2014

NetComposites is looking for papers on the subject of mass transport applications to be submitted for an event to be held on 1st October 201...


Airbus to Showcase Cutting Edge Products and Innovations

20 May 2014

Airbus will demonstrate its product family at this year’s ILA Berlin Show, Germany, on 20th May 2014.


Cutting Costs and Protecting the Environment with PUR and PET Reprocessing Plants from RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau

Cutting Costs and Protecting the Environment with PUR and PET Reprocessing Plants from RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau

06 May 2014

RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau, Germany, will illustrate how reprocessing can significantly lower production costs of PUR and PET proc...


TCG Provides Comprehensive Solution to EMS Industry with New Composites Application

TCG Provides Comprehensive Solution to EMS Industry with New Composites Application

22 April 2014

The Composites Group and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics, have collaborated with Ferno EMS in crea...


Ultramodern Spatial Sculpture Relies on DIAB Composites

Ultramodern Spatial Sculpture Relies on DIAB Composites

15 April 2014

Virtual Tectonics 1, a sophisticated three-dimensional sculpture developed by The Bureau of Advanced Tectonics (BAT) and built by Hahlbrock ...


Hutchinson Launches CTeC, Composite Technical Centre

Hutchinson Launches CTeC, Composite Technical Centre

15 April 2014

Hutchinson has launched CTeC, Composite Technical Centre, an innovation centre dedicated to the development of new composite products, mater...


MVP and Matrasur Demo Day to Demonstrate New Directions Available in their Production

MVP and Matrasur Demo Day to Demonstrate New Directions Available in their Production

08 April 2014

Magnum Venus Products partnered with Matrasur Composites, MVP Distributor for France, in hosting a 1-day Demo Day following the 2014 JEC-Eur...


Hutchinson Wins a JEC Innovation Award 2014

Hutchinson Wins a JEC Innovation Award 2014

25 March 2014

Hutchinson has just been awarded the "JEC Innovation Award 2014" for its carbon fibre cockpit modules, developed in collaboration with Airbu...


Dow Empowers Infrastructure with VORAFORCETM Composite Systems

25 March 2014

Dow has expanded its composites portfolio with the VORAFORCETM TW 1100 series of polyurethane systems developed for composites fabrication by filament winding, to enhance the existing epoxy systems offering.


Clariant’s Exolit Flame Retardants Tackle Transport Sector Challenges

Clariant’s Exolit Flame Retardants Tackle Transport Sector Challenges

18 March 2014

Clariant is making fire safety and sustainability a realistic and achievable goal for transportation applications with its non-halogenated f...


SMTC Introduce Dynatech Weight Reducing System for Aircraft and High-speed Train Interiors

SMTC Introduce Dynatech Weight Reducing System for Aircraft and High-speed Train Interiors

18 March 2014

SMTC has developed Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system specifically for the use in applications that require damage tolerance an...


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...


Clariant Presents High-Efficiency Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants for Transport and Construction Applications at JEC Europe

04 March 2014

Clariant will present its non-halongenated, phosphinate-based Exolit OP range and Exolit AP range of flame retardants for transport and construction applications at JEC Europe from stand B25, hall 7.3.


JEC Announces Winners of the 2014 JEC Innovation Awards

JEC Announces Winners of the 2014 JEC Innovation Awards

18 February 2014

15 companies and their partners will receive an Innovation Award at JEC Europe taking place on 11-13 March 2014 in Paris, France, for their ...


Tecnatom to Provide Non-Destructive Testing Knowledge to CleanSky Project

11 February 2014

The CleanSky project, led by Airbus, aims to meet European Union initiatives by manufacturing more efficient aircraft.


Quickstep Delivers First Lockheed Martin C-130J Wing Flaps and Secures US $9.8Million Purchase Order

11 February 2014

Quickstep has delivered the first ship set of C-130J wing flaps to global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin.


Royal Engineered Composites Secure Contract to Support the Bell 525 Relentless Project

21 January 2014

The company says the Relentless programme will require it to produce approximately 50 part numbers per aircraft. The composite components will be in support of the helicopter’s tailboom and cockpit assemblies.


Emanuele Mascherpa to Distribute Scott Bader’s Crestabond Range

14 January 2014

Emanuele Mascherpa has been appointed by Scott Bader to distribute its specialist range of Crestabond structural adhesives and Advanced CompositeTechnology products in Italy.


Hexagon Ragasco Awarded New Orders

Hexagon Ragasco Awarded New Orders

14 January 2014

Hexagon Composites wholly-owned subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has been awarded several new orders for delivery of composite LPG cylinders to ma...


Brazil Installs 100% Composite Air Train in Preparation for World Cup

Brazil Installs 100% Composite Air Train in Preparation for World Cup

07 January 2014

The city of Porto Alegre, Brazil has inaugurated the country’s first automated, air-propulsion passenger transport system, with a body built...


A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special ‘Carbon’ Livery

A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special ‘Carbon’ Livery

07 January 2014

Airbus rolled-out its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2, from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, marking a milestone on the path to...


Safran Invests in Polytechnique Montréal

07 January 2014

Polytechnique Montréal, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Safran are inaugurating the NSERC-Safran Industrial Research Chair on Novel 3D Composite Materials for the Aerospace Industry.


Nexcelle Delivers First Major Nacelle Component for GE Aviation’s Passport Business Jet Engine

20 December 2013

The Nexcelle joint venture of Aircelle (Safran) and GE Aviation’s Middle River Aircraft Systems, which is building engine nacelles for the next generation of integrated propulsion systems, has shipped its initial major production component - the inlet for GE Aviation’s Passport business jet engine.


JEC Americas 2014 to Become Mega Event with Two other High-tech Shows

17 December 2013

JEC will highlight automotive, aeronautics, infrastructure and textile industries at the JEC Americas Composites Conference and Show this May in Atlanta, US.


Pitt Engineering Team Proposes New Composites that can Regenerate When Damaged

03 December 2013

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering claim to have developed computational models to design a new polymer gel that would enable complex materials to regenerate themselves.


New Airbus A400M Features Composite Ice Protection Plates Made with Glass Fabric-Based Fortron PPS

03 December 2013

New Airbus A400M military transport aircraft features composite fuselage ice protection plates made with glass fabric-based Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) from Celanese.


GE Joins the UK’s National Composites Centre as a Tier One Member

19 November 2013

By joining the National Composites Centre (NCC), GE says it is positioning two of its GE Aviation businesses for a key role in this industry and academia cooperation.


METYX Composites Acquires North American Bus Industries (NABI) Facility in Kaposvar, Hungary

19 November 2013

The transaction, which was completed on 14 November 2013, includes a state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facility and ancillary buildings.


Composites Evolution to Exhibit Ecopreg PFA at Composites Engineering 2013

11 November 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Ecopreg PFA biocomposite prepreg at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place 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.


TenCate Provides SpaceX with Advanced Composites for Falcon 9 Rocket

22 October 2013

TenCate Advanced Composites has congratulated SpaceX on the recent successful launch of the upgraded version of the Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the US.


3B Fibreglass Company Announces Price Increases

22 October 2013

3B has announced price increases of its direct roving and chopped strand products by 9% and of its continuous filament mat by 5% for all shipments as of 1st January 2014.


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.


TenCate Selected by Aerotron Brazil as Business Partner for Supplying Ballistic Protection for the Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft

08 October 2013

Aerotron Brazil says it has chosen TenCate Advanced Armour as its technical and industrial partner and the supplier of the materials and special processes.


Cytec Industries Features New Composite Products at JEC Americas

01 October 2013

Cytec will promote its range of advanced composite and process material at JEC Americas in Boston, Massachusetts, US October 2 – 4, 2013.


JEC Americas 2013 Show Preview

18 September 2013

The JEC Americas 2013 Show will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, US on 2-4 October 2013.


Composite Fluid Transfer Wins JEC Innovation Award for its New Composite Pressure Pipe

18 September 2013

Composite Fluid Transfer has won a prestigious JEC Innovation Award for its new composite pressure pipe that features Celstran continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFR-TP) from Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese.


AXION Receives First Purchase Order from Russia for ECOTRAX 100% Recycled Composite Rail Ties

17 September 2013

AXION has announced it has received its first purchase order for ECOTRAX rail ties which will be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a major transit line later this year.


Composites Advantage Installs Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bridge Desk in Washington D.C., US

03 September 2013

Composite Advantage has provided Georgetown, Washington D.C, US, with the area’s first fibre-reinforced vehicle bridge deck, which crosses the original Chesapeake and Ohio canal.


OceanGate Completes Hull Design for Subsea Manned Submersible

03 September 2013

OceanGate has completed an initial carbon fibre hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops.


United Parcel Service (UPS) Brings in Fibre-Reinforced-Polymer Shipping Containers

06 August 2013

The containers are built with a revolutionary new panel material, MACROLite, a fibre-reinforced-plastic composite similar to the material used in ballistic body armour.


Second Quarter Sales Grow 5.5% in Brazilian Composites Sector

06 August 2013

The Brazilian composites sector reported US$403million in sales in the second quarter, which corresponds to a 5.5% increase in comparison with the first three months of the year and 9.9% higher than in the same period of the previous year.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Makes Low-Cost Carbon Fibre Available to American Manufacturers

30 July 2013

Companies interested in testing the latest in low-cost carbon fibre have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF).


DIAB Supplies Core Materials for the World’s Largest Turbine Blade

23 July 2013

DIAB says the 83.5m long wind-turbine is the world's largest to date.


SCIGRIP Adhesives Accredited with New European Fire Smoke Toxicity Standard

23 July 2013

SCIGRIP, a supplier of smart adhesive solutions, has qualified two key products under the European safety standard for Fire, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) for use in rail constructions.


Solar Impulse Plane Completes Cross-America Flight with Help from Bayer MaterialScience

16 July 2013

The Solar Impulse, which is an ultra-lightweight, solar-powered plane capable of flying day and night, flew across America with the help of materials and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience.


Ashland Announces New Composites Distribution Agreements for Operations in Europe

16 July 2013

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland, has announced new distribution agreements that cover its leading resin chemistries and technology solutions for composite manufacturing in the Europe.


JEC Americas 2013 to Focus on Top Innovations in the Americas’ Vibrant Composites Sector

25 June 2013

The second JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference will welcome delegates from around the globe to Boston, US, from 2 – 4 October 2013.


German Aerospace Center and the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands Sign Agreement on Joint Advanced Composites Development

18 June 2013

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR) have announced that they will sign a cooperation agreement in the field of fibre-reinforced composites.


Gurit’s SE 70 Helps NASA Reach New Heights

11 June 2013

Gurit has contributed to a NASA research project, which looked at the development of polymeric material that is curable in the environment of space, and is therefore useable in space construction projects.


Galway Carbon uses Scott Bader’s Crestapol Resin in Citroën DS3 Rallycross Composite Body Panels

04 June 2013

The former World Rally Champion, Petter Solberg, is currently competing in the 2013 European Rallycross Championships with a customised 600 horsepower Citroën DS3 supercar fitted out with new lightweight carbon-kevlar composite body panels.


Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composites Structures and Advanced Composites Structures Australia Open Head Office

04 June 2013

CRC-ACS and ACS announce the opening of the new head office and facilities of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composites Structures (CRC-ACS) and Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS Australia).          


MoviTHERM Introduces a Portable NDT System for Composite Materials Inspection

28 May 2013

MoviTHERM has introduced the C-CheckIR, a portable NDT inspection system which includes presets for common composite materials such as carbon, and glass fibres.


Norco Opens New Advanced Composite Facility

14 May 2013

Norco GRP has opened its purpose built Advanced Composites Facility in Poole, Dorset, UK, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy.


Hexagon Composites Provide More TITAN Modules in North America

07 May 2013

Hexagon Composites has received its largest North American TITAN order to date, supplying lightweight composite TITAN gas transportation modules to Xpress Natural Gas in the US.


Scott Bader to Promote Crestapol Acrylic Resins at SAMPE 2013

30 April 2013

Scott Bader will be promoting their range of high performance acrylic resins, based on urethane acrylate technology, at SAMPE 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.


Ticona’s Celstran CFR-TP Composites Tested in Arctic Conditions

16 April 2013

Ticona is supporting “Mission Icefox”, an expedition to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen by extreme athletes using an expedition sled, formed with unidirectional Celstran continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFR-TP).


PPG Wins GL Certification for High-Modulus Glass Composition Fibres

02 April 2013

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry.


Ultra-Light Solar Impulse Plane Set to Take Flight Across America

02 April 2013

Solar Impulse, an ultra-lightweight, solar-powered plane, capable of flying day and night, is set to take flight across America with the help of diverse material and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience.


Kentucky Transportation Center Applies Aerospace Technology to Bridges

26 March 2013

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s (KTC) research team, in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration, recently determined that a product originally intended for aerospace technologies could be used to successfully repair damaged concrete bridges. 


Hexcel Looks Forward to the Airbus A350 XWB Maiden Flight

19 March 2013

The Airbus A350 XWB, which is the first Airbus to be over 50% composite, includes all composite primary structures built with Hexcel carbon fibre and prepreg, is due to make its maiden flight.


New Single End Direct Roving Optimised for Acrylic Resins from 3B Enables PMMA Thermoplastic Composites

19 March 2013

At JEC Europe, last week, 3B-the fibreglass company introduced a new E-CR glass roving (SE4740) specifically designed and formulated for acrylic resins allowing for the manufacture and production of glass reinforced PMMA thermoplastic composites.


Laurel Biocomposite Ramps up Phase One Production

19 March 2013

Laurel BioComposite has completed construction of its new 12,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is ramping up phase one production for Bio-Res PE.


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.


SCIGRIP Launches Smarter Adhesive Solutions for DCPD Bonding at JEC 2013

06 March 2013

SCIGRIP is launching an enhanced product for bonding dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) composites at JEC Europe, Porte de Versaille in Paris, France, next week.


Gastank Obtains Certification for New Type IV CNG Cylinders Using VORAFORCE Composite Systems from Dow

06 March 2013

Gastank has obtained the certificate according to UN ECE R110 regulation for its new Type IV Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders for motor vehicles.


TRB Lightweight Structures Positioning For Growth

06 March 2013

Following the acquisition of Amber Composites by TenCate, members of the management team are now refocusing their efforts on TRB Lightweight Structures.


AOC & Hawkeye Manufacturing Innovate Spa Production

05 March 2013

AOC and spa producer Hawkeye Manufacturing have collaborated to produce one of the largest, single-piece spa liners on the market.


Dymax Launch Edge-Carry Conveyors to Protect Sensitive Components

19 February 2013

Dymax has launched its Edge-Carry series of conveyors; designed to ensure rapid curing of UV and/or visible-light-sensitive adhesives, inks, and coatings where typical belt-transport style conveyors may cause clearance issues or damage to sensitive components.


Revenue in the Brazilian Composites Industry Grew 4.6% in 2012

12 February 2013

The Brazilian composites sector reported US$ 1.492 billion revenue in 2012, which corresponds to a 4.6% increase in comparison with the previous year.


DSM Launches Daron 220 Resin for High Speed Pultrusion

29 January 2013

DSM are launching a new resin system designated Daron 220 that is said to help pultrusion companies to make profiles and structures at high speed and with process robustness.


MFG Galileo Teams up with MFG Union City

29 January 2013

Effective from 3 December 2012, Molded Fiber Glass Galileo will now be known as Molded Fiber Glass Southeast.


SCIGRIP Expands European Adhesives Offering

22 January 2013

SCIGRIP will be showcasing the latest advancements in bonding systems and adhesive chemistries at Compotec 2013 in Carrara Fiere, Italy, from 6-8 February on Stand 845 in Hall D.


Kenway Corporation’s Hybrid Composite Culvert Repair System Successfully Installed

16 January 2013

Three additional Hybrid Composite Culvert Repair Systems have been successfully installed in Ebeemee and Indian Townships in central Maine, US.


Boeing Statement on FAA Joint Review on 787

15 January 2013

Boeing has released a statement saying it is confident in the design and performance of the 787 describing it as a safe and efficient airplane that brings tremendous value to its customers and an improved flying experience to their passengers.


Gurit Introduces New Group Organisation

15 January 2013

Gurit has introduced a new Group Organisation effective of February 1, 2013.


Cytec Presents Advantages of Composites at a National Rail Symposium

15 January 2013

Cytec Industrial Materials, in conjunction with the Rail Alliance, recently held a successful rail symposium at the National Composites Centre (NCC), Bristol, UK.


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.


Fibrelite’s Rapid Sales Growth in Utilities Sector

08 January 2013

2012 saw rapid sales growth in the utilities sector for UK based manufacturer Fibrelite.


Gurit to Implement a Globally Unified Brand

08 January 2013

Gurit is implementing a unified global brand strategy to reflect its comprehensive offering, global geographic presence and ever wider industry reach.


CIMPA and Dassault Systèmes Strengthen Partnership in Services and Consulting

08 January 2013

CIMPA and Dassault Systèmes have signed a strategic agreement under which CIMPA becomes one of the key partners in the Dassault’s Services Provider Partner programme.


Caterham Group Gets Together at the Autosport International Show

08 January 2013

Caterham Cars, Caterham Composites and Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI) will be showcasing their combined expertise and experience of lightweight structures at Autosport International (stand 2520, in Hall 20), demonstrating how they use a range of metallic and composite solutions to benefit a range of transportation industries, i.e. automotive, aerospace, motorsport, or marine.


Brazilian Composites Industry Revenue Should Exceed US$ 1.5 Billion

18 December 2012

The revenue of the Brazilian composites industry is expected to exceed US$ 1.5 billion according to the latest survey conducted by Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


SCIGRIP’s SG230 HV Methacrylate Adhesive Strengthens Aging Marine and Land Infrastructures

11 December 2012

An Australian company specialising in composite repair structures for marine pilings recently selected SCIGRIP’s SG230 HV (High Viscosity) methacrylate adhesives the bonding agent in its PileJax pile encasement repair system.


DSM’s Lightweight Container Makes Transport More Efficient

27 November 2012

DSM presented a new lightweight transport container at the Intermodal Europe 2012 tradeshow in Amsterdam that it says could lead to considerable cost savings and increased efficiency in the transport sector. 


Axiome Develops New Multi-Process Robotic Machines for Transportation Sector

27 November 2012

Axiome has developed multi process robotic machines for the transportation sector; able to drill and cut carbon and Kevlar parts.


DSM, Fibercore Europe and Heijmans join Forces Making Stronger and Sustainable Bridges

20 November 2012

Bridge manufacturer FiberCore Europe, infrastructure company Heijmans, and DSM have started working together in further introducing composite light weight bridges in new road construction projects.


SG200 Series Methacrylate Adhesives from SCIGRIP Provide Permanent Bonding Power for Dragonfly Boatworks’ Paddle Boards

20 November 2012

SCIGRIP SG200 methacrylate adhesive technology serves in critical bonding and sealing applications and enhances the performance of recreational and fishing paddle boards, as well as other personal watercraft manufactured by Dragonfly Boatworks.


CatStrong CRP-X3 Reduces Bridge Repair Costs

13 November 2012

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s research team has developed a new product called CatStrong CRP-X3 consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer rod panels (CRP) that are bonded to existing reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridge structural members that have become deficient.


Integran Advances its Lightweight Part Manufacturing for Transportation

07 November 2012

Integran Technologies has made further advances in its “structural metal plating-on- polymer” technology (Nanovate NP) for enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the cost-effective manufacture of lightweight transportation parts.


Ashland Begins Gelcoat Production in Brazil

07 November 2012

Ashland Performance Materials will begin the production of Maxguard premium gelcoats in Brazil.


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

23 October 2012

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


ALMACO’s Automotive Committee Promotes a Cycle of Lectures at Agrale, Marcopolo and Neobus

23 October 2012

On October 24th - 25th, the Automotive Committee of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) will promote several lectures addressed to professionals from the automakers Agrale, Marcopolo and Neobus, Brazil.


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.


Composites Europe 2012 Reports Continued Growth

16 October 2012

Composites Europe 2012 demonstrated how successfully and efficiently the composites sector is working with this year's trade fair, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the first time, from 9 to 11 October, focused on the topics of automation and mass production.


Composites City will be built in São Paulo

09 October 2012

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


A Vibrant Composites Industry Gathers at a Full JEC Americas

09 October 2012

A number of networking events, prestigious personalities, visionary conference speakers, exhibitors, delegates, academics and visitors will converge next month at JEC Americas held in Boston, US, on the 7 – 9 November.



Gurit and Hawart Cooperate in Mould and Transport Systems Manufacturing for Wind Rotor Blades

18 September 2012

Gurit and HAWART Sondermaschinenbau have agreed to closely cooperate in the areas of mould and transport systems production for wind energy rotor blades to leverage the strengths of both companies to benefit their global customer base, the cooperation does not involve any cross capital engagements.


Scott Bader Exhibiting and Sponsoring a Workshop at Engineering Design Show 2012

11 September 2012

Scott Bader is exhibiting for the first time at the Engineering Design Show 2012, which runs from October 10th - 11th 2012 at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.


Umeco Exhibits its Composite Body Panel System and Interior Prepreg Systems at InnoTrans

04 September 2012

Umeco Structural materials will be presenting its rail transport exterior body panel system and interior flame-retarded prepreg systems on stand number 110 in the Interiors hall (5.1) at the InnoTrans Rail Exhibition in Berlin between 18th and 21st September, 2012.


India Composites Show Gains Momentum

28 August 2012

The India Composites Show, organised by Manch Communications in collaboration with Reed Exhibitions from 1st - 3rd November, 2012, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.


Airtech Shows Innovative Products and Services at Composites Europe 2012

14 August 2012

Airtech continues to develop innovative products and services and will present them during Composites Europe 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Scott Bader Shortlisted for UK Technology Innovation of the Year Award

14 August 2012

Scott Bader has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Private Business Awards in the ‘Technology Innovation of the year’ category for the outstanding chemical research and innovative development of their Crestabond range of industrial primer-less structural adhesives.


First TITAN modules to hit the road in North America

07 August 2012

Lincoln Composites has been awarded orders totalling approximately USD 3.5 million (NOK 21 million) to supply lightweight TITAN transportation modules to NG Advantage and LNG Energy Solutions in the US.


MERL is Now Part of Element

07 August 2012

Element Materials Technology has acquired Materials Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL).


Polystrand to Start Manufacturing Near Denver

07 August 2012

Polystrand, plans to begin production on September 1st, 2012 at its new facility south of Denver in Douglas County, Colorado, US.


Dow Automotive Systems Expands Composite Processing Capabilities

31 July 2012

Dow Automotive Systems is expanding its capabilities in composite processing technology with the opening of two development facilities to service its global customer base – one in Freienbach, Switzerland and the other in Midland, Michigan, US.


Faurecia takes over automotive business of Sora Composites

24 July 2012

Faurecia has acquired the automotive business of Sora Composites, a company which possesses an established expertise in the field of composite plastics and the use of glass and carbon fibre for automotive applications.


Tri-State Utilities Relies on CoREZYN Products for Trenchless Pipe Repair

10 July 2012

Tri- State uses CoREZYN brand polyester and vinyl ester resins from Interplastic Corporation for trenchless repair of partially and fully deteriorated storm water, sewer, culvert or industrial pipes in its service to utility departments.


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.


AOC Resin Specified in SAFEHUT Solutions

10 July 2012

The SAFEHUT building concept was created by David Smith who envisioned the need for a new generation shelter comprised of a composite material made from fibre-reinforced polymers, specifies AOC resins and is designed to create a much superior alternative to trailers, sheds, tents and other inferior structures.


Atlas Inspire Aerospace Engineers of the Future

03 July 2012

Atlas Composites have signed up to inspire the UK’s composites engineers of the future at this year's Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) event, after Atlas Composites' Head of Engineering Andrew Taylor agreed to join the Tri@RIAT team, for the Lockheed Martin Warrior Engineering Challenge.


JEC Further Expands its Services, Support and Expertise in the Americas

03 July 2012

After 55 years in the Americas, JEC Composites will further expand its offerings in the region this fall with the opening of its inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Nov. 7 – 9, 2012.


Hexagon Composites Awarded TITAN Contract in Thailand

03 July 2012

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lincoln Composites, Hexagon Composites has been awarded a new contract to supply 55 lightweight TITAN transport modules to SC Group in Thailand.


Quickstep Opens New Manufacturing Facility

03 July 2012

Quickstep is opening a new manufacturing facility to supply components to aerospace leaders Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockhead Martin, at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport, Australia.


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.


Dassault Systèmes Release Latest Version of its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

26 June 2012

Dassault Systèmes has released the latest version of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 



Lightweight Panel Solutions for the European Market

19 June 2012

ATL Composites and MuH von der Linden of Wesel, Germany have announced the formation of a joint venture company, vdL Composites to produce DuFLEX composite panels for the European market.


MC Gill Corporation Presents Donation to El Monte/South El Monte Emergency Resources Association

19 June 2012

MC Gill Corporation Chairman and CEO, Stephen Gill met with Lillian Rey, representing the El Monte/South El Monte Emergency Resources Association (ERA), to present a donation of $25,000 to support the organisation.


Cytec Announces Restart of Carbon Fibre Expansion

12 June 2012

Cytec Industries’s Board of Directors has approved restart of a carbon fibre manufacturing expansion project at the company’s South Carolina, US, facility as well as commencement of a prepreg manufacturing expansion project at the company’s site in Texas, US.


PPG Announces Price Increase on Fibre Glass Products in Americas, EMEA

06 June 2012

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business is implementing a 5 percent price increase, as allowed by contract, across all products in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).


SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth after First Commercial Flight

06 June 2012

SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.


Rhodia Launch Technyl eXten PA6.10 as an Alternative to PA12

06 June 2012

In order to bring high-performance, economical solutions to the automotive and the manufacturing industry quickly in the midst of the PA12 crisis, Rhodia Engineering Plastics, member of the Solvay Group, is proposing its TechnyleXten PA6.10 product as a drop-in solution for a variety of applications where PA12 is typically used.


Michelman Joins US National Composites Center

06 June 2012

Michelman has joined the National Composites Center (NCC), based in Kettering, Ohio, US, to augment its fibres and composites development team with research, laboratory, testing and collaboration capabilities. 


Brazilian Composites Industry Reports First Quarter Earnings

25 May 2012

Earnings in the Brazilian composite materials industry totalled USD 366 million in the first quarter, corresponding to an increase of 1.6% in comparison with the last quarter of 2011, and a 2.5% growth when compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


RHC Supply Automated Guided Vehicle to GKN

12 May 2012

RHC Lifting has commissioned and supplied its first Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to GKN Aerospace’s new state of the art composite wing structures manufacturing and assembly facility, near Bristol.


Teijin Help Completion Process of Composite Façade

27 April 2012

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art has recently undergone modernisation to include a new entrance and exhibition space that has been created using composites, in the shape of a bright white “bathtub”, 100 meters long and floating serenely above a paved square.


Top Glass and Galen Develop Composites Partnership

19 April 2012

Italian company, Top Glass, has joined forces with the Russian company Galen to establish a joint company specialising in the manufacture of high-tech composite profiles.


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.


AOC Launch Halogen-free Resins for Lighter Weight Composites

03 April 2012

AOC has launched Firepel K120, a new resin system which they say is halogen-free, fire-retardant and produces lighter weight composites. 


SCIGRIP Introduces Methacrylate Products at JEC Europe

28 March 2012

SCIGRIP, a merger of IPS Weld-On (US) and Holdtite (UK) are demonstrating the latest advancements in bonding systems and adhesive chemistries at JEC Europe this week.


DIAB Introduces New Core Materials & Finishing Options at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

DIAB will introduce new additions to its range of core materials and sandwich composite solutions at booth K26 at the JEC Show in Paris.


Dow Focus on New Generation Carbon Fibre Composites at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

Dow Automotive Systems will present its latest’s solutions and offerings to achieve light weighting with innovative composite technology comprising both resins and adhesives at JEC Europe next week. Dow say that with this combined portfolio they are a relevant market player in providing the industry with a comprehensive and synergistic composite portfolio.


New ‘AOC House’ Strengthens Company’s Commitment

20 March 2012

AOC has opened “AOC House,” the new and expanded office and warehouse centre for AOC (UK) Ltd. and AOC Europe operations designed to strengthen AOC's commitment to the composites industry growth.   


Quickstep Selected to Manufacture Carbon Fibre C-130J Aircraft Wing Flaps

13 March 2012

Quickstep has been awarded the tender to manufacture wing flaps for the C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft.


Premier Composite Technologies to Supply Haramain High Speed Railway

06 March 2012

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT)has signed a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for one of the Haramain High Speed Railway stations, the Medinah Station.


SPE Release Details of 42nd-Annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala

06 March 2012

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) 42nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will be held on the 7th November at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan.


Harbor Technologies Manufactures the World’s Longest Vehicular Composite Bridge

14 February 2012

Harbor Technologies has manufactured a vehicular composite bridge beam at 105’ 7” long, 6’ wide, and 5’ deep for the Missouri DOT which they say is the world’s longest vehicular composite bridge beam manufactured to date.


13 Companies Rewarded For Their Composite Innovations in the JEC Innovation Awards Program 2012

14 February 2012

This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive innovation awards at JEC Europe - Composites Show and Conferences, March 27-29, 2012.


Scott Bader Promotes New D-Iso /NPG Gelcoat Technology and High Performance Materials

14 February 2012

Scott Bader will be exhibiting at the ACMA Composites 2012 Show in Las Vegas next week and will be showcasing their new UV weather resistant Crystic Permabright advanced polymer technology gelcoat, alongside other products.


New Coalition Supports Downweighting of Vehicles to Improve Performance, Fuel Economy and Safety

07 February 2012

The Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) haslaunchedthe Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.


Braj Binani Group Acquires Europe's 3B - The Fibreglass Company

07 February 2012

Binani Industries has acquired a 100 per cent equity interest in 3B – The Fibreglass Company (‘3B’) from Platinum Equity.


Seifert and Skinner & Associates Expands

24 January 2012

Seifert and Skinner & Associates (SSA) has expanded their composites laboratory and opened a new testing facility and office in Hasselt, Belgium.


Scott Bader Increase Manufactured Products Prices

17 January 2012

From the 6th February 2012, Scott Bader Europe is increasing the price for its range of Crystic polyester, DCPD based and Vinyl ester resins by 100/te.


Lucintel’s Report Outlines Growth for Global Composites Industry

17 January 2012

Although the global composites industry has experienced moderate growth over the last five years, Lucintel anticipate growth with the industry reaching approximately $6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 with a CAGR of 6% over the next six quarters.


Northrop Grumman Extends Its Commercial Space Portfolio

03 January 2012

Northrop Grumman has expanded its commercial space portfolio with Stratolaunch Systems' recent selection of Scaled Composites, a Northrop Grumman subsidiary, to build the largest aircraft ever constructed.


Dow and Aksa Sign Joint Venture Agreement

03 January 2012

The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and commercialise carbon fibre and derivatives.


Dassault Releases Isight 5.6

03 January 2012

Dassault Systemes has released Isight 5.6, the open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimisation from Simulia, the Dassault brand for realistic simulation.


Hexagon Composites Received Funding for Hydrogen Storage Systems

20 December 2011

Hexagon Composites' business unit Lincoln Composites is nominated to participate in one of the four projects to reduce the costs associated with compressed hydrogen storage systems.


Entry Submission Open for International Plastics Design Competition

20 December 2011

The 2ndInternational Plastics Design Competition(IPDC) organized by SPI, is now open for entries from any end market and any country in the world and awards will take place at NPE2012, April 1-5 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, US.


Mastergel Promotes Training on RTM Light

13 December 2011

The 1st Mastergel International Training on RTM Light took place between November 28 and 30, in Joinville (Brazil), organized by Mastergel, the gelcoat manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and equipment.


Interplastic Makes a Splash with Sun Fiberglass

13 December 2011

Sun Fiberglass Pools in Brooksville, Florida, have used Interplastic’s products since the company produced its first pool in 1995.


AIC Autoclave Up and Running at the National Composites Centre

07 December 2011

AIC group is putting the finishing touches to making 125 tonnes of their equipment operational for the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, a project which has taken around seven months.


Composite Pipe Helps Expand Water Network

06 December 2011

Arequipa City, Peru, is currently improving and expanding its potable water network using 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometres) of Flowtite fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe manufactured by O-Tek Internacional S.A. using a Vipel unsaturated polyester from AOC. 


Airbus Launch the Second A380

24 November 2011

The second A380 (MSN004) has successfully taken to the air, joining the first A380 (MSN001) in the flight test campaign which started on 27th April.


Capgemini and Dassault Systèmes Sign Alliance

22 November 2011

Dassault Systèmes and Capgeminihave signed an alliance around the integration of Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Version 6 solutions.


ABMACO Report Improved Figures in the Brazilian Composites Sector

15 November 2011

A report for the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) has been conducted by Maxiquim and shows earnings and consumption of raw materials in the Brazilian composites sector increased in the 3rd quarter.


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.


AVK Presents Innovation Awards 2011 to Three Winners

01 November 2011

The Innovation Awards presented by the AVK have been granted this year in three categories: industrial, environmental and university.


Laurel Biocomposite Introduces Patent-Pending Product

25 October 2011

Laurel BioComposite has introduced Bio-Res, a patent pending product for the moulding market.


Scott Bader Expand Crystic 'Rapide' 25kg Coloured Gelcoat Service into Germany

11 October 2011

Scott Bader have set up a new, coloured gelcoat mixing and delivery service for the German FRP composites market in Bodo Moeller Chemie's (BMC) facilities located in Offenbach am Main, near Frankfurt, Germany. 


Queensland To Develop its Fibre Composites Industry

11 October 2011

Queensland Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, Jan Jarratt has launched the Bligh Government's Fibre Composites Action Plan 2011-2014.


FAA Propose Penalty Against Cessna Aircraft

05 October 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $2,425,000 civil penalty against Cessna Aircraft after carbon composite parts of the wing of one of its aircraft came apart during flight. 


Airbus delivers first A350 XWB Wing Lower Cover

20 September 2011

The first A350 XWB wing lower cover (WLC) has been transported from Airbus’ composites manufacturing site in Illescas, Spain, to Airbus’ wing assembly site in Broughton, United Kingdom.


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.


SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Opens the new Moses Lake Plant

06 September 2011

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGLACF), a joint venture of SGL Group and BMW Group has officially opened its new carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Moses Lake.


Scott Bader Exhibit Crystic Permabright at China Composites Show

06 September 2011

Scott Bader Asia Pacific will be exhibiting their range of Crystic high performance specialty resins, gelcoats and adhesives at the 17th China Composites Show in Shanghai, this week.        


Wichita State University Receives $1.4 million DoD Grant for CIBOR Casualty Stabilisation Project

06 September 2011

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to fund a project involving the National Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Research (CIBOR).











Acrosoma Presents 3-D Sandwich Panel at Stade

31 May 2011

Acrosoma presented their 3-D sandwich panel, aimed at combining minimum weight, maximum strength and minimal thermal expansion, at the Stade Convention last week.





SPE Call for Scholarships in Automotive Composites Research

20 May 2011

The organising committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (SPE ACCE) will award two $2,000 USD scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation.


Partnership to Research Thermal Conductivity in 3-D composites

12 May 2011

A partnership between the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD) and the Institute fur Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University will research ways to tailor thermal conductivity in 3-D polymer composites.


FRP Based Research Project for Industrialised Transport Infrastructures

06 May 2011

The Trans-IND project is a European Commission funded 4 year programme dedicated to enabling the industrialisation of components for transport infrastructure using fibre reinforced (FRP) based materials.





Scott Bader Exhibit Next Generation Gelcoat Technology at JEC 2011

28 March 2011

At the forthcoming JEC Composites 2011 show in Paris from 29-31st March, Scott Bader is launching its latest innovative development, Crystic Permabright.



ITW Plexus exhibit with ITW WindGroup at JEC Composites 2011

28 March 2011

ITW Plexus, the European structural adhesives manufacturer, is once again exhibiting at JEC Composites in Paris and this year the company will be sharing its stand with its newly formed wind energy group, known as ITW WindGroup





ACMA Composites Show Celebrates Innovation

08 February 2011

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced the winners of the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) and Pinnacle Awards at the successful COMPOSITES 2011 Show.





3M Acquires Nida-Core

07 January 2011

3M has acquired the business of Nida-Core Corp., the manufacturer of structural honeycomb core and fibre-reinforced foam core materials based in Port St. Lucie, Fla.






Flexadux Switches to Urethane Acrylate Resin

26 November 2010

Flexadux Plastics has switched to Scott Baders Crystic Crestapol 1214 pultrusion resin as part of their continuous improvement and product innovations program.







General Dynamics Awarded Contract for Composite C-17 Components

22 October 2010

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $17 million contract by Boeing for the production of composite components and spares for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.





Owens Corning Reveals Semi-Finalists for the Composite App Challenge

26 September 2010

Forty individuals and teams have been selected for ideas and applications that address some of the world’s biggest issues in infrastructure, transportation and renewable energy.



Scott Bader to Exhibit at Composites Europe for the First Time

10 September 2010

Scott Bader will showcasing three new specialty products on booth number 10-11/D03 at the 5th Composite Europe exhibition in Essen, 14-16th September.



US Storage Tank Fabricator Supplies Middle East

20 August 2010

RL Industries has overcome a number of logistical obstacles to successfully fabricate composite storage tanks for a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia.











Feature: Crystic Intumescent Topcoat Helps Wright Composites Make Tougher Fire Rated Bus Parts

16 July 2010

Wright Composites, part of the Wright Group, located in Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, manufactures a range of passenger vehicle FRP parts to demanding quality standards, mechanical performance levels and stringent fire resistance specifications.




NLR and TU Delft Improve Composite Damage Tolerance

18 June 2010

The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands have jointly developed a new fibre architecture with improved damage tolerance for use with a fibre placement machine.



Improved Crystic Intumescent Fire Protection from Scott Bader

04 June 2010

The new Crystic Fireguard 75PA Excel intumescent fire protection topcoat is a product upgrade of the long established Crystic Fireguard 75PA, reformulated by Scott Bader’s R&D team to offer better FR properties and handling.



Far East Wind Power Signs Agreement With Malama Composites

31 May 2010

Far East Wind Power Corp has signed a letter of intent with Malama Composites to develop new environmentally friendly technologies for the wind turbine manufacturing sector.



Lotus Engineering Demonstrates the Lightweight Future

07 May 2010

Lotus Engineering has conducted a study to develop a commercially viable mass reduction strategy for mainstream passenger vehicles.






BRIC Country Composite Materials Use Soars

23 April 2010

At the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Conference in Chicago, Chuck Dana, group president of the Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business, delivered a keynote speech about opportunities for fibreglass reinforced plastics in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC countries).



Innovations at JEC 2010 Conferences and Forums

09 April 2010

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



Single-Shot, LFT Pallet Wins JEC Transportation Innovation Award

09 April 2010

A single-shot, high-performance composite pallet developed by the Lomold Group has been named a winner in the Transportation category by JEC in its annual Innovation Awards Program.



Tecniplas Innovates with the Oblation of Tanks

26 March 2010

Tecniplas has recently introduced an oblation system for tanks into Brazil, to allow the transportation of large-diameter composite cooling towers, water treatment plants and reservoirs.




China’s Largest Prepreg Company Joins Forces with UK Technology Provider

05 March 2010

Weihai Guang Wei Composites has signed commercial and technical co-operative agreements with Red Composites to enhance Guang Wei Composites’ operational capability and accelerate their commercial presence in marine, transportation and renewable energy markets world-wide.


Finnish Distributor Appointed by Scott Bader

24 February 2010

The Finnish composites distributor Terpol OY has recently signed a distributor agreement with Scott Bader to supply their range of Crystic products nationally throughout Finland.





Blackhawk Composites Manufacturing Facility Opens in Morgantown

05 February 2010

This week saw the opening of Blackhawk Composites, a startup manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts.



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).




Terrafugia Uses Dassault Systèmes to Create Street-Legal Aeroplane

22 January 2010

Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA brand has been chosen by Terrafugia, creators of the revolutionary Transition Roadable Aircraft, for 3D composite and finite-element modelling.




Australian Composites PTY Partners With Vivian Regina Brasil

17 December 2009

Moorabbin based composites raw materials manufacturer, Australian Composites Pty, has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Brazil’s Automotive, Petrochemical and building fibreglass materials supplier Vivian Regina Brasil Ltda, to distribute the Company’s rapid UV curing prepregs into Brazil’s massive automotive and transport parts assembly market.



Space Tourism Takes Another Step

09 December 2009

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) were together unveiled to the public for the first time this week at Mojave Air and Spaceport, California


ABMACO Re-elects Gilmar Lima

27 November 2009


Giant Wind Blade Travels to COP15

24 November 2009

Over the weekend, a 61.5 meter long blade, believed to be the world’s largest wind turbine blade, was transported from Lunderskov to the Danish capital, Copenhagen.


Composite Kayak Manufacturers Use Epoxy Bonding Gel-Coat Technology

23 November 2009

Hangzhou Epic Boat Co. and Nelo M.A.R. Kayaks are now using the latest polyester ‘epoxy bonding’ spray gelcoat technology from Scott Bader in their composite Kayaks.



Major Contract Signed for Recycled Plastic Railroad Bridge Construction

16 November 2009

Axion International Holdings has signed a contract worth $957,000 to build two railroad bridges, almost exclusively made from recycled plastics, at Fort Eustis, the home of the US Army Transportation Corps.


RAMPF’s Raku-Tool Range Gets New Tooling Paste

14 October 2009

After more than a year of development and testing, RAMPF Tooling has released a new system of tooling paste which they claim delivers significant reductions in time and cost for manufacturers of large production parts. If successful, this system will enable direct tool creation, completely bypassing plug production.



Infusion Solution Aimed at the Boating, Wind Energy and Transportation Industries

09 October 2009

Nidaplast Composites hope to make infusion easier and less expensive with a customizable, ready-to-use product called Rovipan, due to be presented to attendees of this year’s Composites Europe. The company says that because of its mechanical properties this product is ideally suited to the transport and energy industries.







SPE Announces Scholarship Winners

21 August 2009

Two graduate students will each receive a $2,000 USD scholarship grant from the Society of Plastics Engineers - Automotive & Composites Divisions at this year's SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (SPE ACCE), to help underwrite research in composites for ground transportation.


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.






SPE Automotive Composites Conference Condenses Program

16 July 2009

The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (SPE ACCE) will be shortened from three days to two this year in response to deteriorating conditions in the global automotive industry, which have led to much tighter travel and budget restrictions.


ATL Receives Further International Standards Recognition

16 July 2009

ATL Composites' products and technology have received further international standards recognition, this time from the German certification body, Germanischer Lloyd.









Ashland, Amtech and Endurance collaborate to produce new wind turbine blades

20 May 2009

Ashland Performance Materials is part of a joint effort with Amtech, LLC and Endurance Wind Power to produce wind turbine blades at Amtech's North American manufacturing facility in Washington state.


ESI Group Partners with PPE Research Centre

29 April 2009

ESI Group and the Pole de Plasturgie de l'Est (PPE) are to partner to cover the entire lifecycle of composite parts and structures manufactured through injection and infusion processes.






















Price Increase for Twaron, Technora and Teijinconex

21 September 2008

From October 1, 2008, Teijin Aramid will increase prices for its para-aramid products Twaron and Technora by a minimum of 8 percent.



JEC Asia Ready for Action

05 September 2008












Interplastic and AOC Price Increases

17 July 2008

Both AOC and Interplastic will make $0.08 per pound price increases in the next month.








Scott Bader, DSM and AOC Increase Prices

19 June 2008

Scott Bader, DSM and AOC will all be introducing price increase from the end of this month.



















Lord and Wabash National Implement Adhesive Bonding in Vans

14 April 2008

Lord has signed a long-term agreement with Wabash National for the supply of Lord engineered adhesives and Lord Fusor aftermarket repair adhesives.





Ten Cate Advanced Composites and Airborne Composite Tubulars Sign Agreement

08 April 2008

Ten Cate Advanced Composites and Airborne Composite Tubulars ratified their intended strategic collaboration relating to the development and production of continuous tubular systems based on thermoplastic composite materials.














ITW SprayCore Acquires Euromere

15 January 2008

ITW SprayCore has acquired Euromere, the French supplier of thermoset-resin based specialty products, barrier coats and high-performance gel coats.


Case Study: Fiber-Tech Increases Ballistics Panel Applications

15 January 2008

Composite panel fabricator Fiber-Tech has significantly increased its participation in ballistics and military applications over the past few years due to homeland security concerns and the need for troop protection in Iraq and Afghanistan.










AVK Conference and Composites Europe Open Next Week

30 October 2007

The AVK Conference is on 5-6 November, again as a prelude to Composites Europe fair which will run from 6-8 November, both at the International Congress Center (ICS) in Stuttgart.







Amber Composites Acquired by Private Equity Consortium

16 October 2007

Amber Composites and Technical Resin Bonders, manufacturers and suppliers of composite materials and structures, have been purchased by a consortium of international investors focused on leveraging technology to increase efficiencies in the transportation and energy industries.


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'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.


ACMA 2007 Lifetime Achievement Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

16 September 2007

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Winners and inductees for the association's Hall of Fame.
















Amiantit GRP Pipes Specified for Hydroelectric Plant in Brazil

12 June 2007

In a breakthrough contract award, Amiantit Group company Amitech Brazil, has succeeded in getting its Flowtite glass reinforced polyester (GRP) pipes selected in preference to the usual choice of steel.


July Price Changes For CCP, Interplastic and Reichhold

12 June 2007

CCP, Interplastic and Reichhold will each increase prices by US $0.07 per pound, following on from last week’s announcement by AOC of the same increase.



Final Major Structures for Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delivered to Everett

20 May 2007

The composite wings and final major assembly for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were delivered to Everett last week.




SPE Scholarships in Honour of Steve Loud

30 April 2007

For the first time in its 7-year history, organizers of the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) will bestow two scholarships of $2,000 USD each for graduate work in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation.




AOC and Reichhold to Increase Prices

30 April 2007

Reichhold and AOC will both increase prices by US $0.05 per pound on resin products sold in North America.





Price Increases from Reichhold, Scott Bader and DSM

23 April 2007

Reichhold, Scott Bader and DSM each plan price increases starting in May.






























Alcan to acquire Penske

04 November 2006









From Nanowires to Nanotubes

09 October 2006

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics have created a procedure for combining chemicals to produce high quality nanotubes in large quantities.




High Quality Pools Expand to Second Manufacturing Site

03 October 2006

The demand for pools from Blue Hawaiian Fiberglass Pools has necessitated the opening of a second manufacturing plant to meet their demand.


Neo-capsul launched to market

17 September 2006

Last week the neo-capsul was officially launched to market, the high profile being attended by over 300 guests at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design.



Scott Bader and Reichhold to Make Further Price Increases

10 September 2006

Both Reichhold and Scott Bader will be raising the price of their materials during September. Scott Bader will be increasing the prices of all Crystic unsaturated polyester, DCPD and Vinyl Ester resins, plus all gelcoats and Crystic Crestomer structural adhesives by a further 100 €/tonne on all deliveries from its European sites from September 18th 2006. Scott Bader said that this further increase is due to the continued upward surge in raw material costs during July and August, which has taken prices for certain key raw materials such as styrene, phthalic and maleic anhydride to record highs, with no signs of relief in sight. Malcolm Forsyth, European Commercial Director, Composites business division of Scott Bader stated “Under these circumstances, with such dramatic additional raw material price increases imposed on us so quickly, we have no choice but to pass on these price increases to our customers; to not do so would have serious implications on the viability of our business. However, where we can, we do look to try to work with and help our customers to minimise any negative impact on their business.” Reichhold will be making a price increase of 100 € (Euro) per metric tonne on all of its products sold to the composites industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This increase is in addition to the ones announced in April and July and is effective for September shipments onward. “This increase is a needed response to the escalating cost of key raw materials, tight availability of specific key ingredients and rising fuel, energy and transportation costs,” explained Reichhold’s EMEA Vice President of Sales Alberto Piccinotti. “Reichhold is making all possible efforts to minimize the impact of raw material costs and secure the volumes required to support the growth of the composites industry. We appreciate our customers’ understanding during these rapidly changing times.” “Unfortunately no short-term improvement is forecasted, and we expect these historically high raw material costs to continue for some time,” he concluded.


Magnificent Composite Roof Structure Installed in Bahrain

18 August 2006

The new library and conference hall in Bahrain enhances the island nation’s reputation for dramatic architectural presentation.







Programme Available for AVK Conference in Essen

28 July 2006

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






Cutting the Cost of Aerospace Composites

14 July 2006

The aerospace industry’s shift from metal to composite as a building material might be increasing structural efficiency and weight savings, but it is also introducing a tough challenge: reducing costs. Nowhere is the global search for low-cost composite processing methods as focused and well-funded as in the US – the destination of a recent UK DTI Global Watch Mission.


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.




























Cracking the Secret of Fracture Instabilities

03 February 2006

Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Metals Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have performed atom-by-atom investigations of how cracks propagate in brittle materials













Honeywell's Composite to Armour Sea Knight Helicopters

18 November 2005

Honeywell’s Spectra Shield composite material is being used to armour 164 U.S. Marine Corps Sea Knight helicopters.







Asahi Glass Establishes UK Plant for Making FluonETFE

14 October 2005

Asahi Glass is to establish a plant at the Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers U.K. Ltd. site in Lancashire, UK, to manufacture fluorinated resin ETFE.



LM Glasfiber Builds its Second Factory in India

14 October 2005

LM Glasfiber is to increase its blade production capability in India.


MSA Present New Line of Ballistic Vests at Police Conference

07 October 2005

MSA will unveil a new line of aramid advanced ballistic body armour, marking the company's entree into the estimated $140 million market for law enforcement ballistic protection.








Crane Composites Establishes New Thermoplastic Composite Facility

16 September 2005

Crane Composites is establishing a new manufacturing facility which will produce continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRT).





GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team Awarded $2.4 billion Engine Development Contract

26 August 2005

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team (FET) has been awarded a contract valued at $2.4 billion to develop its F136 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.









University of Michigan Wins 10 Day North American Solar Challenge

29 July 2005

The University of Michigan won the 2005 North American Solar Challenge (NASC) in just under 60 hours earlier this week using only solar energy as its power source.









Antarctic Lightweight Concept Vehicle Unveiled at UK Royal College of Art Show

01 July 2005

An innovative concept for an Antarctic vehicle was unveiled this week at the Royal College of Art's final year show.



Telair International to Provide Cargo Handling System for 787 Transportation

01 July 2005

Boeing has named Germany's Telair International, a Teleflex company, to design and manufacture the cargo handling system for the specially modified 747-400 jet that will transport major assemblies for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Industry Collaboration to Improve Composites Moulding Operations

28 June 2005

Ashland Composite Polymers and Signature Control Systems have entered into an alliance that will result in a new technology that composite moulding operators can use to improve quality and reduce scrap material.



French and Japanese Aerospace Industries Collaborate on Supersonic Travel

17 June 2005

Aerospace industry associations from France and Japan have signed an agreement to promote cooperation in research into supersonic travel, with the hope of producing a successor to the Anglo-French Concorde.











AIA President Hits out at EU Govt's Financial Backing of Airbus

27 May 2005

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO John W. Douglass said that Government handouts shield European airliner manufacturer Airbus from normal market risks.




Toyota Develops Carbon Fibre High-pressure Hydrogen Tanks

20 May 2005

Toyota has developed 35MPa and 70MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks for use in fuel cell vehicles made from carbon fibre.







New Advanced Anti-Ballistic Composite Material Developed by Ballistics Research

19 April 2005

Ballistics Research, Inc., of Rome, Georgia has developed a new composite polymer material to offer improved protection against attack.







Preview of JEC Exhibits

01 April 2005













Boeing Adds First Spanish Supplier to Support 787 Dreamliner

18 February 2005

Boeing is adding Gamesa Aeronautica of Vitoria, Spain, to its team designing the structure of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter, a specially modified 747-400 passenger jet that will be used to transport major assemblies for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.









What Next for the A380?

28 January 2005


UK Composite Consultant Reports on Indian Composites Industry

25 January 2005

Composite Centre International (CCI) recently invited David Skertchly, a UK composite technology expert, to visit India for a period of two weeks in order to provide industry workshops to the India composites community, and here also provides a report on his findings.




GE Advanced Materials Selects Schneller to Co-develop Interior Rail Structures

14 January 2005

GE Advanced Materials has selected Schneller, manufacturer of engineered decorative laminates, to co-develop new grades of Indura GTform decorative laminate for interior rail applications formed with a Azdel Rail-Lite composite.



Talon Composites Consolidates Agreement for Transporting Nuclear Fuel

14 January 2005

Talon Composites, manufacturer of proprietary metal matrix composites, has entered into contract with British Nuclear Fuels PLC for the supply of their Talbor Metal Matrix Material.




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.






GE Develop New Composite Materials for Train Interiors

03 December 2004

GE Advanced Materials has signed a joint development agreement with China Railway Long Dragon New Composite Materials Co. to co-develop high-strength, flame-retardant components for passenger train interiors based on new Azdel Rail-Lite composite.







Thermoplastic Sandwich Panel to Revolutionalise Panel Production

22 October 2004

A new Eureka Project, Panelform, will adapt thermoplastic technology to produce sandwich panels for a range of industry applications.







Composites 2004

08 October 2004






NASA Complete Testing of Prototype Composite Cryogenic Fuel Tank

09 September 2004

Nine months of testing proves integrity of tank manufacturing process boosts the confidence in using composite fuel tanks for reusable space transportation systems.


QinetiQ Agrees to Acquire Foster Miller

09 September 2004

QinetiQ, Europe's largest science and technology organisation, has signed a purchase agreement with Foster Miller Inc, the Boston-based engineering, composite and technology development company.


Boeing Joins CMI's Silent Aircraft Initiative

03 September 2004

Boeing has formally entered into a collaboration with the Cambridge-MIT Institute's 'Silent' Aircraft Initiative.





Composite Solar Car Speeds through Scandanavia

23 August 2004

Nuna 2, the world’s fastest solar-powered car, is being driven through Sweden and Norway during August.



CFRP Car Shows the Way Forward in Clean Automotive Technology

20 August 2004

A car that runs entirely on hydrogen and emits nothing but water has been hailed as a breakthrough in automotive technology this week by experts.















Airbus and Alcoa Recognize Partnership on the Airbus A380

02 July 2004

Airbus and Alcoa officials joined together earlier this week at Alcoa's Davenport Works in Riverdale, IA to acknowledge the contributions Airbus is making to America's aerospace industry.


Dow and Ashland Increase Resin Prices

02 July 2004

Dow are increasing the price of GMA whilst Ashland are increasing prices for their resins and gel coat products



Resin Systems Joint Venture Reaches Milestone with Completion of Composite Trailer Testing

02 July 2004

Resin Systems Inc. has successfully completed the final full load and performance test track testing of the complete composite material designed monocoque semi-trailer.



DSM, Ashland Borealis and Interplastic Increase Prices

25 June 2004

DSM Composite Resins make a second price increase of its resins, while Ashland, Borealis and Interplastic also make increases.


Richard Branson'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.



Reichhold Installs Surface Analyzer for SMC / BMC Applications

11 June 2004

Reichhold are to invest for the future in closed moulding applications with the purchase and installation of the Ondulo system from Techlab.


Composite Beam System for High Speed Rail Bridges Uses Hardwire For Tensile Reinforcement

04 June 2004

Teng & Associates have further developed a structural Plasticon-Optimized Composite Beam System for use in bridge structures.





Carbon Nanotechnologies and Entegris Sign Joint Development Agreement

21 May 2004

The two companies collaborate to develop advanced polymer products using single-wall carbon nanotubes.




AOC and Interplastic Increase Resin Prices

14 May 2004

Further to recent price rise announcements, AOC and Interplastic have increased their resin prices.



AOC, Reichhold and Dow increase Resin Prices

07 May 2004

Further to last weeks price rises, AOC, Reichhold and Dow have increased the prices of resins.


















Price Increases by Dow and Ashland

30 January 2004

Following recent increases by other resin manufacturers, Dow and Ashland are also increasing their prices.


Polyester Price Increases

16 January 2004

Reichhold, AOC and Interplastic will all increase their prices during February.








New Transparent Laminate

04 December 2003



Carbon Fibre Baby Incubator

16 November 2003




Interplastic and Ashland Price Increases

22 October 2003

Interplastic and Ashland have both announced a price increase of up to $0.04 per pound on their unsaturated polyester, vinylester and gel coats.



JEC Awards Open

04 September 2003


USC and CTC Collaborate on Lightweight Composite Core for Power Lines

28 August 2003

The M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California has reached an agreement with Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) of Irvine, Calif., to collaborate on the analysis and production of a series of composite core power lines.


New Life-Saving Helmet

10 August 2003










UK Industry Study

08 May 2003

NetComposites, in conjunction with NPL, has published their Foresight Study and Competitive Analysis of the UK Composites Sector, undertaken for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).



Dow Automotive and Cyclics Sign Marketing Agreement

28 April 2003

Dow Automotive has entered into a long term agreement with Cyclics Corporation for marketing the cyclic form of polybutylene terephthalate (CBT) resins into the global automotive, bus, truck, and rail markets.









Alcan Grows Composite Products Business Through Acquisition of Baltek

11 March 2003

Alcan has entered into agreements to acquire Baltek Corporation, the supplier of balsa-based structural core materials, for approximately US$35 million.










DSM Composite Resins expands its business in China

16 December 2002

DSM Composite Resins (Switzerland) and Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Corporation (The People's Republic of China) have reached an agreement whereby DSM acquires another 25% of the shares in the Jinling-DSM Resins Ltd. (JDR) joint venture.




Project Takes Aim at World Speed Record

26 November 2002

Dublin-based Ashland Specialty Chemical Company and The Ohio State University (OSU) have joined forces on a project to attempt to break the world speed record for electric vehicles.














Scott Bader on the move

16 September 2002



JEC Awards 2003:

16 September 2002









Edge Structural Composites and D.S. Brown Partnership

23 June 2002

Edge Structural Composites. of Richmond, California has formed a strategic alliance and partnership with The D.S. Brown Company of North Baltimore, Ohio.

















Pilots Ask for Airbus A300 Grounding

25 January 2002

Dozens of American Airlines pilots want the company to ground its fleet of Airbus A300 jets until investigators determine why Flight 587 crashed in New York City last November.









MesoDyn and Palmyra Combine

11 November 2001

MatSim and accelrys have announced a joint release for predicting properties of nanostructured materials using their respective program packages MesoDyn and Palmyra.


Spectra Is Selected for New Fortified Doors for Aircraft Cockpits

09 November 2001

Honeywell’s Spectra composite material has been selected by C&D Aerospace as the primary ballistic protection material for its new strengthened cockpit doors.




Soybean and Corn Resin Used For Agricultural, Off-Road Markets

12 October 2001

The Composite Polymers Division of Ashland has developed a new renewable-source resin system, called ENVIREZ(R) 5000 soybean and corn resin, and has granted John Deere exclusive use in the agricultural and off-road markets.




Ashland purchases Polydyne’s gel-coat business

23 August 2001

Ashland has purchased Polydyne Inc.’s gel-coat business and assets – the newly acquired business will operate within the Composite Polymers Division (CPD) of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company.



Bulk Storage Tank in GRP

17 August 2001










GM Teams With Hydrogen Storage Co.

21 June 2001


In an attempt to overcome a major obstacle toward mass-producing fuel cell vehicles, General Motors Corp. has acquired a 20 percent interest in Quantum Technologies, a company that specializes in producing hydrogen storage tanks.






Airbus/Devold Update

31 May 2001





3TEX & TPI Sign Strategic Alliance at SAMPE Show

11 May 2001


3TEX has signed a strategic alliance with TPI Composites, where TPI Composites will exclusively evaluate a new family of 3TEX 3WEAVE™ preforms in the manufacture of wind turbine blades and in other product applications.

















Ameron Reports Higher First-Quarter Earnings

23 March 2001

Ameron International Corporation’s first quarter's operating performance reflects the continued strength of their Fiberglass-Composite Pipe and Infrastructure Products businesses. The Fiberglass-Composite Pipe Group's sales and profits increased due to the continued worldwide demand for oil field piping. While shipments to industrial and fuel-handling markets remained flat during the quarter, production of larger-diameter fiberglass pipe began for a water project in California. This is a relatively new market for Ameron's fiberglass pipe and should enhance the already positive outlook for the Fiberglass-Composite Pipe business in 2001.


EFC Posts Sales Growth and Develops New Products

23 March 2001

Engineered Fabrics Corporation (EFC), posted increases in its sales of fuel tanks and coated fabrics.


Nanomaterials in Transportation

16 March 2001

Northwestern University researchers have become the first to image and analyze a class of nanostructures that are stronger and lighter than steel and that could be used in the transportation industry, possibly as hard coatings on gears to improve the efficiency of vehicles or as an oxidation-resistant outer coating for airplane windows.


EPTA Catapult Competition

16 March 2001

Can you engineer a contraption that can aim accurately and shoot a 35 kg barrel over 200 meters or more? Universities and technical educational establishments throughout the world are hereby invited to participate in a competition for the construction and testing of a catapult of composite material.


Owens Corning Sells Engineered Pipe Systems Business

16 March 2001

Owens Corning has sold nearly all of its Engineered Pipe Systems business to Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company, a joint stock company headquartered in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and listed on the Riyadh Stock Exchange. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.


Johns Manville Completes Purchase of Skloplast

16 March 2001

Johns Manville has completed the acquisition of Skloplast a.s., a fiber glass manufacturing company located in Trnava, Slovakia. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ""Skloplast gives us a significant presence in European fiber glass reinforcements which will allow Johns Manville to better support our global customers,"" said Jerry Henry, chairman and CEO of Johns Manville. ""Skloplast products and markets are complementary to ours and we welcome its employees to the Johns Manville family.""


Sale of Neste Polyester to Ashland

02 March 2001

Ashland Inc. and Neste Chemicals Oy, a subsidiary of Nordkemi Group, signed a contract Feb. 23 on the sale of Neste Polyester's business and assets to Ashland Inc. The transaction, which is conditional on certain regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed within six weeks. Terms of the purchase agreement were not disclosed.


Loven Named Senior VP, Sika Industry

23 February 2001

Sika Industry, a leading supplier of sealing, bonding and acoustic systems, announced the appointment of William E. Loven to Senior Vice President of Industry Division.


Reichhold Names Global Composites Leader:

23 February 2001

Gary S. Krall, president and COO of Reichhold, Inc. announced the appointment of Julia D. Harp as senior vice president, Global Composites effective March 1.