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Composites Evolution Showcase Biotex Flax Canoe

20 September 2011

Composites Evolution will be displaying an all natural canoe built using Biotex Flax at the upcoming Composites Europe Show.


Ticona and Rinspeed Introduce BamBoo Concept Car

20 September 2011

Ticona and Rinspeed have introduced the Bamboo concept car at the Motor Press Club (MPC).


Young Researchers Celebrated at Advanced Composites in Construction 2011

20 September 2011

The Network Group for Composites in Constriction (NGCC) held its first Young Researchers Competition during the Advanced Composites in Construction conference on 6th September 2011.


Gurit Form Engineered Structures Business Unit

20 September 2011

Gurit has formed a new business unit, Engineered Structures, to more rigorously address new market opportunities for composite applications.


LM Wind Power Launch LM e-Load for Faster Load Assessments

20 September 2011

LM Wind Power has developed a new load assessment tool in cooperation with GL Garrad Hassan based on their Bladed 4.1 software.


BASF Establishes Lightweight Composites Team for Automotive Industry

20 September 2011

BASF has established a lightweight composites team to focus on the development of marketable materials and technologies that are suitable for manufacturing high-performance fibre-reinforced parts for automotive applications.


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.


Victrex Launches Pipe Application Microsite

20 September 2011

Victrex has a new microsite, www.victrexpipes.com, and online resource designed to quick access to experts that can solve their pipe application development needs.


Building Works Commence at Goodrich CTG’s UK Composite Centre of Excellence

20 September 2011

Goodrich CTG (GCTG) is building a new 137,000 square foot UK Composite Centre of Excellence in which will consolidate the five current sites into two.


Itasa Develops Range of Liners for Composites

20 September 2011

Itasa has developed a complete range of liners for composites, adapted to the necessities of pre-impregnation processes.


Dymax Launch Ultra Light-Weld 3069

20 September 2011

Dymax launch Ultra Light-Weld 3069, a UV/Visible light-curable adhesive designed for rapid bonding and laminating of a variety of plastic substrates. 


TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements Used in Three Projects

20 September 2011

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

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

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

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

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


Formax Multilaxial Machines Installed and New Constructions Launched

20 September 2011

Formax has recently installed a new multiaxial machine and a laminating line which are both now in production.


Sandvik Developing a Hybrid Press for Composite Materials

20 September 2011

Sandvik is working with TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS) to develop a hybrid press that makes use of both steel and Teflon belt for the production of high quality composite materials.


Spheretex Form Chinese Subsidiary and Enlarge Production Line in their 20th Year of Business

20 September 2011

Earlier this year, Spheretex celebrated its 20th anniversary at the headquarters in Hilden, Germany, as well as launching its Chinese subsidiary and increasing its production line.


ACG Demonstrate Automotive Prepregs

20 September 2011

ACG has developed a range of prepregs that meet the demands of the automotive industry including BPSMk2.


Airtech Launch New Beta Prepreg and Carbon Tooling Boards

20 September 2011

Airtech will be showing beta prepreg, carbon tooling boards and their new multi-layer vacuum bag at the Composites Europe Show, next week.