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Formaplex Joins the UK’s National Composites Centre

29 October 2013

Formaplex has become an associate member of the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.


Composites Innovation Cluster Celebrates Early Successes

29 October 2013

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) is celebrating some early success with 12 jobs created and four safeguarded in Quarter 1. 


PlastiComp Signs Joint Development Agreement with Mayo Clinic

29 October 2013

PlastiComp has signed a joint development agreement with Mayo Clinic for the development of novel-medical products based on PlastiComp’s knowledge in fibre-reinforced composites as an alternative to metallic materials.


CU-Boulder Researchers Develop 4D Printing Technology for Composite Materials

29 October 2013

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, US, have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive-composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications.


IP Corporation Announces 2013 Scholars Award Winners

29 October 2013

The 2013 recipients of the Scholars Award, sponsored by IP Corporation in affiliation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) have been announced by IP’s Senior Vice President, Bob DeRoma.


GKN Aerospace Awards Contract to Exova

29 October 2013

The contract, with GKN Aerospace’s Western Approach facility at Bristol, UK, will see Exova’s Bridgwater, UK, laboratory providing production release testing for all of the Airbus A350 XWB composite wing spars.


Momentive Specialty Chemicals Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Kanoria Chemicals and Industries

29 October 2013

Momentive Specialty Chemicals has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kanoria Chemicals and Industries Limited to form a joint venture that will construct a new phenolic specialty resins plant in India at Kanoria's existing production facility at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.


COFA Technology Reaches New Technology Readiness Milestone

29 October 2013

The Composite Fitting Attachment (COFA) technology developed by CRC-ACS that allows rapid attachment of brackets to composite structures, and has now reached a new Technology Readiness Level in the Airbus technology maturation system.