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June 2019

AMRC, Tinsley Bridge develops metal composite anti-roll bars for trucks and trains

By | June 20th, 2019|composite news|

AMRC, Tinsley Bridge develops metal composite anti-roll bars for trucks and trains The Innovate UK project achieved a 65% weight reduction with a CFRP stabilizer bar and now tests service performance and durability. A team in the UK is working to advance lightweight composite anti-roll bars. Funded by Innovate UK, a UK innovation agency, the [...]

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Spirit AeroSystems introduces next-generation composite fuselage panels

By | June 20th, 2019|composite news|

Spirit AeroSystems introduces next-generation composite fuselage panels The 18-foot 12-foot demonstration board debuted at the Paris Air Show with integrated skin and stringers and offers significant cost savings and powerful performance attributes. Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, Kansas, USA) debuted at the Paris Air Show (Paris, France) on Monday, June 17th, a new composite designed for the [...]

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Japan Toray will participate in the Paris Air Show with T1100 carbon fiber and Cetex thermoplastic products

By | June 20th, 2019|composite news|

Japan Toray will participate in the Paris Air Show with T1100 carbon fiber and Cetex thermoplastic products Japan's Toray official website released on June 13th, the company will bring the latest aviation materials technology and products to participate in the Paris Air Show to be held on June 17. Paris Air Show is the largest [...]

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China University of Science and Technology develops superelastic hard carbon-based composite nanofiber aerogel

By | June 19th, 2019|composite news|

China University of Science and Technology develops superelastic hard carbon-based composite nanofiber aerogel Carbon materials can be roughly classified into graphite carbon, soft carbon and hard carbon depending on the carbon atom hybrid orbital. Soft carbon and hard carbon are mainly used to describe carbon materials prepared by pyrolysis of polymers. During pyrolysis, some carbon [...]

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TITAN FRP Machinery seeks for FRP sheet manufacturing partners

By | June 18th, 2019|composite news|

TITAN FRP Machinery seeks for FRP sheet manufacturing partners TITAN FRP Machinery Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the production of FRP sheet making machines. Main products: FRP roofing sheet making machine, FRP transversely corrugated roofing sheet making machine, FRP rain gutter making machine, FRP gel coat sheet making machine, FRP gel coat [...]

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Enhance core competitiveness Some companies accelerate the layout of lightweight materials for automobiles

By | June 15th, 2019|composite news|

Enhance core competitiveness Some companies accelerate the layout of lightweight materials for automobiles The automobile production and sales data released by the China Automobile Association recently showed that in the first five months of this year, the new energy vehicle market maintained a rapid growth momentum as the overall automobile market continued to slump. As [...]

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National Advanced Functional Fiber Innovation Center Construction Plan passed the demonstration

By | June 15th, 2019|composite news|

National Advanced Functional Fiber Innovation Center Construction Plan passed the demonstration On June 12, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology organized a demonstration meeting on the construction of the National Advanced Functional Fiber Innovation Center in Jiangsu. Wang Zhijun, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, and Ma Qiulin, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, [...]

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Aachen University of Technology showcases new 3D weaving equipment and mixed reality learning environment for textile technology

By | June 15th, 2019|composite news|

Aachen University of Technology showcases new 3D weaving equipment and mixed reality learning environment for textile technology The Textile Technology Institute of the Aachen University of Technology (hereinafter referred to as ITA) will present a 3D braiding machine that has been digitally modified to produce three-dimensional reinforced ceramic turbine components. At the same time, the [...]

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Chinese researchers have developed superelastic hard carbon nanofiber aerogels

By | June 15th, 2019|composite news|

Chinese researchers have developed superelastic hard carbon nanofiber aerogels Inspired by the flexibility and rigidity of natural spider webs, the research team led by Professor Yu Shuhong from the University of Science and Technology of China developed a simple and versatile method for making superelastic and fatigue-resistant hard carbon aerogels from nanofibers. A network structure [...]

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Toray will showcase next-generation composite technology at the Paris Air Show

By | June 15th, 2019|composite news|

Toray will showcase next-generation composite technology at the Paris Air Show Toray Industries will present the latest advances in aerospace materials technology at the upcoming Paris Air Show. At the show, Toray will further determine the performance of the Torayca T1100 carbon fiber. Toray's T1100 creates a new carbon fiber (intermediate modulus) by significantly increasing [...]

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Marshall Aerospace uses Defense 3D to print aerospace parts

By | June 14th, 2019|composite news|

Marshall Aerospace uses Defense 3D to print aerospace parts Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group (Cambridge, UK) is using Stratasys (Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA) advanced 3D printing technology to manufacture parts for flight for composite, civilian and commercial aircraft using composite materials and other advanced materials. Marshall said it has installed multiple 3D printed piping systems [...]

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Airbus Albatross made of composite material

By | June 14th, 2019|composite news|

Airbus Albatross made of composite material Airbus demonstrated the first flight, flapping the wingtips, and revolutionizing the wing and wing box design. Airbus engineers developed a proportional model aircraft, the first of which used a flying wing tip to completely change the wing design of the aircraft. The company uses nature to develop its "semi-pneumatic [...]

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New progress in research on surface treatment technology of high modulus carbon fiber in Shanxi Coal Chemical Institute

By | June 14th, 2019|composite news|

New progress in research on surface treatment technology of high modulus carbon fiber in Shanxi Coal Chemical Institute Due to the inertness of the carbon fiber surface, the stress load between the carbon fiber and the matrix material in the composite material cannot be effectively transmitted, which directly affects its performance and limits its scale [...]

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Shandong’s first carbon fiber wire grid project completed and put into operation

By | June 13th, 2019|composite news|

Shandong's first carbon fiber wire grid project completed and put into operation At 11:32 on June 5, with the successful power transmission of the No. 1 main transformer of Laiyang 500 kV substation, the first power grid project using the carbon fiber conductor in Shandong Province - Laiyang - Kunyu 500 kV line project was [...]

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Swiss researchers develop new magnetic induction shape memory composites

By | June 13th, 2019|composite news|

Swiss researchers develop new magnetic induction shape memory composites Researchers at the Swiss Paul Shel Institute (PSI) and the ETH Zurich have succeeded in developing a new composite that can excite its shape memory effects by magnetic conditions. The material will retain a certain shape when placed in a magnetic field. Unlike traditional magnetic induction [...]

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Hexcel introduces integrated wing demonstrator and I-beam made of HiTape carbon fiber reinforced material

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Hexcel introduces integrated wing demonstrator and I-beam made of HiTape carbon fiber reinforced material Visitors to the Hexcel booth at this year's Paris Air Show will see an integrated wing demonstrator and I-beams made of HiTape carbon fiber reinforced material. Developed for the automated laying of prefabricated parts, HiTape Dry Carbon Reinforcement complements the next-generation [...]

The FAMACOM project aims to develop more efficient manufacturing processes for aerospace parts

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

The FAMACOM project aims to develop more efficient manufacturing processes for aerospace parts The Spanish consortium led by Aerotecnic is using microwave curing technology to make large sandwich composite parts. A consortium called FAMACOM, developed by Aerotecnic (Ç á DIZ, Spain), is developing a more efficient manufacturing process for lightweight aerospace components using microwave curing [...]

The first development conference of Nanjing Fiberglass Institute was held

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

The first development conference of Nanjing Fiberglass Institute was held On June 5th, the Nanjing Fiberglass Institute Development Conference was held in Nanjing with the theme of “Technology Leading, Innovation and Innovation”. Feng Jinwei, General Manager of China Aerospace Commercial Aviation Engine Co., Ltd., Tian Tiebing, Deputy General Manager of AVIC Composites Co., Ltd., Xie [...]

The ICC 2019 will be held from September 10th to 12th and will be held for the first time in conjunction with the European Composites Exhibition.

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

The ICC 2019 will be held from September 10th to 12th and will be held for the first time in conjunction with the European Composites Exhibition. This year's International Composites Conference (ICC) will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from September 10th to 12th, for the first time in conjunction with the European Composites Exhibition. The [...]

Taihe New Materials and BASF celebrate 30 years of cooperation

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Taihe New Materials and BASF celebrate 30 years of cooperation Shanghai Securities News China Securities Network May 28-29, "Taihe New Materials Group and BASF 30th Anniversary and Technical Exchange Meeting" was held in Yantai. As a giant in the international chemical industry, BASF and Yantai Taihe New Materials Group Co., Ltd., the leading domestic high-performance [...]

Airbus’s joint venture in China becomes the world’s only supplier of composite structural parts for the A350 model

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Airbus's joint venture in China becomes the world's only supplier of composite structural parts for the A350 model Xinhua News Agency, Harbin, June 9 (Reporter Hu Tao) Airbus said recently that Airbus's joint venture in China, Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Center, has now become a composite structural member for the Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft [...]

Covestro offers the first polyurethane resins for wind turbine blades

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Covestro offers the first polyurethane resins for wind turbine blades Covestro is a global supplier of high performance polymer materials and has delivered the first orders for polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. According to the World Wind Energy Association, China is the world's largest wind power market with an installed capacity of [...]

Beijing Institute of Technology uses SwiftComp for composite research

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Beijing Institute of Technology uses SwiftComp for composite research AnalySwift LLC (West Jordan, Utah, USA) recently announced that Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT; Beijing, China) is using its SwiftComp simulation software to research new composites as part of the company's recently launched academic partner program. Practical applications for research conducted at BIT are reported to [...]

Anisoprint introduces basalt fiber for continuous fiber 3D printing

By | June 12th, 2019|composite news|

Anisoprint introduces basalt fiber for continuous fiber 3D printing Anisoprint (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) is a manufacturer of continuous carbon fiber 3D printers and materials and recently introduced a basalt fiber composite for 3D printing. According to the company, this material is 15 times stronger than plastic when applied to 3D printing technology, 5 times lighter than [...]

Gordon Murray Automotive designs composite supercar

By | June 11th, 2019|composite news|

Gordon Murray Automotive designs composite supercar Gordon Murray Automotive (Surrey, UK) is a sister company of vehicle design and engineering firm Gordon Murray Design, which has announced details of its first model, the T.50 supercar. As the successor to the Murray-designed McLaren F1, the T.50 features a carbon-fibre composite chassis and body design that is [...]

Texkimp: Customized winding solutions for the composites industry

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Texkimp: Customized winding solutions for the composites industry Recently, CIM magazine interviewed Luke Vardy, general manager of British composite equipment manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp. The interview focused on Cygnet Texkimp's experience in custom winding equipment. The interview text was organized as follows: Filament winding was first developed in the late 1940s and is one of the [...]

Jianghuai Heavy Industry Cooperates with Tsinghua University in the field of “New Composite Processing”

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Jianghuai Heavy Industry Cooperates with Tsinghua University in the field of “New Composite Processing” On May 26th, Professor Li Wenzhen from Tsinghua University School of Materials came to Jianghuai Heavy Industry for a docking study. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jianghuai Heavy Industry and Secretary of the Party Committee Nie Qiushe expressed warm [...]

TRB provides related composite materials for the Airbus A380 Deluxe Suite

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

TRB provides related composite materials for the Airbus A380 Deluxe Suite TRB Lightweight Structures is a leading expert in the design, testing, validation and production of lightweight composite products, working closely with international high-tech company Safran to create a luxurious Skyroom suite for Singapore Airlines. These private suites were offered on five new Airbus A380 [...]

Production of prepregs with a fiber surface weight of 75 g/m2 using laboratory equipment

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Production of prepregs with a fiber surface weight of 75 g/m2 using laboratory equipment Roth's laboratory equipment can be used for preliminary testing and process development of prepreg and organic sheet production. The pre-impregnated semi-finished fiber composite can be partially cured in subsequent processing or the thermoplastic matrix material can be processed into a final [...]

Graphosite project provides graphene sensors for composite defect inspection and maintenance

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Graphosite project provides graphene sensors for composite defect inspection and maintenance The goal of the Graphosite project is to create a graphene sensor that can detect defects in the composite during the manufacturing process and normal life of the part. The alliance of Advise-Deta, Haydale, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology, DZP Technologies, Brunel University (through the Brunel [...]

Italy develops new composite materials for 3D printing helicopter models

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Italy develops new composite materials for 3D printing helicopter models The wind tunnel test is a technique that aerodynamics parents have long used to directly measure the forces, moments, pressures, and visual airflow conditions in aircraft design. Airlines typically design and manufacture special small-sized aircraft models for wind tunnel testing, but this may not be [...]

Swiss company cooperates to develop carbon fiber composite Mars rover chassis

By | June 10th, 2019|composite news|

Swiss company cooperates to develop carbon fiber composite Mars rover chassis RUAG Space, Switzerland's largest independent supplier of aerospace products, has partnered with Swiss engineering company Scheurer Swiss GmbH to develop parts for the ExoMars Mars rover. The carbon fiber composite chassis of the Mars rover was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) under [...]

SAERTEX assists in the production of 87.5 m carbon fiber fan blade main beam cap sample

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

SAERTEX assists in the production of 87.5 m carbon fiber fan blade main beam cap sample SAERTEX official website published on May 24th that the company participated in the production of the longest carbon fiber blade main beam cap sample produced by vacuum infusion technology. The main beam cap manufacturer is a Chinese fan blade [...]

Zoltek’s new carbon fiber PX35 KS commercializes production

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Zoltek's new carbon fiber PX35 KS commercializes production Zoltek, a subsidiary of Japan Toray Corporation, which specializes in the large tow carbon fiber business, recently announced that its newly developed patented PX35 KS carbon fiber has been commercialized. This new product splits the traditional 50K wire into 3K wire, winds it into a multi-head tow, [...]

European companies filed anti-dumping investigations against the EU

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

European companies raise objections to the EU on anti-dumping investigations on fiberglass Recently, the European Fiberglass Manufacturers Association (APFE) filed an application with the European Union to launch an anti-dumping investigation against fiberglass originating in Egypt and Bahrain. To this end, the British GRP company and the Jushi Group joined several European import traders and [...]

Lipex Engineering to build basalt fiber production plant in Russia

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Lipex Engineering to build basalt fiber production plant in Russia The plant on behalf of the company plans to use basalt fiber as one of its main growth areas. Lipex Engineering GmbH (Munich, Germany) recently completed a contract to establish a turnkey plant in Russia for the production of basalt fiber. The production plant will [...]

Daher Announces Acquisition of KVE Composites Group

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Daher Announces Acquisition of KVE Composites Group Daher continued to implement its corporate strategic plan and consolidated its position in the thermoplastic structural components market through the acquisition of KVE Composites. Aircraft manufacturers and industrial equipment and service provider Daher are advancing the successful strategic plan for 2018-2022, which revolves around three priorities: greater added [...]

Huachang Polymer MERICAN 9505 resin landed in Southeast Asia

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Huachang Polymer MERICAN 9505 resin landed in Southeast Asia With the strengthening of environmental awareness, oil spills from underground oil storage tanks at gas stations have gradually attracted the attention of governments in Southeast Asia. Huachang Company actively implements the national “One Belt and One Road” initiative, and has opened a new journey of cooperation [...]

Automotive carbon fiber composites market will be a billion-dollar market

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Automotive carbon fiber composites market will be a billion-dollar market With the increasing tightening of energy conservation and emission reduction policies in the world, especially in China, major auto companies have taken automotive lightweight as one of the important breakthroughs. Carbon fiber composites are considered to be due to their excellent performance in terms of [...]

Huntsman launches high performance adhesive and composite systems for the aerospace market

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Huntsman launches high performance adhesive and composite systems for the aerospace market Huntsman Performance Materials (Woodlands, TX) recently introduced two new edge void fillers and two acrylate structural adhesives for the aerospace market. EPOCAST 1648 and EPOCAST 1649-1 are edge void fillers for aircraft interior construction. Both products are reported to have low density, fast [...]

Chemical giant BASF injects Chuanliu New Materials Fund

By | June 8th, 2019|composite news|

Chemical giant BASF injects Chuanliu New Materials Fund On May 27th, BASF Venture Capital (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("BASF Venture Capital") announced the injection of the Sichuan New Materials Fund. The private equity fund is managed by the domestic new materials and chemical industry investment institution Chuanliu Investment. BASF Ventures and other investors, including Xiamen Jianfa [...]

Web Industries New Seattle Composites Production Base Accelerates Supply to Boeing Toray

By | June 6th, 2019|composite news|

Web Industries New Seattle Composites Production Base Accelerates Supply to Boeing Toray Web Industries, Inc. announced that it will build a new composites manufacturing facility near Seattle, Washington, to optimize the aviation composites supply chain in the Pacific Northwest, including Boeing and Toray. Web Industries is a composites processor that offers precision slitting, package, multi-layer [...]

Acrylonitrile market is expected to grow due to carbon fiber demand

By | June 6th, 2019|composite news|

Acrylonitrile market is expected to grow due to carbon fiber demand According to recent market analysis reports, the increase in demand for carbon fiber will lead to significant growth in the acrylonitrile market over the next four years. According to Technavio's latest market research report, it is expected that the increase in demand for carbon [...]

Fiberglass industry: the beginning of a new cycle

By | June 6th, 2019|composite news|

Fiberglass industry: the beginning of a new cycle According to data from China Investment Bank and brokerage firm Pacific Securities, the fiberglass industry has reached three turning points and will enter a new cycle. 1) Capacity cycle: According to statistics, by 2019, the new capacity of China's fiberglass will be significantly reduced to 200,000 / [...]

BASF plans to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane production facilities at the new integrated base in Zhanjiang

By | June 6th, 2019|composite news|

BASF plans to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane production facilities at the new integrated base in Zhanjiang The first installation of the Zhanjiang Integrated Base will increase global engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane capacity The BASF Zhanjiang integration project is rapidly advancing with a total investment of US$10 billion. New materials used in electronics, [...]

Magna produces lightweight composite lift doors and active aerodynamic grille shutters in China

By | June 6th, 2019|composite news|

Magna produces lightweight composite lift doors and active aerodynamic grille shutters in China Innovation helps reduce emissions and improve fuel economy to accommodate fast-growing markets. Magna (Troy, MI) continues to expand its presence in China, as evidenced by the recent two grand opening celebrations. Changsha's new plant is a joint venture with GAC Components Co., [...]

Russia plans to build a composite industry cluster, dedicated to the production of alumina nanofibers

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

Russia plans to build a composite industry cluster, dedicated to the production of alumina nanofibers According to Russian satellite news agency sputniknews, Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory plans to build a composite industry cluster. The core of the industrial cluster will be the industrial production of alumina nanofibers (Nafen), which is the first to be launched globally. [...]

ITOCHU Corporation Investment Composites Manufacturer

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

ITOCHU Corporation Investment Composites Manufacturer Recently, ITOCHU Corporation said that the company increased its stake in Singapore's composites manufacturer Omni-Plus System Pte Ltd (OPS) through third-party share allocation, but the investment amount and the specific shares acquired were not disclosed. The ITOCHU representative said that the company will focus on the functional resin business in [...]

FACC to open composite plant in Croatia

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

FACC to open composite plant in Croatia The FACC (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) announced plans to establish a new aerospace composite production facility in Croatia with an investment of approximately 30 million euros. As a 100% subsidiary of the FACC, this new production facility will use composite technology to manufacture lightweight cabin components for commercial [...]

Ye Lin: Building a world-class intelligent composite equipment and application center

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

Ye Lin: Building a world-class intelligent composite equipment and application center At the beginning of May, Ye Lin, academician of the Australian Institute of Technology Science and Engineering and Dean of the School of Aerospace Machinery and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Sydney, personally unveiled the Wuxi Advanced Composites Collaborative Innovation Center, which kicked [...]