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May 2019

Progress in 3D printing of polymer composite materials in Ningbo

By | May 10th, 2019|composite news|

Progress in 3D printing of polymer composite materials in Ningbo With the continuous development of technology, 3D printing technology emerged as a new digital analog manufacturing technology and developed rapidly. Among them, the fused deposition technology has the advantages of simple equipment, clean process, low operating cost and no excessive processing residues, and is widely [...]

Carbon fiber satellite communication antennas provide higher performance

By | May 10th, 2019|composite news|

Carbon fiber satellite communication antennas provide higher performance The new carbon fiber composite satellite communication antenna from the Calian SED is designed to provide improved performance by reducing structural distortions that may be caused by conventional ground systems consisting of steel or aluminum. On May 6, Calian Group Ltd. (Saskatchewan, Canada) Systems Engineering (SED) introduced [...]

KARL MAYER launches new thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg line for efficient bonding of fiber and prepreg

By | May 10th, 2019|composite news|

KARL MAYER launches new thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg line for efficient bonding of fiber and prepreg KARL MAYER has many years of experience in the production of carbon fiber/glass fiber non-curling fabrics. The launch of this new production line is to find a balance between high output, high quality and high efficiency under reasonable cost conditions. [...]

BASF and its partners work together to create “future architecture” to promote the sustainable development of China’s construction industry

By | May 10th, 2019|composite news|

BASF and its partners work together to create “future architecture” to promote the sustainable development of China's construction industry Real-sized model houses with innovative solutions that save energy, extend service life and reduce maintenance costs BASF at CHINAPLAS 2019: China Import and Export Fair Complex (Guangzhou, China); Booth No.: 11.2A41; Date: May 21 - 24 [...]

ENATA chooses Sicomin epoxy for the manufacture of antelope flying cars

By | May 9th, 2019|composite news|

ENATA chooses Sicomin epoxy for the manufacture of antelope flying cars The antelope is a single-seat carbon fiber multi-rotor aircraft. ©Sicomin The antelope flying car looks like something in a science fiction movie with its stylish, futuristic design, but the concept is far less than the sky a few decades ago. Aircraft are being developed [...]

Continuous Composites, Spatial Collaboration to Promote Composite 3D Printing

By | May 9th, 2019|composite news|

Continuous Composites, Spatial Collaboration to Promote Composite 3D Printing As part of the partnership, Continuous Composites will use Spatial Corp.'s 3D software to advance its robotic continuous fiber 3D printing technology. Spatial Corp. (Bloomfield, CO) is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Waltham, MA) and works with Continuous Composites (Coeur d\'Allene, Idaho, USA) to produce mold-free, [...]

Scheurer Swiss develops carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing components for high-tech catamaran

By | May 9th, 2019|composite news|

Scheurer Swiss develops carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing components for high-tech catamaran Thanks to its engineering and fiber composite mechanisms, Scheurer Swiss has developed ultra-large modern high-efficiency carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing components for high-tech catamarans. The staff of the high-tech sailing catamaran "Moonwave" recently commissioned Scheurer Swiss to develop ultra-modern and efficient carbon fiber [...]

Lightweight composite cover makes drainage and sewage treatment safer

By | May 9th, 2019|composite news|

Lightweight composite cover makes drainage and sewage treatment safer Accessibility is a prerequisite for almost all drainage and wastewater treatment applications. However, the weight of conventional heavy duty steel access panels may make disassembly and replacement time consuming and cumbersome. While steel or concrete is the only option, the new composite cover makes the world [...]

Comparison of Progress in Advanced Inorganic Composite Materials at Home and Abroad

By | May 9th, 2019|composite news|

Comparison of Progress in Advanced Inorganic Composite Materials at Home and Abroad Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are new materials that have been artificially compounded by using metal as the matrix, inorganic non-metallic fibers, whiskers, particles or nanoparticles. Metal-based composite materials can be classified into many types depending on the matrix and the reinforcement. Generally, metal-based [...]

New TFP technology enables cost-effective production of carbon fiber preforms

By | May 8th, 2019|composite news|

New TFP technology enables cost-effective production of carbon fiber preforms The new TFP technology is a scalable, flexible and low-cost technology that brings many new application opportunities to carbon fiber composites. Through the use of an innovative production technology, Elemental Motor's designers have expanded the use of carbon fiber composites in their track-centric road sports [...]

Hexagon Composites has received orders for Certarus’ Titan gas transport module

By | May 8th, 2019|composite news|

Hexagon Composites has received orders for Certarus' Titan gas transport module Hexagon's business unit Hexagon Mobile Pipeline has received orders for Certarus' Titan gas transport module, a market provider of fully integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery solutions for the North American market with a total value of $5.2 million (about 45 Norwegian kronor) million). [...]

Clariant sales continue to increase despite the slow start of the plastics and coatings industry

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Clariant sales continue to increase despite the slow start of the plastics and coatings industry “Although the macroeconomic environment is full of challenges, Clariant has continued to grow organic sales in the first three months of this year,” said Clariant CEO Ernesto Occhiello. “We focus on the customer experience and fast, reliable customer fulfillment in [...]

BASF Tmall flagship store opened to sell paint, pest control and indoor lighting products

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

BASF Tmall flagship store opened to sell paint, pest control and indoor lighting products More than 20 new products will be launched in BASF's 1688 flagship store, bringing more choices to B2B consumers April 30, 2019 - Shanghai, China - BASF, a leading chemical company, continues to expand its e-commerce business in China, bringing more [...]

Jiangsu Xinfuda R & D super carbon fiber reinforced composite material bending strength 520MPa, tensile strength 315MPa

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Jiangsu Xinfuda R & D super carbon fiber reinforced composite material bending strength 520MPa, tensile strength 315MPa Jiangsu Xinfuda Composite Materials Co., Ltd. (NFD) has developed high-strength physical strength, high toughness, high heat resistance, high wear resistance and resistance after the introduction of domestic and foreign talents. Compared with foreign imported carbon fiber reinforced engineering [...]

Enhance aluminum parts with carbon fiber prepreg patch technology

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Enhance aluminum parts with carbon fiber prepreg patch technology The application of HexPly carbon fiber prepreg patch technology to the aluminum sub-frame reduces production costs and energy consumption, improves driving comfort and production flexibility, and reduces component count. Hexcel's composite solutions improve the performance of aluminum subframes, reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The HexPly [...]

Ultra-fast response shape memory polymer/graphene composite

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Ultra-fast response shape memory polymer/graphene composite The shape memory polymer material can be deformed according to the established procedure under external stimulation, which makes it have great application prospects in terms of drivers, sensors, drug delivery and the like. Due to the low thermal conductivity of the polymer material itself and the slow chain motion [...]

Multi-functional chassis design and new composite materials technology drive electric vehicles forward

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Multi-functional chassis design and new composite materials technology drive electric vehicles forward Continued attention to harmful pollution of internal combustion engines, as well as advances in battery technology and lower costs (reduced by 50%) over the past three years, are accelerating the development of electric vehicles. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), based in [...]

GM’s underbody panel air edge patents improve vehicle aerodynamic efficiency

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

GM's underbody panel air edge patents improve vehicle aerodynamic efficiency According to foreign media reports, General Motors recently obtained a patent on motor vehicle aerodynamic body panels and how to use the panels and side strips described above. The patent is called “Aerodynamic Side Strip of Motor Vehicle Body Bottom Panel” and consists of two [...]

The advantages of lightweight vehicles and carbon fiber for lightweight vehicles

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

The advantages of lightweight vehicles and carbon fiber for lightweight vehicles As the name suggests, car lightweighting is to reduce the weight of the car. As a benefit of the weight reduction of automobiles, it can be linked to the reduction of fuel costs. Fuel costs are the most important cost of a car, but [...]

Toray launches new product – carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite wire mesh

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Toray launches new product - carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite wire mesh Recently, Toray Plastics Precision Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, cooperated with Otani Jingang Co., Ltd. in Kobe, Japan to make a carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite panel into a new network structure, and plans to expand the product in filters, etc. Application of [...]

Spirit AeroSystems installs Electroimpact’s automatic fiber placement robot

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Spirit AeroSystems installs Electroimpact's automatic fiber placement robot The new machine will be Spirit's second AFP machine, 100% focused on R&D, and the company is looking to leverage this new capability to extend its collaboration and contract research. Spirit AeroSystems has accepted the first Robotic Automatic Fiber Placement (AFP) system from Electroimpact (Mukilteo, Wash.). With [...]

CFCC Slab, a prefabricated PC floor system using carbon fiber composite cable

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

CFCC Slab, a prefabricated PC floor system using carbon fiber composite cable Tokyo Rope International and Oriental Shiraishi jointly developed a prefabricated PC flooring system - CFCC panels - using a carbon fiber composite cable (CFCC). So far, they have confirmed the fatigue durability of the product and completed all tests on structural performance. Now [...]

Optima Technology opens 3D weaving facility in the UK

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Optima Technology opens 3D weaving facility in the UK Optima Technology, based in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility dedicated to the design and production of 3D weaving machines. Optima's design concept uses a new weaving method instead of following the traditional route of improving 2D weaving machinery and [...]

Nio has partnered with British design agencies to develop electric scooter

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

Nio has partnered with British design agencies to develop electric scooter The Chinese car company NIO has teamed up with the British design agency Layer to design an electric scooter with artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. The smart scooter, called Pal, "is a flexible" last mile "electric car that can cope with the growing [...]

ORNL and UMaine will work together to advance bio-based composites for 3D printing

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

ORNL and UMaine will work together to advance bio-based composites for 3D printing The ORNL and UMaine research teams will work with the forest products industry to produce new advance bio-based composites that will help 3D printing a variety of products. ORNL and UMaine will collaborate to advance bio-based composites for composite 3D printing A [...]

TRB develops refractory biocomposite door leaf

By | May 7th, 2019|composite news|

TRB develops refractory biocomposite door leaf The carbon fiber reinforced biocomposite sandwich panel is made of 100% recyclable foam core and is designed for lightweight and fire resistant. TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. (TRB; Cambridgeshire, UK) has developed a new carbon fiber reinforced biocomposite sandwich panel door with a 100% recyclable foam core designed for fire [...]

SGL Carbon collaborates with Chinese automaker NIO to develop composite battery packs

By | May 6th, 2019|composite news|

SGL Carbon collaborates with Chinese automaker NIO to develop composite battery packs The battery case for electric vehicles developed in cooperation with Chinese automaker NIO has lighter weight, higher rigidity and lower thermal conductivity than aluminum or steel boxes. SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) announced that it has partnered with Chinese automaker NIO to develop a [...]

Ultra-lightweight seat with carbon fiber structure in 3D winding process

By | May 6th, 2019|composite news|

Ultra-lightweight seat with carbon fiber structure in 3D winding process The seat weighs only 10 kg and was exhibited at the seminar “Step Change in Lightweight Structures” in Germany. At the “Lightweight Construction Stage Change” seminar near Trier, Germany, an innovative ultralight seat weighing just 10 kg has been officially presented to the public. This [...]

DMG MORI: Efficient machine tools + automation systems

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

DMG MORI: Efficient machine tools + automation systems On April 15-20, 2019, CIMT2019 was held in Beijing Grand, and DMG MORI brought 14 machine tools and automation systems to the show. Six of them completed the first show in China and attracted the attention of users in the industry. The audience is full every day [...]

KraussMaffei acquires Pultrex UK and strengthens market competitiveness in pultrusion

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

KraussMaffei acquires Pultrex UK and strengthens market competitiveness in pultrusion KraussMaffei official website said on February 21 that the company signed an equity purchase agreement with Pultrex in the UK with the intention of strengthening its market competitiveness in the pultrusion process. Pultrex is one of the market leaders in the pultrusion, winding and entanglement [...]

Teijin Group acquires Renegade Corporation of the United States to strengthen the production capacity of thermosetting carbon fiber prepreg for aviation

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

Teijin Group acquires Renegade Corporation of the United States to strengthen the production capacity of thermosetting carbon fiber prepreg for aviation The official website of the Teijin Group announced on February 27 that the company invested in the acquisition of Renegade Materials Corporation of the United States and turned it into a wholly-owned subsidiary. Renegade [...]

SGL Fiber Center is welcoming new partners: Cevotec and Corios

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

SGL Fiber Center is welcoming new partners: Cevotec and Corios The Fiber Placement Technology Development Center (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany, created by SGL Group and Fraunhofer IGCV, has been in operation for more than a year. Recently in Paris, FPC invited high-level officials from SGL Group, Fraunhofer IGCV, BA Composites, and Composites to celebrate the [...]

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services become partners

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services become partners Recently, SGL Carbon signed a long-term contract with Onur Material Services, a subsidiary of Turkish Onur Airlines. The contract indicates that SGL has provided hoods for the V2500 engine of the Airbus A321 fleet of Onur Airlines, for a total of approximately 32 units, which are expected [...]

Michelin and Faurecia collaborate to create a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel cells and high pressure storage tanks

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

Michelin and Faurecia collaborate to create a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel cells and high pressure storage tanks On March 11th, witnessed by Agnès Pannier-Runacher, State Secretary of the French Ministry of Finance, Faurecia, the world's leading auto parts technology company, and the global tire technology and sustainable travel leader Michelin Group announced the [...]

Arkema opens its first PEKK plant in the US

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

Arkema opens its first PEKK plant in the US Arkema successfully launched a Kepstan® PEKK plant at its Mobile (Alabama, USA) manufacturing facility. The factory officially opened on March 25th. This investment is Arkema's new growth strategy for high-performance polymers and advanced materials. It will seek sustainable solutions with the support of the Group's cutting-edge [...]

Markforged raises $82 million to bring industrial 3D printing to mass production

By | May 4th, 2019|composite news|

Markforged raises $82 million to bring industrial 3D printing to mass production Markforged, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, announced that it has completed an $80 million Series D round of funding led by Summit Partners, including the participation of existing strategic and financial partners such as Matrix Partners; M12, Microsoft Venture Fund; Next47; [...]

BASF and Chongqing Boao Industrial signed a cooperation agreement

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

BASF and Chongqing Boao Industrial signed a cooperation agreement March 19, 2019 - BASF and the auto parts manufacturer Chongqing Boao Industrial Co., Ltd. (Boao) reached a strategic cooperation agreement, the two sides will jointly develop polyurethane (PU) system products for the Chinese market. Mr. Wang Wuyang, Chairman of Boao Group, said: “We are very [...]

Institut de Soudure Group and MARA collaborate to establish a composites center in Malaysia

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Institut de Soudure Group and MARA collaborate to establish a composites center in Malaysia Sylvain de Lescazes, President of Institut de Soudure Group, signed a letter of intent (letter of intent) with MARA Deputy Director-General Dato\'Mohamed Roseli Bin Dol, and the Malaysian Ambassador to France, Mr. Frederick Lapland, attended the meeting. The two partners are [...]

Saudi Aramco acquires Saudi Basic Industries Corporation for $69 billion. The world’s largest oil and petrochemical company is born.

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Saudi Aramco acquires Saudi Basic Industries Corporation for $69 billion. The world's largest oil and petrochemical company is born. Saudi Aramco announced the signing of an acquisition agreement to acquire a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries (Sabic) from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (a sovereign wealth fund). The remaining 30% of the publicly [...]

German high-end composite material manufacturer COTESA settled in China

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

German high-end composite material manufacturer COTESA settled in China COTESA (China) Composite Materials Co., Ltd., which was invested and acquired by Huaqiao Fund, officially settled in China. On the morning of April 1st, in Changzhou, Jiangsu. COTESA was established in 2002 in Saxony, Germany. After more than ten years of hard work, COTESA has become Germany's [...]

Hexion, the global leader in thermosetting resins, filed for bankruptcy restructuring

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Hexion, the global leader in thermosetting resins, filed for bankruptcy restructuring Hexion files for bankruptcy The global thermoset resin leader filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for its U.S. operations on April 1 and has been approved for debtor-in-possession financing. Hexion Inc. (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on April 1, 2019, [...]

Japan’s Ube acquires Spanish composites producer

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Japan's Ube acquires Spanish composites producer In March of this year, Ube acquired a majority stake in Spanish composites producer Repol through its subsidiary Ube Corporation Europe S.A.U. (UCE). Founded in 1975, Repol operates a factory in Almazora, Castillo, Spain, with 61 employees. Ube's acquisition of Repol gives the company a strong presence in PA [...]

Turkey plans to build the world’s fourth largest composites plant

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Turkey plans to build the world's fourth largest composites plant Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) recently announced its construction plan for a 95,000-square-meter facility for the production of composite parts for aircraft structural components. The plant is said to be the fourth largest composites plant in the world. The $181 million plant will be built by [...]

HAECO sets up an independent composite repair station at its headquarters in the Americas

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

HAECO sets up an independent composite repair station at its headquarters in the Americas The HAECO Group announced on April 17 that its composite materials service business will be expanded from Jinjiang, China to North America. The new facility is located at the Port Machinery (Americas) headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and its composites facility [...]

KraussMaffei is about to open a new factory in China

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

KraussMaffei is about to open a new factory in China KraussMaffei (Germany) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. This is a key step for KraussMaffei to invest more in the Chinese market. In August 2018, KraussMaffei signed an investment agreement with the government of the Jiaxing Economic and Technological [...]

Markforged establishes European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Markforged establishes European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland It is expected that the Dublin headquarters will employ 100 new employees as the first phase of the global growth plan for 3D printer manufacturers. Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Markforged (Watertown, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland) announced the opening of its first European official headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, part [...]

Digital composite production line suitable for mass production

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Digital composite production line suitable for mass production Airborne has partnered with SABIC to develop an end-to-end automated production line that integrates all process steps, transforming thermoplastic composite strips into lightweight laminates at a very low cost. This digital composite line is a breakthrough technology for high volume production, enabling the rapid conversion of thermoplastic [...]

ALPEX, the world’s leading supplier of mold components for composite parts manufacturing, enters the Chinese market

By | May 3rd, 2019|composite news|

ALPEX, the world's leading supplier of mold components for composite parts manufacturing, enters the Chinese market Jiangsu Alpine Equipment Technology Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between Austrian ALPEX Technologies GmbH and China Hengrui Co., Ltd., and is committed to providing innovative molds for customers in various industries, specifically for the automatic mass production of [...]

April 2019

OmegaSystèmes signed a three-year contract with Airbus

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

OmegaSystèmes signed a three-year contract with Airbus Web Industries' OmegaSystèmes signed a three-year contract with Airbus for the manufacture, supply and processing of high-precision composite materials. The contract includes material management, cutting services, storage and delivery of composite parts for major flight and non-flight materials programs. It took effect immediately, extending the long-standing relationship between [...]