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Hexcel Launches £7.4m MAXIM Project on Aerospace Fabrics

Hexcel Launches £7.4m MAXIM Project on Aerospace Fabrics

19 September 2017

Hexcel reports that it will be launching a new UK government-backed £7.4 million research and development project Multi Axial Infused Materi...


The Graphene Council Supports Industrial Nanocomposites 2017

The Graphene Council Supports Industrial Nanocomposites 2017

19 September 2017

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


Tufnol Supplies Queensferry Crossing Bridge

Tufnol Supplies Queensferry Crossing Bridge

12 September 2017

Tufnol Composites has supplied specialist products to the Queensferry Crossing, the new bridge across Scotland’s Firth of Forth estuary.


Norco Wins UK Workboat Contract

Norco Wins UK Workboat Contract

12 September 2017

Norco Holdings has been selected by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) to build the fleet of replacement workboats ordered by the UK Ministry of Def...


New TVR Employs iStream Carbon Technology

New TVR Employs iStream Carbon Technology

12 September 2017

TVR partnered with Gordon Murray Design on the design and development of its new sports car, which was launched at the Goodwood Revival on 8...


ELG Carbon Fibre Secures AS/EN 9100 Revision D

ELG Carbon Fibre Secures AS/EN 9100 Revision D

12 September 2017

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


British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

05 September 2017

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


Element Sheffield Achieves Nadcap Accreditation

05 September 2017

The Sheffield, UK, laboratory operated by Element Materials Technology has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for destructive testing services.


AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

29 August 2017

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


Industrial Nanocomposites Conference: Programme Unveiled

Industrial Nanocomposites Conference: Programme Unveiled

29 August 2017

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


Pentaxia Prepares for Expansion

Pentaxia Prepares for Expansion

22 August 2017

Derby, UK-based Pentaxia is set to expand, with more than 20 new jobs in the pipeline, and a move to 70,000 ft2 of new manufactur...


Gurit Reports Mixed Market Conditions for First Half of 2017

22 August 2017

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


PolyGraph Project to Exhibit at Graphene Week

PolyGraph Project to Exhibit at Graphene Week

15 August 2017

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


Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

15 August 2017

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


Gurit Completes Aerospace Qualification

15 August 2017

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


Programme Announced for 8th Biennial Advanced Composites in Construction Conference

Programme Announced for 8th Biennial Advanced Composites in Construction Conference

08 August 2017

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


RP Technologies Adds Injection Moulding Capacity

RP Technologies Adds Injection Moulding Capacity

08 August 2017

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


RPS Appointed Channel Partner for HP 3D Printing

RPS Appointed Channel Partner for HP 3D Printing

01 August 2017

HP has appointed RP Support (RPS) as a channel partner for its 3D printing technology in the UK market.


PRF Composite Materials Introduces 50°C Epoxy Tooling Prepreg

PRF Composite Materials Introduces 50°C Epoxy Tooling Prepreg

01 August 2017

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


S&S Plastics Invests in Intelicare Dosers and Material Loaders

S&S Plastics Invests in Intelicare Dosers and Material Loaders

01 August 2017

S&S Plastics has installed Intelicare masterbatch dosing units and material loaders.


Call for Papers Announced for Composites Innovation 2018

Call for Papers Announced for Composites Innovation 2018

18 July 2017

Papers are now invited for the 2018 Composites Innovation Conference, an international conference and exhibition taking place on 20th -21st ...


Limited Exhibitor Space Remaining at UK Composites Show

Limited Exhibitor Space Remaining at UK Composites Show

18 July 2017

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


KTN Launches Special Interest Group on Graphene

11 July 2017

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


Gurit to License Green PET Technology from Armacell

11 July 2017

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


Composites UK Exceeds 300 Members

Composites UK Exceeds 300 Members

27 June 2017

Composites UK has announced that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.


Advanced Engineering Show Highlights UK's High Value Manufacturing Hotspots

20 June 2017

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


Dura Cladding Helps Landmark Development Achieve Sustainability Goals

Dura Cladding Helps Landmark Development Achieve Sustainability Goals

13 June 2017

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


NetComposites and ACMA Announce Call for Papers for Global Composites Conference

NetComposites and ACMA Announce Call for Papers for Global Composites Conference

13 June 2017

NetComposites and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) are inviting presentations for the Global Composites internationa...


Hexcel Presents Technologies for Hybrid Structures at Multicomp 2017

13 June 2017

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


Dominic James: Composites UK's Outstanding Contributor

Dominic James: Composites UK's Outstanding Contributor

06 June 2017

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


Stonhard UK achieves Achilles Level 4 Accreditation

06 June 2017

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


Junair Designs Paint Finishing Facility for Formaplex

Junair Designs Paint Finishing Facility for Formaplex

30 May 2017

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


Tods Develops Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies for Aircraft

Tods Develops Composite Fuel Pipe Assemblies for Aircraft

23 May 2017

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


Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

Pilatus PC-24 Jet Built with Hexcel Composite Materials

23 May 2017

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


SCIGRIP Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

SCIGRIP Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

23 May 2017

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


Intertronics Offers Technology and Training to Enhance Productivity

Intertronics Offers Technology and Training to Enhance Productivity

23 May 2017

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


NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

16 May 2017

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


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

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

16 May 2017

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


Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

16 May 2017

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


Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub launched

Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub launched

09 May 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has held a launch event in Notti...


Aerotech Invests for Major Defence Project

Aerotech Invests for Major Defence Project

09 May 2017

Aerotech Precision Manufacturing has invested in new manufacturing equipment to support and strengthen its involvement in a major defence pr...


CGTech Launches VERICUT Force in UK

CGTech Launches VERICUT Force in UK

09 May 2017

CGTech is set to launch its latest 'physics-based' toolpath optimisation module, VERICUT Force, in the UK with a series of nationwide semina...


Gurit Acquires PH Windsolutions

02 May 2017

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


Rockman Industries Targets US and European Growth

02 May 2017

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


NetComposites Enterprise Call for Papers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2017

NetComposites Enterprise Call for Papers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2017

25 April 2017

NetComposites Enterprise is pleased to announce the next INC 2017 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), an international conference taking...


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

25 April 2017

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


DTC listed as Official Supplier for Green Port Hull Project

25 April 2017

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


Airbus, GEDC and UNESCO Promote Diversity in Engineering

25 April 2017

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


Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

18 April 2017

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


Support for SMEs Through National Composites Centre and Composites UK

18 April 2017

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


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

18 April 2017

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


Ecocomp Student Poster Competition Launched

Ecocomp Student Poster Competition Launched

11 April 2017

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


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

11 April 2017

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


Programme for EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub Launch Event Announced

11 April 2017

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


Scott Bader Begins Transformational Journey to Achieve Long Term Sustainability Goals

11 April 2017

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


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

11 April 2017

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


NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

04 April 2017

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


Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

04 April 2017

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


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

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

04 April 2017

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


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

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

04 April 2017

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


Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

04 April 2017

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


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

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

28 March 2017

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


Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

Sigmatex Sign Supplier Agreement with Embraer

28 March 2017

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


AVS-SYS Relocates to New High-tech Facilities

AVS-SYS Relocates to New High-tech Facilities

28 March 2017

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


Confidence and Excitement for Materials 2017 Expressed by Key Partners

28 March 2017

Key influencers in the UK architecture and construction media industry have voiced their support for Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition coming to London, UK, next month on the 25-26 April.


NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

21 March 2017

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


Applied Graphene Materials Host Ministerial Visit

Applied Graphene Materials Host Ministerial Visit

21 March 2017

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


Pentaxia Secures Supply Deal with Leading Aerospace Innovator

21 March 2017

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


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

21 March 2017

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


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

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

14 March 2017

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


New Alutex Designs from Cristex Composite Materials

New Alutex Designs from Cristex Composite Materials

14 March 2017

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


METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

METYX Composites Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for UK with GRP Solutions

14 March 2017

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


R-TECH Materials Invests in Zwick’s Latest Composites Testing Technology

R-TECH Materials Invests in Zwick’s Latest Composites Testing Technology

14 March 2017

R-TECH Materials’ polymer and composites testing laboratory has invested in a Zwick 250kN universal testing machine, the first of its kind i...


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...


Aliancys Increase Prices

14 March 2017

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


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

14 March 2017

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


Graphene-Enhanced Composite Materials Improve Lightning-Strike Performance

14 March 2017

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


Teijin Exhibits High Performance Products at JEC World 2017

14 March 2017

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


AVS-SYS Files for Patent for Breakthrough Lighter Muffler Ducting

AVS-SYS Files for Patent for Breakthrough Lighter Muffler Ducting

07 March 2017

AVS-SYS has filed a patent application for Acoustic Muffler Ducting, which will be 15% lighter than existing products, whilst matching or ex...


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.


Alan Harper Showcases Newly Launched MAGLOC at JEC World

Alan Harper Showcases Newly Launched MAGLOC at JEC World

07 March 2017

Alan Harper Composites has launched MAGLOC, a new composite mould air ejector comprising of just two hardened precision steel parts locked t...


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

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

07 March 2017

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


CGTech to Showcase VERICUT Composites Applications Software at JEC World

CGTech to Showcase VERICUT Composites Applications Software at JEC World

07 March 2017

CGTech will demonstrate how critical simulation is when trimming composite parts and also demonstrate VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICU...


Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Door on Display at JEC World Featuring Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax

Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Door on Display at JEC World Featuring Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax

07 March 2017

A door for a hydrogen powered car, constructed using Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax, will be on display in the Auto Planet at JEC World,...


ELG Carbon Fibre Showcase Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project at JEC World

ELG Carbon Fibre Showcase Recycled Carbon Fibres Used in Novel Rail Vehicle Project at JEC World

07 March 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre is taking a prominent role in a project to develop a novel composite bogie frame for use in rail vehicles.


Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

07 March 2017

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


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.


JETCAM Showcases New Versions of Crosstrack and Latest Expert CAM/Nesting Software at JEC World

07 March 2017

JETCAM will exhibit version 4 of its CrossTrack Composite Manufacturing suite, including the new Material Tracking Lite (MTL) product aimed at customers who want low-cost material life tracking of rolls and kits at JEC World 2017.


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...


R-TECH Materials Showcase Composites Laboratory Tests at JEC World

R-TECH Materials Showcase Composites Laboratory Tests at JEC World

07 March 2017

R-TECH Materials will be showcasing its capabilities for composites at this year’s JEC World in Paris.


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...


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.


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

07 March 2017

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


Technical Fibre Products Launch New Nonwoven Materials at JEC World

Technical Fibre Products Launch New Nonwoven Materials at JEC World

07 March 2017

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will showcase its new range of lightweight nonwovens with increased flexibility, smoothness and fibre volume ...


TenCate Launches Next Generation Composite Materials for Aerospace and High Performance Industrial Applications at JEC World

07 March 2017

TenCate Advanced Composites will launch its next generation of fibre reinforced composite materials for aerospace and high performance industrial applications during JEC World 201.


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...


LANXESS Adjusts Prices for Engineering Plastics

28 February 2017

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


Site Visit to A C Marine & Composites Dubbed a Success

Site Visit to A C Marine & Composites Dubbed a Success

21 February 2017

Composites UK recently organised a site visit of A C Marine & Composites (ACM&C) in Gosport, UK, giving them an insight into the com...


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

21 February 2017

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


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

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

14 February 2017

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


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

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

14 February 2017

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


New Dust Information Seminar Launched by Dark Matter Composites and Composites UK

New Dust Information Seminar Launched by Dark Matter Composites and Composites UK

14 February 2017

Following on from two successful events in 2016, Dark Matter Composites and Composites UK are again teaming up to provide a seminar on risks...


Semi Automated Paint Lines Extend Finishing Capabilities

Semi Automated Paint Lines Extend Finishing Capabilities

14 February 2017

To support the growing demand for its full paint solutions, a £1.5m investment plan has been put into place to increase capacity and broaden...


Gurit Appoints Barracuda Advanced Composites as Distributor for Brazil

14 February 2017

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


Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

07 February 2017

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


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

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

07 February 2017

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


TWI Purchase Laboratory Platen Press

TWI Purchase Laboratory Platen Press

07 February 2017

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


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

07 February 2017

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


AMRC Composite Centre Wins Funding to Help Keep UK at Forefront of Automotive Innovation

AMRC Composite Centre Wins Funding to Help Keep UK at Forefront of Automotive Innovation

31 January 2017

The Composite Centre of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, UK, has won £360,000 in fundi...


Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

Scott Bader Expands Production Capacity for Crestabond MMA Structural Adhesives Range

31 January 2017

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


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

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

31 January 2017

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


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...


CompIC 2017 Panel Session Announced to Include Network Rail and Rijkswaterstaat

CompIC 2017 Panel Session Announced to Include Network Rail and Rijkswaterstaat

17 January 2017

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


Intertronics Launches Fast CureTemporary Mask for PCBs

Intertronics Launches Fast CureTemporary Mask for PCBs

17 January 2017

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


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

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

17 January 2017

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


Surface Generation Embarks Upon Thermoplastic Overmoulding Project

17 January 2017

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


Multicomp 2017 to Analyse Multimaterial Composites for Advanced Multifunctionality

Multicomp 2017 to Analyse Multimaterial Composites for Advanced Multifunctionality

03 January 2017

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


Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

Cristex Composite Materials Introduces Slitting and Rewinding Service

03 January 2017

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


Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

Norco Installs Temperature Controlled Room

03 January 2017

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


Aliancys Increase Price for Its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

03 January 2017

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


Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

Attwater and Custom Composites' Sturdy Rollers Help Launch RNLI Craft

20 December 2016

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


Elantas Gain GL Certification for Three Products

Elantas Gain GL Certification for Three Products

13 December 2016

ELANTAS Europe, supplied by Cristex Composite Materials in the UK, has recently been awarded German Lloyd certification on three of their pr...


Exova Acquires Insight NDT

13 December 2016

Exova Group has acquired Insight NDT, a South Yorkshire, UK-based non-destructive testing (NDT) and radiographic inspection business.


Gurit Enlarges Automotive Product Range

13 December 2016

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


Price Increase for Aliancys Unsaturated Polyester/Vinyl Ester Resins

13 December 2016

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


Nottingham to Lead New £10.3m Composite Manufacturing Research Hub

Nottingham to Lead New £10.3m Composite Manufacturing Research Hub

06 December 2016

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


The Radicigroup ‘Team’ Visits Nissan

The Radicigroup ‘Team’ Visits Nissan

06 December 2016

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


Gurit Acquires BASF PET Business

06 December 2016

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


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

06 December 2016

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


Composite Robot Offers Flexible, Low Cost Alternative to Purpose Built Machining Solutions

Composite Robot Offers Flexible, Low Cost Alternative to Purpose Built Machining Solutions

29 November 2016

Machining, Composite and Integrated Manufacturing specialists at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) h...


The Composites Innovation Cluster Celebrates its Success at Westminster Event

The Composites Innovation Cluster Celebrates its Success at Westminster Event

29 November 2016

After five years of work with a total spend of £22m, the Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) came to a close on 17 November 2016 with a high...


DTC Expands Competitive Consumable Offering for Composite Finishing Markets

DTC Expands Competitive Consumable Offering for Composite Finishing Markets

22 November 2016

Direct Tool Company (DTC) has had a successful first 3 quarters after taking on several big new composite customers and so expand their stoc...


Gurit Reports Aerospace Contract Renewal

22 November 2016

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


Cranfield University Purchase Fontijne Grotnes Composite Curing Press

Cranfield University Purchase Fontijne Grotnes Composite Curing Press

15 November 2016

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


TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

TFP Host Live Webinar on Composites Structures Using Nonwovens

15 November 2016

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


Composites UK 2016 Composites Industry Award Winners Announced

15 November 2016

On 2 November 2016, at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, Composites UK announced the winners of its 2016 industry awards at its prestigious black-tie awards dinner.


Sigmatex Launches Recycled Composite Material

Sigmatex Launches Recycled Composite Material

08 November 2016

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fibre composite material within its sigmaRF product range.


Controlled, Accurate Plasma Cleaner for TEM Sample Preparation

Controlled, Accurate Plasma Cleaner for TEM Sample Preparation

08 November 2016

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


Polymat FR Offers Significantly Higher Mechanical Properties

08 November 2016

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


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

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

01 November 2016

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


Expansion of Manufacturing Facilities

Expansion of Manufacturing Facilities

01 November 2016

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


VELOX Introduces Its Comprehensive Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

VELOX Introduces Its Comprehensive Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

01 November 2016

VELOX will be present at the Advanced Engineering Show taking place on the 2-3 November at NEC in Birmingham, UK.


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.


The Gill Corporation Celebrates New Building at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

01 November 2016

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


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

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

25 October 2016

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


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

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

25 October 2016

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


Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

Attwater Highlights New Capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

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


Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

Chomarat Presents Latest Glass and Carbon Innovations at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

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


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

25 October 2016

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


ELG Carbon Fibre Presents 2.7 Metre Nonwoven Recycled Mats at Advanced Engineering 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre Presents 2.7 Metre Nonwoven Recycled Mats at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre will be making its debut appearance at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016 in Birmingham, UK on the 2-3 November.


epm: technology Celebrates 20 Years in Business at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

epm:technology has achieved AS9100 approval industry standard quality management system (QMS) within the aerospace sector and says it has strengthened its team with the key appointment of Andrew Walker as Commercial Director.


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 ...


John Burn to Showcase Latest Key Products at Advanced Engineering 2016

25 October 2016

In the past decade, John Burn has been a regular exhibitor at the Composites Engineering Show, part of Advanced Engineering.


National Composites Centre Showcases Tier 1 Core Research at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016

25 October 2016

This year the NCC says its stand is going to be bigger and better than ever, and even made from carbon fibre.


Pipex px Present World’s Phenolic FRP Handrail at Advanced Engineering Show 2016

25 October 2016

Pipex px will be exhibiting at Advanced Engineering 2016 and its Technical Director and composite solutions specialist, Simon Eves, will be one of this year’s expert guest speakers, presenting an enlightening brief on the ‘World’s First Phenolic FRP Handrail Application Offshore’.


PRF Showcase Latest Prepreg Materials at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016

25 October 2016

The PRF team will showcase its prepreg materials alongside its traditional hand layup range, and in particular, will be presenting its highly toughened RP549 epoxy prepreg.


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.


Norco Acquires C&B Composites

Norco Acquires C&B Composites

25 October 2016

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


Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sigmatex Celebrates 30th Anniversary

25 October 2016

Sigmatex is celebrating its 30th anniversary.


Hexcel Amends and Extends Contract with Airbus Group

Hexcel Amends and Extends Contract with Airbus Group

18 October 2016

Two of Hexcel’s key contracts to supply advanced composites to Airbus Group have been amended which Hexcel expects generate total sales of $...


SCIGRIP Appoints Euroresins as Distributor

SCIGRIP Appoints Euroresins as Distributor

18 October 2016

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


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

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

18 October 2016

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


Direct Tool Company Soar Ahead Securing Contracts with International Yacht Racing Teams

Direct Tool Company Soar Ahead Securing Contracts with International Yacht Racing Teams

04 October 2016

Direct Tool Company (DTC) describes itself as the leading supplier of refinishing tools, consumables and plant equipment for some of the mos...


Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

Revolutionary Composite Gas Transition Seal

04 October 2016

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


Lentus’ Success with the Cervélo Bike Frame Project

04 October 2016

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


CO2 on the Way to Becoming an All-around Talent

04 October 2016

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


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...


SCIGRIP Acquired Arjay Technologies

SCIGRIP Acquired Arjay Technologies

27 September 2016

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


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

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

27 September 2016

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


Composites UK Reveals its Industry Award Shortlist for 2016

27 September 2016

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2016 composites industry awards.


TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

TFP Exhibit Innovative Nonwoven Developments at CAMX

20 September 2016

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


ELG Carbon Fibre’s New Nonwoven Line Manufactures Market’s First 2.7m Wide Recycled Carbon Mats

ELG Carbon Fibre’s New Nonwoven Line Manufactures Market’s First 2.7m Wide Recycled Carbon Mats

20 September 2016

ELG Carbon Fibre has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line which is specifically designed to process recyc...


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

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

20 September 2016

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


Gurit Wins Four-Year Automotive Components Supply Contract

13 September 2016

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


ACIC 2017 Announces Call for Papers

ACIC 2017 Announces Call for Papers

06 September 2016

The eighth biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 5-7 September 2017, at the University of S...


epm: technology Group Gains AS9100

06 September 2016

epm: technology group has gained AS9100 approval.


Euroresins UK Launch Web Shop

Euroresins UK Launch Web Shop

30 August 2016

Euroresins UK has launched a web shop for the UK Composites market.


AGC AeroComposites Develops Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Welding Technique

30 August 2016

AGC AeroComposites has successfully completed their ‘CoFusion’ project with funding from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP), in partnership with the UK National Composites Centre, TenCate Advanced Composites and Rolls Royce.


AMRC Tested Aerobatic Aircraft Put Through Its Paces at Top Global Airshow

AMRC Tested Aerobatic Aircraft Put Through Its Paces at Top Global Airshow

23 August 2016

A spectacular aerobatic aircraft, which passed airworthiness tests at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre wit...


Carbodeon Closes EUR 1.5 million Funding Round from Straightforward Capital

Carbodeon Closes EUR 1.5 million Funding Round from Straightforward Capital

23 August 2016

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


Black Opaque Conformal Coating from Intertronics Enhances PCB Security

Black Opaque Conformal Coating from Intertronics Enhances PCB Security

23 August 2016

The new Dymax Multi-Cure 9451 is a true black and opaque conformal coating from Intertronics that enhances security of electronic products b...


Gurit-Engineered ARES HERCULES Series Fast Patrol Boats on Sea Trials

23 August 2016

Gurit Composite Engineering congratulates ARES Shipyard on the launch of the first in a series of new patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard.


BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

16 August 2016

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


Permali Gloucester Selected to Supply Composite Ballistic Armour for Supacat HMT Extenda Vehicle

Permali Gloucester Selected to Supply Composite Ballistic Armour for Supacat HMT Extenda Vehicle

16 August 2016

Permali Gloucester has recently been awarded a contract to supply composite ballistic armour panels to Supacat.


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...


Formaplex Increases Production Capacity

Formaplex Increases Production Capacity

16 August 2016

Formaplex has commissioned a further 5 injection moulding presses to increase component production capabilities.


Embedding Optical Fibre Sensors in Composite Structures Gets Easier

Embedding Optical Fibre Sensors in Composite Structures Gets Easier

16 August 2016

Successfully embedding optical fibre sensors into a composite structure requires careful thought and attention to detail, this task has just...


Tricel Acquires Glasplies and Expands its UK Fibreglass Distribution Network

16 August 2016

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


Permali Gloucester Selected to Supply Composite Armour for UK's New Ajax Vehicle

Permali Gloucester Selected to Supply Composite Armour for UK's New Ajax Vehicle

09 August 2016

Permali Gloucester has recently been awarded a £15 million contract to supply composite armour materials to General Dynamics European Land S...


Papers Invited for NetComposites’ Inaugural Multicomp 2017 Conference

Papers Invited for NetComposites’ Inaugural Multicomp 2017 Conference

09 August 2016

Papers are requested for NetComposites’ first ever Multicomp Conference, which will take place on 21-22 June 2017, at the Nottingham Confere...


TFP Announce Supacool Certification & New Product Launch

TFP Announce Supacool Certification & New Product Launch

02 August 2016

Technical Fibre Products has two important new developments with its Supacool range of lightweight cryogenic tissue; the launch of a new var...


ELG Carbon Fibre Joins IACMI as Plans Towards Opening of US Recycling Plant Accelerate

ELG Carbon Fibre Joins IACMI as Plans Towards Opening of US Recycling Plant Accelerate

02 August 2016

ELG Carbon IACMI - The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.


Permali Gloucester Invests Over £1.5 Million to Enhance Production and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Permali Gloucester Invests Over £1.5 Million to Enhance Production and Reduce Carbon Emissions

02 August 2016

Permali Gloucester has committed to over £1.5 million of investment in its future during 2016.


PRF Composite Materials Presents new RP549 Highly Toughened Epoxy Prepreg System

PRF Composite Materials Presents new RP549 Highly Toughened Epoxy Prepreg System

14 June 2016

PRF Composite Materials has launched a highly toughened epoxy prepreg system: RP549.


Hexcel Celebrates Opening of New Innovation Centre

Hexcel Celebrates Opening of New Innovation Centre

31 May 2016

Hexcel’s new $10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford, UK was officially opened by Marcus Bryson, Chair of the Aerospace Growth Partnership ...


TenCate Advanced Composites Celebrate the Opening of its European Centre of Excellence for Thermoset Composite Materials

31 May 2016

TenCate Advanced Composites celebrate the inaugural opening of their extended facility at Langley Mill, Nottingham, UK, the European Centre of Excellence for thermoset prepreg systems.


Cygnet Texkimp Breaks New Ground With Automated Fibre Packaging System

Cygnet Texkimp Breaks New Ground With Automated Fibre Packaging System

24 May 2016

A fully-automated system, which is designed to protect the quality of sensitive fibres including carbon fibre while they are being wrapped, ...


Intertronics Opens New Technology Centre to Facilitate Trials, Demonstrations and Seminars

Intertronics Opens New Technology Centre to Facilitate Trials, Demonstrations and Seminars

24 May 2016

With manufacturing relying increasingly on high performance adhesives and protective materials, Intertronics is welcoming visitors to its re...


Tees Valley Unlimited Employ NetComposites to Promote Inward Investment

24 May 2016

Tees Valley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley focused on delivering jobs and economic growth to the area, and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have recently commissioned NetComposites to review and report on the projected demand for composites among UK based automotive suppliers and to identify any gaps within the UK composites supply chain.


Innovate UK Awards Funding to Drive Development of 3D Woven Textile Composites for Aerospace

24 May 2016

The 3 year ATI ‘Breakthrough Aerospace Materials’ project, known as BAM, commenced March 2016 and looks to advance the manufacturing techniques and simulation of 3D textiles in the UK and to make them commercially available to the aerospace industry.


Haydale Commission Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility

Haydale Commission Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility

09 February 2016

Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has commissioned a composite pipe testing facility with the support of Leicester City Council, Leicester a...


Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

09 February 2016

At the upcoming JEC World, Composites Evolution will be continuing the roll out of its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes and the differ...


Centre Breaks New Ground by Carrying Out the UK’s First Full Airworthiness Test for 30 Years

Centre Breaks New Ground by Carrying Out the UK’s First Full Airworthiness Test for 30 Years

09 February 2016

Airworthiness testing of new light aircraft is returning to the UK, thanks to a pioneering partnership involving a championship-winning aero...


Highly Engineered Lightweight Composite Trench Covers for Areas Imposing High Loads

Highly Engineered Lightweight Composite Trench Covers for Areas Imposing High Loads

02 February 2016

UK manufacturer Fibrelite can now provide the perfect lightweight alternative to traditionally used heavy concrete and metal access covers f...


Airborne Acquires Aviation Enterprises

02 February 2016

Netherlands-based Airborne International has acquired 100% of the share capital of Aviation Enterprises, based in the UK.


Multimillion Investment Boosts Drive to Improve UK Manufacturing Competitiveness

Multimillion Investment Boosts Drive to Improve UK Manufacturing Competitiveness

15 December 2015

A partnership, that dates back to the founding of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), is set to bear ...


Surface Generation Boosts Speed and Efficiency of Thermoplastic Press-forming Processes

Surface Generation Boosts Speed and Efficiency of Thermoplastic Press-forming Processes

08 December 2015

Surface Generation is working with WMG and AGC AeroComposites (AGC) to develop new composite press-forming processes for automotive and aero...


TRB Lightweight Structures Brings Aerospace-Quality Composites to Rail

TRB Lightweight Structures Brings Aerospace-Quality Composites to Rail

08 December 2015

The use of lightweight advanced composites in the aerospace and defence industries has delivered major performance improvements for operatio...


Cytec Opens New Application Centre Dedicated to Materials and Technology Developments for High Volume Applications

Cytec Opens New Application Centre Dedicated to Materials and Technology Developments for High Volume Applications

08 December 2015

Cytec Industries has opened a new Application Centre in Heanor, UK, adjacent to its existing manufacturing and R&D sites.


Record Numbers Attend 2015 UK Composites Industry Awards Dinner

Record Numbers Attend 2015 UK Composites Industry Awards Dinner

17 November 2015

Composites UK, the Trade Association for the UK composites industry, welcomed 250 attendees to its Awards Dinner on 4 November 2015, a repor...


Far-UK Wins Composites UK Engineering 2015 Innovation in Design Award

Far-UK Wins Composites UK Engineering 2015 Innovation in Design Award

17 November 2015

At this year’s Composites UK Industry Awards annual dinner, the ‘Innovation in Design’ award was won by Far-UK for its super lightweight car...


VERICUT V7.4 in Pole Position at Williams F1

17 November 2015

Over 100 people from almost 60 of the UK’s leading technology manufacturing companies attended CGTech’s latest VUE 2015 (VERICUT Users Exchange), held on 29 September 2015, at Williams F1, Oxfordshire, UK.


NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for Composites Innovation Conference

NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for Composites Innovation Conference

10 November 2015

NetComposites presents Composites Innovation 2016, an international conference and exhibition taking place 22-23 June 2016 at the Advanced M...


NetComposites Launch Rebrand at UK Advanced Engineering

NetComposites Launch Rebrand at UK Advanced Engineering

03 November 2015

NetComposites has undergone a total brand review and today has unveiled its new logo and websites to better support its commercial activitie...


EPSRC CIMComp to Present New Textile and 3D Reinforcement Developments at Composites Engineering 2015

03 November 2015

EPSRC CIMComp will present new developments in textile and 3D reinforcements including quad-axial braiding, tufting with multifunctional threads, and Augmented Reality (AR) training tools at the Composites Engineering show at The NEC, Birmingham, UK. 


Lightweighting Excellence Programme Announce Three Automotive OEMs Working on Vehicle Weight Reduction

Lightweighting Excellence Programme Announce Three Automotive OEMs Working on Vehicle Weight Reduction

03 November 2015

The Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) will be launched at Advanced Engineering UK 2015 and it will announce three UK-based automotive...


Six Manufacturing Firms Join West Midlands Showcase at Advanced Engineering UK 2015

03 November 2015

Automotive firms from the West Midlands’ six Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will take part in a delegation to showcase the region’s services and cutting-edge technology to the wider engineering market.


UK’s Biggest Advanced Engineering Show Builds Momentum

UK’s Biggest Advanced Engineering Show Builds Momentum

27 October 2015

Advanced Engineering UK returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 4-5 November 2015.


NetComposites ‘Introduction to Composites’ Training Module Running Live at UK Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

NetComposites will be running one of its Live Online Training modules, ‘Introduction to Composites’ during the Advanced Engineering Show 2015 taking place on 4 – 5th November at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

27 October 2015

At the upcoming Advanced Engineering Show, Composites Evolution will be launching its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes, offering signi...


NTPT Showcases Lightweight Prepreg Solutions at the Composites Engineering Show 2015

NTPT Showcases Lightweight Prepreg Solutions at the Composites Engineering Show 2015

27 October 2015

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) will be showcasing its lightweight prepreg and automation solutions for the marine, motorsports, industrial...


New VERICUT Version on Display at Advanced Engineering

27 October 2015

CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimisation software at Advanced Engineering 2015 on the 4-15 November 2015. 


Sigma Components Showcase Sigma Lite Range of Lightweight Components at the Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

Sigma Components will showcase its Sigma Lite range at the Advanced Engineering show including its ‘star of the show’ COMPipe – a composite aero-engine pipe that delivers weight savings of 50% over traditionally-manufactured pipes.


Scott & Fyfe Launch New Composite Reinforcement Materials at the Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

Scott & Fyfe will introduce several new products to its growing range of standard and innovative reinforcement materials for the composite industry at Advanced Engineering UK, which is to be held in The NEC, Birmingham, UK on the 4-5 November 2015.


Technical Fibre Products Exhibiting Advanced Nonwovens at Advanced Engineering UK

27 October 2015

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its advanced nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show, part of the Advanced Engineering UK group of events which will be held at The NEC, Birmingham, UK from 4-5 November 2015.


Attwater Returns to the Composites Engineering Show for 6th year

27 October 2015

Attwater Group is once again exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show when it returns for the sixth consecutive year in November.


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.


VELOX to Present its Composites Range at Advanced Engineering Show

27 October 2015

VELOX will present its wide portfolio of composites specialities including epoxy resins, reinforcements such as natural fibres, pre-pregs, carbon fibre, as well as tooling materials, core materials and release agents Advanced Engineering Show 2015 taking place on 4 – 5th November at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.


AMRC Expertise Takes Flight at London’s British Design Museum Exhibition

AMRC Expertise Takes Flight at London’s British Design Museum Exhibition

27 October 2015

The University Of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), along with Boeing, is to have work shown at the British Design Mu...


CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

20 October 2015

The CARBIO project has developed a carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof using Composite Evolution’s Biotex Flax material.


Haydale HDPlas Process Granted European Patent

20 October 2015

Haydale has received confirmation from the European Patent Office (EPO) of the decision to grant a European Patent for its proprietary HDPlas functionalisation process for graphene and other nanoparticulate materials.


AMRC Strengthens Links with Korea Following New Agreement on Collaboration

AMRC Strengthens Links with Korea Following New Agreement on Collaboration

20 October 2015

The University of Sheffield is to set up a branch of its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing in the Republic of Korea.


Innovation at the Heart of Advanced Engineering UK

Innovation at the Heart of Advanced Engineering UK

13 October 2015

More than 700 leading international suppliers have booked stands for Advanced Engineering UK, which opens its doors on 4th - 5th November 20...


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.


Scott Bader Resin and Adhesive Feature in UK Record Breaking ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle

Scott Bader Resin and Adhesive Feature in UK Record Breaking ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle

06 October 2015

The ULV team selected high performance lightweight composite materials and technologies, including Scott Bader's carbon fibre compatible Cre...


Graphene Specialists Haydale Wins Major Research Grants

06 October 2015

Haydale has recently been awarded a number of research grants, totalling over £450,000.


Global Tooling Company Enters UK Composites Market

06 October 2015

Dimar Tooling is entering the UK composites market by launching an exciting range of products specifically designed for composite materials.


Custom-Made Fibrelite Composite Trench Covers Prove Solution for New Nottingham Tramway Platforms

Custom-Made Fibrelite Composite Trench Covers Prove Solution for New Nottingham Tramway Platforms

29 September 2015

A key milestone in Nottingham, UK's transport infrastructure has been marked with the opening of the new £570 million tram extension which i...


PRF Composite Materials Launches New Tooling Prepreg Systems

PRF Composite Materials Launches New Tooling Prepreg Systems

29 September 2015

PRF Composite Materials has launched RP-801 and RP-802 tooling prepreg systems.


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

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

15 September 2015

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


Graphene Enhanced Araldite Resin Composite Materials

Graphene Enhanced Araldite Resin Composite Materials

15 September 2015

Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has signed a letter of intent to start a joint development and commercialisation agreement with Huntsman A...


Haydale and Cardiff University Develop Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons

Haydale and Cardiff University Develop Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons

01 September 2015

At the recent 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), researchers from Cardiff University, UK in conjunction with Hayda...


The BioBuild Project Showcases Biocomposite Structures for use in Construction

24 February 2015

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, will showcase biocomposite structures, including a building-façade panel, a cladding kit, a suspended ceiling and an internal-partition system, at EcoBuild which is being held at ExCel, London on 3-5 March 2015, from its stand N6042.


New Biocomposites Technology Overview Published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

New Biocomposites Technology Overview Published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

01 April 2014

NetComposites and Materials KTN have jointly produced a Biocomposites Technology Overview providing an overview of biocomposites, and the na...


OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

19 November 2013

The OSIRYS project will look to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by developing forest-based biocomposites and prod...


NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

06 March 2013

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


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...


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...


Advanced Engineering UK Gains New Support from SAE International and Co-locating Symposium

Advanced Engineering UK Gains New Support from SAE International and Co-locating Symposium

09 October 2015

Advanced Engineering UK will enjoy new support from SAE International for its 2015 show being held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 4th an...