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Bombardier’s CSeries Aircraft Completes First Flight

24 September 2013

Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the first successful flight of its CSeries aircraft.


EC Funding for Research into Cost-Effective Manufacturing using Selective Tape-Laying for Multi-Material Components

24 September 2013

Stellar, a three-year project, will look to develop manufacturing processes for the high-speed placement of carbon, glass and fibre–reinforced-polymer matrices, in selected locations in a composite structure, to provide the optimum reinforcement, weight and cost profile within a part.


epm:technology Receive Business Support Award from Derby Enterprise Growth Fund

24 September 2013

epm: technology has been awarded a £4.75 million loan through the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF) which secured funding from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. 


Lucian Blaga wins Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Competition

24 September 2013

The winner and two runners up in the NGCC ECR competition were revealed at the Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference dinner on 11th September 2013, which took place at Queen’s University Belfast’s prestigious Great Hall.


Composites Germany Launched as New Trade Association for the German Composites Industry

24 September 2013

Four major organisations within the German fibre-reinforced-composites industry have announced the formation of trade association Composites Germany.


DSM Helps Velox3 to Set a New World Record

24 September 2013

The winners of the 2013 World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Nevada, US was won by the Human Power Team from the Netherlands. Their aerodynamic composite shell was made from lightweight DSM materials.


GKN Aerospace Wins Horners Award 2013

24 September 2013

The Airbus A350 XWB Composite Rear Sparhas been announced as the winner of the Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation 2013.


VELOX Extends Composites Distribution in German-speaking Countries

24 September 2013

VELOX has announced a joint venture with Jürgen H. Aurer (ALPOMID) to enter the German-speaking composites market.


Huntsman Advanced Materials Unveils Novel FST Thermoset Solution for Lightweight Composite Interior Aerostructures

24 September 2013

Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a new high-performance and  flame-resistant solution for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength whilst answering continued demand for weight reduction in interior aerospace designs.


Toho Tenax’s High-Efficiency Thermoset CFRP Production Technology Wins 2013 AVK Innovation Award

24 September 2013

Toho Tenax Europe has received the 2013 AVK Innovation Award in the category of Innovative Products for its newly developed high-efficiency production technology for thermoset carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).


Gurit Launched Automotive Composite Materials Range at Composites Europe

24 September 2013

Gurit launched a new range of composite materials for the automotive industry at the Composites Europe Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany.


Formaplex Helps Iconic Artist Allen Jones Create Kate Moss Model from Composites

24 September 2013

Formaplex has helped internationally acclaimed British Pop Artist Allen Jones create a unique glass-reinforced composite sculpture of supermodel Kate Moss.