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DSM Assist the Nuon Solar Team to Prepare for the World Solar Challenge

09 July 2013

DSM has provided the resins and application technology used in building the solar car, Nuna7, which will compete in the 12th World Solar Challenge in October.


NASA Tests Game-Changing Composite Cryogenic Fuel Tank

09 July 2013

NASA has completed a major space-technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurised, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials.


ALMACO and IPT Develop Technologies that Allow the Recycling of Composites in Latin America

09 July 2013

The National Recycling Program, created by The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and the Technological Research Institute (IPT) in 2010, came to an end last week, presented solutions for the reuse of composite materials.
        Budgeted at US$ 1 million, the program was funded by a consortium comprising 23 companies – Ashland, Astecma, CCP, Clariquímica, Comil, CPIC, Edra Equipamentos, Elekeiroz, Fiacbras, LORD, Luxtel, Marcopolo, Morquímica, MVC, Novapol, Owens Corning, Piatex, Plaquimet, Poliresinas, Redelease, Reichhold, Royal Polímeros and Tecnofibras – who have the right to commercially exploit the technologies developed.


Fraunhofer Develops Radio Frequency Identification Chip (RFID) which Works on Fibre Composites

09 July 2013

The RFID chips, which are frequently used in aeroplane components, measures just a square millimetres and transmits details about the component quickly, efficiently, and consistently to a receiver via radio waves. Until now, only a handful of companies use the technology for documentation purposes in production processes. Most often, RFID is used for access control purposes, or to record time, for instance on employee smart cards. How well an RFID transponder works depends mainly on the material that surrounds it. The material can have a negative influence on the transponder antenna’s range, as well as on the quality of data transmission.


Cranfield University Leads “Structural Joints using Novel Embedded Inserts” Project as part of the EPSRC Centre of Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp)

09 July 2013

An EPSRC CIMComp research project, ‘Structural Joints using Novel Embedded Inserts’ is underway with partners from the UK Aerospace, Formula 1 and prestige car industries.


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

09 July 2013

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


NetComposites Introduces Proceedings from Latest Natural Fibre Conference to Online Store

09 July 2013

The proceedings from Ecocomp 2013, which looked at sustainable materials, polymers and composites, are now available from the NetComposites’ online store.


Fiberforge Executes Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors

09 July 2013

Fiberforge has ceased operations and has executed and filed an assignment for the benefit of creditors in Chancery Court of the State of Delaware, US, on June 11, 2013.


Hexagon Raufoss Awarded Order in Indonesian Natural Gas Vehicle Market

09 July 2013

Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has been awarded a new order from a state-owned enterprise for the delivery of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) high-pressure fuel cylinders to Indonesia.


100th Edition of Tour de France Starts with TeXtreme Victory

09 July 2013

The 100th edition of the Tour de France saw a victory for rider Marcel Kitten competing for Team Argos Shimano, using a frame from Felt Bicycles built from TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.


Composite Materials Limited Rebranded to Base Materials

09 July 2013

From July 1st 2013 Composite Materials (CML) will be rebranded to Base Materials to create a unifying brand identity as a part of Base Group. 


Huntsman Advanced Materials Launches New Website

09 July 2013

Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched its new website with panoramic images, videos detailing composites processes, company news and a structure that enables rapid navigation to industries, technologies, brands and products.


AMI-CON Named as UK Distributor for Saati Composite Materials

09 July 2013

AMI-CON has announced it has recently signed a UK distribution agreement and gained exclusive rights to distribute Saati composite materials, within the UK.