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News for 2014


Brazil Installs 100% Composite Air Train in Preparation for World Cup

Brazil Installs 100% Composite Air Train in Preparation for World Cup

7th January 2014 0 comments

The city of Porto Alegre, Brazil has inaugurated the country’s first automated, air-propulsion passenger transport system, with a body built entirely from composites.

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Aviation Enterprises Launch Third Generation Out of Autoclave Carbon/Epoxy Composites for Large, High-Load Structures

Aviation Enterprises Launch Third Generation Out of Autoclave Carbon/Epoxy Composites for Large, High-Load Structures

7th January 2014 0 comments

Aviation Enterprises says the introduction of the new materials will result in substantial cost savings for future tidal blade designs.

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PRF Composite Materials Launch Online Store

PRF Composite Materials Launch Online Store

7th January 2014 0 comments

PRF Composite Materials has launched its new online store, where customers can purchase products from their standard ranges online.

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A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special ‘Carbon’ Livery

A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special ‘Carbon’ Livery

7th January 2014 0 comments

Airbus rolled-out its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2, from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, marking a milestone on the path to entry-into-service in Q4 2014.

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Cygnet Texkimp Supplies PAN Precursor Creel to World-first Carbon Fibre Research Plant

7th January 2014 0 comments

Cygnet Texkimp has supplied a 30-position pilot line PAN precursor creel to the $100m Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.

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TPI Launches Second China Blade Plant, Signs Long-Term Agreement with Acciona

7th January 2014 0 comments

TPI Composites has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Acciona Windpower to provide wind blades from TPI’s new factory in Dafeng, China.

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MAI Carbon’s MAI Polymer Project Kick-Off

7th January 2014 0 comments

Companies and research institutes gathered for the kick-off of the Leading-Edge Cluster MAI Carbon’s MAI Polymer project. The goal is to improve the stability and mechanical properties of thermoplastic CFRP Material through tailored adaptation of the adhesion between carbon fiber and matrix for application-optimised lightweight material.

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Strongwell Materials Used in Four-Story Indoor Waterpark

Strongwell Materials Used in Four-Story Indoor Waterpark

7th January 2014 0 comments

The company’s fibreglass grating and stair treads were used at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US.

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AnalySwift Partners with Altran to Link VABS with Optimisation Code for Wind Turbine Blades

7th January 2014 0 comments

AnalySwift has partnered with Altran to release Altran’s upcoming optimisation code for the preliminary design of composite wind turbine blades.

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Safran Invests in Polytechnique Montréal

7th January 2014 0 comments

Polytechnique Montréal, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Safran are inaugurating the NSERC-Safran Industrial Research Chair on Novel 3D Composite Materials for the Aerospace Industry.

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