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Masi's Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

Masi's Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

19 September 2017

US company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics.


Invibio and CarboFix Partner with UK Olympic Sprinter James Ellington

25 July 2017

UK Olympic sprinter James Ellington has joined forces with the UK´s Invibio Biomaterial Solutions and CarboFix Orthopedics in his quest to return to athletics competition after a devastating motorcycle accident earlier this year.


Custom Composites Sponsors Team GB Sailors

Custom Composites Sponsors Team GB Sailors

04 July 2017

Custom Composites has announced sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams-Alloway, continuing a relationship with Team GB sailors ...


Orro's Terra C Bike Features Hybrid Carbon Fibre Textile

Orro's Terra C Bike Features Hybrid Carbon Fibre Textile

04 July 2017

Orro has released its new Terra C model road bike, which features sigmaIF, a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibres, to produce a...


NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

06 June 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Th...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Chem-Trend Launches New Labeling System to Streamline Product Usage Globally

Chem-Trend Launches New Labeling System to Streamline Product Usage Globally

14 March 2017

Chem-Trend has launched a new labeling system designed to simplify selection for multiple product application processes worldwide; currently...


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.


SCIGRIP Secures Multiple High Volume Sales with Top European Marine Manufacturers

07 March 2017

SCIGRIP is reporting a strong and impressive start to 2017 following a number of successful trials in boat yards across Europe, the company has secured a significant number of high volume orders with leading sail, power and leisure boat manufacturers.


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...


Granta Presents Latest Composite Information Management Software and Support for Simulation at JEC World

07 March 2017

Granta Design will present its latest software technology, solutions for managing composite data, support for composite simulation, and tools to aid the qualification and specification of composites, at JEC World 2017 in Paris.


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.


North Thin Ply Technology Showcases Unique Technologies for Performance Sports at JEC World

North Thin Ply Technology Showcases Unique Technologies for Performance Sports at JEC World

07 March 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) will showcase its range of Thin Ply Prepregs, processing technologies and products for performance sports a...


SCIGRIP and Magnum Venus Products to Host Technical Demonstrations at JEC World

SCIGRIP and Magnum Venus Products to Host Technical Demonstrations at JEC World

07 March 2017

During JEC World, SCIGRIP is participating in a series of technical demonstrations with Magnum Venus Products.


Scott Bader Showcase Olympic Laser Dinghy, Adhesives and Composite Materials at JEC World

Scott Bader Showcase Olympic Laser Dinghy, Adhesives and Composite Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

Scott Bader will be promoting its materials solutions for manufacturers of composite parts under a new ‘Making a Positive Difference’ corpor...


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 ...


Sigmatex Reveal Reebok CCM’s New Hockey Stick at JEC World

07 March 2017

Sigmatex will reveal one of Reebok CCM Hockey’s new 2017 sticks – SuperTacks 2.0 at JEC World 2017 which utilises sigmaST- Sigmatex’s Spread Tow carbon fibre and is designed to achieve maximum performance through lightweight, precision and strength.


Cygnet Texkimp Develops Sub-10gsm Reverse Roll Coater

Cygnet Texkimp Develops Sub-10gsm Reverse Roll Coater

28 February 2017

Composites technology company Cygnet Texkimp has revealed it is developing a high-tolerance reverse roll coating machine to create sub-10gsm...


ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: Warming up for the Final Race

ORACLE TEAM USA and Airbus: Warming up for the Final Race

21 February 2017

ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 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.


Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

24 January 2017

Bertram Stier owns three mountain bikes with aluminum frames, but he’s working to help enthusiasts like himself step up to more affordable, ...


Lentus Composites Installs ‘Rising Star’ Machining Centre

Lentus Composites Installs ‘Rising Star’ Machining Centre

17 January 2017

For machining pattern board, aluminium mould tools and components made from composite materials, Eynsham-based Lentus Composites has install...


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.


Applied Graphene Materials Supplies First Production Orders

01 November 2016

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) is starting to supply first production orders to customers within the company’s target Composites, Polymers and Coatings industries.


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...


Hexcel Displays Bright Lite Structures Award-winning Zenos E10 Chassis at Advanced Engineering 2016

Hexcel Displays Bright Lite Structures Award-winning Zenos E10 Chassis at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Hexcel says its HiMax carbon fibre reinforcements have been selected by Bright Lite Structures (BLS) for the manufacture of safety-critical ...


Scott Bader Showcasing Olympic Class Laser Dinghy and Advanced Composites Materials at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

Scott Bader will be exhibiting its latest technology advanced materials and services for manufacturing high performance composite parts, including its Crystic Ecogel ‘ultra-low’ styrene content spray gelcoats range with four grade options for a variety of end applications including marine, transportation, buildings, general industrial and wind turbine blades.


Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

25 October 2016

Sigmatex is celebrating its 30th anniversary.


North Thin Ply Technology Launches New Composite Tube Manufacturing Process With a First Application in the Field of Olympic Medal Winning Golf Shafts

North Thin Ply Technology Launches New Composite Tube Manufacturing Process With a First Application in the Field of Olympic Medal Winning Golf Shafts

18 October 2016

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has launched a unique new composite tube manufacturing process.


Felt IA FRD Reinforced by TeXtreme Contributes to Kona Ironman Triumphs

Felt IA FRD Reinforced by TeXtreme Contributes to Kona Ironman Triumphs

18 October 2016

Defending champion Daniela Ryf won the women’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, US and set a new course record with a 8:46...


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.


Olympic Gold Medallist to Speak at Composites in Sport Conference

Olympic Gold Medallist to Speak at Composites in Sport Conference

27 September 2016

Olympic canoeist, Tim Baillie, will provide the keynote at Composites in Sport 2016, taking place on 16 November at Holywell Park Conference...


Covestro Develops Transparent Grades of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Modern Ski Boots

27 September 2016

Covestro has showcased a new ski boot, the Salomon X-Pro 70 W, a boot for all types of skiing, boasting low weight and well-balanced performance features.


Chomarat will Present a Carbon C-PLY Backpack Frame at CAMX 2016

Chomarat will Present a Carbon C-PLY Backpack Frame at CAMX 2016

20 September 2016

Chomarat will present its latest innovations at CAMX 2016, including a carbon C-PLYT backpack frame created in partnership with Rocket Compo...


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.


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.


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...


Origine Bicycles Turns to TeXtreme to Reduce Weight and Improve Durability

Origine Bicycles Turns to TeXtreme to Reduce Weight and Improve Durability

16 August 2016

Origine Bicycles looked to make more durable still lightweight frames and to achieve their goals they turned to TeXtreme, utilising their kn...


NetComposites Launches Composites in Sport Conference

NetComposites Launches Composites in Sport Conference

16 August 2016

NetComposites is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, one-day conference spotlighting the current and future use of composite mate...


TeXtreme Enters Paddle Tennis Market With Enebe

TeXtreme Enters Paddle Tennis Market With Enebe

14 June 2016

Spanish-based Enebe Padel has launched its 2016 range of paddle tennis paddles featuring its top-of-the-line Spitfire TeXtreme – manufacture...


TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

07 June 2016

Giro Sport Design has released an innovative new cycling helmet – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS ­– that utilises TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics ...


CCM Hockey Partners with Sigmatex to Produce High End Hockey Sticks for 2017

CCM Hockey Partners with Sigmatex to Produce High End Hockey Sticks for 2017

17 May 2016

CCM Hockey and Sigmatex have formed a partnership on CCM’s line of premium hockey sticks for 2017.


Chomarat Affirms Its Expertise in Reinforcements for Sports Equipment

Chomarat Affirms Its Expertise in Reinforcements for Sports Equipment

03 May 2016

Chomarat will present its latest Sports & Leisure application at JEC Americas in Atlanta, US, the lightest ski ever produced with its mu...


Lightweight Construction in Perfection

Lightweight Construction in Perfection

19 April 2016

The Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R is ready for the new racing season – packed with power, yet still lightweight.


Bauer Hockey’s Newest Stick Supreme 1S Uses Textreme Technology

Bauer Hockey’s Newest Stick Supreme 1S Uses Textreme Technology

02 February 2016

Bauer Hockey has introduced its latest stick, the SUPREME 1S which is reinforced by TeXtreme, TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics help reduce the ...


2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

12 January 2016

The 2015 ICF World Championship Finals for Freestyle Kayaking took place last year on 5 September 2015 at Garberator Wave on the Ottawa Rive...


Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

05 January 2016

For Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race has been a great success, with three high profile, high performa...


NTPT Develop New Thin Ply Prepreg Technology

NTPT Develop New Thin Ply Prepreg Technology

08 December 2015

NTPT will demonstrate how Thin Ply Prepreg Technology can help bicycle designers develop lighter, stronger and faster frames at Cyclitech 20...


Bell Launches New Ultra Light Carbon Fibre Helmet

Bell Launches New Ultra Light Carbon Fibre Helmet

17 November 2015

Bell Helmets has launched its new Pro Star helmet reinforced by TeXtreme; its lightest and strongest shells ever.


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 ...


Formax Showcases Portfolio Of Multiaxial Reinforcements at the Composites Engineering Show 2015

27 October 2015

Formax will be showcasing a selection of their optimised multiaxial fabrics for the automotive, aerospace, marine, sports and industrial markets Advanced Engineering Show 2015 taking place on 4 – 5th November at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.


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...


Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

13 October 2015

Composites Evolution has developed a range of carbon flax hybrid materials offering a lower cost alternative to carbon fibre.


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.


World’s Best Adventure Racing Team Chooses TeXtreme

World’s Best Adventure Racing Team Chooses TeXtreme

22 September 2015

Thule Adventure team has reinforced their latest kayaks with TeXtreme, which they hope will help them to win another world championship.


Premier Composite Technologies ‘Platinum Sponsor’ for NetComposites’ CompIC Middle East 2016

22 September 2015

NetComposites is pleased to announce Premier Composite Technologies as the exclusive sponsor of its brand new conference, Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME), taking place 9-10 February 2016 at The Palm, Dubai.


New Structural Thermoplastic from RTP Company Fills Performance Gap

22 September 2015

RTP has developed new RTP 100 eXtra Performance (XP) Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds formulated for higher strength, modulus and impact properties than any standard chopped fibreglass polypropylene (PP) compounds available on the market today.


AMAC Forms Strategic Partnership with Textechno

22 September 2015

With plans to expand its worldwide activities in the field of Advanced Materials, Textechno, Germany, has formed a strategic partnership with AMAC.


NetComposites Showcases Latest Nano and Construction Developments at Composites Europe 2015

15 September 2015

During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.


Composites Europe Dedicates Day to the Wind Energy Market

15 September 2015

Composites Europe 2015 is dedicating a day to the wind energy industry as organisers, Reed Exhibitions, say it is one of the fastest growing consumers of composite materials such as GRP and CRP and the capacity of European plants is growing continuously.


Airtech Advanced Materials Group Introduces the New Premium Multi-Valve 408 Vac Valve

Airtech Advanced Materials Group Introduces the New Premium Multi-Valve 408 Vac Valve

15 September 2015

Airtech has introduced a solid body design Premium Multi-Valve 408 which combines the male quick disconnect and thru-bag connector, eliminat...


SCIGRIP Introduces Plastics Bonder SG6000

15 September 2015

SCIGRIP will be launching SG6000, a new two component methyl methacrylate adhesive (MMA) at Composites Europe.


TeXtreme Key to the New Cobra Puma Golf Driver

TeXtreme Key to the New Cobra Puma Golf Driver

01 September 2015

Cobra Puma Golf has taken the golf industry to a new level; through a relationship with CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space), ...


From Rail to Sea with DIAB Divinycell

From Rail to Sea with DIAB Divinycell

25 August 2015

Qingdao Victall Railway Group, a global supplier of transportation components, is set to enter the marine segment, extending its concept of ...


Gresser Companies Becomes Licensee for Primekss Rabine’s PrimeComposite Steel Fibre-reinforced High-tech, Cut-free Flooring System

18 August 2015

Gresser Companies has signed a license agreement with Rabine Group/Primekss of Chicago, US, to provide PrimeComposite, a jointless, steel fibre-reinforced, composite flooring system.


Premier Composites Technologies Sponsor Advanced Composites in Construction 2015

11 August 2015

NetComposites is pleased to welcome Premier Composites Technologies (PCT) as a formal sponsor of its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 2015) conference on 9th- 11th September 2015 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Perfect to the Core, “Bajaca”, Stylish and Modern Cruiser

Perfect to the Core, “Bajaca”, Stylish and Modern Cruiser

04 August 2015

Roger Hill’s latest creation, “Bajaca”, is a twin hull boat built in Divinycell core material, which according to DIAB, is the next-generati...


10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

04 August 2015

From 22-24 September, the 10th edition of Composites Europe will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, exhibiting a whole range of fibre-reinforced...


NetComposites Welcomes Support from Archello for Advanced Composites in Construction 2015

28 July 2015

NetComposites is pleased welcome Archello as a support partner for its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 2015) conference on 9th- 11th September 2015 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Altair Enlighten Award Nominations in for 2015

28 July 2015

There are 17 nominations for Altair’s 2015 Enlighten Award with the winner to be announced at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in August.


Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

21 July 2015

An extremely lightweight paraglider harness has been created for an extreme alpine crossing, using Tepex composite from LANXESS for the foot...


NetComposites Launch CompIC 2016 and Call for Papers

21 July 2015

NetComposites will present CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East), an international conference taking place 9th- 10th February 2016 at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai and abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.


Innovative Explosion-Proof HVAC System Provides Customisable Climate Control Solution for Large Process Analyser Shelter

Innovative Explosion-Proof HVAC System Provides Customisable Climate Control Solution for Large Process Analyser Shelter

21 July 2015

Intertec has developed an innovative ATEX-compliant HVAC system that provides a complete all-in-one climate control and personnel safety sol...


Vision Systems Opens New Dedicated Composites Production Plant

14 July 2015

In order to better respond to the growing need of its customers in terms of composite products integration, Vision Systems is setting up a new production unit that will specifically produce composite parts.


NetComposites Welcomes Composites Europe as Sponsors for Advanced Composites in Construction 2015

14 July 2015

NetComposites is pleased to welcome Composites Europe as a formal sponsor of its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 2015) conference on 9th- 11th September 2015 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Surround Technologies and Advanced Flow Systems Expand Manufacturing Capacity

14 July 2015

Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems have recently added new equipment, staff and expanded manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding and other industrial contract manufacturing projects.


Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office Using SRC, GRG and FRP

Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office Using SRC, GRG and FRP

07 July 2015

Dubai is planning to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building.


Gulf Craft Majesty 155 Breakthrough into a New Dimension Supported by Gurit

Gulf Craft Majesty 155 Breakthrough into a New Dimension Supported by Gurit

07 July 2015

Gurit congratulates Gulf Craft on the official launch of their latest and largest superyacht to date, the Majesty 155.


BGF Industries Releases Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Material

23 June 2015

BGF Industries has launched its latest innovation in thermoplastic composite material, PolyPreg.


Sicomin Collaborates with Archer Cork Skateboards to Provide Dynamic Direction in Environmentally Responsible Composites

Sicomin Collaborates with Archer Cork Skateboards to Provide Dynamic Direction in Environmentally Responsible Composites

16 June 2015

Archer Cork Skateboards utilise a combination of cork bark sheets for the main laminate, flax fibres to add torsional strength and stiffness...


US Partner Country of Composites Europe 2015 and 1st International Composites Congress

09 June 2015

The US will be the partner country of this year’s Composites Europe, which will take place in Stuttgart from 22 to 24 September.


Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project to Incorporate New Foundation Design

Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project to Incorporate New Foundation Design

02 June 2015

The Icebreaker offshore wind project planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie will utilise an innovative foundation design developed in Euro...


bio!CAR Debuts at Composites Europe

02 June 2015

bio!CAR, a new conference for the car industry, will launch in September 2015 at the Exhibition Centre Stuttgart on 24 and 25 September as part of Composites Europe 2015, focused mainly on bio-based materials in automotive engineering.


Progress In Construction of New Bayer MaterialScience Production Line

02 June 2015

Bayer MaterialScience has taken another major step toward using CO2 for plastic production from 2016.


Creative Composites Pressing Ahead with New Investment

Creative Composites Pressing Ahead with New Investment

26 May 2015

Creative Composites has recently commissioned a new compression moulding press at its manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland, UK. 


Hexcel Launches Site for New Carbon Fibre Plant in Roussillon, France and Announces Capacity Expansions at Nearby Weaving and Prepreg Facilities

26 May 2015

At a special ceremony in France today, Hexcel welcomed guests to their site in Roussillon where it will invest $250 million in the construction of a carbon fibre plant. 


Affan’s New Head Office is Built in Composite Material with DIAB Core

Affan’s New Head Office is Built in Composite Material with DIAB Core

19 May 2015

Affan is busy creating a completely new head office, showroom and factory for themselves in Dubai Investment Park (DIP) which will be manufa...


STENI UK Celebrates a Half Century

19 May 2015

Specialist cladding manufacturer STENI UK is celebrating 50 years in business.


Haramain High-Speed Railway Station Roof Uses Crestabond Primer-Less Structural Adhesive

Haramain High-Speed Railway Station Roof Uses Crestabond Primer-Less Structural Adhesive

12 May 2015

The umbrella shaped concourse roof of the new railway station at Madinah, Saudi Arabia, uses a lightweight advanced composite solution to me...


New Mexico Department of Transport uses FiberSPAN Fibreglass Decking

New Mexico Department of Transport uses FiberSPAN Fibreglass Decking

12 May 2015

The New Mexico Department of Transport (NMDOT) has chosen Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN Fibreglass decking to replace the destroyed Piedra...


Themes for International Seminar on Composites Announced

Themes for International Seminar on Composites Announced

12 May 2015

The International Seminar on Composites, to be held in Parallel to Compocity 2015 in November, will cover the three main themes of transport...


State-of-the-art Industrial Park Ensures Polinox Product Quality and Repeatability

12 May 2015

Polinox’s state-of-the-art facilities produces peroxides for all composite moulding processes.


Lightweight Construction is Key to the Ocean Eagle 43’s Rapid Acceleration and Long Range Fuel Efficiency

Lightweight Construction is Key to the Ocean Eagle 43’s Rapid Acceleration and Long Range Fuel Efficiency

05 May 2015

Sicomin has played an integral part in the Ocean Eagle 43 trimaran project which has received the accolade of the largest ever infusion of a...


Early Bird Rate Announced for ACIC 2015

Early Bird Rate Announced for ACIC 2015

05 May 2015

The seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John’s Colleg...


Victrex New PAEK Capacity Now Online

Victrex New PAEK Capacity Now Online

05 May 2015

Victrex has successfully commissioned the first production stream of its £90 million third polyaryletherketone (PAEK) manufacturing plant as...


Fibrelite Composite Covers Prove Ideal Solution for New Storm Water Tank in Wales

05 May 2015

The Fibrelite design and technical team recently helped overcome a number of potential problems for a construction company installing a storm water attenuation tank to alleviate serious flooding on a housing development in Gwersyllt, North Wales, UK.


New Advisory Board for Composites Europe

28 April 2015

The Composites Europe trade fair will be supported by an Advisory Board from now on.


VELOX Offers Lightweight Constructions Solution with SWAP

VELOX Offers Lightweight Constructions Solution with SWAP

28 April 2015

VELOX is now the exclusive European distributor of SWAP, producing ecologically sustainable sinus honeycomb boards from recycled paper.


Strongwell Signs Exclusive Licensing & Technology Agreement with Fibratore

28 April 2015

Strongwell Corporation has entered into an exclusive licensing and technology agreement in Central and South America with Fibratore.


Hanwha Azdel Add Azdel SuperLite LWRT Production Line to Meet Growing Industry Demand

21 April 2015

Growing demand for lightweight composites in North America and Europe has prompted Hanwha Azdel to increase capacity for its Azdel SuperLite lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite product at its Virginia, US, production facility. 


BYK Launch Emission-Free Defoamer for Aqueous Systems

07 April 2015

BYK Additives & Instruments is launching a new additive - BYK-1640 - a polymer-based, VOC- and silicone-free defoamer for aqueous systems, which is also suitable for some applications that come into direct contact with food.


CCG and Aquarius Fibreglas Develop the First Fully Infused Boat Hull in India

CCG and Aquarius Fibreglas Develop the First Fully Infused Boat Hull in India

24 March 2015

Aquarius Fibreglas has developed a fully infused boat hull, claiming it is the first of its kind in India.


Revolutionary Catamaran Built with DIAB Core Material

Revolutionary Catamaran Built with DIAB Core Material

17 March 2015

Multimarine Manufacturing has built the composite-based Rapier 550 for Broadblue Catamarans, an entirely new breed of boat designed for fast...


JEC Group: Out to Conquer New Territories

17 March 2015

JEC Group has a new, three-point expansion phase which sees a significant extension of its Paris trade show, a reinforcement of its North American and Asian events and development in the Southern hemisphere.


Teufelberger Develops Lightweight Component for Particle Accelerator at CERN Research Centre

Teufelberger Develops Lightweight Component for Particle Accelerator at CERN Research Centre

10 March 2015

Teufelberger has developed a 5 metre long carbon fibre structure to be located in the heart of a 7,000 ton detector in the world’s largest p...


ThermHex Waben develop One-Step Production Process for Sandwich Materials

10 March 2015

ThermHex Waben has produced a continuous production process for plastic honeycomb cores.


NORCO Manufacture Innovative Footbridge

NORCO Manufacture Innovative Footbridge

10 March 2015

Norco Composites has recently developed and manufactured a unique composite footbridge to replace a 50 year old timber footbridge in Sedlesc...


Composites for Better Living by JEC Design, Architecture and Art: JEC Group Popularise the Use of Composites at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

JEC Group introduces a brand new and exclusive program named “Composites for better living”, a sensory experience to publicise composite materials to designers and the general public at JEC Europe 2015.


Composites Evolution to Display Ecopreg Products for Mass Transport at JEC Europe 2015

Composites Evolution to Display Ecopreg Products for Mass Transport at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Composites Evolution will display a range of Ecopreg products designed for the mass transport industry at JEC Europe 2015.


Airtech Presents New Pressure Sensitive Tape, Vacuum Bagging Film and Carbon Tooling Boards at JEC Europe 2015

Airtech Presents New Pressure Sensitive Tape, Vacuum Bagging Film and Carbon Tooling Boards at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Airtech will present its new multi-purpose pressure sensitive tape, Wrightlease 2, its new Airdraw 2 vacuum bagging film and carbon tooling ...


Sicomin Presents Clear Coating, Laminating and Foaming Epoxy Systems for the Automotive Industry and Accredited Resins for Rail and Aerospace at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Sicomin will be showcasing foaming epoxies for complex shaped automotive laminates which are suitable for the production of strong, high quality, structural parts that are too expensive or complex to create using a rigid foam or honeycomb core at JEC Europe 2015.


AIMPLAS Present New Processing Techniques at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

AIMPLAS will present more efficient and sustainable new processing techniques for the composites industry, as well as its biocomposites and the incorporation of nanotechnology in order to improve the properties of the materials at JEC 2015.


Gurit Reinforces its Long-Standing Commitment to High Performance Yacht Design Conference

24 February 2015

Gurit, a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composites and technologies, is delighted to announce sponsorship of the High Performance Yacht Design (HPYD) Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Viaduct Marine Events Centre, from March 9-11, 2015.


ContiTech Develops First Polyamide Rear Axle Transmission Crossbeam

ContiTech Develops First Polyamide Rear Axle Transmission Crossbeam

17 February 2015

ContiTech has developed a transmission crossbeam from fiberglass-reinforced polyamide BASF Ultramid for the rear axle, which is used in the ...


Chomarat Increases its Production Capacity in Multiaxial Glass Fibre Reinforcements 

17 February 2015

Chomarat is expanding its Tunisian plant in Grombalia and will be increasing its production capacity of multiaxial glass fibre reinforcements for the wind turbine market.


America’s Cup Challenger Artemis Racing Selects Altair as Technical Supplier

10 February 2015

Altair today announced that it has been selected by Artemis Racing to serve as a technical supplier in the team's bid to win the 35th America's Cup in 2017. Areas of focus for this new era of wingsail foiling catamaran design include composites development, aerodynamics simulation, structural optimisation, and fluid-structure interaction. 


Bente 24 - A Racy Yet Affordable Sailing Boat Built With Divinycell

10 February 2015

Do you own a boat? Why not? Too messy? Too expensive? That is what Stephan Boden thought when he sat down with two yacht designers, Alexander Vrolijk and Jan Kuhnert to discuss his project to construct a new and modern folk boat – racy, but still affordable. The result is Bente 24, an innovative prototype model now awaiting a commercial builder.


Zyvax TakeOff Helps Aerospace Industry Reduce Mass and Improve Fuel Economy

10 February 2015

Chem-Trend’s new release agent designed for lightweight composite materials.


Inaugural CompIC Conference a Resounding Success

Inaugural CompIC Conference a Resounding Success

03 February 2015

NetComposites’ inaugural CompIC, Composites in Construction, conference has been a resounding success with over 100 delegates from across th...


Destruction Test Proves MCL’s New Composite Pole Retention Socket Range

03 February 2015

Composites manufacturer MCL has launched a fast and cost effective way of changing the traffic signal and road furniture market, and has demonstrated its effectiveness in conclusive style with a series of live destruction knock down tests.


ALMACO and JEC Enter into Partnership to Promote Compocity 2015

03 February 2015

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and JEC have entered into an agreement to promote Compocity 2015, the composites city that will be built at the Expo Transamerica, in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be open to visitors from 4 - 7 November, 2015.


Bayer MaterialScience Optimises Polyurethane Systems for Automotive Clearcoats

03 February 2015

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a unique technology for coating plastic parts on automobiles at low temperatures.


Hexcel’s Composite Technologies for Sports Equipment at ISPO

03 February 2015

Hexcel is promoting its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment at the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany.


FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Trestle Bridge

FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Trestle Bridge

27 January 2015

Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN Fibre Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product has been used to repurpose an abandoned trestle bridge in Penns...


NetComposites Welcomes NGCC, EPTA and Composites Europe as Sponsors for Composites in Construction Event, CompIC

NetComposites Welcomes NGCC, EPTA and Composites Europe as Sponsors for Composites in Construction Event, CompIC

27 January 2015

NetComposites is pleased to welcome the Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), the European Pultrusion Technology Association ...


Rhode Island Composites Alliance Receives Seed Funding

27 January 2015

The Rhode Island Composites Alliance (RICA), a newly formed partnership of companies and stakeholders focused on growing the composites industry in Rhode Island, US, has received $175,000 in funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.


L&L Bond Room Temperature Curing Structural Adhesives

L&L Bond Room Temperature Curing Structural Adhesives

27 January 2015

L&L’s A-K series of high performance structural adhesives, intended for use in structural bonding applications for vehicle assembly, cur...


Bayer Show Efficient Application of Flexible Floor Coatings

27 January 2015

At the European Coatings Show from 21-23 April, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bayer MaterialScience is presenting new polyaspartic raw materials for solvent-free coating formulations that can be applied with a roller. < According to Bayer, these coatings are so flexible that they can even bridge cracks that have formed in concrete. This property is particularly important for floor coating applications in the outdoor areas of buildings.  "

In applications like this, cracks can form over time if the concrete dries out and shrinks, for instance, or if the ground moves," said Karl H. Wührer, Head of Development for Structural Coatings at Bayer MaterialScience. Bayer says, without a protective coating, moisture can penetrate the concrete and cause frost damage. Balconies, roof gardens and loggias are also exposed to sunlight and weathering. What’s more, they are often subject to significant mechanical stresses. "For that reason, the supporting concrete substrate needs to have a lightfast, resistant coating that prevents moisture from entering the material," explains Wührer.


Wisconsin Thermoset Molding and Rose Polymer Composites Merge to Bring Full Complement of Capabilities to Key Markets

Wisconsin Thermoset Molding and Rose Polymer Composites Merge to Bring Full Complement of Capabilities to Key Markets

20 January 2015

Wisconsin Thermoset Molding and Rose Polymer Composites have joined forces in a merger in a move that WTM Vice President of Sales, Andy Stro...


Bayer MaterialScience at the European Coatings Show 2015 in Nuremberg

20 January 2015

At the European Coatings Show 2015 from April 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bayer MaterialScience will be introducing new milestones in polyurethanes.


DIAB Helps to Build Paradise under a Composite Ceiling

DIAB Helps to Build Paradise under a Composite Ceiling

13 January 2015

The Aziamendi restaurant which can be found at the Iniala Beach House, Phuket, Thailand, has a new composite ceiling created using DIAB’s Di...


Cube-Shaped Process Instrumentation Sunshade Lowers the Costs of Field Protection

13 January 2015

Intertec has launched a large cube-shaped sunshade for process instrumentation.


Acoem Introduces New Thermomechanical Test Platform for Polymers and Composite Materials

Acoem Introduces New Thermomechanical Test Platform for Polymers and Composite Materials

13 January 2015

Due to the constantly increasing use of polymers and composite materials, the DMA+300 has been added to the Acoem’s METRAVIB range.



TenCate Advanced Composites Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with Kestrel Aircraft for new all Composite Turboprop Kestrel K-350

TenCate Advanced Composites Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with Kestrel Aircraft for new all Composite Turboprop Kestrel K-350

06 January 2015

TenCate has signed a long term composite materials supply agreement with Kestrel Aircraft, headquartered in Wisconsin, US.


Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

06 January 2015

Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics...


Lighter Planes are the Future

Lighter Planes are the Future

06 January 2015

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the avia...


ReportLinker Predict Global Trends and Forcasts to 2019 for Natural Fibre Composites Market by Applications by Manufacturing Processes and by Region

06 January 2015

The natural fibre composites market is projected to register a CAGR of 12.31% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $5,838.99 million by 2019, says market research organisation, ReportLinker. 


Dilutec Introduces Composites Moulding Equipment Produced by B&amp;uuml;fAtec

Dilutec Introduces Composites Moulding Equipment Produced by B&amp;uuml;fAtec

23 December 2014

Dilutec has gathered approximately one hundred people at its unit in Piracicaba in São Paulo, Brazil, to introduce the equipment line for co...


Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

16 December 2014

According to DIAB, a good fishing boat must meet the demands of the fisherman. It has to withstand the rigors of the open sea during the wor...


Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

16 December 2014

AIC says it and SWeNT will be partners in the project, located at the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park, approximately 20 miles from the capi...


Programme Announced for &amp;lsquo;CompIC&amp;rsquo; Composites in Construction Event

Programme Announced for &amp;lsquo;CompIC&amp;rsquo; Composites in Construction Event

09 December 2014

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which is set to examine ‘What are the biggest barriers to the use...


AECpolymers Structural Adhesives Big Winners on La Route du Rhum 2014

AECpolymers Structural Adhesives Big Winners on La Route du Rhum 2014

09 December 2014

The AECpolymes range of structural adhesives offered by Velox has played a part in the outstanding performance of the ocean-racing yachts pa...


Fokker Signs Agreement in Principle for F-35 Drag Chute Fairing Assembly

02 December 2014

Fokker has signed an agreement in principle with Lockheed Martin for the delivery of the drag chute fairing assembly for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II.


Scott Bader Commits to Global Export Drive with UKTI Support

25 November 2014

As part of the recent UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Export Week initiative, Scott Bader has renewed its commitment to a global export drive in South Korea, Japan and Brazil, with help and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).


NetComposites Launches Brand New Website for ACIC 2015

NetComposites Launches Brand New Website for ACIC 2015

18 November 2014

NetComposites has launched a new website for the seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference which will take plac...


Hexcel Breaks Ground ahead of new &amp;pound;6 Million R&amp;amp;T Facility

Hexcel Breaks Ground ahead of new &amp;pound;6 Million R&amp;amp;T Facility

18 November 2014

Last week, a ceremony was held at Hexcel’s Duxford, UK, site to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and addi...


DSM Congratulates Nuna7S on South African Solar Win

DSM Congratulates Nuna7S on South African Solar Win

11 November 2014

The Nuon Solar team has won the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 in South Africa, finishing 1496 kilometers ahead of the runner up.


RAMPF Unveils Lightweight Carriage made from Aluminium Foam

RAMPF Unveils Lightweight Carriage made from Aluminium Foam

11 November 2014

RAMPF Machine Systems has unveiled a bonded lightweight carriage in a highly dynamic, multi-axis moving system at this year’s Motek trade fa...


Composites Experts on hand for 'Ask the Expert' at Advanced Engineering Show 2014

04 November 2014

NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, "Ask the Expert", for the third year running at the Composites Engineering Show 2014, taking place on 11 - 12 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


NORCO GRP Bring Heat Infusion Technology to Composites Engineering Show

NORCO GRP Bring Heat Infusion Technology to Composites Engineering Show

04 November 2014

NORCO GRP will be displaying its heat infusion technology at the Composites Engineering Show Birmingham NEC, UK.


EU Funded Project COALINE to Develop In-line Coating for Pultruded Parts

28 October 2014

clean one-stage process free of VOCs and small particles emissions, able to produce properly coated composite pultruded profiles.


Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

21 October 2014

The new information and ticket pavilion on the intercity bus level of Union Station in Washington, DC, US, is a futuristic structure strengt...


ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

21 October 2014

The seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John’s Colleg...


Boeing St. Louis Facility to Supply Parts for New 777X

14 October 2014

Boeing will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 programme.


Hexcel to Build Carbon Fibre Lines in Roussilon France

Hexcel to Build Carbon Fibre Lines in Roussilon France

07 October 2014

Hexcel Corporation will expand its carbon fibre production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fibre lines in Roussill...


RAMPF Presents Solutions for Modelling and Mould Construction at CAMX

07 October 2014

RAMPF Group will present its comprehensive RAKU-TOOL product portfolio for modelling and mould construction at CAMX 2014, from October 14-16 in Orlando, Florida, US.


ALMACO to Open Colombian Office

30 September 2014

With the head office in Brazil and offices in Chile and Argentina, ALMACO is the main regional representative of the composites production chain


Momentive Specialty Chemicals Completes Strategic Wind Energy Expansion

23 September 2014

Momentive Specialty Chemicals has completed construction of its epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Itatiba, Brazil.


Rolo Bikes Creates the World&amp;rsquo;s Lightest and Stiffest Road Bike Frame Using HyperWorks

23 September 2014

Rolo Bikes has used Altair's computer-aided engineering (CAE) HyperWorks suite to design, optimise, and develop the world's lightest and stiffest road bike. 


Scott Bader- ATC Showcasing Advanced Composite Materials for Marine Applications at IBEX 2014 Show

23 September 2014

Scott Bader ATC will promote its advanced materials at IBEX, which this year is taking place from 30 September – 2 October in Tampa, Florida, US.


Canopy Roof Featuring DIAB Material Shelters the Entrance of Abu Dhabi&amp;#39;s Premier Shopping Mall

Canopy Roof Featuring DIAB Material Shelters the Entrance of Abu Dhabi&amp;#39;s Premier Shopping Mall

16 September 2014

Affan Innovative Structures have designed and manufactured a feather-light canopy using DIAB’s sandwich core material.


NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International CompIC Conference

NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International CompIC Conference

16 September 2014

NetComposites will present CompIC (Composites in Construction), an international conference taking place 3rd February 2015 at The Park Hotel...


Composites Evolution Announce New Worldwide Distributors

Composites Evolution Announce New Worldwide Distributors

02 September 2014

Composites Evolution is thrilled to announce that Velox, Colan and Scabro will be distributing its Biotex reinforcement range across their r...


Milliken Acquires Pipe Wrap

02 September 2014

Milliken has acquired the assets of Pipe Wrap by its subsidiary Milliken Infrastructure Solutions.


Joint appearance of RAMPF Tooling Solutions and First Composites at Composites Europe 2014

02 September 2014

RAMPF Tooling Solutions and First Composites will be sharing a stand during Composites Europe 2014, taking place 7-9 October in Düsseldorf, Germany.


NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

26 August 2014

With help from DIAB and CCG, N.S. Rama Rao Body Works (NSR), Chennai, India, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of road tankers is r...


Free Sustainable Construction Materials Industry Interest Group to be Held at Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen

26 August 2014

On 17th September 2014, speakers from the BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON projects will present some of the latest developments in sustainable construction materials with low embodied energy.


MHI to increase Production of Composite Wing Boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

19 August 2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will  investment in its for production facilities for the 787 composite wing box at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in response to Boeing's plan to increase production rate of 787 from the current 10 shipsets per month to 14 shipsets by the end of decade.


Composites Europe 2014 Highlights New Themes and Special Areas

Composites Europe 2014 Highlights New Themes and Special Areas

05 August 2014

From 7 – 9 October 2014, the trade fair will showcase a range of lectures, forums and events regarding fibre-reinforced plastics in Düsseldo...


Sicomin&amp;rsquo;s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd&amp;rsquo;s Register Certification

Sicomin&amp;rsquo;s Marine Epoxies Awarded Lloyd&amp;rsquo;s Register Certification

05 August 2014

Sicomin has achieved Lloyd’s Register (LR) certification on a number of new systems aimed towards the Marine market. 


Slowdown in the Brazilian Industry Adversely Affects the Composites Sector

29 July 2014

Sales in the second quarter fell 13% compared to the previous quarter.


Composites Evolution and VELOX Offer Sustainable Natural Reinforcement Solutions

Composites Evolution and VELOX Offer Sustainable Natural Reinforcement Solutions

15 July 2014

VELOX, distributor of composites materials in Europe has the pleasure to announce their new partnership with Composites Evolution. Leader in...


Mastergel Creates Business Unit Intended for the Manufacture of Moulds

Mastergel Creates Business Unit Intended for the Manufacture of Moulds

01 July 2014

Mastergel is operating in a new area: the supply of moulds for the manufacture of composite parts using the R process.


Extremity Medical Receives FDA Clearance for New Hammertoe Anchor Implant Made of Solvay&amp;rsquo;s Zeniva PEEK

01 July 2014

Extremity Medical, New Jersey, US, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its new HammerFiX IP fusion system made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers.


Bayer Pearl Starts Construction of its New Headquarters in Dubai

Bayer Pearl Starts Construction of its New Headquarters in Dubai

01 July 2014

Bayer Pearl has broken ground for construction of its new headquarters in the Dubai Investments Park, which will be the site of the regional...


Chomarat and B&amp;amp;R Building Materials Sign Distribution Agreement&amp;nbsp;

Chomarat and B&amp;amp;R Building Materials Sign Distribution Agreement&amp;nbsp;

24 June 2014

Chomarat and B&R Building Materials have signed an agreement for the distribution of C-GRID corrosion resistant carbon grid structures, ...


Basalt Fibre Reinforced Composites Added to PlastiComp&amp;rsquo;s Complete Long Fibre Product Portfolio

Basalt Fibre Reinforced Composites Added to PlastiComp&amp;rsquo;s Complete Long Fibre Product Portfolio

24 June 2014

PlastiComp has introduced a line of basalt fibre reinforced LFT composites designed to offer a significant increase in performance over shor...


Hart Marine Deliver Wave Piercing Pilot Boats Built with DIAB Material

24 June 2014

Hart Marine has constructed pilot boats using DIAB structural cores with French Pantocarene design for use by Port Philip Sea Pilots, Victoria, Australia.


SCIGRIP Solar Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials

17 June 2014

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team has accomplished another milestone in preparation for the DONG World Cup Solar Power Challenge.


Australian-Made Houseboats Benefit from the Latest Fiberglass Technology

Australian-Made Houseboats Benefit from the Latest Fiberglass Technology

17 June 2014

Poppy’s Fibreglass on the Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia, uses DIAB infusion technology to take the manufacturing of their houseboats...


RAMPF&amp;rsquo;s Five Core Companies Rebranded

RAMPF&amp;rsquo;s Five Core Companies Rebranded

17 June 2014

From the start of its financial year on 1 July, 2014, the RAMPF Group’s five core companies will be operating under new names, thus reflecti...


Premier Composite Technologies Completes Roof Installation at Haramain Railway Station

Premier Composite Technologies Completes Roof Installation at Haramain Railway Station

10 June 2014

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has completed the roof installation at Haramain Railway Station, Saudi Arabia.


Foster Introduces LoPro Plus Nano-Reinforced Compounds for Catherters

Foster Introduces LoPro Plus Nano-Reinforced Compounds for Catherters

10 June 2014

Foster Corporation has introduced LoPro Plus radiopaque compounds reinforced with nanoparticles for improved pushability of thin wall cathet...


Brazilian Composites Sector Reports US$ 385 Million Revenue in the First Quarter

10 June 2014

The Brazilian composites sector reported revenue totalling US$ 385 million in the first quarter of 2014; 11.2% higher than in the same period of the previous year and 0.5% higher than the result of the last quarter of 2013 (figures from Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


Owens Corning Launches Industry&amp;rsquo;s First Comprehensive Technical Fabrics App

Owens Corning Launches Industry&amp;rsquo;s First Comprehensive Technical Fabrics App

03 June 2014

Owens Corning has launched the first Technical Fabrics Guide for industrial, marine and leisure applications.


Chomarat and B&amp;amp;R Building Materials Sign Distribution Agreement

Chomarat and B&amp;amp;R Building Materials Sign Distribution Agreement

03 June 2014

Chomarat and B&R Building Materials have signed an agreement for the distribution of Chomarat’s C-GRID product range in Europe and the M...


Creative Composites Invests For Growth

Creative Composites Invests For Growth

27 May 2014

Creative Composites has ordered a state-of-the-art compression moulding press for their composites manufacturing facility in Northern Irelan...


NetComposites Announce Composites Innovation Two Day Conference 2014

NetComposites Announce Composites Innovation Two Day Conference 2014

13 May 2014

NetComposites has announced a two day event which aims to showcase material and manufacturing developments in FRP’s by presenting the best q...


BMW Group and SGL Group to Triple Production Capacities at Moses Lake Carbon Fibre Plant

13 May 2014

SGL Group and BMW Group will triple the capacity of the Moses Lake Carbon Fibre Plant in Washington, US.


Cutting Costs and Protecting the Environment with PUR and PET Reprocessing Plants from RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau

Cutting Costs and Protecting the Environment with PUR and PET Reprocessing Plants from RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau

06 May 2014

RAMPF Ecosystems and Keil Anlagenbau, Germany, will illustrate how reprocessing can significantly lower production costs of PUR and PET proc...


Fibrelite Supply D400 Trench Covers For Pharmaceutical Plant in Cumbria

Fibrelite Supply D400 Trench Covers For Pharmaceutical Plant in Cumbria

29 April 2014

Fibrelite has been specified for extensive new construction work that is to redirect pipework from overhead gantries to underground at a sit...


NetComposites Announce Programme for &amp;lsquo;Joining Technologies for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials&amp;rsquo; Event

NetComposites Announce Programme for &amp;lsquo;Joining Technologies for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials&amp;rsquo; Event

22 April 2014

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which will look at the methods for joining fibre-reinforced polym...


Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

22 April 2014

Composites Evolution has joined forces with Jacomp Oy to offer its Biotex range across Finland and Estonia.


The JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards Program Recognises Ten Composite Companies

The JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards Program Recognises Ten Composite Companies

22 April 2014

JEC Group has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program.


Barracuda Composites Designing Rio City Aquarium

Barracuda Composites Designing Rio City Aquarium

15 April 2014

Barracuda Composites engineering division has designed a total of 27 sandwich composite tanks using finite element analysis to be used at a ...


Hexcel Duxford Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation in Composites

15 April 2014

Hexcel is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its site in Duxford, UK.


Methods Workshop to Debut Major New Quick TruCost Release

15 April 2014

Methods Workshopwillunveil the newly redesigned Quick TruCost costing software at the Texprocess Americastradeshow which is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, US, from 13th – 15th May.


Owens Corning Introduces New Range for Rotor Blade Applications

08 April 2014

Owens Corning has introduced an enhanced WindStrand Type 30 roving products platform for weaving fabrics.


Fiberline Connects with the Austrian Market

Fiberline Connects with the Austrian Market

08 April 2014

Fiberline has teamed up with a new Austrian distributor, Duscheck & Duscheck, for the supply of composite bridges.


Barracuda Composites Develops Car Ferries in Composites

Barracuda Composites Develops Car Ferries in Composites

01 April 2014

Barracuda Composites won a contract with Brazilian Highway Development (DERSA), for the refit of 12 car ferry boats.


Five Rivers MetroParks Installs Composite Advantage FiberSPAN Trail Bridge

Five Rivers MetroParks Installs Composite Advantage FiberSPAN Trail Bridge

11 March 2014

Dayton’s Five Rivers MetroParks, situated in Ohio, US, has installed a prefabricated, 20-foot FiberSPAN trail bridge in Germantown MetroPark...


JEC Move Halls to Accommodate its Largest European Show Yet

JEC Move Halls to Accommodate its Largest European Show Yet

04 March 2014

JEC Europe Composites Show and Conferences 2014 will take place on 11 – 13 March 2014 at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France in halls 7.2 and...


Clariant Presents High-Efficiency Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants for Transport and Construction Applications at JEC Europe

04 March 2014

Clariant will present its non-halongenated, phosphinate-based Exolit OP range and Exolit AP range of flame retardants for transport and construction applications at JEC Europe from stand B25, hall 7.3.


MICAM Horizon Security Wall-Lining System Chosen for New Heathrow Terminal 2A

MICAM Horizon Security Wall-Lining System Chosen for New Heathrow Terminal 2A

25 February 2014

MICAM Horizon’s composite-based wall panelling system has been selected for use within Heathrow Terminal 2 A, a £2.5 billion investment whic...


Aviation Enterprises Mould Single Piece Prepreg Box-Spar Demonstrator

25 February 2014

The demonstrator, Aviation Enterprises (AEL) says, was produced to production-ready quality levels.


Intertec Supplies High-Performance Environmental Protection Cabinets for Shell&amp;rsquo;s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project

Intertec Supplies High-Performance Environmental Protection Cabinets for Shell&amp;rsquo;s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project

25 February 2014

Designed specifically for extended service life in hazardous areas, the shelters incorporate innovative semi-passive cooling technology and ...


Hitachi Choose TRB Lightweight Structures as Preferred Supplier

18 February 2014

TRB has been chosen as a preferred supplier for interior partition walls for Hitachi’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and has already begun work on several interior components.


ALMACO to Build Fibre-Reinforced Composite &amp;lsquo;Neighbourhood&amp;rsquo; at Feicon 2014

ALMACO to Build Fibre-Reinforced Composite &amp;lsquo;Neighbourhood&amp;rsquo; at Feicon 2014

11 February 2014

The ‘neighbourhood’ will show how fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) are used as part of people’s everyday surroundings.


Dieffenbacher Preform Center Sees FPC Expand its Range&amp;nbsp;to&amp;nbsp;Include Carbon Fibre Applications

Dieffenbacher Preform Center Sees FPC Expand its Range&amp;nbsp;to&amp;nbsp;Include Carbon Fibre Applications

11 February 2014

The addition of the Preform Centre, which is currently under construction, is set to expand the range of applications now offered by the Fra...


Gurit Shows Gradual Recovery from Lows in the Materials Business with Strong Growth in Systems and Engineering

04 February 2014

Gurit achieved un-audited full year net sales of CHF 281.1 million, a decrease of 19.9% compared with 2012.


NetComposites to Bring Composites Industry Together at Composites Innovation 2014

NetComposites to Bring Composites Industry Together at Composites Innovation 2014

28 January 2014

The two day conference will showcase the latest research and technical developments in fibre-reinforced composites (FRPs).


Clariant&amp;rsquo;s Exolit Ensures Protection for Renewable Polymers in Oyster Shell-Reinforced Polypropylene

28 January 2014

Clariantis is providing fire protection in the development of commercially viable, flame retarded thermoplastic composites based on renewable oyster shell fillers.


General Plastics Expands Line of Polyurethane Continuous Insulation Blocks

28 January 2014

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has added new products to its premier LAST-A-FOAM R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series.


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

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

07 January 2014

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


A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special &amp;lsquo;Carbon&amp;rsquo; Livery

A350 MSN2 Rolls out of paint Hangar with Special &amp;lsquo;Carbon&amp;rsquo; Livery

07 January 2014

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


MAI Carbon&amp;rsquo;s MAI Polymer Project Kick-Off

07 January 2014

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


Strongwell Materials Used in Four-Story Indoor Waterpark

Strongwell Materials Used in Four-Story Indoor Waterpark

07 January 2014

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


NGCC to Teach Construction Industry about Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites at Member Showcase Event

20 December 2013

The event, which aims to help people in the broader construction sector understand more about fibre-reinforced composite polymer materials (FRPs), will take place on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, UK.


DIAB Australia and ATL Composites Partner-Up to Offer Advanced Composites in the Australian Region

20 December 2013

DIAB Australia and ATL Composites plan to strengthen their services to the composites industry, offering specialised core materials and other raw materials and services to a range of composite manufacturers.


Heat Shield for NASA&amp;#39;s Orion Spacecraft Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

17 December 2013

The heat shield of NASA's Orion spacecraft has arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, aboard the agency's Super Guppy aircraft.


Barracuda Supports Composite Boatbuilding Course

17 December 2013

The University of Itajai, Santa Caterina, Brazil is to offer a Composite Boatbuilding class. 


European Commission Funded Project &amp;ndash; &amp;lsquo;BioBuild&amp;rsquo; &amp;ndash; to Hold Industrial Interest Event

03 December 2013

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is organising a free event which will allow delegates to meet the project partners, creating the opportunity to better understand the project, its current development and potential output for the construction industry.


First Five Companies Awarded the New AVK Quality Seal

26 November 2013

Five member companies of the AVK were awarded the new quality seal for manufacturing composite components using the hand lay-up and spray-up techniques – known as "open processes" – during the meeting of AVK members on 17 September 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany.


Gurit to Present Sailrocket Team to Attendees at METS 2013 in Amsterdam

19 November 2013

Paul Larsen, Team Leader and Pilot of the world-record breaking Sailrocket project will present at the Construction Materials Pavilion on 20 November in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in association with Gurit.


SCIGRIP Collaborates with Dedicated Polish Distributor Alugraf to Expand Sales in Central Europe

19 November 2013

SCIGRIP are continuing to expand its sales presence in Central Europe with the assistance of Polish adhesives supplier, Alugraf.


Newly Formed &amp;lsquo;Composites Germany&amp;rsquo; Promote Association at K-Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany

19 November 2013

The four companies that formed the association were out in force to promote the benefits of Composites Germany at the K Trade Fair from 16 - 23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany.


Ashland to Educate Builders about Composites at 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

19 November 2013

The conference Ashland Performance Materials say, will highlight applications for commercial and residential construction.


Composites Evolution to Exhibit Ecopreg PFA at Composites Engineering 2013

11 November 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Ecopreg PFA biocomposite prepreg at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC Birmingham, UK.


Melodea Bio-Based Nano-Technology Awarded Three European Research Grants

11 November 2013

Melodea has been granted over 1,000,000 euros in three European research grants for three projects as part of the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7).


Aviation Enterprises Successfully Completes Static Proof Test of Composite Tidal Turbine Blade

11 November 2013

An important milestone for the tidal energy industry has been reached by the successful static proof testing of a 600kW composite tidal turbine blade. 


Henkel Launch Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero with Lightning Strike Protection

11 November 2013

Henkel has launched an epoxy-based surfacing film for composites, which offers honeycomb-cored composites enhanced protection against lightning strike.


NetComposites to Again Host Emerging-Technology Open Forums at Composites Engineering 2013

05 November 2013

NetComposites will again be hosting more than five hours of free technical content from expert speakers at the Composites Engineering Show, on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Scott Bader to Exhibit Ultra-Low Styrene Content Gelcoat at Composites Engineering 2013

05 November 2013

The Scott Bader stand  will showcase its unique technology ‘ultra-low styrene content’ spray gelcoat Crystic Ecogel S1PA launched earlier this year at JEC Europe.


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

29 October 2013

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


NetComposites Offers Expert Advice and Training Opportunities at the Composites Engineering Show 2013

22 October 2013

At the Composites Engineering Show 2013 taking place on 12 – 13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, “Ask the Expert”, for a second year with the new addition of a training event – ‘An Introduction to Composites and their Processing’ - running in parallel on 12 November, also at the NEC.


Boeing and Oracle Team USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America&amp;rsquo;s Cup-Class Yacht

22 October 2013

Boeing and Oracle Team USA are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fibre of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003.


C-PLY Used for the First Time in a &amp;quot;Live&amp;quot; Demonstration at the K 2013 Show

22 October 2013

A carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster was made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2013 show, which took place on 16 – 23October in Dusseldorf, Germany, using Chomarat C-PLY. The project is the brainchild of a partnership between a variety of companies in the composites field.


Composites Evolution to Exhibit Low-Cost Biotex Jute Fabrics at Composites Engineering 2013

08 October 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Biotex Jute reinforcement range at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


JEC Group Projects Strong Growth for Americas Composites Industry Over Next Five Years

01 October 2013

JEC is forecasting strong growth for the Americas composites industry through 2018 as the result of macro trends that are generating demand for advanced composites across multiple sectors.


Bombardier&amp;rsquo;s CSeries Aircraft Completes First Flight

24 September 2013

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


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

24 September 2013

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


JEC Americas 2013 Show Preview

18 September 2013

The JEC Americas 2013 Show will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, US on 2-4 October 2013.


Composite Fluid Transfer Wins JEC Innovation Award for its New Composite Pressure Pipe

18 September 2013

Composite Fluid Transfer has won a prestigious JEC Innovation Award for its new composite pressure pipe that features Celstran continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFR-TP) from Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese.


AXION Receives First Purchase Order from Russia for ECOTRAX 100% Recycled Composite Rail Ties

17 September 2013

AXION has announced it has received its first purchase order for ECOTRAX rail ties which will be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a major transit line later this year.


Polinox Joins MVC&amp;rsquo;s US$650million Project

10 September 2013

Polinox has entered into an agreement with MVC, one of the main composites moulders in Brazil, to join the list of suppliers of raw materials for a project budgeted at approximately US$650million.


NetComposites to Showcase Biobuild at ACIC 2013

03 September 2013

Biobuild, a project to reduce the embodied energy in construction materials with no increase in cost, will present at “Architects’ Day” at Advanced Composites in Construction 2013.


Gurit Supplies Materials for New Catamaran

03 September 2013

Gurit has supplied carbon fibre fabrics with Corecell structural foams to TAG for its TAG 60 yacht.


Network Group for Composites in Construction Introduce &amp;lsquo;Outstanding Achievement Award&amp;rsquo; at Advanced Composites in Construction 2013

27 August 2013

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has announced it will be presenting Mr. Brian Bell, formally of Network Rail, with an “Outstanding Achievement Award” for his work with fibre-reinforced-polymers (FRP).


Matrix Composites Delivers Low Rate Initial Production Turbine Blade Spacers to Arnold Air Force Base

27 August 2013

Matrix Composites has delivered its final Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Composite Wind Tunnel Blade Spacer to the United States Air Force. 


NetComposites Announce Programme for 'Design for the End of Life of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials' Event

13 August 2013

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest workshop, which will look at the ways manufacturers are designing materials for easier deconstruction and recycling.


Cladding Panels from Steni UK Feature on a Redeveloped School

06 August 2013

Composite cladding panels from Steni UK have helped meet the architect’s design for the colourful exterior of a redeveloped city school in Sheffield, UK.


Second Quarter Sales Grow 5.5% in Brazilian Composites Sector

06 August 2013

The Brazilian composites sector reported US$403million in sales in the second quarter, which corresponds to a 5.5% increase in comparison with the first three months of the year and 9.9% higher than in the same period of the previous year.


Architects&amp;rsquo; Day Announced for Advanced Composites in Construction 2013 Conference

30 July 2013

The conference will take place from 10 – 12 September 2013 at Riddel Hall, Belfast, UK.


NetComposites-Hosted Technology Sessions confirmed for UK's Biggest Ever Composites Show

23 July 2013

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being heldat the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will again work in close partnership with headline media partner NetComposites in its two day open conference programme.


DIAB Supplies Core Materials for the World&amp;rsquo;s Largest Turbine Blade

23 July 2013

DIAB says the 83.5m long wind-turbine is the world's largest to date.


Network Group for Composites in Construction Announces Early Career Researcher Competition Finalists

23 July 2013

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has revealed the 10 finalists who will showcase their projects at the Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference on 10 – 12 September in Belfast, UK.


SCIGRIP Adhesives Accredited with New European Fire Smoke Toxicity Standard

23 July 2013

SCIGRIP, a supplier of smart adhesive solutions, has qualified two key products under the European safety standard for Fire, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) for use in rail constructions.


Solar Impulse Plane Completes Cross-America Flight with Help from Bayer MaterialScience

16 July 2013

The Solar Impulse, which is an ultra-lightweight, solar-powered plane capable of flying day and night, flew across America with the help of materials and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience.


Ashland Announces New Composites Distribution Agreements for Operations in Europe

16 July 2013

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland, has announced new distribution agreements that cover its leading resin chemistries and technology solutions for composite manufacturing in the Europe.


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

09 July 2013

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


NASA Tests Game-Changing Composite Cryogenic Fuel Tank

09 July 2013

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


Call for Papers&amp;rsquo; Deadline Imminent for UK&amp;rsquo;s Largest Ever Composites Event

09 July 2013

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


Composites One Begin Construction of 40,000 Square Foot Distribution Centre in Katy, US

02 July 2013

Composites One has begun construction of a 40,000-squarefoot, concrete tilt-up distribution centre in Katy, Texas, US.


JEC Americas 2013 to Focus on Top Innovations in the Americas&amp;rsquo; Vibrant Composites Sector

25 June 2013

The second JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference will welcome delegates from around the globe to Boston, US, from 2 – 4 October 2013.


3A Composites Core Materials Continues its Activities on Balsa Relevant Product Solutions

25 June 2013

3A Composites, through its Airex brand, now owns the extended FSC certification for the manufacture and sale of structural core materials and interior panels based on 100% FSC-certified balsa veneer.


TenCate and Fokker Sign Long-Term Supply Agreement

25 June 2013

A long-term agreement has been signed so that TenCate will provide thermoplastic composite materials for the construction of several aircraft components by Fokker Aerostructures for the international aerospace industry.


Putnam Plastics Completes Facility Expansion for Advanced Extrusions Used in Medical Devices

25 June 2013

Putnam Plastics has completed the construction of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and office space in Dayville, Connecticut, US. 


Fibrelite Expands Range of Composite Access Covers

18 June 2013

Fibrelite now offers company logos and other brand markings on its full range of access covers.


Molded Fiber Glass CP Awarded Special Custom Construction Project for Police Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, US

18 June 2013

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) has provided custom fibreglass forms for the recent renovations of the police headquarters in Kansas City.


Gurit to Present Composite Materials and Design for Architectural Applications Before the American Institute of Architects

18 June 2013

Gurit will be exhibiting for the first time at the American Institute of Architects Convention (AIA) in Denver, CO, US, from 20 - 22 June on stand 1366, and will be showcasing advanced composite products, case studies and solutions for architectural applications.


ThyssenKrupp Focuses Carbon Composites Activities in Saxony

18 June 2013

ThyssenKrupp is concentrating its activities in carbon fibre reinforced plastics at Kesselsdorf near Dresden, Germany.


DSM, B&amp;uuml;fa and NPSP Introduce a Sustainable Composites Construction for the Energy Neutral Enexis Building

11 June 2013

DSM, Büfa and NPSP Composieten have developed a new type of lightweight façade panel based on composite materials.


NetComposites Gears Up for Automotive Event

11 June 2013

The event, ‘Opportunities for Fibre Reinforced Polymers in the Automotive Sector’, will take place at the International Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, UK, on the 19th June.


Axion Provides 100% Recycled Composite Materials to the Completion of Ohio Public Road Bridge

11 June 2013

Axion has contributed its STRUXURE composite-infrastructure products to the completion of the Onion Ditch Bridge in Logan County, Ohio, US.


Gurit&amp;rsquo;s SE 70 Helps NASA Reach New Heights

11 June 2013

Gurit has contributed to a NASA research project, which looked at the development of polymeric material that is curable in the environment of space, and is therefore useable in space construction projects.


Composites Engineering Show to Host Key Technology Content with NetComposites and Composites UK

04 June 2013

The Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will provide its most ambitious open conference programme to date, providing attendee groups with vital technology, market and strategic, value-added information.

Hosted on the show floor, the 2013 Composites Engineering Show’s open conference programme, in partnership with NetComposites and Composites UK, will provide an insight into the latest materials innovations, processes, capability advances and applications. A crucial component of this year’s open programme will be the NetComposites-hosted embedded stream of technology sessions covering biocomposites , sustainability and recycling, thermoplastic composites, nanocomposites and non-destructive testing.


Composite Insights Assesses Demand for Composites in the Marine Industry

04 June 2013

Composite Insights says it has analysed opportunities for composites in the global marine-composites industry, where demand is set to grow 5.8% per year between 2013 and 2018.


Huntsman&amp;rsquo;s Bio-Based Materials Help to Take Sustainable Mobility to the Next Level

28 May 2013

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed bio-sourced composites that have been used in the latest version of the BioMobile - a prototype vehicle designed to achieve minimal reliance on the use of fossil fuel resources in its design and construction, while offering very low energy consumption in use.


Evonik Launches New Composites Project House to Develop Lightweight Construction Products

28 May 2013

Evonik Industries has launched its tenth Composites Project House based primarily in Marl, Germany, which will develop new materials and systems for the lightweight construction sector.


Bayer MaterialScience Opens Innovation Hub for Asia Pacific

28 May 2013

Bayer MaterialScience has opened a regional innovation hub for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China where more than 200 experts will develop novel ideas for the use of high performance plastics, foams and coatings.


Gurit Partners with Composite Kit Manufacturer Mahogany Company

28 May 2013

Gurit has a new tolling arrangement with composite kit manufacturer Mahogany Company of Mays Landing, New Jersey, US, for the fabrication of its B³ SmartPac solution.


Minister Marks Start of National Composites Centre Expansion Work

21 May 2013

Construction on the second phase of the National Composites Centre (NCC) is now underway with a turf cutting ceremony attended by the Business Minister Michael Fallon.


Fibrelite's GRP Manhole Covers Address Cross Sector Health and Safety Issues

21 May 2013

Fibrelite showcased their full range of covers at the Birmingham NEC’s Safety and Health Expo which took place on 14 – 16th May.


Barracuda Composites Manufacture Sandwich Panels for Theatre of Lima

14 May 2013

Sandwich panels designed and supplied by Barracuda Advanced Composites of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have been implemented in the form of theatre acoustic coverage surroundings.


URT Produce Carbon Composite Core Clad Chair at Paris Art and Design

14 May 2013

Alex Hull’s Split Chair, engineered by URT, was shown at the 2013 Paris Art and Design (PAD) exhibition.


AOC and ECS Environmental Solutions Manufacture Wastewater Tunnel

07 May 2013

AOC and ECS Environmental Solutions worked together to create an integral part of the city of Austin’s complex wastewater infrastructure project.


5D Composite Develop a New In-Mould Decorating System for Composite Products

07 May 2013

5D Composite claim that their patent pending technology allows them to produce products impossible to fabricate by any other existing known technology.


CDI Demonstrates the Cost Benefits of In-House Prepreg Production at SAMPE 2013

07 May 2013

CDI (Century Design) will be showcasing the new CD6012 machine at SAMPE 2013.


Part Composite Cornish Cross Lifted into Place

30 April 2013

The 20 metre Cornish Cross has been lifted into place alongside the Tamar Bridge at Saltash, UK.


Network Group for Composites in Construction to Host Forum Session at Composites Engineering 2013

22 April 2013

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) are to host a one hour forum session at the Composites Engineering 2013 Show.


Edra Equipamentos Launches Multipurpose Module for Sustainable Buildings

22 April 2013

Edra Equipamentos has launched a multipurpose module for commercial construction applications.


Armacell Benelux Address the use of GRP Sandwich Panels in Construction

22 April 2013

Armacell Benelux hosted a conference in the United Arab Emirates addressing the use of glass reinforced polymer (GRP) sandwich panels in the building and construction industry.


Hyundai Heavy Industries Unveil Membrane LNG Cargo Containment System

22 April 2013

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a high performance Hyundai Membrane LNG Cargo Containment System.


Ticona&amp;rsquo;s Celstran CFR-TP Composites Tested in Arctic Conditions

16 April 2013

Ticona is supporting “Mission Icefox”, an expedition to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen by extreme athletes using an expedition sled, formed with unidirectional Celstran continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFR-TP).


Trelleborg Acquires Ambler Technologies

16 April 2013

Trelleborg, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, has finalised the acquisition of UK based company Ambler Technologies.


Network Group for Composites in Construction Announce Innovative Event

02 April 2013

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has announced the programme for their 2013 annual conference which will take on the subject of “Innovation in Composites for Construction” on the 24th April 2013 in Bristol, UK.


Daimler and the University of Stuttgart to Research into New FRP Design, Simulation and Process Techniques

02 April 2013

A cooperation contract between the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Aircraft Design and Daimler has resulted in a joint research project into new design, simulation and process techniques in fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) lightweight construction.


Ultra-Light Solar Impulse Plane Set to Take Flight Across America

02 April 2013

Solar Impulse, an ultra-lightweight, solar-powered plane, capable of flying day and night, is set to take flight across America with the help of diverse material and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience.


SGL Group Supports Establishment of Technology Centre for Composites in Singapore

02 April 2013

The SGL Group is supporting a joint project by Singapore Polytechnic, the German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia, and the Institute for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to establish a Composite Technology Centre in Singapore.


Huntsman Epoxy Resin Systems Receive Lloyd&amp;rsquo;s Register Type Approval

26 March 2013

A range of the latest epoxy resin systems from Huntsman Advanced Materials have received certification from the Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.


Dow Automotive Systems Offer New Product Portfolio for Commercial Transportation

26 March 2013

Dow Automotive Systems have announced their new portfolio of solutions to improve the durability, corrosion resistance, light-weight and safety requirements for commercial vehicles. The technologies available are:


Laurel Biocomposite Ramps up Phase One Production

19 March 2013

Laurel BioComposite has completed construction of its new 12,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is ramping up phase one production for Bio-Res PE.


Composites Evolution Launch New Materials at JEC 2013

12 March 2013

Composites Evolution will launch a range of new materials and prepregs at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, on the 12 – 14 March 2013.


Ticona Receives Aeronautics Prize for Helicopter Thermoplastic Composite Tailplane

12 March 2013

Ticona has received a JEC Innovation Award for the first thermoplastic composite tailplane developed and put into production for a helicopter.


Ten new Laureates for the JEC Europe Innovation Awards Program in 2013

06 March 2013

This year, 10 companies and their partners will receive an award at JEC Europe, Porte de Versaille in Paris, France, next week, for their composites innovations.


CTG Opens State-of-the-Art Composite Centre of Excellence

05 March 2013

CTG has completed the construction and fit out of a state-of-the-art Composite Centre of Excellence facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK.


Composites Evolution to Showcase Recent Material Developments at JEC Europe 2013

19 February 2013

Composites Evolution will be showcasing its latest Biotex flax fibre developments at JEC Europe 2013, 12th - 14th March 2013, at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France (stand B13).


MICAM selected to Supply Horizon Wall Lining to Gatwick Airport

19 February 2013

MICAM has been selected by Carillion at Gatwick Airport to supply its Horizon wall lining system as part of a £ 75 million upgrade to Pier 5 in North Terminal.


Network Group for Composites in Construction Launch 2013 Early Career Researchers Competition

12 February 2013

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) is delighted to announce the 2nd Early Career Researchers Competition (ECR) which will take place during the Advanced Composites in Construction Conference (ACIC) on 10th September 2013 at Queen’s University Belfast.


Revenue in the Brazilian Composites Industry Grew 4.6% in 2012

12 February 2013

The Brazilian composites sector reported US$ 1.492 billion revenue in 2012, which corresponds to a 4.6% increase in comparison with the previous year.


IYRS Open House Gives Attendees an Opportunity to Explore Composites Careers

12 February 2013

Individuals interested in pursuing a career track in the composites field will have a chance to explore training and career options during a February open house at IYRS, a marine trades and technology school based in Bristol, Rhode Island, US.


NetComposites Release Programme for Advanced Composites in Construction 2013 Conference

05 February 2013

The programme for the Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference has been released by organisers NetComposites.


Gurit Contributes to Success at the Vend&amp;eacute;e Globe

05 February 2013

A number of yachts featuring Gurit materials have successfully completed the Vendée Globe round the world yacht race.


Romeo RIM&amp;rsquo;s Heat-Resistant, High-Performance Polyurethane-Based Spa Cabinet Streamlines Assembly

05 February 2013

When Dynasty Spas needed an attractive, cost-effective and durable material that also streamlined assembly, it turned to a polyurethane-based spa cabinet solution from Romeo RIM.


QinetiQ&amp;#39;s Hyperbaric Trials Unit supports the MOD

29 January 2013

The Hyperbaric Trials Unit (HTU) forms part of an array of specialist equipment housed in QinetiQ’s Diving and Hyperbaric Test Centre based in Haslar, Portsmouth.


MFG Galileo Teams up with MFG Union City

29 January 2013

Effective from 3 December 2012, Molded Fiber Glass Galileo will now be known as Molded Fiber Glass Southeast.


Molded Fiber Glass CP Starts Production on A New Round Form

22 January 2013

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP), has begun production on a new round column form.


3A Composites Further Expands its Balsa Plantations

15 January 2013

With its latest purchase of land, 3A Composites increases its balsa plantation base by 20% and now owns almost 10.000 hectares in Ecuador.


Cashew Nut Shells used in Biocomposites Snowboard

Cashew Nut Shells used in Biocomposites Snowboard

11 January 2013

Innovative biocomposite materials are heading for the slopes, after engineers at the AMRC Composite Centre produced a prototype snowboard fr...


JEC Group has a full house for JEC Europe 2013

08 January 2013

JEC Europe, March 12 – 14, 2013, at the Paris Porte de Versailles, France, has sold out.


Enhanced Oil Recovery in Southeast Asia includes Vipel Technology

08 January 2013

One of Southeast Asia’s largest oil fields benefitted from the chemical resistance of Vipel® vinyl ester from AOC to improve oil recovery.


DSM Advocates Evaluation of Styrene-Free Solutions after Recommendation by EU RAC to Reclassify Styrene as CMR2 Substance

18 December 2012

DSM advises that the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) recommendation of the EU RAC last week of styrene as CMR2 is a clear signal for the composites industry to start investigating substitute technologies.


Brazilian Composites Industry Revenue Should Exceed US$ 1.5 Billion

18 December 2012

The revenue of the Brazilian composites industry is expected to exceed US$ 1.5 billion according to the latest survey conducted by Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


Composite Advantage&amp;#39;s FiberSPAN Pedestrian Bridge Deck Provides Link to Boston&amp;#39;s Charles River Parklands

11 December 2012

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation Resources chose Composite Advantage’s (CA) FiberSPAN Fibre Reinforced Polymer bridge deck for Boston’s largest pedestrian and bicyclist bridge project to date. 


SCIGRIP&amp;rsquo;s SG230 HV Methacrylate Adhesive Strengthens Aging Marine and Land Infrastructures

11 December 2012

An Australian company specialising in composite repair structures for marine pilings recently selected SCIGRIP’s SG230 HV (High Viscosity) methacrylate adhesives the bonding agent in its PileJax pile encasement repair system.


LignoTech Announces More Choices In Bio-based Fillers

04 December 2012

LignoTech Developments has announced new choices in thermoset resin additives. Currently manufacturing Lignoset, a bio-based extender for thermoset resins made from dried distillery grains, the company has now announced that it is evaluating other resin fillers including soy, sugar beet and corn hulls. According to Russell Fisher, North American Technical Specialist, “This new variety of Lignoset extenders will provide composite companies several competitive choices for a green renewable solution that can lower costs”.


Seventh Edition of Feiplar Composites and Feipur International Congress Held on 6 - 8 November 2012

04 December 2012

From November 6th to 8th 2012, the seventh edition of Feiplar Composies & Feipur – International Congress and Exhibition on Composites, Polyurethane and Engineering Plastics was held in São Paulo, Brazil, at Expo Center Norte, Green Hall, with more than 280 exhibitors from 26 countries and more than 14,500 visitors.


DSM, Fibercore Europe and Heijmans join Forces Making Stronger and Sustainable Bridges

20 November 2012

Bridge manufacturer FiberCore Europe, infrastructure company Heijmans, and DSM have started working together in further introducing composite light weight bridges in new road construction projects.


Exceptional Turnout at Inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show &amp;amp; Conference

20 November 2012

JEC’s inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 – 9 November, exceeded the composites industry’s expectations with an impressive showing of participating companies and expert presenters.


Dilutec Takes on the Distribution of B&amp;uuml;fa Equipment

20 November 2012

Dilutec took on the exclusive distribution in Brazil of equipment from the traditional German company Büfa.


CatStrong CRP-X3 Reduces Bridge Repair Costs

13 November 2012

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s research team has developed a new product called CatStrong CRP-X3 consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer rod panels (CRP) that are bonded to existing reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridge structural members that have become deficient.


Premier Composite Technologies Introduces New GRC and UHPC Division

13 November 2012

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has launched a new Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) and Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) division.


Norplex-Micarta Quality Assurance Laboratory Equipped with Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer

13 November 2012

Norplex-Micarta has added a Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS10 FT-IR spectrometer to its quality assurance laboratory, at their Postville, Iowa, US, headquarters. 


UBC&amp;rsquo;s Award-Winning Coren Urban Bike Uses Umeco&amp;rsquo;s Prepregs

13 November 2012

UBC recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibres, and compatible adhesive film. 


NetComposites Search for Composites Stakeholder Group at Composites Engineering 2012

07 November 2012

URS, a global engineering consultancy, in partnership with NetComposites, has been awarded a 2 year contract to create a Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) to assist composite companies within the construction sector.


Cincinnati Milacron Leading the Way in WPC

07 November 2012

Cincinnati Milacron is gearing up for an expected growth in the European Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) market of around 20% during 2012.


AMI Reports Innovation Drives Growth of Polypropylene

07 November 2012

According to a recently published study by leading industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), innovation, in the period through to 2016, is pushing up sales of polypropylene in Europe in the face of fierce inter-polymer competition and slow economic growth.



TenCate and BASF Sign Agreement on Strategic Alliance for Thermoplastic Automotive Composites

30 October 2012

TenCate Advanced Composites and BASF have entered into a strategic alliance to cooperate on the development, production and commercialisation of thermoplastic composite materials suitable for high-volume vehicle production.


Chomarat Awarded for its Carbon Innovations

30 October 2012

Chomarat has won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category for its C-PLY Bi-Angle and will be awarded during the 1st JEC Americas show on November 7 – 9, 2012.


Huntsman Advanced Materials Embraces Future-Oriented Solutions at Composites Engineering 2012

30 October 2012

Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks, focusing on the added value its systems offer in enabling significant growth momentum in the global composites market during Composites Engineering 2012, 7 – 8 November, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

23 October 2012

Composites Evolution will be showcasing the latest application of Biotex flax fibre, a snowboard designed and developed by Magine Snowboards...


Molded Fiber Glass used to Install Waffle Ceiling in Canada&#39;s Kitchner Public Library

23 October 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) has manufactured 2,000 waffle forms for Canada’s Kitchner public library.


The UK Composites Strategy - Next Steps

23 October 2012

With the previously forecast expansion in the use of composites materials beginning to have a real impact on the industrial landscape, the Composites Leadership Forum has been formed to deliver the next stage of the UK Composite Strategy; its inaugural meeting was held on 10 October.


Nine Composites Companies to be recognised at the 2013 JEC Innovation Awards Program

23 October 2012

The inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences on November 7th – 9th, 2012 will host JEC’s Innovation Awards Program and highlight the nine most cutting-edge advances to emerge from the world-wide composite industry this year.


NetComposites to Present 'Ask the Expert' on Behalf of Composites Engineering

16 October 2012

NetComposites will be presenting an “Ask the Expert” initial advice and signposting service on behalf of the Composites Engineering Show from their stand, number 1143, at the show on the 7th and 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.


Chomarat Certified for Aerospace Industry

16 October 2012

Chomarat has obtained the certification EN 9100: 2009, "Quality Management standard for the aerospace industry."


Composites Europe 2012 Reports Continued Growth

16 October 2012

Composites Europe 2012 demonstrated how successfully and efficiently the composites sector is working with this year's trade fair, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the first time, from 9 to 11 October, focused on the topics of automation and mass production.


Huntsman Embraces Future-Oriented Solutions at Composites Engineering 2012

16 October 2012

At Composites Engineering 2012, at the NEC in Birmingham on the 7 – 8 November, Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks, focusing on the added value its systems offer in enabling significant growth momentum in the global composites market from its stand number 665.


DSM is Taking Human-Powered Vehicles to the Next Level

09 October 2012

At the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Nevada, the Human Power Team from the Netherlands was named as winner achieving a top speed of 128 km/h.


A Vibrant Composites Industry Gathers at a Full JEC Americas

09 October 2012

A number of networking events, prestigious personalities, visionary conference speakers, exhibitors, delegates, academics and visitors will converge next month at JEC Americas held in Boston, US, on the 7 – 9 November.


Research Team Investigates Carbon Nanotube Composites for Structural Health Monitoring

09 October 2012

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Delaware is developing a novel structural health monitoring system that could avert disasters such as the collapse of the the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis attributed to a design deficiency that resulted in a gusset plate failing during on-going construction work, which killed 13 people and injured 145.


Creative Composites Invests in Quality

09 October 2012

Creative Composites has officially opened a new state-of-the-art quality laboratory at its manufacturing facility in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.


Ticona Presents Singular Matrix Materials with a High Innovation Potential

09 October 2012

Ticona is presenting its singular matrix materials, described as having remarkable innovation potential at this weeks Composites Europe in Dusseldorf, Germany, from their stand 8b G02.


SCIGRIP Adhesives Provide UV-Resistant, Permanent Bonding Power for Marine

09 October 2012

Providing boat builders and marine construction engineers with a bright white, UV-resistant two-part adhesive specifically formulated for marine applications, global adhesives supplier SCIGRIP is showcasing its SG100 Series methacrylate adhesives in Booth #1520 at the 2012 International Boat builders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, US.


Composites Europe 2012 Focus on Mass Production

02 October 2012

Composites are the trend in lightweight construction and well on their way to go into mass production, as will be demonstrated at Composites Europe 2012 in Düsseldorf from 9 - 11 October.


Automotive Engineering Free Forums to Include Low Carbon Agenda

02 October 2012

Low carbon vehicle engineering takes centre stage at the inaugural ‘Automotive Engineering’ show 2012, within the Advanced Engineering UK group of events.


SP-High Modulus Supplied Hi-Panels to Stimson Monohull and Marc Deborde Catamaran

02 October 2012

Two recently launched yachts made the most of Hi-Panel construction solution from SP-High Modulus.


Michael Effing Launches AMAC, Company for Industry and Business Consultancy

02 October 2012

Michael Effing launches his own company, AMAC, "Advanced Materials Advisory & Consultancy," based in Aachen, Germany.



Araldite Helps the Fifty-Fifty Break the Blue Ribbon Regatta Record

18 September 2012

Composite materials from Huntsman have been used by Pauger Carbon Composites to construct a 50 foot long twin-mast catamaran called the Fifty- Fifty.


NetComposites Organise Event on FRP Composites in Railway Applications

18 September 2012

On 4th October 2012, NetComposites will run its latest technical workshop titled “FRP Composite Materials in Railway Applications” at the Enterprise Centre in Derby.


LANXESS Acquire Germany&amp;rsquo;s Bond-Laminates

18 September 2012

LANXESS is strengthening its innovative product portfolio of lightweight materials to the automotive industry by acquiring German company Bond- Laminates.


China Composites 2012 a Great Success for MVP

18 September 2012

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) conducted live demonstrations on Infusion and Flex Moulding Process during the recent China Composites 2012 Expo in Shanghai, China.


LignoTech Breakthrough in Thermoset Technology

11 September 2012

LignoTech Developments has developed a breakthrough in thermoset resin additives.


Composite Advantage's FRP Pedestrian Bridge Deck Improves Safety

11 September 2012

Composite Advantage’s (CA) FiberSPAN Fibre Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product was installed on a new 3-span steel superstructure at Wolf Creek National Park near Vienna, Virginia, US.


Powerbagpress Exceeds Market Expectations

04 September 2012

The recently launched PowerbagPress (patent pending) combined with Fluid-Bag’s flexible IBCs brings savings and simplifies daily handling and application of difficult products such as adhesive resins and epoxy bonding pastes.


Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products Breaks Into New Market

04 September 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) began producing Fan Shrouds second quarter of 2012, devices which are typically used to cool down hot surfaces in the automotive and agricultural industries.


Umeco Exhibits its Composite Body Panel System and Interior Prepreg Systems at InnoTrans

04 September 2012

Umeco Structural materials will be presenting its rail transport exterior body panel system and interior flame-retarded prepreg systems on stand number 110 in the Interiors hall (5.1) at the InnoTrans Rail Exhibition in Berlin between 18th and 21st September, 2012.


Gurit Helps to Improve Sustainability in the New Zealand Dairy Industry

14 August 2012

An innovative New Zealand company has embraced Gurit to manufacture what it claims is the world’s first composite rotary platform for the milking industry.


Huntsman Advanced Materials Enhances Production Processes at Composites Europe 2012

14 August 2012

At Composites Europe 2012, Düsseldorf, Germany, 9th – 11th October 2012, Huntsman will look at growing demands for faster processing and reduced production cycles, focusing on the role high-performance chemistries are playing in enabling more efficient manufacturing techniques and the increased penetration of composites.


Scott Bader Shortlisted for UK Technology Innovation of the Year Award

14 August 2012

Scott Bader has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Private Business Awards in the ‘Technology Innovation of the year’ category for the outstanding chemical research and innovative development of their Crestabond range of industrial primer-less structural adhesives.


Network Group for Composites in Construction goes Global

14 August 2012

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has opened up its membership to companies across the globe.


Tour De France Winning Team Uses PRO TeXtreme Disc Wheel

07 August 2012

Riders from the team that won Tour De France 2012 used the new PRO TeXtreme disc wheel during the competition.


Interplastic Publishes New Corrosion Case History

07 August 2012

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division has published a new case history, “Corrosive Waste Vapors Push Intel toward Vinyl Ester Ducting.”


Hartzell Propeller Develops New 3-Blade ASC-II Composite Propeller for Van&amp;#39;s Aircraft

24 July 2012

Hartzell Propeller has developed a new 3-blade ASC-II composite propeller for Van’s Aircraft RV-10.


Dymax&amp;rsquo;s Versatile Dispensing Systems Offer Accuracy and Consistency

17 July 2012

Dymax’s new Model 475 valve dispensing systems utilise a pneumatic, normally closed diaphragm valve to accurately dispense low- to high-viscosity fluids.  

According to Dymax, the design of the internal diaphragm and adjacent parts prevents migration of fluid into the actuating section within the valve.  The toughness of the diaphragm, along with the selection of appropriate materials for component construction, ensures long diaphragm and valve life between maintenance schedules. It says these features also make these valve systems ideal for dispensing light-curable materials as well as reactive materials such as cyanoacrylates, anaerobics, and solvent-based products.

Dymax explains that accurate, repeatable performance is easily achieved by utilising the valve’s stroke adjustment knob to precisely dial in a desired shot volume.  It says the included 25-micron air filter regulator permits the passing of only clean, dry, particulate-free air, ensuring the system’s long and continuous life.  The regulator includes an integrated shutoff valve and pressure exhaust to quickly and safely depressurise the system, eliminating the need for the operator to open and close the regulator.


NetComposites' 3rd Composites Innovations Conference a Resounding Success

17 July 2012

NetComposites’ 3rd biennial Composites Innovation Conference was held at the National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK, on the 4th and 5th July 2012 and provided a unique forum for the exchange of concepts and technological developments in materials, design and manufacturing to support the changing demands of industry.


Airbus to Establish Assembly Line in US

10 July 2012

Airbus is planning to establish a manufacturing facility in the US to assemble and deliver A320 Family aircraft.


SP-High Modulus Holds Marine Designer Workshop

10 July 2012

SP-High Modulus recently held a marine designer workshop in Forli, Italy, bringing together composite designers and engineers from all over Italy for a day of presentations and discussion.


Metyx Holds Third Composites Summit

10 July 2012

Metyx Composites organised and hosted its 3rd Composites Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, June 4-8, 2012, in conjunction with event sponsors; Airex AG, Aksa, Duratek, PPG Fiber Glass, Reinforced Plastics Magazine, Scott Bader, The Turkish Carbon Society, Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association, and Umeco.


Redelease and Hernon Form a Joint Venture

10 July 2012

Redelease and Hernon have formed a joint venture, Hernon-Redelease, to supply the industrial sector with a portfolio that will initially include 200 items.


Quatro Composites Receives Funding From State Economic Development Board

10 July 2012

Quatro Composites has been awarded a $750,000 forgivable loan and a $750,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Department Authority (IEDA) to support a nearly $11.8 million expansion of its corporate and manufacturing facilities and the creation of 99 new jobs in Iowa within 36 months.


Michelman Awarded Grant for New Research and Development Centre

03 July 2012

Michelman has been awarded a $2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D centre that will be named the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center.


JEC Further Expands its Services, Support and Expertise in the Americas

03 July 2012

After 55 years in the Americas, JEC Composites will further expand its offerings in the region this fall with the opening of its inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Nov. 7 – 9, 2012.


Scott Bader&amp;rsquo;s Crystic Resin and Crestomer Adhesive Materials Used in Revolver 42 Speedboat

03 July 2012

Scott Bader’s Crystic Vinyl Ester (VE) resins and a Corecell M-foam core has been specified in the Revolver 42, a polyhedric monohull speedboat, constructed using high performance composite materials by the Italian shipyard Anselmo Mauri, located in Sirmione, Lake Garda. 


Toho Tenax to Grow Composite Business in India

26 June 2012

Toho Tenax is to develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s composite industry in collaboration with Hindoostan Technical Fabrics, a carbon and aramid textile manufacturer wholly owned by Hindoostan Mills, a textile company in India and part of the Thackersey Group.



Lightweight Panel Solutions for the European Market

19 June 2012

ATL Composites and MuH von der Linden of Wesel, Germany have announced the formation of a joint venture company, vdL Composites to produce DuFLEX composite panels for the European market.


Despatch Supplies Carbon Fibre Research Production Line for Australian Carbon Fibre Research Facility

19 June 2012

Despatch Industries is once again partnering with the Australian Carbon Fibre Research Facility (ACFRF), a Deakin University research facility developed in partnership with the Victorian Centre of Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM), to provide carbon fibre production equipment.


Cytec Announces Restart of Carbon Fibre Expansion

12 June 2012

Cytec Industries’s Board of Directors has approved restart of a carbon fibre manufacturing expansion project at the company’s South Carolina, US, facility as well as commencement of a prepreg manufacturing expansion project at the company’s site in Texas, US.


The Russian Union of Composites Manufacturers (UNCM) Joins EuCIA

12 June 2012

The Russian Union of Composites Manufacturers (UNCM) has joined EuCIA, the Brussels based leading Composites Industry Association, as Associated Member.


DSM use TeXtreme in Olympic rowing boat

12 June 2012

DSM has been working with the Dutch Olympic Team, applying their material expertise in order to make the best rowing boat possible for the London Olympics 2012.


Molded Fiber Glass Chosen as World Trade Center Rebuild Supplier

12 June 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) partnered with Engineered Devices Corporation (EDC) to supply various sizes of custom fiberglass columns for the rebuild of the world famous 3 World Trade Center in New York City.


New home for AMRC Composite Centre

12 June 2012

The new home for the University of Sheffield AMRC Composite Centre is now open for business, hosting a growing range of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment for use in collaborative research.


World&amp;rsquo;s First All Composite Ferry Pontoon

12 June 2012

Riverside Marine, from Brisbane, Australia, has collaborated with Wagners CFT Manufacturing to develop a bespoke floating pontoon structure which is the first and largest ‘all composite’ ferry pontoon to be commissioned.


ATL Composites KINETIX Epoxy System Developed for Deep Sea Challenger

06 June 2012

James Cameron's successful record-breaking descent of 11km to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the 7.3 meter-long (24 feet) Deep Sea Challenger was completed earlier this year.


Velocite Utilising TeXtreme to Make Optimal Bike Frame

01 June 2012

Velocite Tech, the makers of Velocite bicycles and components, and Oxeon have entered into a research and development agreement to identify the optimal carbon fibre layup and resin system for fabrication of bicycle frames using TeXtreme based carbon fibre prepreg, and closed moulding process.


Molded Fiber Glass Accepts Multiple 2011 Corporate Awards

01 June 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) received multiple corporate awards including the “Founder’s Award” from MFG CEO Richard Morrison, which Jon Alloway, accepted. 


ASTM Approves Standard for Damage Resistance Testing of Sandwich Constructions

25 May 2012

ASTM has approved a new International standard for damage resistance testing of sandwich constructions, which they say is a common composite structural configuration.


Brazilian Composites Industry Reports First Quarter Earnings

25 May 2012

Earnings in the Brazilian composite materials industry totalled USD 366 million in the first quarter, corresponding to an increase of 1.6% in comparison with the last quarter of 2011, and a 2.5% growth when compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


Altair&amp;rsquo;s HyperWorks Partner Extends Its Reach into Composites with ESAComp

18 May 2012

Altair has added Finnish based company Componeering to the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA).  


RheTech Named Winner of Michigan Green Leaders Award

12 May 2012

RheTech has been named a winner of the Michigan Green Leaders Award, Medium-Sized Business category, by the Detroit Free Press.


GKN Aerospace use Umeco&amp;rsquo;s Composite Tooling Mandrels to Manufacture Airbus A350 XWB Wing Spars

06 May 2012

Umeco manufactured a suite of large-scale tooling mandrels for GKN Aerospace using their tooling prepregs and GKN now uses these tools to produce Airbus A350 XWB rear wing spars using advanced fibre-placement (AFP) technology.


Teijin Help Completion Process of Composite Fa&amp;ccedil;ade

27 April 2012

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art has recently undergone modernisation to include a new entrance and exhibition space that has been created using composites, in the shape of a bright white “bathtub”, 100 meters long and floating serenely above a paved square.


UV Cure Provides Solution for CIPP Repair

19 April 2012

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) have installed cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) to an underground sewer pipe in Knoxville, Tennessee, US.


Top Glass and Galen Develop Composites Partnership

19 April 2012

Italian company, Top Glass, has joined forces with the Russian company Galen to establish a joint company specialising in the manufacture of high-tech composite profiles.


Molded Fiber Glass CP Provides Fibreglass Forms to The University Of Albany

19 April 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG) was chosen to provide fiberglass concrete forms that created the fab level for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University of Albany.


Lindauer DORNIER to Give Keynote Lecture at CFK-Valley Stade Convention

19 April 2012

Mr Peter D. Dornier, CEO, Lindauer DORNIER (LD), will give a keynote titled with "The (Textile) Empire strikes back" - From airplane construction in the past to carbon fabrics for composites in the future at the 6th CFK-Valley Stade Convention in Stade, Germany, on the 12th and 13th June this year.


SP-High Modulus Wind Contract to Engineer Largest Private Sailing Yacht

19 April 2012

SP-High Modulus has recently signed a contract to provide engineering services for what is due to be the largest private sailing yacht ever built.


JEC Europe Report Greater Attendance

11 April 2012

JEC Europe brought together 1,181 participating companies, occupying a surface area of 50,000 m2, and had an increased attendance, with a total of 32,256 visitors, as compared to 29,867 in 2011.


SABIC Invests in Research and Development in China

11 April 2012

SABIC has invested US$100 million to build 60,000 square metre new Technology Centre in Kangqiao, Shanghai.


Integran Launches Intebond Adhesion Technology for Structural Metal-Polymer Hybrids

03 April 2012

Integran Technologies has launched their Intebond adhesion technology designed to enable the creation of high performance metal-polymer hybrid materials. 


Hexcel and Web Industries Join Forces in Europe

28 March 2012

Hexcel Corporation and Web Industries have signed a long-term Supply Agreement under which Web Industries will convert Hexcel’s HexPly carbon fibre prepreg into slit tape for Aerospace programs, including the Airbus A350 XWB.


SCIGRIP Introduces Methacrylate Products at JEC Europe

28 March 2012

SCIGRIP, a merger of IPS Weld-On (US) and Holdtite (UK) are demonstrating the latest advancements in bonding systems and adhesive chemistries at JEC Europe this week.


Magine Develop Biocomposite Snowboard Using Biotex Flax Fabric

Magine Develop Biocomposite Snowboard Using Biotex Flax Fabric

20 March 2012

Magine Snowboards and Skis have developed a biocomposite snowboard using Composites Evolution's Biotex flax fabric. The novel construction i...


SP-High Modulus Supply Materials and Engineering to New 41 Metre Gulf Craft Superyacht

20 March 2012

SP-High Modulus has supplied Corecell M-Foam and engineering services to the newly launched Gulf Craft Majesty 135 superyacht.


JEC Innovation Awards Reward 13 Companies

20 March 2012

This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive awards at JEC Europe next week.


Chomarat Presents a New Composite Reinforcement at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

Chomarat will give the JEC Europe a preview of the latest technical advances and the first parts obtained with C-PLY Bi-Angle, which makes use of innovative fibre orientations within the composite.


New &amp;lsquo;AOC House&amp;rsquo; Strengthens Company&amp;rsquo;s Commitment

20 March 2012

AOC has opened “AOC House,” the new and expanded office and warehouse centre for AOC (UK) Ltd. and AOC Europe operations designed to strengthen AOC's commitment to the composites industry growth.   


Manuplas Form New Partnership With Scabro Composieten

13 March 2012

Manuplas has formed a new partnership with Scabro Composieten to represent them in the Benelux region by promoting and selling their seamless/close-contour polyurethane mass-casting system for pattern and plug making.


Firm Growth Forecast for Wood Plastics Composites in Europe

13 March 2012

A new report by Hackwell Group forecasts continuing growth of the European wood plastic composites industry to almost 360,000 tonnes by 2015, which represents an average annual growth of 13%, but nevertheless a slowing in growth compared with the 2005-10 period, as a result of the continuing difficulties in European economies.  


Applications for the 6th &amp;ldquo;Composite Innovations Award&amp;rdquo; Open

13 March 2012

The “Composite Innovations Award” for developments with a particularly high degree of innovation in CFRP lightweight construction will be bestowed for the sixth time at the CFK-Valley Stade Convention.


Premier Composite Technologies to Supply Haramain High Speed Railway

06 March 2012

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT)has signed a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for one of the Haramain High Speed Railway stations, the Medinah Station.


ICCO Composites Helps Create Self-Diagnosing Profiles

28 February 2012

ICCO Composites is participating in the DECID2 Project for the creation of smart profiles.


Bayer Gets Green Light for New World-Scale TDI Plant in Dormagen

28 February 2012

Bayer MaterialScience can begin construction in Dormagen of a new world-scale plant for a key plastics precursor.


Ticona Sponsor 12th CAR Symposium

14 February 2012

Ticona was the main sponsor of the 12th international CAR Symposium for the second time in succession, providing participants for the panel discussion and information on possibilities for high-performance polymers in automobile construction at the event which took place on February 8th and 9th in the Bochum RuhrCongress Centre.


Huber Appoints D &amp;amp; F Distributing and Horn as Distributors

07 February 2012

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) has selected D & F Distributing and Horn to distribute its fire retardant additives, calcium carbonate extenders and barium sulfate products, often for use in fire retardant composites, effective immediately. 


Ridea Skis Use TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements

31 January 2012

Sweden based Ridea Skis have recently released their new high-performance ski models built with TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements which they describe as the lightest high-performance skis in the world.


Gordon Murray Design and Toray Enter Technical Partnership

31 January 2012

Gordon Murray Design has entered into a technical partnership with Toray Industries which stems from the launch of the TEEWAVE AR.1 at the Tokyo Motor Show in December 2011.


Approval Granted for Iberdrola Renewables&amp;rsquo; Tule Wind Power Project

31 January 2012

The US Department of the Interior has issued its final approval of the Tule Wind Power Project with Secretary Ken Salazar signing the Record of Decision on the Environmental Impact Statement; this is the approval for the portion of the project on federal lands, making it the first approval of five California “priority” wind energy projects proposed for public lands.


Mattia&amp;rsquo;s Catamaran Made Lighter Using New Technologies

24 January 2012

Mattia recently launched the Mattia 60, an ocean going sailing catamaran, designed to offer greater speed and manoeuvrability than predecessors, and after investigations into composite materials and processing options the end result is a reengineered fibreglass craft, 19 metre (62ft) long by 9 metre (30ft) wide with a 23 metre high mast which displaces only 17,000kg and is capable of sailing at up to 23 knots.


AnalySwift&amp;rsquo;s Release Latest VABS Software

24 January 2012

AnalySwift has released VABS 3.6 featuring an improved method of optimising the finite element mesh.


Reichhold Opens Manufacturing Plant in China

17 January 2012

Reichhold has launched its new manufacturing facility in Tianjin in northern China, with a planned annual production capacity of 38,000 MT but with a potential expansion to 60,000 MT.


JEC Europe Topics include the Innovation Networks, Automation and Recyclability

03 January 2012

JEC Europe in Paris, Porte de Versailles, on 27-29 March 2012, will be focusing on 3 topics; the innovation networks, automation, and recyclability.


Laurel to Break Ground for New Master Batch Bio-Res Plant in 2012

03 January 2012

Laurel BioComposite has completed its first continuous 30-day production run at its new pilot plant manufacturing 90,000 lbs. of Bio-Res for customer trials slated for December 2011 and January 2012.  


Dow and Aksa Sign Joint Venture Agreement

03 January 2012

The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and commercialise carbon fibre and derivatives.


New Manufacturing Centre and Business Unit for METYX Composites

20 December 2011

METYX Composites is building a new 12,500 square meter factory in Manisa, Turkey.


AOC Receive &amp;#39;Green&amp;#39; LEED Certification

20 December 2011

AOC has earned LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design, construction and operation of its World Headquarters in Collierville, Tennessee, US.


Mastergel Promotes Training on RTM Light

13 December 2011

The 1st Mastergel International Training on RTM Light took place between November 28 and 30, in Joinville (Brazil), organized by Mastergel, the gelcoat manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and equipment.


Teijin to Establish World&amp;#39;s First CFRTP Pilot Plant

06 December 2011

Teijin plans to establish the world's first pilot plant for fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) components from carbon fibre on the premises of its Matsuyama Factory in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.


Vince Cable Opens Up Opportunities for UK Composites Companies

29 November 2011

An innovative car, flight refuelling kit and turbine blades showcased the latest in composite technology to the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as he formally opened the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol on 24th November.


BMW Takes Stake in SGL Carbon

22 November 2011

BMW has secured a 15.16% stake in SGL Carbon SE Munich.


Cabot&amp;#39;s Aerogel Featured in Innovative Building Material

22 November 2011

A new slim composite insulation system, called StoTherm In Aevero, comprises a composite board combining Cabot's aerogel particles for energy-savings performance with Sto's binder and composite technology, resulting in an insulation board that offers greater energy efficiency than traditional materials.


UK Innovation Showcase at JEC 2012

22 November 2011

As the UK is the country of honour at JEC 2012, Composites UK, UKTI and the National Composites Centre are inviting UK companies to enter the prestigious JEC awards programme.


Quickstep Teams With Audi in Automotive Development Project

22 November 2011

Quickstep Holdings  will lead a joint development project supported by the German Government and car manufacturer Audi to develop new manufacturing solutions for the cost effective volume production of composite parts for the automotive industry.


Hexcel Commission Two New Carbon Fibre Lines

22 November 2011

Hexcel held a dedication ceremony at its manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City to commission two new carbon fibreproduction lines.


Araldite&amp;#39; Boat First Flax Fibre Prototype to Enter and Complete the Legendary 6.50 Transat Race

15 November 2011

The ‘Araldite’ boat has crossed the finishing line in the Transat 6.50 Charente-Maritime in 15th place, demonstrating the possibilities of constructing a racing boat reinforced with flax fibres.


Henkel Develop Polyurethane Matrix Resin for Automotive Composites

15 November 2011

Henkel has developed a polyurethane-based composite matrix resin that they say cures faster than the traditional epoxy resins.


ABMACO Report Improved Figures in the Brazilian Composites Sector

15 November 2011

A report for the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) has been conducted by Maxiquim and shows earnings and consumption of raw materials in the Brazilian composites sector increased in the 3rd quarter.


Owens Corning&amp;#39;s Fibre Reinforcements Provide Solutions for Flue&amp;#45;Gas Desulfurisation Systems

07 November 2011

Owens Corning’s Advantex glass fibre reinforcements have been used to provide superior performance in FRP solutions for flue-gas desulfurisation systems.


US Liner Company Introduces Ecotex

07 November 2011

US Liner Company has recently launched Ecotex, a new sandwich panel with recycled core.


EMPA Researchers Develop Manufacturing Process for NanoCellulose Powder

01 November 2011

EMPA researchers have developed a manufacturing process for nanocellulose powder, the raw material for creating polymer composites which can be used, for example, in lightweight structures for the car industry or as membrane and filter material for biomedicinal applications.


AVK Presents Innovation Awards 2011 to Three Winners

01 November 2011

The Innovation Awards presented by the AVK have been granted this year in three categories: industrial, environmental and university.


Nuplex Enters Agreement to Buy Bayer&#39;s Viverso Operations in Germany

01 November 2011

Nuplex Industries has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Viverso and its related operations and product groups from Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) for €75 million.


SP-High Modulus to Highlight Extended Core Materials Range at Mets 2011

01 November 2011

SP-High Modulus is exhibiting at the forthcoming METS exhibition from 15th – 17th November 2011, and will showcase its range of marine composite products.


SABIC Introduces LNP Verton Composite Forms

25 October 2011

SABIC's Innovative Plastics business unit has introduced new one-piece, reusable concrete forms made from the company's high-performance LNP Verton long glass fibre-reinforced composite.


New Report shows Growth in Wood Plastic Composites Markets

25 October 2011

AMI Consulting have published a new report that shows how and why growth in wood plastic composites in Europe is outpacing other plastics and construction markets.


Axson Group Expands

25 October 2011

Axson Group has brought together BS coatings, Revocoat and Axson technologies to create an asset that they hope to be market leader in highperformance operational polymer formulation.


New Porcher Greenlite Reinforcements for Advanced Biocomposites

18 October 2011

Porcher has created Greenlite, a new generation of high performance renewable reinforcements for the composites industry, based on pure cellulose fibres.


Dsm Dyneema to Open Technical Centre in Singapore

18 October 2011

DSM Dyneema is investing in a new technical centre in Singapore, which they say will house the nation’s first independent ballistic testing centre and with technology that will support all their existing and new businesses.


CTAG Launch CarbonInspired

18 October 2011

The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG)has launched CarbonInspired, the online virtual platform of their European knowledge transfer network fornanomaterials.


AOC and MFG Create Composite Staircase

11 October 2011

A spiral staircase inside the Texas A&M University Health Science Centre has been made using a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite that MFG Construction Products (MFG-CP) made into forms giving the concrete its structure and aesthetics. 


ACG Prepregs Used in ALMA Radio Telescope Antenna Dish

11 October 2011

MTM57 Series prepregs and ZPREG product formats from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) are being used to build the collector dishes for the Atacama Large Millimetre Array's (ALMA) antennas.


Dassault Syst&amp;#232;mes Acquires Simulayt

11 October 2011

Dassault Systèmes has completed the acquisition of composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt.


Queensland To Develop its Fibre Composites Industry

11 October 2011

Queensland Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, Jan Jarratt has launched the Bligh Government's Fibre Composites Action Plan 2011-2014.


TeXtreme Enters World Solar Challenge

05 October 2011

TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics have been used by two teams competing in the 2011 World Solar Challenge.


Premier Composite Technologies and UNStudio Win Blueprint Award for &amp;#39;Best Stand&amp;#39; at 100&amp;#37; Design London

05 October 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) have won the Blueprint Award for ‘Best Stand’ at 100% Design for their Modular Fabrication stand, designed by UNStudio and engineered, manufactured and installed by PCT.


Ticona and Rinspeed Introduce BamBoo Concept Car

20 September 2011

Ticona and Rinspeed have introduced the Bamboo concept car at the Motor Press Club (MPC).


Young Researchers Celebrated at Advanced Composites in Construction 2011

20 September 2011

The Network Group for Composites in Constriction (NGCC) held its first Young Researchers Competition during the Advanced Composites in Construction conference on 6th September 2011.


Formax Multilaxial Machines Installed and New Constructions Launched

20 September 2011

Formax has recently installed a new multiaxial machine and a laminating line which are both now in production.


Sandvik Developing a Hybrid Press for Composite Materials

20 September 2011

Sandvik is working with TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS) to develop a hybrid press that makes use of both steel and Teflon belt for the production of high quality composite materials.


Premier Composite Technologies&amp;#39; Modular Fabrication FRP Stand Shortlisted for Blueprint Award

13 September 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has been shortlisted for the Blueprint Awardsforits all-composite stand for 100% Design London 2011.
The stand which is shortlisted for the ‘Best Stand Design‘ category has been designed by UNStudio and engineered, built and installed by PCT.
The Blueprint Awards, organised by Blueprint Magazine, are held each year at 100% Design London and, according to PCT, hundreds of designers enter these awards, now in their 15th year. PCT say the plaque is a mark of originality and quality from across the spectrum of exhibitors at the show that garners international respect from manufacturers and media alike.  This year's panel of jurors includes Johnny Tucker, Editor, Blueprint; Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum; Alison Stafford, Director, Moooi;  Designer Hector Serrano;  Martin Saxby, LG Himacs, Benjamin Spriggs, Associate Editor, Sunday Times Style and Rebecca Stewart, Arup. The award ceremony will take place on the first day of the show on Thursday22nd September.
PCT and UNStudio are collaborating at 100% Design London 2011 to demonstrate the benefits of designing and building with advanced composite materials over more traditional materials such as steel and concrete. The design for the stand presents a construction based on the repetition of a single geometric module. Moulded from carbon and glass fibre and epoxy resin composite combined with a structural foam core, the repeated assembled units utilize the light weight and extreme strength of the composite materials and create the potential for highly customised architectural configurations.


SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Opens the new Moses Lake Plant

06 September 2011

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGLACF), a joint venture of SGL Group and BMW Group has officially opened its new carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Moses Lake.


Huntsman’s Marine Products Succeed at the Highest Level of Endurance Sport

06 September 2011

The Huntsman Advanced Materials designer Andrej Justin and the team from Carbon Innovation Ltd who crafted the boat, less than a month after it first set sail, the ‘CODE8’, the new One Design carbon racing yacht has competed in and won the Keszthely-Kenese Regatta, a non-stop  solo sailing race across Lake Balaton in Hungary. 


Dieffenbacher Develops Automated Production Line

06 September 2011

Dieffenbacher, with the help of KraussMaffei, has developed a completely automated production line for the HP-RTM process, starting from preform manufacture and extending through to the pressing process and ancillary steps.
























UNStudio Design Stand for Premier Composite Technologies Constructed Entirely of Composites

11 July 2011

UNStudio’s design for the Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) stand at 100% Design presents a construction based on the repetition of a single geometric module.









Hotel Facade Designed in Gel&amp;#45;Coated Fibreglass Takes Shape

14 June 2011

The exterior of the Vistas hotel in Benidorm, Spain, has recently been refurbished and given a modern new facade produced in white gel-coated fibreglass (GRP) by Miraplas.








NYSERDA Grant Powers ESF Centre to Aid Manufacturing

20 May 2011

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are providing $900,000 USD to develop environmentally friendly ways to make coatings and resins cure more quickly.



FRP Based Research Project for Industrialised Transport Infrastructures

06 May 2011

The Trans-IND project is a European Commission funded 4 year programme dedicated to enabling the industrialisation of components for transport infrastructure using fibre reinforced (FRP) based materials.




Composites Play Critical Role in Water Plant

11 April 2011

A new water filtration plant under construction in The Bronx is the centrepiece of the largest single construction project in the history of New York City.


Carbo Tech Secures Largest Ever Order for Carbon Monocoque Production

11 April 2011

Carbo Tech has received what they say is the world’s largest order for series-production carbon monocoques, to be introduced on a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive.






ITW Plexus exhibit with ITW WindGroup at JEC Composites 2011

28 March 2011

ITW Plexus, the European structural adhesives manufacturer, is once again exhibiting at JEC Composites in Paris and this year the company will be sharing its stand with its newly formed wind energy group, known as ITW WindGroup













Rennteam Uni Stuttgart Uses Chem-Trend&amp;#39;s Materials

08 February 2011

For several years the Rennteam Uni Stuttgart has participated successfully in the Formula Student, an international junior motor sport contest with currently nine official venues on all continents, and Chem-Trend provides the students with Chemlease branded release agents and mould sealers.



















Flexadux Switches to Urethane Acrylate Resin

26 November 2010

Flexadux Plastics has switched to Scott Baders Crystic Crestapol 1214 pultrusion resin as part of their continuous improvement and product innovations program.










Finish of Daedalus 30 Cabin Cruiser Causes a Stir

22 October 2010

A new fibreglass construction cabin cruiser, Daedalus 30, made its debut appearance at the UK Southampton Boat show in September, catching the attention of many seasoned fibreglass boat building experts who attended the show.





GKN Aerospace in Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative.

15 October 2010

GKN Aerospace is participating in two key elements of the 'Clean Sky' Joint Technology Initiative (JTI), one of the largest European Union/Industry research projects ever undertaken focussing breakthrough technologies that will significantly reduce the impact of aviation on the environment.











Scott Bader to Exhibit at Composites Europe for the First Time

10 September 2010

Scott Bader will showcasing three new specialty products on booth number 10-11/D03 at the 5th Composite Europe exhibition in Essen, 14-16th September.










Building on Composites Knowledge at Composites Engineering 2010

20 August 2010

At the new Composites Engineering Show a focused session will be held highlighting the use and opportunities for composites within the construction industry, on Thursday 30th September.














Innovative Composites Receives Order for Pedestrian Bridge

16 July 2010

Innovative Composites International (ICI) has received a purchase order for a composite pedestrian bridge from Engineered Plastics Inc, a US specialty composite products manufacturer that serves the infrastructure/construction, mass transit and corrections industries.



Egypt Pavilion Meets China World Expo Fire Regulations

09 July 2010

The Egypt pavilion currently on display at the China World Expo in Shanghai covers 500 sq. meters and took three months to complete, constructed by E-Grow, a local company commissioned to provide the pavilion.





Vipel Meets the Challenge of Desert Environment

25 June 2010

The world's largest high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Abu Dhabi uses fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe to cool manufacturing process water with seawater, with AOC's Vipel F013 bisphenol-A epoxy vinyl ester providing the critical joint system.






Composite Bridge Deck Installed In Utrecht / Netherlands

21 May 2010

The first composite bridge deck has been installed in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, serving as a replacement of a wooden bridge that is used for pedestrian and emergency vehicles.
















Innovations at JEC 2010 Conferences and Forums

09 April 2010

The agenda has been set for the 2010 Paris Conferences and Forums, which will take place during the JEC Composites Show Paris April 13-15 2010.



Single-Shot, LFT Pallet Wins JEC Transportation Innovation Award

09 April 2010

A single-shot, high-performance composite pallet developed by the Lomold Group has been named a winner in the Transportation category by JEC in its annual Innovation Awards Program.


Biteam Shares JEC 2010 Process Innovation Award

09 April 2010

Biteam will share this year’s JEC Process Innovation Award for together with partners from the MOJO project.





Carbon-Reinforced Polyamide Goggles Provide Enhanced Swimming Dynamics

26 March 2010

The first use of carbon fibre reinforcement for the frames of swimming goggles has made it possible to cut the weight, reduce the drag, and improve the comfort of this critical component of the gear used by athletes in professional, triathlon, and other high-performance competitions.


Plastiki Self-Reinforced PET Boat Launched in San Francisco

17 March 2010

Adventure Ecology founder and environmentalist David de Rothschild has unveiled the Plastiki, a pioneering 60ft catamaran made from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and self-reinforced PET (srPET)..



Bayer Strengthens Ongoing Strategic Collaboration with Pultrall

17 March 2010

Bayer MaterialScience Bayer Inc have strengthened their collaboration with Pultrall, the manufacturer of pultruded composite profiles for such markets as automotive, medical, utilities, agriculture and construction.



New EcoTek no-styrene resin makes Catamaran Cruisers and the Environment better

05 March 2010

Catamaran Cruisers is the first in the marine sector to adopt AOC’s new Eco-Tek styrene-free technology to improve the environment and the workplace.



Zyvex Performance Materials Unveils the Nano-enhanced Piranha USV

05 March 2010

Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) officially unveiled the Piranha unmanned surface vessel (USV), an ultra-lightweight composite boat designed to provide unparalleled reach and capabilities for today’s surface fleet.


Alaglas Adds &amp;#39;Green&amp;#39; Appeal to Pools

05 March 2010

Alaglas Swimming Pools has now begun using AOC’s EcoTek “green” resin as an option to environmentally-conscious customers wishing to purchase its composite pools.






$17.6m Project Could Provide Robotic Retrofit to Ageing Pipe Network

12 February 2010

A team of engineers at UCI are working on robotic technology to rehabilitate the America’s aging water infrastructure.





Axion LOI to Supply Thermoplastic Material for Composite Containers

05 February 2010

Axion International Holdings has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Innovative Composites International (ICI) to supply Axion’s patented thermoplastic material to ICI and their strategic partner, Universal Storage Containers (USC), for certain elements in the construction of their composite containers.



JEC Reveals 2010 Innovation Winners

01 February 2010

The 12th year of the JEC Innovation Awards Programme sees 11 winning companies due to receive their awards at the JEC Composites Show (April 13-15, 2010).





Federal Award Given to University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

13 January 2010

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structure and Composites Center has been awarded a $12.4 million (US) grant from federal Recovery Act funds.



SGL Rotec and BARD Sign Long-Term Rotor Blade Agreement

23 December 2009

German rotor blade specialist SGL Rotec has signed a long-term agreement with BARD Emden Energy GmbH & Co. KG for the delivery of rotor blades for offshore wind turbines.


Victrex PEEK Polymer Selected for Robot Speed Reducers

23 December 2009

Victrex PEEK polymers have been selected by Korean-based ball bearing manufacturer, When SBB Co., to reduce both weight and production cost of its robot speed reducer.



RWE Innogy Opens Biggest Offshore Wind Farm in Wales

11 December 2009

RWE have recently opened a 90 MW offshore Wind Farm. Situated five miles off the north Wales coast, in Liverpool Bay, the facility boasts 25 Siemens wind turbines.


GRP Delivers Low Maintenance Bridge

10 December 2009

The ‘Holländerbrücke’, located in Reinbek near Hamburg, is reported to be the first bridge in Germany to combine a steel frame with Fiberline Composites’ new FDB 300 GRP deck.


Space Tourism Takes Another Step

09 December 2009

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) were together unveiled to the public for the first time this week at Mojave Air and Spaceport, California


Rio Tinto Completes Sale of Alcan Composites

08 December 2009

Following their announcement earlier in the year, Rio Tinto has now completed the sale of Alcan Composites to Schweiter Technologies for a fee of around US$349 million.



ABMACO Re-elects Gilmar Lima

27 November 2009









ACG’s New VTM260 and MTM Series Matrix Systems Take Centre Stage at METS 2009

23 October 2009

Advanced Composites Group Ltd. Will be exhibiting its VTM and MTM Series prepregs to the marine industry at METS 2009, which takes place between the 17th and 19th November.




RS Poles Gain Australian Patent and Market Acceptance

09 October 2009

Resin Systems Inc. has recently secured an Australian patent for its ""method of modular pole construction and modular pole assembly."" This patent is in addition to RS's previously awarded Chinese and Canadian patents and supports the company's broader commercial strategy of protecting its unique technology in international markets.





UV Resin Technology Saves Historic Home

25 September 2009

An underground pipe repair technology that uses ultraviolet (UV) light - Vipel UV-cure resin - was used helped preserve an 18th Century home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Reline America, Inc technology installed by Abel Recon also restored natural water flow to a creek that runs past the historic building.










Zyvex and Tenax Team for Demonstrator

14 August 2009

Nanomaterials specialist, Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), have joined forces with Toho Tenax America to use Tenax carbon fibre in the construction of their 540SE advanced technology demonstrator boat.


Hexion Partners With Tekle to Develop Green Building Products

14 August 2009

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, along with Tekle Technical Services, Inc. (TTS), have formalized an agreement to collaborate on commercial developments utilizing TTS’ natural fibre-based materials and Hexion’s industry leading resin systems.









ATL Receives Further International Standards Recognition

16 July 2009

ATL Composites' products and technology have received further international standards recognition, this time from the German certification body, Germanischer Lloyd.



National Composite Center and Nanotechlabs to Advance Nano Carbon Composites

22 June 2009

North Carolina-based NanoTechLabs has teamed with the National Composite Center (NCC) to create a new division called Buckeye Composites.






CIPP Leaves Diverse Attractions Undisturbed

22 June 2009

When choosing a contractor for a sewer rehabilitation project that involved both busy downtown and more remote idyllic settings, City of Reno engineers selected cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) specialist PIPEnology.








Nanoledge to Provide Composite Parts for Eco-friendly Vehicle

05 June 2009

Nanoledge has joined the Velozzi partners team to develop and provide lightweight composite materials for the development of a new hybrid vehicle.



New Boat Utilizing Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Prepreg

21 May 2009

Zyvex Performance Materials has unveiled a new boat to be built by Strategic Composites and made entirely with ZPM’s next generation carbon nanotube (CNT) enhanced prepreg, Arovex.





Carbon Nanotubes Contribute to the Next Wave of Surfboards

20 May 2009

Entropy Surfboards and Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) have teamed up to deliver a new line of custom-made surfboards that incorporate carbon nanotubes from BMS.






Collaboration on New Composite Training Courses

21 April 2009

The Composites Training Consortium (CTC) and Dark Matter Composites Ltd (DMC) have formed a working partnership and launched two new training courses.






















Effective FEA for Performance Gains

16 December 2008

High Modulus was commissioned by Isotop (France) to provide an engineering design solution for the carbon rudder quadrant of a 100ft high performance sailing boat, with the key objective of reducing weight.







ESAComp to Have Simulation Capability through Partnership

13 October 2008

A new partnership between Componeering and Evolutionary Engineering (Even) aims to provide state-of-the-art software for structural simulation and design of composite structures.


AOC Technology Helps Delphia Yachts Grow

13 October 2008

Delphia Yachts Boatyard has become Poland’s largest boat builder, using AOC resin systems for hull and deck construction.


Composites Get Los Angeles Ready for Rain

14 September 2008

When an almost 80-year-old, semi-elliptical sewer pipeline in Los Angeles showed signs of imminent failure, the emergency solution was a new liner of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite panels manufactured by Channeline International.





JEC Asia Ready for Action

05 September 2008



Composites Europe strengthens CRP and Biomaterials Sectors

03 September 2008

After being staged in Stuttgart last year, a significantly larger Composites Europe now returns to Essen for its third edition.










Launch of High Modulus-Engineered Sloop

02 July 2008

Last month saw the launch of Bristolian, the 120ft Briand-designed lightweight, low profile sloop for which High Modulus supplied the composite structural engineering design and reinforcement materials.























Lord and Wabash National Implement Adhesive Bonding in Vans

14 April 2008

Lord has signed a long-term agreement with Wabash National for the supply of Lord engineered adhesives and Lord Fusor aftermarket repair adhesives.







New Approach to Composite Vacuum Systems to Be Released at JEC

31 March 2008

An enhanced vacuum system designed specifically for composites applications such as resin infusion, pre-preg and vacuum bagging will be introduced into European markets at JEC 2008.






InsulFoam Joins AltusGroup as Innovation Partner

11 March 2008

InsulFoam, the manufacturer of moulded expanded polystyrene, has joined AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner.


















Techfab Changes Name and Expands C-Grid Product Line

21 January 2008

TechFab has officially changed its name to Chomarat North America and has also added two new products to its C-Grid product line.


ITW SprayCore Acquires Euromere

15 January 2008

ITW SprayCore has acquired Euromere, the French supplier of thermoset-resin based specialty products, barrier coats and high-performance gel coats.


Case Study: Fiber-Tech Increases Ballistics Panel Applications

15 January 2008

Composite panel fabricator Fiber-Tech has significantly increased its participation in ballistics and military applications over the past few years due to homeland security concerns and the need for troop protection in Iraq and Afghanistan.










Composites Europe Takes Off

19 November 2007




Mitras Automotive Inaugurates a New Plant Dedicated to Telene

30 October 2007

Mitras Automotive, one of the main SMC and GMT converters for the automotive industry has invested in the RIM process using Telene DCPD technology.




AVK Conference and Composites Europe Open Next Week

30 October 2007

The AVK Conference is on 5-6 November, again as a prelude to Composites Europe fair which will run from 6-8 November, both at the International Congress Center (ICS) in Stuttgart.













Two JEC Programmes Pay Tribute to Tomorrow&amp;#39;s Innovations

16 September 2007

JEC have announced a call for presentations for the 2008 User Forums and a call for candidates for the 2008 Innovation Awards Programme.



ACMA 2007 Lifetime Achievement Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

16 September 2007

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Winners and inductees for the association's Hall of Fame.





BlastGard to Acquire Innovative Composites Inc

04 September 2007

BlastGard International has entered into an option agreement to purchase 100% of Innovative Composites Incorporated (Innovative), a Michigan based corporation engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics.













Amitech Closes Brazilian Contract for Supply of FRP Pipes

08 July 2007

Amitech, part of the Saudi Arabian group Amiantit that specialise in the manufacture of piping for sanitation and irrigation, have signed a contract for the supply of 19 km of fibreglass reinforced polyester pipes in the Integration Channel, in Ceara.











Amiantit GRP Pipes Specified for Hydroelectric Plant in Brazil

12 June 2007

In a breakthrough contract award, Amiantit Group company Amitech Brazil, has succeeded in getting its Flowtite glass reinforced polyester (GRP) pipes selected in preference to the usual choice of steel.


CIPP Saves Small Town Ambiance

12 June 2007

Collierville, Tennessee has a quaint downtown district, so when underground sewer pipelines showed signs of weakness, tearing up streets to replace the pipe would have been a civic nightmare.





Final Major Structures for Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delivered to Everett

20 May 2007

The composite wings and final major assembly for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were delivered to Everett last week.







Bayer MaterialScience and Nanoledge Join Forces

23 April 2007

Nanoledge and California-based sporting goods company Entropy Research Labs (ERL) have co-developed a new and improved surfboard.























New Company Formed for Pure Thermoplastic Composite Material

19 February 2007

Royal Lankhorst Euronete has started up a new company, Lankhorst Pure Composites to develop, produce and sell Pure composite materials world wide and to offer support to customers with respect to the use of the material.







Bond Behaviour of FRP in Structures

04 February 2007

A special issue of the international journal Advances in Structural Engineering on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Structures has recently been published and is freely available.













High Modulus Technology in Award-winning Yachts

04 November 2006

In a recent spate of industry awards, three boats that have benefited from High Modulus structural engineering and composite materials have scooped coveted prizes and nominations - the Seawind 1160, a 38ft sailing catamaran; Adele, a 174ft ketch, and Ad Lib, a 131ft power yacht.



Alcan to acquire Penske

04 November 2006














Aptiform to Mould Self-Reinforced Plastics

17 September 2006

Composites Europe 2006 will see the launch of a new business, Aptiform, specifically to mould components from self-reinforced plastics, borne out of extensive development work and increasing customer demand.


Nanoledge Raise 1M Euros for a New Generation of High Performance Composites

03 September 2006

Nanoledge has raised 1,000,000 euros from financial investors who have been supporting it ever since it was formed.




Heavy Duty Polyurethane Composite Sheet Pile System

18 August 2006

Creative Pultrusions’ new SuperLoc 1610 Sheet Pile is a heavy duty 10"" deep x 24"" wide pultruded composite sheet pile that is manufactured with Creative's Supurtuf polyurethane matrix.



Magnificent Composite Roof Structure Installed in Bahrain

18 August 2006

The new library and conference hall in Bahrain enhances the island nation’s reputation for dramatic architectural presentation.








New Newsletter Launched for Composites in Construction

28 July 2006

NGCC, the Network Group for Composites in Construction, has launched an electronic newsletter dedicated to the use of composites in construction.








JEC Launches Calls for Candidates

02 July 2006

Any company involved in the use of composite materials can participate as a speaker at one of the six User Forums or by competing in the JEC Innovation Awards programme during the next JEC Composites Show.



New Sewer Culvert Features Large Composite Pipe

25 June 2006

An ingenious combination of old concrete and new fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite saved precious time while preventing a potentially serious wastewater problem in metropolitan Denver.





















Launch of the new Stimson 750/850 RIB range

06 April 2006

Stimson Yachts and Carbon Index, both based in Cowes in the UK, are collaborating to design, build and promote a new range of high performance semi-custom RIBs, suitable for a wide variety of functions, from workboat to superyacht tender.




















Ammonia Replaces CFCs with Help from Vipel Technology

10 February 2006

An emergency system designed and manufactured by Heil Process Equipment with the help of Vipel technology from AOC is helping industry return to the use of ammonia as a refrigeration compound for production needs.















Around the World in 65 Days

13 January 2006


















BMW Collaborate with Leatt on Carbon/Kevlar Neck Brace

04 November 2005

BMW and KTM are collaborating with the Leatt Corporation, developer of the Leatt-Brace system, a composite cervical spine protection system for the sports motorcyclist.






Asahi Glass Establishes UK Plant for Making FluonETFE

14 October 2005

Asahi Glass is to establish a plant at the Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers U.K. Ltd. site in Lancashire, UK, to manufacture fluorinated resin ETFE.








Nuna 3&amp;#39;s Aramid Solar Car Wins World Challenge

30 September 2005

Delft University of Technology students scored a convincing victory in the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row using a solar car constructed with aramid.




Quadrant Composites Applies Thermoplastics to Chrysler Crossfire Convertible

23 September 2005

Quadrant Plastic Composite have provided a lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite solution in developing a load floor/trunk separator component featured on the 2005 Crossfire roadster by DaimlerChrysler.


ACG Contribute to Second Abn Amro Volvo 70 Boat Launch

23 September 2005

Team ABN AMROs second Volvo 70 boat was recently launched with a revised manufacturing process which uses a laminated female carbon fibre mould tool.


Carbon Fibre Gripper Systems Developed for Improved Automation

23 September 2005

SAS Automation of Ohio USA, developer of light weight Robotic-End-of-Arm-Tooling for handling plastic moulded parts, has introduced a new line of robotic gripper fingers with lighter weight carbon fibre bodies.


UK Engineer Breaks Fuel-economy Record

21 September 2005

With fuel prices reaching an all time high, a car built by a Bath (UK) engineer has broken a British record for fuel economy in a recent eco-marathon held in Scotland.




Crane Composites Establishes New Thermoplastic Composite Facility

16 September 2005

Crane Composites is establishing a new manufacturing facility which will produce continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRT).



Global Aerial Surveillance Collaborates on Composite Airframe

09 September 2005

Global Aerial Surveillance has signed an agreement with Sparta Composites to begin working on proprietary airframe technology and design.




Aker Kvaerner Completes Capacity Increase for Teijin Twaron

02 September 2005

Aker Kvaerner has successfully completed a capacity increase, ahead of schedule, at Teijin Twaron's spinning facilities in Emmen, The Netherlands.













University of Michigan Wins 10 Day North American Solar Challenge

29 July 2005

The University of Michigan won the 2005 North American Solar Challenge (NASC) in just under 60 hours earlier this week using only solar energy as its power source.






High Compression Bladder Moulding Prepreg Process (HCBMP) for Wind Turbine

18 July 2005

Southwest Windpower has awarded a purchase order to Quatro Composites for the development and production of the redesigned Whisper 500 wind blades using Quatro's HCBMP process.










UK’s Flagship Offshore Wind Farm Project Comes a Step Closer

21 June 2005

CORE Limited, E.ON UK Renewables and Shell WindEnergy Limited have today announced that their consortium, London Array Limited, has submitted planning applications for the London Array offshore wind farm project.




Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner at Paris Air Show 2005

10 June 2005

Boeing will showcase the latest 787 Dreamliner at this years Paris Air Show beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris.


Minardi F1 Selects FEA Software for Carbon Fibre Monocoque Design

10 June 2005

The Minardi Formula 1 race team from Faenza, Italy has completed an intensive six month evaluation programme and has selected NEiNastran finite element analysis software for the future design and analysis of its race cars.



British Joint Venture to Address Changes in Global Aerospace Industry

10 June 2005

A New British company called HYTRI has been formed to address changes in the aerospace industry, especially with regards to new material use, and accelerate the drive to find more efficient ways to produce airframe structures.









UK University to Showcase Thermoplastic Guitars

20 May 2005

British inventors are promoting a range of innovative acoustic and electric guitars made almost entirely from polymers under the name of Cool Acoustics Technology.


New Zealand Windsurf Developer Automates Production with German Robots

20 May 2005

New Zealand’s Carbon Art International is completing a research and development project, with investment from Technology New Zealand, to automate its surfboard production using a German built robot.


Composite Fin Wins 2005 Australian Design Awards

13 May 2005

Surf Hardware International, the Australian Northern Beaches Company, have won the 2005 Design Award for Design of the Year for its composite Hydro-2 Finn.











New Advanced Anti-Ballistic Composite Material Developed by Ballistics Research

19 April 2005

Ballistics Research, Inc., of Rome, Georgia has developed a new composite polymer material to offer improved protection against attack.


Spain’s VO70 “MoviStar” Breaks World Speed Record

15 April 2005

The Volvo Ocean Race Class achieved its feat by becoming the first single hull boat to cover 530 nautical miles within 24 hours.




Vector Composites Completes Composite Wing for Lockheed Martin Weapons Systems

01 April 2005

Vector Composites Inc., has completed construction of a proof-of-concept composite wing for potential use by Lockheed Martin on future weapons systems.


Preview of JEC Exhibits

01 April 2005


NetComposites Showcases New Products at JEC

01 April 2005

NetComposites will be showcasing 2 new major product areas at the JEC show, in addition to its usual wide range of books, media services and consultancy work.


















ACG Contribute Composite Prepreg Materials to GlobalFlyer Project

28 January 2005

The GlobalFlyer project, due to fly around the world on an historic solo flight, is set to launch on February 2nd with the aid of materials provided by the Advanced Composites Group.


What Next for the A380?

28 January 2005







AEWC Collaborates on Constructing Composite Sea Wall

16 January 2005

Maine Maritime Academy has teamed up with the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center at the University of Maine, Correct Building Products in Biddeford, Maine and the Cianbro Corporation in Pittsfield, Maine to build a wood composite sea wall at MMA’s campus in Castine.




Reichhold Provide Resins for Composite Laminate Staten Island Memorial

14 January 2005

A memorial for the 267 residents of New York’s Staten Island who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) was produced with Hydrex 100-HF vinyl ester resin from Reichhold, Inc.






GE Develop New Composite Materials for Train Interiors

03 December 2004

GE Advanced Materials has signed a joint development agreement with China Railway Long Dragon New Composite Materials Co. to co-develop high-strength, flame-retardant components for passenger train interiors based on new Azdel Rail-Lite composite.


New GBP 30 Million Composite Network Launched in UK

03 December 2004

The UK’s new GBP 30 million National Composites Network was launched in London this week by Minister Jacqui Smith.
















Toho Tenax to Build New Carbon Fibre Line in Germany

15 October 2004

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Japan, is to expand carbon fibre output at Tenax Fibers GmbH, its wholly owned German subsidiary, with a new production line investment of €38 million.



Vipel Helps Put a Squeeze on Composites Technology

08 October 2004

Vipel F737 isophthalic polyester from AOC helped Plasticos Industriales of Tampico, S.A. (PITSA) put an extraordinary squeeze play on a 350,000-gallon (1.3 million-litre) composite tank.





PPG to Expand Joint-venture Fibreglass Plant in China

30 September 2004

PPG Industries and its joint venture partner will build a second fibre glass manufacturing furnace at their facility in Kunshan, China.













Araldite Adhesives Bond with Europe’s Future Design Engineers

03 September 2004

UK University students win materials design award, aimed at educating students in structural adhesives for industrial bonding.


Composite Technology Completes First Commercial Installation

03 September 2004

Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) has completed the first commercial overhead installation of its proprietary Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) high-performance electrical power cable.





Newly Developed Blast-Resistant Panels Withstand Explosive Force in DOD Testing

03 September 2004

A collaborative project produced new cost-effective blast resistant structures using pre-fabricated reinforced polyurea panels.



Holland Composites Fabricates “Space Boxes” for Housing

03 September 2004

Holland Composites develops new composite “space box” houses as a temporary housing solution.




CFRP Provides Support for Far East Flyover

20 August 2004

Carbon Fibre pre-stressed trusses are to be used to repair cracks in pillars, tie beams and the girders on a Malaysian flyover.











Powertrusion Creates Composite Utility Poles with Help from Reichhold

16 July 2004

Powertrusion has designed a pultruded FRC utility pole for use as a power distribution pole.


Eurocopter and Airbus Agree on Measures to Improve Competitiveness

16 July 2004

Eurocopter Deutschland and Airbus have signed a contract to increase competitiveness in the world market.





Second International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials

02 July 2004

The Second International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials took place recently in Portonovo, Province of Ancona in Italy, organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Free University of Brussels.


Airbus and Alcoa Recognize Partnership on the Airbus A380

02 July 2004

Airbus and Alcoa officials joined together earlier this week at Alcoa's Davenport Works in Riverdale, IA to acknowledge the contributions Airbus is making to America's aerospace industry.


Surface Transforms Signs Cooperative Agreement with METEK

02 July 2004

Surface Transforms plc has signed a two-year Cooperative Agreement with German automotive parts supplier METEK.



RL Industries and AOC Support Growth in PCs

02 July 2004

RL Industries are using Vipel corrosion-resistant resin technology and service from AOC to support the growing worldwide demand for personal computers.



Lincolnshire Town Benefits from GRP Anti-Odour Kiosks

18 June 2004

Plans are afoot to remedy sewage odours in Grimsby, UK, by installing glass reinforced plastic kiosks.






Alcan Granted Global Exclusivity by Cyclics on CBT Resin

11 June 2004

Alcan Composites and Cyclics Europe GmbH are to co-operate for the development and commercialization of Cyclics' CBT resin in key strategic markets.




Smart Cable Stayed GFRP Bridge Project Examines Bridge Vibrations

04 June 2004

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) has developed a cable stayed footbridge with a GFRP girder in order to examine the dynamics of light weighted structures.


Composite Beam System for High Speed Rail Bridges Uses Hardwire For Tensile Reinforcement

04 June 2004

Teng & Associates have further developed a structural Plasticon-Optimized Composite Beam System for use in bridge structures.




















Niche Market with Waste

26 March 2004




Mitsui Builds New Plant

26 March 2004





PCC Develops New Coating

12 March 2004




























Carbon Fibre Brings Competitive Edge to Passenger Ferry

22 September 2003

Brødrene Aa, based in Hyen, in western Norway has made a brave breakthrough in the use of carbon fibre fabrics in commercial passenger ferries for use in the Norwegian fjords.


JEC Awards Open

04 September 2003


Building Bridges

29 August 2003






Glass Fiber Demand

01 August 2003




Giant fiberglass Loons

23 June 2003








UK Industry Study

08 May 2003

NetComposites, in conjunction with NPL, has published their Foresight Study and Competitive Analysis of the UK Composites Sector, undertaken for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).





The Spirit of Scott Bader

22 April 2003

The dream of a revolutionary new catamaran designed and built specifically for disabled people has been turned into reality thanks to Scott Bader, a business wholly-owned by its employees and a member of Co-operatives.



Drake Passage Conquered

15 April 2003





Alcan Grows Composite Products Business Through Acquisition of Baltek

11 March 2003

Alcan has entered into agreements to acquire Baltek Corporation, the supplier of balsa-based structural core materials, for approximately US$35 million.






SouthWest NanoTechnologies in Strategic Partnership With ConocoPhillips

23 February 2003

ConocoPhillips has invested capital and intellectual property rights in SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) which has allowed SWeNT to begin construction of a pilot plant to manufacture single-wall carbon nanotubes, at a cost low enough to accelerate their commercialization in several specialty applications.






Composite Ready-Mix Drum

09 February 2003


JEC Focuses On SMEs

09 February 2003






Seminar on Virtual Product Development Techniques for Composite Materials

26 January 2003

MSC.Software has launched the 3rd annual technology seminar in the highly popular “Black Metal or Black Art?” series : “A Review of Virtual Product Development (VPD) Techniques for Composite Materials and Components”.




DIAB Demonstration at IBEX

20 January 2003


Drake Passage Expedition

20 January 2003







Noveon forms relationship with Hanse Chemie involving Reactive Liquid Polymer products

16 December 2002

From January 1st 2003, Hanse Chemie GmbH has been named exclusive distributor for the Hycar reactive liquid polymers manufactured by Noveon Inc., Cleveland, Ohio..


DSM Composite Resins expands its business in China

16 December 2002

DSM Composite Resins (Switzerland) and Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Corporation (The People's Republic of China) have reached an agreement whereby DSM acquires another 25% of the shares in the Jinling-DSM Resins Ltd. (JDR) joint venture.




Project Takes Aim at World Speed Record

26 November 2002

Dublin-based Ashland Specialty Chemical Company and The Ohio State University (OSU) have joined forces on a project to attempt to break the world speed record for electric vehicles.









Europe&amp;#39;s First Advanced Composites Public Highway Bridge

13 October 2002

The opening of West Mill Bridge, Europe's first public highway advanced composites bridge, will take place on the second day of the Innovation in Construction conference in Oxford on the 29th October 2002.




Robotic Production Technology Introduced Accu-Cut WJ-44

04 October 2002

Robotic Production Technology introduced the Accu-Cut WJ-44 robot at Composites 2002. The Accu-Cut is equipped specifically for water jet cutting applications and the new unit is claimed to decrease cycle time and increase path capability.




Scott Bader on the move

16 September 2002


Cyclics Corporation Partners with Davy Process Technology

16 September 2002

Cyclics Corporation has partnered with Davy Process Technology to design and build Cyclics' first commercial production facilities to be located in Germany. Davy Process Technology is working both on the design of the facility as well as assisting in managing the overall project.



JEC Awards 2003:

16 September 2002










Catapult Competition

15 July 2002








Edge Structural Composites and D.S. Brown Partnership

23 June 2002

Edge Structural Composites. of Richmond, California has formed a strategic alliance and partnership with The D.S. Brown Company of North Baltimore, Ohio.


















Las Vegas Basalt Fiber Manufacturing Plant

08 February 2002

Hightec, Inc. announced that it's subsidiary, Basalt Fiber Industries, Inc. has been formed to commercialize the development of basalt fiber products in America.


RSI Secures Large Purchase Order

01 February 2002

Resin Systems Inc. has received a purchase order from a U.S. based construction supply company, which has a minimum annual quantity commitment of $500,000 (CDN).



New Cockpit Door Panel Material

20 December 2001

Telair International has begun production of a ballistics-tested and flammability-qualified ""hardened"" material for aircraft cockpit door and other cabin surface security applications.




End-of-life vehicle law (Germany)

20 December 2001

On December 5th 2001, the German Federal Government passed the bill for the ""law on the disposal of end-of-life vehicles (end-o-life vehicle law)"" and an explanatory statement on the bill.





DSM to Build Fifth Dyneema Yarn Production Line

29 November 2001

DSM High Performance Fibers, the producer of Dyneema, is going to expand its production capacity once again.














Soybean and Corn Resin Used For Agricultural, Off-Road Markets

12 October 2001

The Composite Polymers Division of Ashland has developed a new renewable-source resin system, called ENVIREZ(R) 5000 soybean and corn resin, and has granted John Deere exclusive use in the agricultural and off-road markets.


Nemesis Air Racing chooses FiberCote prepregs

15 September 2001

Nemesis Air Racing has chosen FiberCote’s family of E-765 Prepregs and FAA Approved Lamina & Laminate Allowables Databases for the NemesisNXT.







Ashland purchases Polydyne’s gel-coat business

23 August 2001

Ashland has purchased Polydyne Inc.’s gel-coat business and assets – the newly acquired business will operate within the Composite Polymers Division (CPD) of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company.





Bulk Storage Tank in GRP

17 August 2001





Infrastructure Composites Report

31 July 2001


The “Infrastructure Composites Report-2001” forecasts that the Infrastructure Sector of Industrial Markets for “Emerging” FRP composites applications will grow by over 500% between 2000 and 2010.

The North American market value of fabricated FRP composite structures for emerging infrastructure applications is estimated at $113 million today and will grow to $847 million by 2010 (750% increase over 10 years). The Worldwide market value is forecast at $268 million today, and will grow to $1.4 billion by 2010 (525% increase over 10 years).

The global building, civil construction, waterfront, concrete repair/strengthening, and utilities markets are changing rapidly. The deterioration of the installed infrastructure due to corrosion, aging, weather, accident, under-design, and damaging events like earthquakes is leading to increased opportunities for new materials and structures as part of a major thrust to Infrastructure Renewal. Extreme budget constraints and disruptions to infrastructure users increasingly force the search for new solutions. FRP composites offer innovative and cost effective solutions to the age-old problems.

Systems designs using fiber-reinforced polymer composites are altering who does what, with what materials and designs, and with what processes. New technologies for this marketplace, such as vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) or infusion, high-speed pultrusion, filament winding, engineered fabric preforms, low-cost carbon, glass and aramid fibers, hybrid materials and structures, and other developments, all are altering old competitive material and supplier relationships.

FRP composites now are recognized as offering the hope and possibility of displacing traditional materials - e.g., steel, reinforced concrete, aluminum, and wood. Factors such as parts consolidation, speed of installation, eliminating traffic disruptions, and shortening access restriction to facilities are being favorably impacted through the use of FRP composites. Responding to these changes, Composites Worldwide, Inc. has completed its 885-page, comprehensive market study to give clients the big picture and real perspective on some of the most significant developments in the world, from the viewpoint of highly experienced observer-analysts. The new study is organized in a way that helps the reader see the trends and opportunities globally - and to see the competitive threats stemming from these new developments.

Co-Investigators & Analysts Steve Loud, Composites Worldwide, Inc and Dr. Howard Kliger, H.S. Kliger& Assocs, Inc.




Vitro to cut workforce

19 July 2001



































Raytheon Premier I Business Jet Certified by FAA

02 April 2001

Raytheon Aircraft was awarded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification on Friday, March 23 for its new Premier I six-passenger, entry-level business jet.


Carbon Fiber Toy will be Bestseller in 2001

23 March 2001

For months the Toy Wishes staff combed the toy industry reviewing hundreds of items for consideration in the coveted 'Hot Dozen' toys for Spring/Summer 2001. After much anticipation, Silver today announced the twelve toys that he foresees to be the big sellers during the 2nd and 3rd quarters, the list including the RZ Ultralite scooter. It's futuristic design features a carbon-fiber construction for lightweight performance and steel jet-black styling on the deck and steering tube.


Workshop on Joining and Assembly of Composite Components

23 March 2001

26th April 2001 - Imperial College, London, UK


EPTA Catapult Competition

16 March 2001

Can you engineer a contraption that can aim accurately and shoot a 35 kg barrel over 200 meters or more? Universities and technical educational establishments throughout the world are hereby invited to participate in a competition for the construction and testing of a catapult of composite material.


Composite Solutions Corporate Financing Program

16 March 2001

Composite Solutions, Inc. (CSI) has retained AF Capital and Ace International Domaine (""AFA"") to develop and manage a major financing campaign with the goal of raising $20 million to meet the company's ambitious growth plans for the next twelve to eighteen months.


Johns Manville Completes Purchase of Skloplast

16 March 2001

Johns Manville has completed the acquisition of Skloplast a.s., a fiber glass manufacturing company located in Trnava, Slovakia. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ""Skloplast gives us a significant presence in European fiber glass reinforcements which will allow Johns Manville to better support our global customers,"" said Jerry Henry, chairman and CEO of Johns Manville. ""Skloplast products and markets are complementary to ours and we welcome its employees to the Johns Manville family.""


Advanced Glassfiber Yarns LLC Year End 2000 Earnings

16 March 2001

Advanced Glassfiber Yarns net sales for the year ended December 31, 2000 increased $26.1 million, or 10.3%, to $278.3 million as compared to $252.2 million in the year ended December 31, 1999. This increase was primarily due to higher demand in all markets, except in industrial products. The largest increases were in the electrical and the construction markets, with 22.8% and 14.5%, respectively.


3TEX Introduces 3Carbonbillet

09 March 2001

3TEX, Inc. a worldwide leader in developing next generation 3D preforms and composites, today announced it is introducing 3Carbonbillet. The product line includes preforms and composite billets and board stock 3D woven using the patented 3Weave process. This results in an integrated composite, which will not delaminate, allowing designers to take composites out of the mold and directly into the CNC/CAM, and tooling board arena, announced Brad Lienhart, President/CEO. 3Carbonbillet is being launched as a 3TEX commercial product line at the JEC 2001 Show on March 26 in Paris, France. The preforms and billet will be sold initially in 12"" and 18"" widths, and in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 inch thickness. 3Carbonbillet preforms and consolidated billets will be made from 12K and 48K carbon fiber. Consolidation of billets will be made generally with epoxy vinyl ester or epoxy modified resins in a resin infusion process. Special resins may be required for certain higher temperature tooling board applications.


Prices Increase

09 March 2001

Eastman Chemical Company announced a $0.02 per pound off-list price increase for all forms of Eastman NPG glycol in North America and Latin America, effective April 1, 2001. The company also announced a worldwide $0.045 per pound off-list price increase for Eastman purified isophthalic acid (PIA).


Sale of Neste Polyester to Ashland

02 March 2001

Ashland Inc. and Neste Chemicals Oy, a subsidiary of Nordkemi Group, signed a contract Feb. 23 on the sale of Neste Polyester's business and assets to Ashland Inc. The transaction, which is conditional on certain regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed within six weeks. Terms of the purchase agreement were not disclosed.


Surface Finish Compression Molding

02 March 2001

ValTek, LLC, the advanced technology business unit of Advanced Accessory Systems (AAS) has been issued U.S. Patent #6,132,669 for providing a new process called surface finishing compression (SFC) molding which is capable of producing Class A surfaced parts with structural properties. Applications include large automotive, recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and off-road panel parts. Multi-layer constructions are possible and 100% recyclable. The film finish and the article are compression molded simultaneously using commercially available vertical presses. The SFC molding process does not require pre-formed film inserts and eliminates painting and all the associated environmental concerns. ValTek has produced commercial-sized parts and has a significant database in processing conditions and resulting physical properties.


Reichhold Names Global Composites Leader:

23 February 2001

Gary S. Krall, president and COO of Reichhold, Inc. announced the appointment of Julia D. Harp as senior vice president, Global Composites effective March 1.