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The Graphene Council Supports Industrial Nanocomposites 2017

The Graphene Council Supports Industrial Nanocomposites 2017

19 September 2017

Industrial Nanocomposite Conference (INC) organisers are pleased to welcome the support of The Graphene Council for INC 2017 being held in S...


Composites Europe 2017: Tapping Into New Market Potential

Composites Europe 2017: Tapping Into New Market Potential

19 September 2017

Composites Europe will be inviting designers, engineers, technicians, converters and buyers from the composites industry, as well as the app...


Scott Bader Expands GelTint Service in Europe

Scott Bader Expands GelTint Service in Europe

19 September 2017

Since its UK launch 15 months ago, Scott Bader reports that seven GelTint service centres are now fully operational, covering the UK and Ire...


AOC Announces Price Increase for Europe

19 September 2017

AOC is introducing a price increase of €100 per tonne for all products sold in Europe.


EPTA Highlights Residential Housing Opportunities for Pultruded Composites

EPTA Highlights Residential Housing Opportunities for Pultruded Composites

12 September 2017

An industry report published by the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has highlighted a large potential for growth within th...


ELG Carbon Fibre Secures AS/EN 9100 Revision D

ELG Carbon Fibre Secures AS/EN 9100 Revision D

12 September 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre has extended the certification of its quality management system, transitioning to the latest BS:EN 9100 2016 (AS 9100 Revis...


EJ-Projects Licenses VABS Software for Blade Simulation

12 September 2017

EJ-Projects has licensed AnalySwift’s VABS software for use in simulating composite rotor blades.                      


Chomarat Launches FX Adhesive Reinforcements

12 September 2017

Chomarat is introducing the FX range of adhesive reinforcements.


RP Technologies Opens German Office

12 September 2017

RP Technologies is expanding its European network by opening an office in Billigheim-Sulzbach through the hire of a German Territory Sales Manager, Jörg Müller.


British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

05 September 2017

Composites UK has secured the support of British Marine for its next sector showcase Composite Materials in Marine Applications.


Victrex Joins Thermoplastics Centre to Further Aerospace Research

Victrex Joins Thermoplastics Centre to Further Aerospace Research

05 September 2017

Victrex has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC), Enschede, The Netherlands, as a Tier 1 member with the aim of addres...


Gurit Completes Acquisition of PH Windsolutions

05 September 2017

Gurit has announced the completion of its acquisition of PH Windsolutions.


AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

29 August 2017

The Composite Centre at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), UK, is installing a high pressure press a...


Industrial Nanocomposites Conference: Programme Unveiled

Industrial Nanocomposites Conference: Programme Unveiled

29 August 2017

The programme for the 2nd Industrial Nanocomposites Conference taking place 10-11 October in Stuttgart, Germany, is now available.


Tepex Thermoplastic Employed in Off-road Vehicle Interior

Tepex Thermoplastic Employed in Off-road Vehicle Interior

29 August 2017

Tepex dynalite thermoplastic composite is being employed in the backseat system of a European automotive manufacturer's off-road vehicle.


Zoltek Facility to House Toray Resin Compounding Plant

29 August 2017

Zoltek will house parent company Toray's new PPS resin compounding operation on its site in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary. 


Fiberline Composites Forms Joint Venture with Schöck

Fiberline Composites Forms Joint Venture with Schöck

22 August 2017

Fiberline Composites and Schöck have formed a joint venture intended to expand the use of glass fibre for reinforcement of concrete and will...


Sonnenwagen Team Presents Solar-Powered Car

Sonnenwagen Team Presents Solar-Powered Car

22 August 2017

Covestro is supporting students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences in the development of a solar-powered el...


Gurit Reports Mixed Market Conditions for First Half of 2017

22 August 2017

Gurit reports net sales of CHF175.2 million for the first six months of 2017. This represents a currency-adjusted decrease of -0.5%, and -3.9% in reported Swiss francs, over the previous year.


Sigmatex Completes ‘Ships of the Future’ Supply Agreement

Sigmatex Completes ‘Ships of the Future’ Supply Agreement

15 August 2017

A four-year agreement under which Sigmatex supplied carbon fibre materials to Özata Shipyard in Turkey has drawn to a completion.


PolyGraph Project to Exhibit at Graphene Week

PolyGraph Project to Exhibit at Graphene Week

15 August 2017

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be exhibiting at Graphene Week.


Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

15 August 2017

Redelease is introducing the semi-permanent mould release Ycon CR8, developed by UK company Marbocote, to the Brazilian composites market.


Gurit Completes Aerospace Qualification

15 August 2017

Gurit reports that it has successfully completed material qualification for a global aerospace manufacturer.


Programme Announced for 8th Biennial Advanced Composites in Construction Conference

Programme Announced for 8th Biennial Advanced Composites in Construction Conference

08 August 2017

The programme for the eighth biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) has been announced for the conference that will take place ...


RP Technologies Adds Injection Moulding Capacity

RP Technologies Adds Injection Moulding Capacity

08 August 2017

As part of ongoing investment and expansion plans RP Technologies recently purchased an additional Borche 120 tonne injection moulding machi...


FSK Calls for Innovation Award Applications

FSK Calls for Innovation Award Applications

08 August 2017

The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK), Germany, is inviting innovations from the world of polyurethanes for its...


PRF Composite Materials Introduces 50°C Epoxy Tooling Prepreg

PRF Composite Materials Introduces 50°C Epoxy Tooling Prepreg

01 August 2017

PRF Composite Materials is introducing the RP800 epoxy tooling prepreg system, which has a 12 hour cure at 50°C and an out-life in excess of...


SMT Provides Composite Flooring for Deutsche Bahn Trains

SMT Provides Composite Flooring for Deutsche Bahn Trains

01 August 2017

Germany’s ICE fleet trains use SMT’s new lightweight infused flooring to replace previously installed heavy wooden panels.


Microcab Partners in €12.3m Circular Economy Project

01 August 2017

Microcab has announced its involvement in the new pan-European project ECOBULK – Circular Process for Eco-Designed Bulky Products and Internal Car Parts.


GlassFibreEurope Calls for Continued Fight against Illegal Trade Practices by China

25 July 2017

GlassFibreEurope, the European Glass Fibre Producers Association (APFE) and Tech-Fab Europe (TFE) are calling on all players in the glass fibre value chain to unite in the fight against illegal trade practices by China.


Magna to Contract Manufacture Jaguar E-PACE

Magna to Contract Manufacture Jaguar E-PACE

18 July 2017

Magna will build Jaguar Land Rover's E-PACE compact SUV at its contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.


LM Wind Power Begins Production at Turkish Blade Plant

LM Wind Power Begins Production at Turkish Blade Plant

18 July 2017

LM Wind Power has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey, where rotor blades up to 80 m will be manufactured for regional wind...


AZL Identifies Future Mobility Concepts as Drivers for Lightweight Production

AZL Identifies Future Mobility Concepts as Drivers for Lightweight Production

18 July 2017

During the fourth annual meeting of the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) Partner Network in Aachen, Germany, 130 r...


Limited Exhibitor Space Remaining at UK Composites Show

Limited Exhibitor Space Remaining at UK Composites Show

18 July 2017

The UK's Advanced Engineering 2017 trade show has announced that its Composites Engineering zone is now over 90% full with only 10 stands re...


Spatial Awarded Aer Lingus Upgrade and Overhaul Contract

18 July 2017

Aer Lingus has awarded Spatial Composite Solutions a contract to upgrade and overhaul its A320 cabin emergency evacuation trainer and A330 door trainer.


OCSiAl Invests in Luxembourg Nanotube Production Facility

OCSiAl Invests in Luxembourg Nanotube Production Facility

11 July 2017

The Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and OCSiAl have signed a Memorandum of Understandin...


AZL Installs KraussMaffei Injection Moulding Machine

AZL Installs KraussMaffei Injection Moulding Machine

11 July 2017

A KraussMaffei Technologies injection moulding machine with turning table has been installed at the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweigh...


AMAC Supports Japanese Firm MaruHachi's European Expansion

AMAC Supports Japanese Firm MaruHachi's European Expansion

11 July 2017

With the aim of expanding its activities into the European market, Japan-based thermoplastic composites manufacturer MaruHachi is collaborat...


KTN Launches Special Interest Group on Graphene

11 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a new special interest group focusing on commercial opportunities for the UK in 'Graphene and Other 2D Materials.'


Gurit to License Green PET Technology from Armacell

11 July 2017

Gurit has signed a licensing contract with Armacell, under which it will be granted a global license for the patented ArmaFORM PET GR technology until the expiry of the patent rights.


JEC Start-up Booster Open for Submissions

11 July 2017

The second edition of JEC's Start-up Booster competition is open for submissions.


Biesterfeld Nordic Distributes Exxtral Polyolefins

11 July 2017

Biesterfeld is expanding its cooperation with ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical to distribute Exxtral performance polyolefins in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.


KraussMaffei and Roctool Sign Global Collaboration Agreement

KraussMaffei and Roctool Sign Global Collaboration Agreement

27 June 2017

KraussMaffei and Roctool have announced that they are intensifying their cooperation in the global marketing of Roctool's inductive mould he...


METYX Expands Technical Fabrics Production

METYX Expands Technical Fabrics Production

27 June 2017

METYX reports the conclusion of a major deal with long-time partner Karl Mayer for the supply of new warp knitting production lines to provi...


SGL Carbon Fibre Employed in University Of Stuttgart Architectural Project

SGL Carbon Fibre Employed in University Of Stuttgart Architectural Project

27 June 2017

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the U...


Covestro and Sonnenwagen Aachen Team Up for World Solar Challenge

Covestro and Sonnenwagen Aachen Team Up for World Solar Challenge

20 June 2017

A group of students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, have developed a solar-powered electric ca...


Advanced Engineering Show Highlights UK's High Value Manufacturing Hotspots

20 June 2017

The Advanced Engineering 2017 show has published its ranking of the UK’s high value manufacturing hotspots.


Gurit Renews Maricell PVC Distribution Agreement

20 June 2017

Gurit has announced that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Maricell, an Italian producer of closed-cell PVC structural foam.


SMARTCOMP Targets Smart Textile Structures

20 June 2017

The SMARTCOMP project led by AITEX will focus on the development of smart textile structures, often called textronic elements, with applications in the development of multifunctional heat stable composites.


Dura Cladding Helps Landmark Development Achieve Sustainability Goals

Dura Cladding Helps Landmark Development Achieve Sustainability Goals

13 June 2017

Composite timber cladding from Dura Composites was chosen for a new retail, leisure and tourism destination at Rushden Lakes, near Northampt...


Décision Expands Composite Solutions for Architectural Projects

Décision Expands Composite Solutions for Architectural Projects

13 June 2017

Décision is expanding its offerings to the global architectural market, having recently signed a number of prototype agreements with several...


TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics Offer Visual Appeal

TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics Offer Visual Appeal

13 June 2017

Oxeon reports that developments of its TeXtreme spread tow carbon fibre fabric technology enable it to meet the most challenging visual appl...


Carbodeon Demonstrates Nanodiamond Nickel Coatings with Enhanced Tribological Properties

Carbodeon Demonstrates Nanodiamond Nickel Coatings with Enhanced Tribological Properties

13 June 2017

Carbodeon of Finland has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany to develop a new NanoDiamond enhanced electroless nic...


Hexcel Presents Technologies for Hybrid Structures at Multicomp 2017

13 June 2017

Hexcel’s Chris Harrington will be presenting new composite technologies for the high volume manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)/metal hybrid structures in the automotive industry at Multicomp 2017, Nottingham, UK, on 14-15 June.


John Burn Signs Distributor Agreement with Rampf

13 June 2017

John Burn has been appointed exclusive UK distributor of Rampf Tooling products including RAKU-TOOL boards, Close Contour and liquid materials and laminating, casting and multi-purpose systems.


Dominic James: Composites UK's Outstanding Contributor

Dominic James: Composites UK's Outstanding Contributor

06 June 2017

Composites UK has recognised Dominic James with the award Outstanding Contributor to the Composites Industry...


Hexcel to Acquire Structil

06 June 2017

Hexcel has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire all of the shares of Structil, a French supplier of high-performance composites to the aerospace, defence and industrial markets.


Gurit Wins Body Panel Contract from Italian Car Maker

06 June 2017

Gurit has won a new contract for the production and supply of carbon fibre exterior body panels to an Italian premium automotive OEM.


Chomarat Sponsors Carbon Multiaxials Project

06 June 2017

Chomarat is sponsoring a €4 million project dedicated to developing high performance multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics for aerospace and automotive applications.


Stonhard UK achieves Achilles Level 4 Accreditation

06 June 2017

Stonhard UK, a manufacturer of high-performance epoxy and resin floors, has achieved Level 4 Contractor/Installation Achilles Accreditation.


Junair Designs Paint Finishing Facility for Formaplex

Junair Designs Paint Finishing Facility for Formaplex

30 May 2017

Junair has designed and installed a semi-automated paint finishing facility at Formaplex's new 120 000 ft2 factory in Portsmouth,...


Sicomin and NOTOX Develop Bio-Resin for Surfboards

Sicomin and NOTOX Develop Bio-Resin for Surfboards

30 May 2017

Sicomin and French surfboard producer NOTOX have created a bio-resin formulation designed to minimise environmental impact and support green...


TU/ecomotive Unveils Bio-Composite Car

TU/ecomotive Unveils Bio-Composite Car

23 May 2017

TU/ecomotive, an Eindhoven University of Technology team focused on developing innovative, electric city cars, has unveiled its latest conce...


Tods Develops Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies for Aircraft

Tods Develops Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies for Aircraft

23 May 2017

Tods Aerospace has completed an 18 month project to develop lightweight, damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies that can be used in...


Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

23 May 2017

The Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 'super versatile' jet is able to take off and land on very short runways and unpaved strips due in part to its co...


SCIGRIP Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

SCIGRIP Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

23 May 2017

SCIGRIP has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.


Intertronics Offers Technology and Training to Enhance Productivity

Intertronics Offers Technology and Training to Enhance Productivity

23 May 2017

Intertronics is offering process innovation and training to its customers to enhance their productivity and ability to compete in both home ...


IMCD to Acquire Speciality Chemicals Business of Bossco Industries

23 May 2017

IMCD, The Netherlands, has signed an agreement to acquire the speciality chemicals distribution business of Bossco Industries and expand its presence in the US.


Euroresins Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

23 May 2017

Euroresins International Group has achieved the new ISO 9001:2015 certification for all its entities.


NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

16 May 2017

NetComposites Enterprise, in association with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (AMCA), is pleased to announce the launch of...


Williams Grand Prix Engineering Chief Composite Engineer Confirmed for Multicomp Conference Panel

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Chief Composite Engineer Confirmed for Multicomp Conference Panel

16 May 2017

Brian O’Rourke, Chief Composites Engineer at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, has been confirmed as a panel member for Multicomp 2017, takin...


Ironjaw Boosts Injection Press Clamping Force

Ironjaw Boosts Injection Press Clamping Force

16 May 2017

Ironjaw is launching a clamping force 'booster' system for injection presses which is reported to increase the capacity of the press, enabli...


Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

16 May 2017

TenCate Advanced Composites and Airborne have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Airborne will use composite materials supplied...


German Designer Creates Furniture Using Covestro Materials

German Designer Creates Furniture Using Covestro Materials

16 May 2017

Furniture designer Thomas Schnur has created a unique piece named 'The Factory of Ideas' using a range of innovative, sustainable materials ...


Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

16 May 2017

Ensinger, Germany, has acquired Swiss company next composites, a processor of thermoplastic composites.


Waterjet Machine Brings Fast Return on Investment

Waterjet Machine Brings Fast Return on Investment

16 May 2017

A waterjet cutting machine from Water Jet Sweden has delivered efficiency and savings, and a fast return on investment, for automation speci...


Teknor Apex Expands Engineering Thermoplastics Line

16 May 2017

Responding to market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic products, Teknor Apex has begun the globalisation of a range of technologies developed in Europe but until now not widely available in the Americas or Asia.


SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

09 May 2017

SABIC has invested in Airborne International, joining a growth financing round by existing shareholders that will contribute to Airborne’s f...


KraussMaffei Boosts Capabilities of Munich TechCenter

KraussMaffei Boosts Capabilities of Munich TechCenter

09 May 2017

KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery has expanded its TechCenter for lightweight components and fibre composite technology in Munich, Ger...


Model for Affordable Housing Demonstrated in Germany

Model for Affordable Housing Demonstrated in Germany

09 May 2017

The 'House of Nations’, a multi-purpose building developed as a model for affordable housing, has been completed in Bergisch Gladbach, Germa...


3B Wins Norwegian Export Award

3B Wins Norwegian Export Award

09 May 2017

Export Credit Norway has awarded Birkeland, Norway-based 3B its Export Award 2017.


Exel Composites Acquires Chinese Business

09 May 2017

Exel Composites, Finland, has closed a transaction to acquire the Chinese composites production business of Nanjing Jianhui Composite Material (JHFRP).


SCIGRIP Strengthens Distribution Network in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

SCIGRIP Strengthens Distribution Network in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

02 May 2017

SCIGRIP has appointed three new distributors to support its sales presence in Germany, Switzerland and Austr...


LANXESS Invests in Lillo-Antwerp Production Site

LANXESS Invests in Lillo-Antwerp Production Site

02 May 2017

LANXESS has announced plans to further strengthen its integrated production complex for polyamide and precur...


Abaris and KVE Partner on Training in Europe

Abaris and KVE Partner on Training in Europe

02 May 2017

US company Abaris Training Resources and KVE Composites Group of The Netherlands have agreed a collaboration...


Gurit Acquires PH Windsolutions

02 May 2017

Gurit has signed an acquisition agreement with PH Windsolutions for an undisclosed purchase price.


Rockman Industries Targets US and European Growth

02 May 2017

Rockman Industries has opened a UK office for its subsidiary Moldex Composites.


Itema and Lamiflex Agree Strategic Collaboration

02 May 2017

Following a preliminary agreement reached on 13 April 2017, Itema has signed a final agreement for its acquisition of 61% of the shares in Lamiflex, thus becoming the majority shareholder in the supplier of composite materials and products.


Composites360 to Promote Composite Materials

02 May 2017

Gazechim Composites Ibérica, Magnum Venus Products and AIMPLAS have established Composites360, a partnership designed to foster the use of composite materials.


GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

25 April 2017

GE has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, following regulatory approval in the European Union, US, China, and Brazil.


Water Jet Sweden Introduces Multi-Purpose Cutting System

Water Jet Sweden Introduces Multi-Purpose Cutting System

25 April 2017

Water Jet Sweden's new T-model is a multi-purpose waterjet cutting machine designed for in-house production, part manufacturing, and design,...


Chomarat Unveils €35 Million Investment Programme

25 April 2017

Industrial textiles group Chomarat has unveiled a three-year, €35 million investment plan to boost innovation and modernise its sites in the Ardèche region of France. 


New Regulations for Composite Materials Worth Billions of Pounds to UK Industry

25 April 2017

A report published by the University of Southampton, UK, calls for industry and government to work closely together to put an end to the constraints that currently inhibit the growth and use of composite materials in the marine, rail, oil and gas, and construction sectors.


LANXESS Completes Acquisition of Chemtura

25 April 2017

LANXESS has completed the acquisition of US company Chemtura, a leading supplier of flame retardant and lubricant additives. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction.


DTC listed as Official Supplier for Green Port Hull Project

25 April 2017

Direct Tool Company (DTC) has been selected for the business directory of the Green Port renewable energy project in Hull, UK.


Airbus, GEDC and UNESCO Promote Diversity in Engineering

25 April 2017

Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have launched the call for nominations for the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award, which aims to highlight successful projects which have encouraged more young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study engineering.


Airbus University Partner Meeting Focuses on Future Requirements

25 April 2017

At the 5th Annual Meeting of the Airbus Global University Partner Programme (AGUPP), nearly 30 representatives from 20 partner universities around the world gathered with some 70 Airbus employees at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, on 19-21 April.


Tenax Carbon Part in Porsche GT3 Cup II

Tenax Carbon Part in Porsche GT3 Cup II

18 April 2017

Toho Tenax Europe has manufactured the assembly carrier for the Porsche GT3 Cup II.


Diab Divinycell Provides Innovation for Formula Student

Diab Divinycell Provides Innovation for Formula Student

18 April 2017

To design aerodynamic elements for their single-seater, the UVigo team of engineering students chose low density foam Divinycell H45.


Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

18 April 2017

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested ...


ThermHex Success Continues with Sales Record

ThermHex Success Continues with Sales Record

18 April 2017

ThermHex has increased sales by 15 percent in 2016/2017 with March being a record month.


The RED II Proposal and Its Impact on the Bio-based Material and CO2 Utilisation Sector

18 April 2017

nova-Institut reports open doors for CO2-based fuels, but a non-level playing field for the bio-based material sector continues and threatens access to tall oil, animal fats and glycerol by the chemical industry as well as access to pulpwood by the forest industry.


Support for SMEs Through National Composites Centre and Composites UK

18 April 2017

In a partnership with Composites UK, The National Composites Centre (NCC) is working on delivering a package of support for SMEs through roadshow events, tailored company visits, enquiry handling and technical advice.


SCIGRIP Announces European Price Increase in Response to Raw Material Price Escalation

18 April 2017

SCIGRIP Europe will increase the price of its structural adhesives, effective from 1 May 2017.


More Than a Hundred Companies Join AIMPLAS in the Inauguration of Its New R&D Building

More Than a Hundred Companies Join AIMPLAS in the Inauguration of Its New R&D Building

11 April 2017

AIMPLAS inaugurated its new R&D building on 23 March 2017 where new bioplastics, nanomaterials and materials with advanced properties wi...


Ecocomp Student Poster Competition Launched

Ecocomp Student Poster Competition Launched

11 April 2017

Ecocomp 2017 will feature its inaugural Student Poster Competition. Judged by a panel of industry experts, led by Neil Calder of Engineered ...


Wabash and Carver Testing Laboratory Available for Customer Testing

Wabash and Carver Testing Laboratory Available for Customer Testing

11 April 2017

A Testing Laboratory is now available from Wabash MPI and Carver  for customer testing of LIM, compression moulding and other applications. ...


Mikrosam’s Customers to Benefit from Major Investment in Laboratory Upgrade and Expansion

Mikrosam’s Customers to Benefit from Major Investment in Laboratory Upgrade and Expansion

11 April 2017

Mikrosam has invested in a composite manufacturing laboratory making it available to customers for research, development and testing.


Hexcel Wins Contract to Supply Carbon NCF to Mubea Carbo Tech for New Supercar

11 April 2017

Hexcel has been awarded a first time contract by Mubea, a key Tier 1 in the automotive industry with a dedicated division for the manufacture of composite parts.


Programme for EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub Launch Event Announced

11 April 2017

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub will be hosting an Open Day on the 4 May 2017 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK.


Scott Bader Begins Transformational Journey to Achieve Long Term Sustainability Goals

11 April 2017

Linked with the new ‘Making a Positive Difference’ corporate theme and the presentation made in Paris on ‘Sustainable Development in the Composites industry’ during JEC World 2017, Scott Bader has recently kicked off a Group wide strategic sustainability project, supported by ‘The Natural Step’, a specialist NGO which helps companies transform business activities towards a fully sustainable basis addressing both ecological and societal factors.


Victrex Acquires Fibre Manufacturer Zyex to Accelerate Development of Existing and New Markets for PEEK Fibre Applications

11 April 2017

Victrex has acquired Zyex in a move that further enables it to offer differentiated Victrex PEEK-based solutions to open-up new markets, in line with its strategy.


New Clearcoat With Biobased Hardener for Automotive Manufacturing

New Clearcoat With Biobased Hardener for Automotive Manufacturing

04 April 2017

A project team consisting of employees of Audi, BASF´s Coatings division and Covestro has now passed a new milestone: for the first time, a ...


Henkel to Further Drive Growth Within Global Aerospace Industry

Henkel to Further Drive Growth Within Global Aerospace Industry

04 April 2017

Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit has started the construction of a new production facility for aerospace applications at its sit...


NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

04 April 2017

To better support the increasing interest in the use of nano-scale additives for enhancing the properties of composite materials, NetComposi...


Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

04 April 2017

Custom Composites has helped Advanced Velo Design to launch a stronger, lighter version of its high-performance recumbent trike.


‘Smart’ Wings Offer a Composite, Economic, Eco-friendly Solution to the Threat Posed by Icing in Flight

‘Smart’ Wings Offer a Composite, Economic, Eco-friendly Solution to the Threat Posed by Icing in Flight

04 April 2017

A £1 million-plus project to develop ‘smart’ composite leading edges for aircraft wings with embedded heaters to protect the wings against i...


Recycled Recoboard from Diab Forms Base for Maltese Plugs

Recycled Recoboard from Diab Forms Base for Maltese Plugs

04 April 2017

Sustainability played an important part when Maltese chose recyclable Recoboard from Diab for their new plugs.


Cathay Investments Makes Multiple Acquisitions With £24 Million Support from HSBC

Cathay Investments Makes Multiple Acquisitions With £24 Million Support from HSBC

04 April 2017

Croydon-based Cathay Investments has acquired three new businesses, having secured a £24 million revolving credit facility from HSBC.


Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

04 April 2017

A Government-led initiative to encourage on-shoring of UK manufacturing has awarded UK-based machine builder Cygnet Texkimp a £200k grant to...


Junair Spraybooths Installs 9 series Commercial Vehicle Spray Booth Oven for Hitachi Rail

Junair Spraybooths Installs 9 series Commercial Vehicle Spray Booth Oven for Hitachi Rail

28 March 2017

Junair Spraybooths has recently installed a 9 series commercial vehicle spray booth oven for Hitachi Rail.


LM Wind Power Lays First Stone at Cherbourg Blade Factory

LM Wind Power Lays First Stone at Cherbourg Blade Factory

28 March 2017

Work on LM Wind Power’s new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, has commenced.


Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

28 March 2017

Sigmatex has signed a new supplier agreement with Embraer, after being selected to work in partnership with Embraer to support its adoption ...


AVS-SYS Relocates to New High-tech Facilities

AVS-SYS Relocates to New High-tech Facilities

28 March 2017

AVS-SYS has relocated to a new facility in Sandbach, Cheshire, UK, which provides a more efficient work area allowing improved production fl...


Exova Signs Framework Agreement With Saab

28 March 2017

Exova has signed a multi-million pound framework agreement with global Aerospace and Defence business, Saab, to deliver materials technology expertise and testing services over the next five years (three years with a two-year extension option).


Record Breaking Figures for JEC World 2017

Record Breaking Figures for JEC World 2017

21 March 2017

JEC WORLD 2017 closed its doors on Thursday 16 March 2017 with a 2-digit attendance growth (+10%).


NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

21 March 2017

Following a successful year for NetComposites Enterprise’s Consultancy services, it has extended its design and structural analysis capabili...


Applied Graphene Materials Host Ministerial Visit

Applied Graphene Materials Host Ministerial Visit

21 March 2017

On 2 March 2017, Lord Prior of Brampton visited Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) for an introduction to graphene and the science behind it.


H-Prec, Pond and 3D Fortify Win JEC Group Startup Booster Competition

H-Prec, Pond and 3D Fortify Win JEC Group Startup Booster Competition

21 March 2017

Additive manufacturing, biomaterials and disruptive technology on Pre-Preg are the 3 innovations presented by these 3 winners from France, I...


Covestro Continues MDI Production in Tarragona

21 March 2017

Covestro has resolved to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI in Tarragona, Spain.


IPC and the CRECOF Launch the First Composite Recycling Guide

21 March 2017

The French composite recycling collective CRECOF has launched the first guide to recycling composites.


Pentaxia Secures Supply Deal with Leading Aerospace Innovator

21 March 2017

Pentaxia has secured a supply deal with a UK company leading the world in the design and supply of military aircraft ejection seats.


LANXESS Invests EUR 100 Million

21 March 2017

LANXESS continues to target growth and, during the next three years, its Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit will be investing some EUR 100 million in expanding production facilities for chemical intermediates.


Exova Agrees Two Year Defence Contract with FMV

21 March 2017

Exova has signed a two year contract extension with Försvarets Materielverk (FMV), the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, worth approximately SEK 70m over two years.


BÜFAtec Spain Looks for Opportunities in the Brazilian Wind Power Market

21 March 2017

BÜFAtec Spain intends to expand its presence in Brazil in 2017 by doing business with companies of the wind power sector.


c-m-p on Course for Further Expansion

21 March 2017

c-m-p is expanding its production facilities in Heinsberg-Oberbruch, Germany.


Composites UK Launches SME Regional Roadshows for 2017 in Partnership with the National Composites Centre

21 March 2017

Composites UK has launched a series of regional SME roadshow events for 2017 in partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC).


TeXtreme Reach Breakthrough in Commercial Aircraft

TeXtreme Reach Breakthrough in Commercial Aircraft

14 March 2017

After several years of simulation and testing within the aero market, TeXtreme has been certified for use in commercial aero applications an...


NetComposites Enterprise Launches Composite Material Online Training Videos - Available Anytime, Anywhere

NetComposites Enterprise Launches Composite Material Online Training Videos - Available Anytime, Anywhere

14 March 2017

NetComposites has launched its series of training videos, which offer a range of modules covering composite materials, available online at a...


Kraussmaffei Launch Flexible and Scalable Steering Wheel Mould Carrier

Kraussmaffei Launch Flexible and Scalable Steering Wheel Mould Carrier

14 March 2017

KraussMaffei have launched a new steering wheel mould carrier for reaction process machinery featuring high flexibility, excellent ergonomic...


New Alutex Designs from Cristex Composite Materials

New Alutex Designs from Cristex Composite Materials

14 March 2017

Cristex Composite Materials and its partner, G. Angeloni, launch new 36 Alutex designs, with patterns that have a starting weight of 285g/m²...


METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

14 March 2017

METYX Composites has extended its global distributor network, appointing GRP Solutions as its exclusive distributor for the UK.  


TPRC Successfully Finalises Overmoulding Project With Aerospace and Automotive Partners

TPRC Successfully Finalises Overmoulding Project With Aerospace and Automotive Partners

14 March 2017

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC) has successfully closed a two year collaborative project on the overmoulding of thermopl...


Aliancys Increase Prices

14 March 2017

Aliancys will increase the price of its complete unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins portfolio sold in europe, middle east and india by €100 per ton.


Tecnatom Shows Its Inspection Systems That Reduce Time and Cost in Manufacturing Processes at JEC World 2017

Tecnatom Shows Its Inspection Systems That Reduce Time and Cost in Manufacturing Processes at JEC World 2017

14 March 2017

Tecnatom Group, together with its French subsidiary M2M, will showcase its technological developments for the aerospace industry, especially...


Solvay Launches SolvaLite 730, a Next-generation Sub 60 Seconds Cure Technology for Automotive Applications

14 March 2017

Solvay will launch its new innovative thermoset prepreg resin system SolvaLite 730 specifically developed for high volume automotive applications at JEC World 2017.


Graphene-Enhanced Composite Materials Improve Lightning-Strike Performance

14 March 2017

Haydale Composite Solutions are producing a graphene-enhanced electrically-conductive carbon fibre-reinforced composite materials with improved resistance to damage from a severe lightning-strike event.  


Teijin Exhibits High Performance Products at JEC World 2017

14 March 2017

The Teijin Group will showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017.


JETCAM Launches Low-cost Subscription for Composite Material Location/life Tracking Software

14 March 2017

JETCAM launches CrossTrack MTL, its composite material and kit location/life tracking software which is available on a monthly subscription basis and companies can also receive an initial free three-month trial without commitment.


Porcher Industries Writes Next Chapter in History With Massive Growth and Investment Plans Worth €50+M for 2017

Porcher Industries Writes Next Chapter in History With Massive Growth and Investment Plans Worth €50+M for 2017

07 March 2017

Porcher Industries will implement a multi-million Euro growth and restructuring phase as the company moves into 2017.


Alstom ETR 675 Benefits from Core Composite Solution

Alstom ETR 675 Benefits from Core Composite Solution

07 March 2017

With a core composite solution using infused Divinycell P60, Diab and business partner Chimpex have made a light yet sturdy nose for the Als...


Aliancys Styrene-free Resins Bring to ABP Superior Quality and Installation Speed in Floor Coating Systems

Aliancys Styrene-free Resins Bring to ABP Superior Quality and Installation Speed in Floor Coating Systems

07 March 2017

With the help of Aliancys, AB-Polymerchemie has introduced new floor coating systems that can be applied only in one day and provide great d...


AVK Questions Future Growth of Thermoplastic Composites in Germany

07 March 2017

The European market for fibre-reinforced plastics/composites has been growing steadily for a number of years now according to AVK/CCeV Market Report 2016, yet there have also been major differences in growth rate, depending on the segment, from one region or country to another and also with regard to manufacturing processes.


Evonik and Forward Engineering Establish Joint Venture VESTARO

07 March 2017

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering have established the joint venture VESTARO.


Good Growth Expected Next Week in Paris for Jec World 2017

Good Growth Expected Next Week in Paris for Jec World 2017

07 March 2017

JEC World will take place from 14th - 16th March in Halls 5a and 6 of Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, for 3 days of Network...


3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA Presents Latest Innovations at  JEC WORLD

3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA Presents Latest Innovations at JEC WORLD

07 March 2017

3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA will showcase its new products, AIREX T10.60 and BALTEK VBC QX based on PET foam and balsa composite materia...


Airtech Showcase Vacuum Bag & Composite Tooling innovation at JEC World

Airtech Showcase Vacuum Bag & Composite Tooling innovation at JEC World

07 March 2017

Airtech will be displaying a number of its latest vacuum bag and composite tooling innovations at JEC World including Flashbreaker 1, Beta T...


Altair Shows How to Unlock the Potential of Lightweight Design at JEC World

Altair Shows How to Unlock the Potential of Lightweight Design at JEC World

07 March 2017

Altair will present its comprehensive technology and expertise to design, analyse, and optimise composite material structural parts and asse...


Diab to Show Products and Innovations at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

Diab will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities for a number of applications including marine, aerospace, transport and wind energy.


Covestro Present Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

Covestro Present Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

07 March 2017

Covestro will present material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of...


Bond-Laminates Focus on Hybrid Moulding Plus IMD Technology at JEC World

07 March 2017

Bond-Laminates will be making hybrid moulding plus IMD (In-Mould Decoration) technology at JEC World 2017.


CHOMARAT Showcases G-FLOW for Infusion and Highlights latest JEC Innovation Award as a Partner in the Fast RTM Project

CHOMARAT Showcases G-FLOW for Infusion and Highlights latest JEC Innovation Award as a Partner in the Fast RTM Project

07 March 2017

CHOMARAT G-FLOW, a reinforcement that combines structural and vacuum-draw functionalities, and is being used by leading companies in the mar...


Covestro Presents Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

Covestro Presents Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction at JEC World

07 March 2017

Covestro will present material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of...


CRP Technology Showcases Additive Manufacturing with Windform Materials at JEC World

CRP Technology Showcases Additive Manufacturing with Windform Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

CRP Technology will showcase its latest innovations in the field of additive manufacturing with Windform high performance materials.


Diab to Show Products & Innovations at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

Diab will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities for a number of applications including marine, aerospace, transport and wind energy.


Dow Presents Innovative VORAFUSE Epoxy Intermediates for Mass Production in Passenger Vehicles at JEC Paris 2017

Dow Presents Innovative VORAFUSE Epoxy Intermediates for Mass Production in Passenger Vehicles at JEC Paris 2017

07 March 2017

Dow Automotive will present its latest innovation in composite solutions, VORAFUSE epoxy intermediates at JEC 2017.


Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

07 March 2017

Evonik will showcase its endless fibre-reinforced UD tapes with thermoplastic matrices at JEC World 2017, now distributing them under the VE...


FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

07 March 2017

Fibres Recherche Développement (FRD) will showcase its expertise in plant fibres, from the choice of reinforcement (UD, multiaxial, rovings,...


Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

07 March 2017

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017.


JEC Group Puts Entrepreneurship on the Front Scene With ‘Startup Booster’

07 March 2017

JEC Group launches ‘Startup Booster’, a program meant to support and accompany innovations and entrepreneurship in composites (aeronautics, automotive, construction, medical, design, sports and leisure, etc.), a dynamic and growing market that is expected to reach $ 90 billion (in value) by 2020.


L&L Showcases Structural Adhesive A-K083 - Supplied to Automotive Composites Customer - at JEC World

L&L Showcases Structural Adhesive A-K083 - Supplied to Automotive Composites Customer - at JEC World

07 March 2017

L&L Products has joined a top composite customer to work together on a solution to bond a rear spoiler made from carbon fibre reinforced...


METYX Composites Showcases New High Performance RTM Fabric and Carbon Woven Technical Textiles at JEC World

METYX Composites Showcases New High Performance RTM Fabric and Carbon Woven Technical Textiles at JEC World

07 March 2017

METYX Composites will showcase its latest high performance Eglass, aramid and carbon fibre technical textile products in its range of RTM, m...


Michelman to Focus on the Power of Fibre Sizings at JEC World

Michelman to Focus on the Power of Fibre Sizings at JEC World

07 March 2017

Michelman will use this year’s JEC World 2017 event in Paris, France to feature its versatile line of fibre sizings that are used by fibre p...


Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

A European consortium, Osirys, will be displaying a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World.


Porcher Industries and Airbus Helicopters to Showcase World’s First Carbon/PEEK Helicopter Rotor Hub at Jec World 2017

Porcher Industries and Airbus Helicopters to Showcase World’s First Carbon/PEEK Helicopter Rotor Hub at Jec World 2017

07 March 2017

Airbus Helicopters and Porcher Industries will showcase the latest structural component on the H160; Airbus Helicopters’ new cutting-edge co...


SAERTEX and Brødrene Aa Win the JEC Innovation Award 2017 for ‘Vision of the Fjords, Ship of the Year 2016 in Norway’

07 March 2017

SAERTEX, together with Brødrene Aa and two other partners, have won the prestigious JEC Innovation Award 2017 in the ‘Better Living’ category for the tourist ferry ‘Vision of the Fjords’, which is constructed almost completely of carbon.


Sicomin Secures Significant Bio Resin Contract With Cobra International and Launches InfuGreen 810 Infusion System at JEC World

Sicomin Secures Significant Bio Resin Contract With Cobra International and Launches InfuGreen 810 Infusion System at JEC World

07 March 2017

Following the launch of Sicomin’s bio resin range, the company says it has firmly established itself as the leading formulator and supplier ...


Solvay Showcases Lightweighting Composite Solutions and Additive Manufacturing Technology for Challenging Aerospace and Automotive Applications at JEC World

07 March 2017

Solvay will present its technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions for the manufacture of cost-efficient and high-performance structures for aerospace, automotive, mass transportation, oil & gas, and other demanding industrial end-use applications at JEC World 2017.


Textechno Launches New Precision Test Equipment to Measure Properties of Rovings at JEC World

07 March 2017

extechno will launch its latest equipment ROVINGTEST which measures the most important properties of rovings all at once.


Toho Tenax Europe Showcases New Thermoplastic Recycling Solution at JEC World

Toho Tenax Europe Showcases New Thermoplastic Recycling Solution at JEC World

07 March 2017

Toho Tenax Europe (TTE) has developed a new compound, based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fibre material and PEEK (polyetheretherketone) ...


UBE Launches Numerous Products at JEC WORLD

07 March 2017

The UBE Group will present its numerous new products at JEC World in Paris, which are tailor-made for the composites industry.


CT Engineering Group to Provide Nacelle Stress Engineering Activities for Airbus

CT Engineering Group to Provide Nacelle Stress Engineering Activities for Airbus

28 February 2017

Airbus has contracted The CT Engineering Group to provide it with Nacelle Stress Engineering Activities for the next three years.


LM Wind Power to Open New Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Factory in France

LM Wind Power to Open New Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Factory in France

28 February 2017

LM Wind Power will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France.


Oxeon AB Invests €3million to Increase its ±45° TeXtreme Spread Tow Weaving Capacity

Oxeon AB Invests €3million to Increase its ±45° TeXtreme Spread Tow Weaving Capacity

28 February 2017

Since its introduction, Oxeon says its ±45° version of TeXtreme has been a gamechanger for those seeking a continuous ±45° spread tow fabric...


L&L Products Simplifies Manufacturing and Improves Worker Safety through Use of Elastomeric Adhesive, A-J215

L&L Products Simplifies Manufacturing and Improves Worker Safety through Use of Elastomeric Adhesive, A-J215

28 February 2017

L&L Products has worked to develop an elastomeric adhesive, A-J215, to help bond and seal FRP, stainless steel and aluminium application...


Program and Keynoter Announced for the North American Pultrusion Conference

28 February 2017

Nearly 100 composites manufacturing industry professionals will assemble in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on 4-5 April 2017, for the North American Pultrusion Conference, produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA).


LANXESS Adjusts Prices for Engineering Plastics

28 February 2017

LANXESS further increases the prices for its Durethan (PA 6, PA 6.6) compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa with effect from 1 March 2017.


CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

21 February 2017

The Development  Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Württemberg is presenting its latest innovation as its ThinKing for February 2017.


Titania, CT Ingenieros and Eurecat Collaborate in a R&D Project to Optimise Composites Manufacturing

21 February 2017

CT Ingenieros and the technology centre Eurecat are working together on a research and development project, Pultrubeam, for the pultrusion of composite materials, which intends to improve pultrusion technology so that it can manufacture in a continuous way and out of autoclave.


Enhanced Software Package Mines Information to Help Optimise Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters

21 February 2017

Granta Design has launched the enhanced GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing software package to manage, analyse, and apply materials and process information for the effective development and production of additively-manufactured parts.


Container Terminal DCT Gdańsk and Port of Immingham Adopt Heavy-Duty Composite Access Covers to Increase Safety and Efficiency

Container Terminal DCT Gdańsk and Port of Immingham Adopt Heavy-Duty Composite Access Covers to Increase Safety and Efficiency

14 February 2017

Container Terminal DCT Gdańsk, Poland, and Port of Immingham, UK, are latest to adopt Fibrelite’s heavy-duty composite access covers.


ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials Cooperate on Recycled Carbon Fibre for Automotive Applications

ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials Cooperate on Recycled Carbon Fibre for Automotive Applications

14 February 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu (Wuhu, China) have concluded a MOU regarding cooperation to develop lightweight composit...


Lütje Yachts Builds the High-performance Lütje 35 Daysailor Using ProBalsa

Lütje Yachts Builds the High-performance Lütje 35 Daysailor Using ProBalsa

14 February 2017

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Lütje Yachts manufactures individual sailing- and motorboats from 28 to 70 ft, demanding the use of first-class m...


Mikrosam Leads The Industry with New Integrated Robotic Cell and Prepreg Layup for High-performance Production of Structural Composite Parts

Mikrosam Leads The Industry with New Integrated Robotic Cell and Prepreg Layup for High-performance Production of Structural Composite Parts

14 February 2017

Mikrosam is launching an innovative machine that integrates AFP head for thermoset and ATL head for thermoplastic prepreg laying into a sing...


Gurit Appoints Barracuda Advanced Composites as Distributor for Brazil

14 February 2017

Gurit has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites for Non-Wind Applications.


Sisecam to Invest in a New Glass Fibre Plant in Turkey

14 February 2017

The main board of Şişecam has approved a major investment of 400 Million TL (~ Euros 100 million) to build a new glass fibre plant in Turkey.


Aliancys Increase Price for Its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

14 February 2017

Aliancys is increasing the price for its Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by € 100 per ton taking effect for all new deliveries after 15 February 2017.


Aliancys and Euroresins Help Nautivela Build Winning Boats

Aliancys and Euroresins Help Nautivela Build Winning Boats

07 February 2017

Nautivela closely collaborates with Aliancys and Euroresins, allowing its boats to stand out from competition.


Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

07 February 2017

Scott Bader has recently made a further capital investment to expand production capacity for its range of Crestabond primer-less methyl meth...


Queen’s Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

Queen’s Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

07 February 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the...


TWI Purchase Laboratory Platen Press

TWI Purchase Laboratory Platen Press

07 February 2017

TWI has purchased a Fontijne Platen Press for use in one of its state-of-the art laboratories at the company’s Cambridge, UK, headquarters.


ALTANA Further Expands Additives Business by Acquiring PolyAd Services

07 February 2017

ALTANA has acquired the US company PolyAd Services, a leading developer and manufacturer of additive solutions for the global plastics market.


Safran Nacelles Registers over 100 Employees to Composites UK’s Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme

07 February 2017

Safran Nacelles has started 2017 with a huge investment in its employees by registering over 100 of them for the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (CAP) at the bronze award level.


Midsummer Receives Order for Its DUO Thin Film Solar Cell Manufacturing System in Asia

Midsummer Receives Order for Its DUO Thin Film Solar Cell Manufacturing System in Asia

31 January 2017

Midsummer has received an order from an undisclosed Asian customer, for a compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system, to be deliveredin Aug...


Thermwood Partners with RUAG to Develop Advanced Satellite Production System

Thermwood Partners with RUAG to Develop Advanced Satellite Production System

31 January 2017

Thermwood Corporation has entered into an agreement with RUAG Space to supply advanced equipment that applies RUAG’s revolutionary new inser...


Victrex and Magma Strengthen Strategic Partnership in Development Of Composite Pipes for Subsea Oil and Gas

Victrex and Magma Strengthen Strategic Partnership in Development Of Composite Pipes for Subsea Oil and Gas

31 January 2017

Victrex and Magma Global are continuing to build their strategic partnership targeted at the oil and gas industry.


AIMPLAS Co-ordinates a European Project on New Nanomaterials to Catch CO2 Efficiently and Combat Climate Change

31 January 2017

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is coordinating the European project, GRAMOFON, which started on October 2016 and will end in 2020.


Applications for the AVK Innovation Award 2017

31 January 2017

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) is inviting applications for the AVK Innovation Award 2017 in fibre-reinforced plastics/composites.


The Core of the Bioeconomy: New Developments in Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

31 January 2017

For its 10th anniversary, the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May, Cologne, Germany, has a special focus: Bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals


Aliancys Announces Price Increase for Its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

31 January 2017

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by € 100 per ton; the price increase will take effect for all new deliveries after 1 February 2017.


LANXESS Adjusts Prices for PA and PBT Compounds

31 January 2017

LANXESS has announced adapted prices for its Durethan and Pocan compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) with effect from 1  February 2017, a measure resulting from the increasing pressure on the raw material cost base.


Aliancys and GSI Discuss Design in SMC Converting New Ideas Into Real Parts

Aliancys and GSI Discuss Design in SMC Converting New Ideas Into Real Parts

24 January 2017

SMC lightweight composite materials are being used in many applications, as they can be easily moulded into unique shapes and have a capabil...


Laboratory Inauguration in Russia

Laboratory Inauguration in Russia

24 January 2017

BYK has celebrated the opening of an ultra-modern laboratory for its application technology in Shchyolkovo, Russia, and was joined by HOMA, ...


New Technology for Mass-production of Complex Moulded Composite Components

New Technology for Mass-production of Complex Moulded Composite Components

24 January 2017

Evonik’s newly developed PulPress method is ensuring manufacturers can mass-produce complex moulded parts at a reasonable price, taking the ...


JEC Group Celebrates Composite Innovation at JEC World 2017

24 January 2017

JEC World 2017 will take place from 14th - 16th March at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, and JEC Group is proud to unveil the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards.


Carbon Nanotubes – a Game Changer in Reinforcing Composites

24 January 2017

A recent study by the Institute of Polymers and Composites at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has compared neat and TUBALL single wall carbon nanotube modified unidirectional CFRP prepreg with results showing that ultra-low concentrations of 0.01 and 0.05 wt.%, nanotubes significantly improve fracture properties and fatigue behaviour.


Energy Efficiency Applications Brings Award to Kordsa

24 January 2017

Kordsa has won the Jury’s Special Award in the ‘Project Contest on Energy Efficiency in Industry’ organised by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Renewable Energy Directorate General.


Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

17 January 2017

Sicomin has supplied a complete package of composite materials to produce both moulds and parts for the 5 gilded domes of the recently inaug...


CompIC 2017 Panel Session Announced to Include Network Rail and Rijkswaterstaat

CompIC 2017 Panel Session Announced to Include Network Rail and Rijkswaterstaat

17 January 2017

The panel has been announced for CompIC 2017 and will consist of Network Rail, Rijkswaterstaat, Optima Projects and Connectra Global, which ...


Tech Start-up Combines Bionic Design With High Tech Materials for Future Logistics

Tech Start-up Combines Bionic Design With High Tech Materials for Future Logistics

17 January 2017

The Vision Van of Mercedes-Benz Vans that was recently revealed at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 and at CES Las Vegas combines groundbrea...


Intertronics Launches Fast CureTemporary Mask for PCBs

Intertronics Launches Fast CureTemporary Mask for PCBs

17 January 2017

Intertronics has launched its DYMAX Speedmask 9-20479-B-Rev-A UV/light cure temporary masking agent, specifically designed to meet the needs...


Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

17 January 2017

A British motorcycle enthusiast has completed the Dakar Rally 2017 after a Preston,UK, company helped by supplying components for the new po...


Surface Generation Embarks Upon Thermoplastic Overmoulding Project

17 January 2017

Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, has started work on an 18-month research and development project to produce affordable lightweight carbon fibre components for the automotive industry.


Osirys Project to Run Workshop as Parallel Session at CompIC 2017

Osirys Project to Run Workshop as Parallel Session at CompIC 2017

10 January 2017

On 31st January 2017, the Osirys Project consortium will be holding a project workshop to deliver its results to the construction industry a...


New Website for the Growing Market Segment of RTM Technology for Composites

New Website for the Growing Market Segment of RTM Technology for Composites

10 January 2017

2016 continued to be a year of ongoing growth for the production volumes of nearly all segments in the European fibre-reinforced plastics an...


Rockman Industries Invests in Next-Generation Carbon Composites Technology

10 January 2017

Rockman Industries, the auto-components arm of Hero Group, has entered into the carbon composites technology market.


Michelman Becomes Early Adopter of ISO 9001:2015

10 January 2017

Continuing with their commitment to excellence and an adherence to company values, Michelman has transitioned to the ISO 9001:2015 certification for US operations.


AOC Price Increase for Europe and Asia

10 January 2017

AOC has increased the price of all products sold in Europe in the amount of €50 per metric ton.


Sicomin Appoints Swiss Distributor Suter Kunststoffe

10 January 2017

Sicomin has appointed Suter Kunststoffe as its distributor in Switzerland.


Australian Composite Walls Flood Defence System Is Being Tested by Deltares

Australian Composite Walls Flood Defence System Is Being Tested by Deltares

03 January 2017

Australian Composite Walls is a continuous, inter-locking composite wall system developed by Comtec in Australia using composite profiles by...


Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

03 January 2017

Sicomin’s epoxy resin PET foam sandwich panel has been tested to EN45545-2.


Multicomp 2017 to Analyse Multimaterial Composites for Advanced Multifunctionality

Multicomp 2017 to Analyse Multimaterial Composites for Advanced Multifunctionality

03 January 2017

Multicomp conference is set to bring together researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-users to showcase the latest developments in hyb...


Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

03 January 2017

Cristex Composite Materials has introduced a new Slitting and Rewinding service designed to convert master rolls of glass and carbon fibre f...


Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

03 January 2017

Norco Holdings has installed a new environmentally controlled room at its Aerospace facility, opening up new opportunities for product manuf...


Thermwood Signs Agreement with Navy’s FRC East

03 January 2017

Thermwood Corporation has signed a formal Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Fleet Readiness Centre East located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and part of the Naval Air Systems Command, to conduct a two-year, joint technology development effort centred on Thermwood’s emerging large scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) technology.


Aliancys Increase Price for Its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

03 January 2017

Aliancys will increase the price for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by € 60-80 per ton, taking effect for all new deliveries after 15th January 2017.


Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

20 December 2016

Attwater & Sons has been supplying materials to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for several years for use on the new Shannon Cla...


Robust, Non-rotating Internal Spring Suspensions for a Broad Range of Automation Industries

Robust, Non-rotating Internal Spring Suspensions for a Broad Range of Automation Industries

20 December 2016

FIPA has released a robust new series of non-rotating internal spring suspensions, designed to compensate for height and level differences i...


Hexagon Ragasco Receive New Major Order to Qatar

20 December 2016

Hexagon Ragasco has received a new order for LPG cylinders from Woqod at a total value of EUR 8.9 million (approximately NOK 80 million), which is scheduled for delivery during the second half of 2017.


First Ever North American Pultrusion Conference will take Place 4-5 April 2017, in Atlanta

20 December 2016

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) announce the first ever North American Pultrusion Conference, which will take place 4-5 April 2017, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.


AVK Innovation Awards Presented to Four Outstanding Winners

20 December 2016

The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) has announced the winners of its Innovation Awards 2016.


AOC Announces Price Increase for Europe

20 December 2016

AOC has increased the price in the amount of €100 per metric ton for products sold in Europe.  


Carbon Concrete Composite Team Wins President of Germany’s German Future Prize

Carbon Concrete Composite Team Wins President of Germany’s German Future Prize

13 December 2016

Toho Tenax congratulates the carbon concrete composite researchers Prof. Manfred Curbach, Prof. Chokri Cherif and Prof. Peter Offermann from...


VELOX Sets Innovation in the Service of Weight Reduction, Productivity and Recyclability

VELOX Sets Innovation in the Service of Weight Reduction, Productivity and Recyclability

13 December 2016

VELOX organised its first technical forum at the CEMCAT in Laval, France, on Thursday 24 November 2016, in partnership with the companies Sa...


Gurit Enlarges Automotive Product Range

13 December 2016

Recently launched, the Gurit Smartcure epoxy prepreg press moulding system has been specifically designed to meet the high-quality volume manu­facturing needs of the automotive industry.


Price Increase for Aliancys Unsaturated Polyester/Vinyl Ester Resins

13 December 2016

Aliancys has increased the price of its unsaturated polyester/vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by € 80-100 per ton.


Aliancys Promotes Co-processing as Viable Recycling Route for Glass Filled Composites

Aliancys Promotes Co-processing as Viable Recycling Route for Glass Filled Composites

06 December 2016

OEMs and designers need to have peace-of-mind on the availability of reliable end-of-life solutions for the composite parts and components t...


Nottingham to Lead New £10.3m Composite Manufacturing Research Hub

Nottingham to Lead New £10.3m Composite Manufacturing Research Hub

06 December 2016

The University of Nottingham has led the team that has secured £10.3m in government funding for new research into pioneering composite manuf...


The Radicigroup ‘Team’ Visits Nissan

The Radicigroup ‘Team’ Visits Nissan

06 December 2016

RadiciGroup's integrated offer for the automotive sector presented to the technicians of Nissan Technical Centre Europe.


North Thin Ply Technology Announces Lloyd’s Register Approval for Marine Focussed ThinPreg 736LT

North Thin Ply Technology Announces Lloyd’s Register Approval for Marine Focussed ThinPreg 736LT

06 December 2016

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has announced the recent approval of its ThinPreg 736LT prepreg system by Lloyd’s Register.


Exova On-site Grainger & Worrall Lab Receives UKAS Accreditation

Exova On-site Grainger & Worrall Lab Receives UKAS Accreditation

06 December 2016

Global testing and certification group Exova has received UKAS accreditation for its Grainger & Worrall (GW) on-site testing laboratory....


Gurit Acquires BASF PET Business

06 December 2016

Gurit has announced its acquisition of BASF`s PET structural foam business for an undisclosed purchase price.


Robnor Resins to Re-brand as Robnor Resinlab Following Partnership With US Resin Manufacturer Resinlab

06 December 2016

Robnor Resins has announced its merger with US Resin Manufacturer, Resinlab, and in recognition of this new partnership, effective from 5 December 2016, the company says it will adopt a new brand identity as Robnor Resinlab.


Discover the Future of Composites in Construction: Programme Announced for CompIC 2017

Discover the Future of Composites in Construction: Programme Announced for CompIC 2017

29 November 2016

NetComposites is pleased to announce the publication of the conference programme for CompIC 2017 which will set the scene for the future of ...


IPS Structural Adhesives Conclude Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Mayer and Mayer Handels

IPS Structural Adhesives Conclude Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Mayer and Mayer Handels

29 November 2016

IPS Structural Adhesives has successfully concluded its lawsuit against Mayer & Mayer Handels, following a mostly favourable judgment in...


Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2 Fire Classification

29 November 2016

Sicomin Epoxy Infusion System and AIREX T90 PET Foam Receive EN45545-2Fire Classification


rPET-project Successfully Completed

29 November 2016

The 2 year rPET-project is now completed and the final report has been approved by Vinnova.


Aliancys, BUFA, Indupol and Solico Help TGM to Develop a Unique and Innovative Building Façade System

Aliancys, BUFA, Indupol and Solico Help TGM to Develop a Unique and Innovative Building Façade System

22 November 2016

Wanting to develop a new cost-effective composite façade system for office buildings, construction company TGM involved Indupol, Aliancys, B...


Integral Foam Encases Sensitive Surveillance Cameras

Integral Foam Encases Sensitive Surveillance Cameras

22 November 2016

Remote control webcams are increasingly used to document construction sites and weather stations as well as for surveillance monitoring of p...


Expansion at BÜFA Composite Systems

Expansion at BÜFA Composite Systems

22 November 2016

BÜFA Composite Systems has made great progress in enlarging its production site in Rastede, Germany.


TFP Launch Updated Tecnofire Range

TFP Launch Updated Tecnofire Range

22 November 2016

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be launching its new, updated Tecnofire range of fire protection materials at Composites Europe in Dusse...


NTPT Thin Ply Composites Provide Strength and Beauty in the World of Luxury Goods

NTPT Thin Ply Composites Provide Strength and Beauty in the World of Luxury Goods

22 November 2016

The quest for supreme lightness, exceptional strength and captivating aesthetics means more and more luxury product manufacturers are develo...


Evonik Invests in Capacity Expansion for ROHACELL

22 November 2016

Evonik Resource Efficiency will invest in a capacity expansion of its Performance Foams business at its production site in Darmstadt, Germany.  


Gurit Reports Aerospace Contract Renewal

22 November 2016

Gurit has successfully renewed a supply contract for aircraft interior materials with Diehl Aircabin as existing aerospace customer.


Carbon Fibre Design Contest 2017

22 November 2016

Olympus-FRP Brigante Engineering Group and the Arch. Simonetta Pegorari, Communication & Marketing, Composite Materials, Tepco and CMC Composite Materials centre has launched the 2017 Carbon Fibre Design Contest with the support of Stratasys.


Cranfield University Purchase Fontijne Grotnes Composite Curing Press

Cranfield University Purchase Fontijne Grotnes Composite Curing Press

15 November 2016

Cranfield University has invested in a Fontijne Grotnes composite hydraulically operated curing press.


TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

15 November 2016

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be hosting a free, live Webinar titled ‘learn to enhance the performance, properties and production of c...


Vaupell SB Aero Joins TPRC as New Tier 1 Member

Vaupell SB Aero Joins TPRC as New Tier 1 Member

08 November 2016

As of 1 November 2016, Vaupell SB Aero has joined the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) as a Tier 1 member.


DuPont is Giving Shape to Smart Ideas as Evident in New Daimler NAG3 Production-Ready Oil Pan

DuPont is Giving Shape to Smart Ideas as Evident in New Daimler NAG3 Production-Ready Oil Pan

08 November 2016

DuPont has collaborated with IBS Filtran to optimise production and processing of Daimler car oil pans in nine speed automatic transmission....


Benefit from Graphene in Your Composite Development

Benefit from Graphene in Your Composite Development

08 November 2016

Meet and interact with graphene experts at the Graphene Connect workshop taking place at Messe Düsseldorf, conference room 814 A & B, du...


Controlled, Accurate Plasma Cleaner for TEM Sample Preparation

Controlled, Accurate Plasma Cleaner for TEM Sample Preparation

08 November 2016

Henniker Plasma has launched a new, cost effective bench-top plasma cleaner for TEM sample preparation tasks.


Polymat FR Offers Significantly Higher Mechanical Properties

08 November 2016

Polymat FR, an innovative 3D reinforcement textile, has been developed by Scott & Fyfe specifically for high performance composite applications where strength, weight reduction and fire performance are critical parameters – for example, in the transportation, construction and marine sectors.


LANXESS Designs Thermoplastic for Engine Shields, Fuel Tank Covers and Centre Tunnel Covers in the Underbody Area

LANXESS Designs Thermoplastic for Engine Shields, Fuel Tank Covers and Centre Tunnel Covers in the Underbody Area

01 November 2016

LANXESS has designed a material solution for custom parts based on the continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites of its subsidiar...


Expansion of Manufacturing Facilities

Expansion of Manufacturing Facilities

01 November 2016

Formaplex has expanded its new manufacturing facilities, which is now operational.


The Gill Corporation Celebrates New Building at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

01 November 2016

Stephen Gill, Chairman and CEO of The Gill Corporation, was pleased to participate at a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newest building adjacent to the existing seven building campus.


Advanced Engineering Provides the Perfect Platform for Professionals in the Composites Industry

Advanced Engineering Provides the Perfect Platform for Professionals in the Composites Industry

25 October 2016

Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest meeting place for engineering professionals, is back at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 2-3 November....


NetComposites Continues as Innovation and Headline Media Partner for Advanced Engineering 2016

NetComposites Continues as Innovation and Headline Media Partner for Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

NetComposites will once again be a key innovation and headline media partner to the Composites Engineering show, part of the Advanced Engine...


Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Attwater and Custom Composites will display advanced carbon fibre marine products and a range of their best-selling laminates, when they ret...


Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

On 2-3 November, Chomarat will present its latest glass and carbon innovations at the Advanced Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK.


Cristex Composite Materials Present New Materials at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016

25 October 2016

Cristex Composite Materials will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show 2-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham, UK.


New Tuco ASV Reduces Fuel Consumption with Composite Solution

New Tuco ASV Reduces Fuel Consumption with Composite Solution

25 October 2016

Lightweight makes all the difference when it comes to reducing fuel consumption, so, using a mere 3.3 litres/NM at 30 knots, the new Air Sup...


VELOX Offers Solutions with AEC Polymers for Industrial Boating

VELOX Offers Solutions with AEC Polymers for Industrial Boating

25 October 2016

VELOX is working closely with AEC Polymers to develop new solutions for the marine sector.


Norco Acquires C&B Composites

Norco Acquires C&B Composites

25 October 2016

Norco Holdings has acquired C&B Composites with the sale concluding earlier this month.


Xpander: a Revolution for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis!

Xpander: a Revolution for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis!

25 October 2016

METRAVIB, a specialist in dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), is proud to present Xpander.


Tecniplas Supply Eight FRP Composites Tanks to Fiat

Tecniplas Supply Eight FRP Composites Tanks to Fiat

25 October 2016

Tecniplas has supplied eight FRP composite tanks to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).


Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

25 October 2016

Sigmatex is celebrating its 30th anniversary.


RadiciGroup Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Tessiture Pietro Radici

25 October 2016

Tessiture Pietro Radici (TPR) (ancestral RadiciGroup company) was founded in 1941 as a manufacturing company engaged in the production of textiles and today a market leader in the production of spunbond nonwovens (Dylar) and synthetic grass yarn (Radigreen) – and is now celebrating its 75 years in business.


LANXESS Increases Focus on E&E Industry

25 October 2016

The use of thermoplastics in the electrical and electronics industry (E&E) will continue to grow strongly in the future thanks to megatrends such as Industry 4.0, LED lighting and the digital networking of building services engineering, household appliances and entertainment electronics.


‘Asgardia’ to Become the First New Space Nation

‘Asgardia’ to Become the First New Space Nation

18 October 2016

Plans are in place to create the first new Space Nation to be called ‘Asgardia’, a name that derives from Norse mythology as the city of the...


SCIGRIP Appoints Euroresins as Distributor

SCIGRIP Appoints Euroresins as Distributor

18 October 2016

SCIGRIP has agreed a distribution partnership with Euroresins UK. Euroresins is a premier distributor of products to the composites resins i...


Exova Plzen Becomes Europe’s Largest Creep and Stress Rupture Laboratory

Exova Plzen Becomes Europe’s Largest Creep and Stress Rupture Laboratory

18 October 2016

Exova has consolidated its capabilities in Newcastle, UK and Plzeň, Czech Republic to create Europe’s largest creep and stress rupture labor...


Tecnatom’s Technology Contributes to Increase Productivity on Inspection Panels at Airbus Nantes Site

Tecnatom’s Technology Contributes to Increase Productivity on Inspection Panels at Airbus Nantes Site

11 October 2016

Tecnatom has been awarded the supply of two new robotic inspection systems for the Airbus production site in Nantes, France.


Innovative Airplane Mobile Drink Dispenser Uses Victrex Peek Polymer For Demanding Inner Water Tank

Innovative Airplane Mobile Drink Dispenser Uses Victrex Peek Polymer For Demanding Inner Water Tank

11 October 2016

SkyTender, a mobile drinks dispenser produced by SkyTender Solutions, has been developed to save time and can replace conventional packaging...


Huber’s Fire Retardant Additives Business Introduces Two Technical Innovations

11 October 2016

The Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit at Huber Engineered Materials has introduced two new technologies.


Chemical Industry Council Honours Covestro

11 October 2016

Covestro has been recognised by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) for its successful use of CO2 in plastics production.


A Passenger Ferry for Sustainable Sightseeing

A Passenger Ferry for Sustainable Sightseeing

04 October 2016

A new battery powered passenger ferry measuring 40 metres long and 15 metres wide that runs the route between Flåm and Gudvangen in Norway, ...


Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

04 October 2016

Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has been awarded a contract extension by UK utility company, National Grid, to develop 14 different lightw...


Aliancys Delivers Great Service Providing Chemical Resistance Advice

Aliancys Delivers Great Service Providing Chemical Resistance Advice

04 October 2016

Aliancys’ customers are turning to them for material and process advice.


New ACCU-CAL 160 Radiometer Helps Ensure Consistent Production Quality

New ACCU-CAL 160 Radiometer Helps Ensure Consistent Production Quality

04 October 2016

Dymax Corporation offers ACCU-CAL 160, a new radiometer which it says simplifies validation and monitoring of UV or LED light-curing up to 1...


Lentus’ Success with the Cervélo Bike Frame Project

04 October 2016

In June 2015, Lentus Composites was awarded the project to work with leading bike manufacturers Cervélo, to design and manufacture competition bike frames.


CO2 on the Way to Becoming an All-around Talent

04 October 2016

Covestro says that the action radius of carbon dioxide as a chemical building block for plastics may soon be significantly expanded.


Futuristic, All-Composite 53m Trimaran ‘Galaxy of Happiness’ On Display at 26th Monaco Yacht Show

04 October 2016

Gurit congratulates Latitude Yachts on the successful completion of the first two ‘Galaxy’ 53m Trimarans which are now on display at the 26th Monaco Yacht Show, 28 September - 1 October 2016.


Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites Successfully Close Merger to Create Agility Fuel

04 October 2016

Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites have finalised their merger effective 3 October 2016.


Greenland Builds First GFRP Composite Bridge

Greenland Builds First GFRP Composite Bridge

27 September 2016

With its low weight and minimal need for maintenance, Fiberline's GFRP composite was the natural choice of building material for the Greenla...


SCIGRIP Acquired Arjay Technologies

SCIGRIP Acquired Arjay Technologies

27 September 2016

SCIGRIP has completed an agreement to acquire Arjay Technologies, the Florida-based manufacturer of high performance bonding compounds for t...


European Commission Funded Project ‘Stellar’ Concludes with Positive Outcomes in Selective Tape Laying

European Commission Funded Project ‘Stellar’ Concludes with Positive Outcomes in Selective Tape Laying

27 September 2016

Stellar, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, has now concluded with a commercially validated material and imp...


Significant Capacity Expansion for Huber’s Fire Retardant Additives Business

27 September 2016

Huber’s Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit will have 10% capacity expansion of its Martinal fine precipitated alumina trihydrate production at its newly acquired Martinswerk Plant in Bergheim, Germany.  


TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

20 September 2016

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting several innovative nonwoven developments at CAMX from 27-29 September 2016 in Anaheim, Cal...


The Next Evolution of Lightweight Marble

The Next Evolution of Lightweight Marble

20 September 2016

Italy’s FFPANELS latest innovation, FABYWALL, a structural panel using Diab PET materials laminated between thin layers of decorative stone,...


MB-Spritzgusstechnik Guarantees its Success with NEGRI BOSSI Injection Moulding Technology

MB-Spritzgusstechnik Guarantees its Success with NEGRI BOSSI Injection Moulding Technology

20 September 2016

When he referred to NEGRI BOSSI a couple of years ago, Michael Bechtel, the founder of MB Spritzgusstechnik in Marktoberdorf, Germany, had a...


Another Innovative Solution Changing the Size of Composites Market

Another Innovative Solution Changing the Size of Composites Market

20 September 2016

Mikrosam has created a fully automated filament winding line for CNG tank.


DTC Fit Out World Class Composite Manufacturing Training Facility With Bespoke Dust Extraction System

DTC Fit Out World Class Composite Manufacturing Training Facility With Bespoke Dust Extraction System

20 September 2016

Since the completion of the project with Combined Composite Technologies (better known as Hexion CCT), Direct Tool Company (DTC) says it has...


Sicomin Greenpoxy Bio Resins Facilitate Sustainable Production Practices for Zag Skis

Sicomin Greenpoxy Bio Resins Facilitate Sustainable Production Practices for Zag Skis

13 September 2016

Sicomin has collaborated with French ski manufacturer ZAG to provide customers with products that are less harmful to the environment.


Agreement on the Construction of a Model House

Agreement on the Construction of a Model House

13 September 2016

In the search for creative solutions to establish additional inexpensive living space quickly and economically, the town of Bergisch-Gladbac...


Gurit Wins Four-Year Automotive Components Supply Contract

13 September 2016

Gurit has announced that it has been selected as the supplier for carbon fibre-based automotive body panels by a British premium automotive OEM.


Huntsman Advanced Materials Creates Step Change for Material Developments in Nanocomposites

13 September 2016

Huntsman Advanced Materials is researching opportunities for developing graphene-enhanced composite solutions, with a view to incorporating graphene into its Araldite epoxy resins and it is expected that such applications will significantly advance the market for nanocomposites.


METYX Composites Doubles Production Site in Turkey

13 September 2016

METYX Composites is in the process of doubling its production facilities at its main manufacturing centre in Manisa, Turkey.


Chem-Trend to Expand Research and Development Facilities at Global Headquarters

13 September 2016

Chem-Trend has announced the expansion of  its R&D facilities at its global headquarters in Howell, Michigan, US to allow for continued growth of its research and development activities and increased capabilities to provide customer support.


Intensive Testing Complete on AC Test Catamaran Featuring North Thin Ply Technology Prepregs

Intensive Testing Complete on AC Test Catamaran Featuring North Thin Ply Technology Prepregs

06 September 2016

Groupama Team France has successfully completed a month long program of on the water testing with its AC Test (AC45 Turbo) catamaran which f...


NCC-Foam Showcases Lightweight Biocomposite Sandwich Material at SMM

06 September 2016

EU Funded project, NCC-Foam, is presenting a demonstrator at SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, in Hamburg, Germany, taking place 6th - 9th September.


Textechno Establishes New Composite Testing Department

06 September 2016

Textechno has expanded its range and offers testing services with immediate effect.


Redelease Takes Over the Exclusive Distribution in Brazil of AkzoNobel Phenolic Resins

06 September 2016

Redelease has taken over the exclusive distribution in Brazil of the phenolic resins produced by the Dutch company, AkzoNobel.


AMAC Form Strategic Partnership With Gremolith for New Business Developments in Specialty Resins

AMAC Form Strategic Partnership With Gremolith for New Business Developments in Specialty Resins

30 August 2016

The Swiss-based, custom specialty resin manufacturer Gremolith has expanded its activities in cooperation with Dr Michael Effing (AMAC) into...


RAMPF Sets New Standards for Class A+ Surfaces

RAMPF Sets New Standards for Class A+ Surfaces

30 August 2016

RAMPF has launched RAKU-TOOL EI-2500 and EH-2973 setting new standards in RTM and resin infusion production processes leading to high class ...


Kordsa Global and Sabanci University Opens Composite Technologies Centre of Excellence

30 August 2016

Kordsa Global and Sabanci University have combined their forces under the same roof to open a high technology hub, Composite Technologies Centre of Excellence.


Carbodeon Closes EUR 1.5 million Funding Round from Straightforward Capital

Carbodeon Closes EUR 1.5 million Funding Round from Straightforward Capital

23 August 2016

Carbodeon has closed a EUR 1.5 million funding round from Straightforward Capital, a Finnish venture capital firm.


The Spheretex Team Celebrates 25th Anniversary

23 August 2016

The Spheretex Team is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the development of the first glassfibre based core material, ‘Sphere.tex’ which began development when CEO and majority shareholder Siggi Gerhards started in the 80’s.


BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

16 August 2016

BAC has develop a car featuring panels made from graphene bringing both weight and strength benefits.


Evonik Materials Used in Flying Boats

Evonik Materials Used in Flying Boats

16 August 2016

Up to now, Evonik’s high-tech materials have been used in airplanes, but now, sailing professional Roland Gäbler wants to have boats lift of...


Tricel Acquires Glasplies and Expands its UK Fibreglass Distribution Network

16 August 2016

Tricel has strategically expanded the company’s position within the UK fibreglass market through the acquisition of Glasplies, which is an already established supply and distribution operator for this sector.


Hexcel’s Multiaxial Fabrics Reinforce Dasyc’s Transportable Composite Hangars

Hexcel’s Multiaxial Fabrics Reinforce Dasyc’s Transportable Composite Hangars

09 August 2016

Hexcel’s HiMax glass fibre fabrics were selected by Greek company Dasyc for the manufacture of its Composite Modular Transportable Hangar (C...


Composites Germany Publish Results of 7th Composites Market Survey

09 August 2016

Composites Germany has published the results of its 7th survey of the market for fibre reinforced plastics.


Chem-trend Offers HAPs-free Portfolio for Composites Manufacturers to Comply With Tighter Regulations

09 August 2016

Chem-Trend now offers additional health, safety and environment (HSE) benefits for its Chemlease EZ Series product line, including semi-permanent sealers, release agents and cleaners for all composites applications worldwide.


North Thin Ply Technology Celebrates Official Opening of New Polish Production Plant

21 June 2016

As part of its ambitious growth plans North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), has officially opened its new production facility in Zory, Poland.


Aliancys Resins Used by Fibercore Europe for World’s Largest Composite Lock Gates

Aliancys Resins Used by Fibercore Europe for World’s Largest Composite Lock Gates

14 June 2016

Earlier this year, highly innovative composite lock gates were installed in the Wilhelmina Canal in Tilburg, Netherlands, under direction of...


Gurit Opens Wind Blade Mould Production Facility in Europe

14 June 2016

Gurit will open a wind blade mould production facility in Szczecin, Poland to help further increase its tooling market share in Europe.


LANXESS Builds New Tank Farm and Unloading Station at Leverkusen Site

07 June 2016

LANXESS has significantly expanded storage capacity for its phosphoric acid ester plant at the Leverkusen, Germany site, investing around EUR 8 million.


Scott Bader Expanding New GelTint Volumetric Gelcoat RAL Colour Tinting Service for the European Composites Market

Scott Bader Expanding New GelTint Volumetric Gelcoat RAL Colour Tinting Service for the European Composites Market

24 May 2016

Scott Bader is expanding its new GelTint volumetric gelcoat RAL colour tinting service to the wider European composites market, having fully...


JEC World Preview: Composites Innovations and End-User Planets

JEC World Preview: Composites Innovations and End-User Planets

01 March 2016

JEC World will take place from 8th – 10th March 2016, in a 62,000 sqm exhibit space within Paris Nord Villepinte Exhib...


Cyclitech is Rolling Along Just Fine!

22 December 2015

JEC Group and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have finished two days of conferences and business networking on the use of composite materials in racing bicycles and on applying technology transfer to the design of consumer bicycles.


JEC World Presents a New Format

JEC World Presents a New Format

01 December 2015

JEC is locating its Paris, France, exhibition to a bigger venue with a new name: JEC World.


Exova Invests in New Italian Laboratory

Exova Invests in New Italian Laboratory

24 November 2015

Global testing specialist Exova is expanding its facilities and capabilities in Italy with an investment in a 1.4 million € laboratory in Pa...


BBVA Saves Energy Using Composite Sun Panels Fabricated from Scott Bader Advanced Materials

BBVA Saves Energy Using Composite Sun Panels Fabricated from Scott Bader Advanced Materials

10 November 2015

The new digital banking group BBVA headquarters building in Madrid, designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, is kept cooler usi...


The World’s First Electric Fishing Boat

The World’s First Electric Fishing Boat

10 November 2015

Norwegian boat builder Selfa Arctic is now supplying the world’s first electric fishing boat. 


JEC Group and SPE to Launch the First International Conference on Bicycle Technology

JEC Group and SPE to Launch the First International Conference on Bicycle Technology

10 November 2015

JEC Group is going a step further in its mission to address every industry using Composites Materials by focusing a brand new conference on ...


Launch of Polynt Composites Polycor Industrial Gelcoat

10 November 2015

Polynt Composites (EMEA) has launched its latest Gelcoat product, Polycor Industrial Gelcoat, a pre-accelerated gelcoat based on Orthophthalic Unsaturated Polyester Resin.


Cars Using TeXtreme Successful in Solar Race

Cars Using TeXtreme Successful in Solar Race

27 October 2015

The World Solar Challenge ended with victory for Nuon Solar team and their car reinforced by TeXtreme. 


Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

27 October 2015

OWL, an advanced solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University using Teijin carbon-fib...


InnProBio Website Launched to Help Promote Innovative Bio-based Products

27 October 2015

InnProBio, the forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, can now be found at www.innprobio.eu.


TeXtreme Reinforced Bikes Vital in Kona Ironman Triumphs

TeXtreme Reinforced Bikes Vital in Kona Ironman Triumphs

20 October 2015

Daniela Ryf won the Kona Ironman World Championship this weekend in Hawaii, US, riding a custom made IA FRD reinforced by TeXtreme from Felt...


Dassault Systèmes Launches SOLIDWORKS 2016

Dassault Systèmes Launches SOLIDWORKS 2016

20 October 2015

Dassault Systèmes has released SOLIDWORKS 2016, delivering new and enhanced capabilities that will help 2.7 million users quickly and easily...


JELU: Bioplastic for the Toy Industry

JELU: Bioplastic for the Toy Industry

20 October 2015

JELU-WERK has launched JELUPLAST bioplastic, offering the toy industry a material that combines the advantages of wood and plastic for the f...


ABB Selects Solvay’s Technyl One for New Contactor Application

ABB Selects Solvay’s Technyl One for New Contactor Application

20 October 2015

ABB has chosen Solvay Engineering Plastics’ Technyl One, a polyamide (PA) resin designed to address major challenges in electrical equipment...


HEXCEL and Mines St-Etienne Launch Academic Chair for Industry

HEXCEL and Mines St-Etienne Launch Academic Chair for Industry

20 October 2015

HEXCEL and Mines St-Etienne School of Engineering, France, have launched a new industrial academic Chair.


Composites Capabilities Expanded at Altair with CEDREM Partnership

Composites Capabilities Expanded at Altair with CEDREM Partnership

20 October 2015

Centre d'Expertise en Dynamique Rapide, Explosion et Multiphysique, SAS (CEDREM) has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), adding CEDREM...


Solvay to Expand their Lightweight Materials Offering for Automotive

20 October 2015

Solvay has acquired EPIC Polymers’ long-fibre thermoplastics (LFT) technology to complement its offering of high performance lightweighting materials and gain access to metal replacement of larger automotive semi-structural parts.


Finnair Becomes First European A350 XWB Operator

Finnair Becomes First European A350 XWB Operator

13 October 2015

Finnair has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first European operator and the third worldw...


Bauer Hockey Newest Stick NEXUS 1N Reinforced by TeXtreme

Bauer Hockey Newest Stick NEXUS 1N Reinforced by TeXtreme

13 October 2015

Bauer Hockey has introduced their latest stick, the NEXUS 1N, which is reinforced by TeXtreme.


Global Bioeconomy in the Conflict Between Biomass Supply and Demand

13 October 2015

The results of the study “Sustainable Biomass Potentials for Biofuels in Competition to Food, Feed, Bioenergy and Industrial Material Use in Germany, Europe and the world” has been released providing a detailed view of possible scenarios for sustainable supply of biomass up until 2050, and of the development of demand in all sectors using biomass: food, feed, chemicals and materials, bioenergy and biofuels.


DIAB Nominated for a Sustainability Award

13 October 2015

On 16 October, DIAB has the chance to win the award for the Most Sustainable Company in 2014 at the Golden Evening Gala in Laholm, Sweden.


Experience Composites - A New Fibre Composite Materials Trade Fair

06 October 2015

Experience Composites, co-organised by the JEC Group will be held in Augsburg, Germany from 21-23 September 2016 in a multi-location format.


New Tool Allows City Councils to Choose Sustainable Urban Furniture

New Tool Allows City Councils to Choose Sustainable Urban Furniture

06 October 2015

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre has set off as coordinator a European project whose main objective is the development of a tool to b...


Polynt Composites Launch Gravicol 2015 Bonding Paste

06 October 2015

Polynt Composites (EMEA) has launched Gravicol 2015 in its range of Gravicol Bonding Pastes.


Student Nanocomposite Poster Competition Announced for INC 2015

29 September 2015

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work to an industrial audience in a poster competition that will run during INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference) in Stuttgart, Germany, 24-25th November.


Tecnatom Selected By Harbin Hafei Airbus to Provide a Taurus Twin Inspection System

Tecnatom Selected By Harbin Hafei Airbus to Provide a Taurus Twin Inspection System

29 September 2015

After an international bidding process, Tecnatom will supply a new inspection system to Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (...


Evonik’s ROHACELL Receives Two Innovation Awards

Evonik’s ROHACELL Receives Two Innovation Awards

29 September 2015

ROHACELL went to the podium twice during the AVK Federation of Reinforced Plastics Innovation Award Ceremony at the Composites Germany Confe...


Altair and Airbus Group Sign Worldwide Multi-year Software Agreement

29 September 2015

Altair has reached an agreement with the Airbus Group that provides designers and engineers of its Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, and Airbus Defence & Space divisions, as well as of any other company to which the Airbus Group holds more than 50% of voting rights, access to Altair's entire software portfolio, including the HyperWorks CAE suite for its modelling, visualisation, optimisation and solver solutions.


RTP Company Introduces New Plastic Technologies At Fakuma Show

RTP Company Introduces New Plastic Technologies At Fakuma Show

29 September 2015

RTP Company will feature successful applications created from its portfolio of industry-leading engineered thermoplastic compounds at the up...


High Performance Type 4X Outdoor Equipment Enclosures Comply with CSA, UL and Nema Standards

29 September 2015

Intertec now supply an extended range of Type 4X outdoor equipment enclosures that comply with CSA, UL and NEMA standards.


Michelman Continues to Invest in Expanding Asian Market

29 September 2015

Michelman has invested in additional production equipment at its Singapore manufacturing facility that increases capacity by 40%.


Composites Evolution Present Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures at bio!CAR 2015

Composites Evolution Present Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures at bio!CAR 2015

15 September 2015

Composites Evolution will be presenting “Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures with Reduced Weight, Cost, NVH and Environmental I...


Biocomposites at Composites Europe 2014

Biocomposites at Composites Europe 2014

01 July 2014

Biocomposites are steadily gaining in importance for the future of the manufacturing sector, and Composites Europe 2014 is set to present th...


European Project NATURTRUCK Develops Biocomposites for Internal Truck Parts

European Project NATURTRUCK Develops Biocomposites for Internal Truck Parts

20 May 2014

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has launched NATURTRUCK, a European research project designed to develop materials from re...


AIMPLAS Opens New Research Centre for Materials and Nanocomposites

AIMPLAS Opens New Research Centre for Materials and Nanocomposites

08 April 2014

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has opened  a new research centre for materials and nanocomposites in the Technology Park ...


University of Nottingham wins the JEC Asia Innovation Award for Biocomposites

University of Nottingham wins the JEC Asia Innovation Award for Biocomposites

11 June 2013

The University of Nottingham has won the JEC Asia Innovation Award in Biocomposites for their research on natural-fibre development for smal...


NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

06 March 2013

NetComposites will present its latest biocomposite developments at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, next week.


BYK Completes Acquisition of PolyAd Services

07 March 2017

BYK has completed the acquisition of the plastics additives manufacturer PolyAd Services; the acquisition was announced on 1 February 2017.