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DSM is Taking Human-Powered Vehicles to the Next Level

09 October 2012

At the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Nevada, the Human Power Team from the Netherlands was named as winner achieving a top speed of 128 km/h.


New Innovative Conference Focuses on Developments in Lightweighting Structures with FRP’s

09 October 2012

NetComposites is organising a new technical conference to take place at the NEC Birmingham the day before the Composites Engineering Show, the showcase exhibition for the UK composites industry, on 6th November 2012.


Composites Europe in Full Swing

09 October 2012

Composites Europe has opened in Messe Dusseldorf, Germany, and will run until Thursday 11th October.


TeXtreme Series of Field Hockey Sticks Released

09 October 2012

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


1965 Corvette Stingray Makes Composite Show Debut with Formaplex

09 October 2012

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


Amber Composites Installs New Cutting Machine from Blackman and White

09 October 2012

Amber Composites has taken delivery of a Blackman & White 2300 conveyorised CNC cutting table.


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.


Edra Develops Sustainable Technology for Composite Moulding

09 October 2012

Edra Equipamentos has developed a sustainable technology for the moulding of composite parts, named RTM-G (Resin Transfer Moulding – Glass) the process combines the injection of resin into the mould with the use of post-consumer waste from tempered glass, which acts as reinforcement material in place of traditional fiberglass or glass mat.


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.


BASF and SGL Group on the Way to Reactive Polyamide-Carbon Fibre Composites

09 October 2012

BASF and the SGL Group plan to jointly develop a composite material based on a reactive polyamide system and suitable carbon fibres, serving the cost-effective production of thermoplastic carbon fibre-reinforced composites.


Establishment of European Thermoplastic Automotive Composites Consortium

09 October 2012

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


Magnolia Advanced Materials Formed

09 October 2012

Magnolia Plastics has officially changed the company name to Magnolia Advanced Materials, effective immediately.


Del Stark Publish Two New Technology Scouting and Briefing Reports for Nanocomposites

09 October 2012

The technology scouting services arm of Del Stark Technology Solutions has published two new technology scouting and briefing reports on the subsets of Flexible Graphene Composites and Silicene, Graphyne, Graphdiyne and Graphane, both now available through the NetComposites Store.


Research Team Investigates Carbon Nanotube Composites for Structural Health Monitoring

09 October 2012

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Delaware is developing a novel structural health monitoring system that could avert disasters such as the collapse of the the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis attributed to a design deficiency that resulted in a gusset plate failing during on-going construction work, which killed 13 people and injured 145.


Creative Composites Invests in Quality

09 October 2012

Creative Composites has officially opened a new state-of-the-art quality laboratory at its manufacturing facility in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.


Ticona Presents Singular Matrix Materials with a High Innovation Potential

09 October 2012

Ticona is presenting its singular matrix materials, described as having remarkable innovation potential at this weeks Composites Europe in Dusseldorf, Germany, from their stand 8b G02.


SCIGRIP Adhesives Provide UV-Resistant, Permanent Bonding Power for Marine

09 October 2012

Providing boat builders and marine construction engineers with a bright white, UV-resistant two-part adhesive specifically formulated for marine applications, global adhesives supplier SCIGRIP is showcasing its SG100 Series methacrylate adhesives in Booth #1520 at the 2012 International Boat builders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, US.


Nidaplast Makes Concrete Lighter for Practical Designer Furniture

09 October 2012

Nidaplast make it possible to combine traditional heavy materials like concrete and natural stone with polypropylene honeycomb panels, a process making it feasible to work with a thin skin of raw material.


Gerber Technology to Offer Wide Version of its GERBERcutter GTxL

09 October 2012

Gerber Technology has launched a wide model version of its industry-leading GERBERcutter GTxL, designed to cut materials as wide as 2.2 meters (86 inches).


Lehigh Engineer Complete Carbon Fibre Wing Design

09 October 2012

A Lehigh engineer and computer scientist have completed a carbon fibre wing designed for an unmanned aircraft that may never land, powered by the wind and the sun.


GKN’s Extended Engine Structures Support Business Features at MRO Europe

09 October 2012

GKN Aerospace’s extended aero-engine aftermarket operation is a focus for the company on booth 11250 at MRO Europe, 9 – 11 October in Amsterdam, alongside its established MRO activities across transparencies, composites and ice protection.


SP-High Modulus to Exhibit at IBEX 2012

09 October 2012

SP-High Modulus will be exhibiting at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, US.


Hexcel at 2012 Composites Europe Show

09 October 2012

Hexcel will showcase its latest technologies for the Industrial markets at Composites Europe 2012 in Messe Dusseldorf, Germany, this week from its stand number 8a C52.