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Covestro Introduces Brand Name for Thermoplastic Composites

Published: 7th August 2018

Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name. These materials are set to tap into the growing demand worldwide for strong and light materials that contribute to resource conservation and energy efficiency. From mobility and electronics industries to consumer goods and medical […]

Shape Combines Short and Long Fibres in Reinforced Preform

Published: 31st July 2018

Shape Machining has pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) over an optimised, long fibre carbon ShapeTex preform. “We currently cannot announce the customer we are working with on this demonstration project, but it’s an exciting development,” says Shape Machining’s Managing Director, Peter McCool. “We use the continuous […]

3M Introduces Multi-Material Urethane Adhesives for Composite Assembly

3M is adding Scotch-Weld Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives DP6310NS and DP6330NS to its portfolio of structural adhesives. These products are designed for lightweight assemblies in trucks, buses, RVs, speciality vehicles and passenger rail, and other markets like sporting goods and panels. More and more design engineers are relying on composites in an effort to reduce […]

Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

Published: 25th July 2018

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017. Hexcel says that among the aerospace displays will be an Airbus A320neo fan cowl for the LEAP-1A engine manufactured by Airbus Defense and Space using Hexcel HexPl 8552/AS4 slit tape prepreg, HexFlow resin and […]

SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

SABIC has invested in Airborne International, joining a growth financing round by existing shareholders that will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitisation of thermoplastic composites manufacturing. In markets such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, consumer electronics and sporting goods, lightweight and durability are key industry drivers. Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite materials offer […]

Sicomin and NOTOX Develop Bio-Resin for Surfboards

Sicomin and French surfboard producer NOTOX have created a bio-resin formulation designed to minimise environmental impact and support greener production methods. GreenPoxy 56 is now used to manufacture the entire range of NOTOX greenOne short board, long board, SUP models, kite surfboards and the newly launched Korko board. When NOTOX was established in 2006, the […]

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing. The latest Richard Mille Rafael Nadal edition watch was revealed when the tennis star took to the court in the Roland Garros French Open in May. The […]

Orro’s Terra C Bike Features Hybrid Carbon Fibre Textile

Orro has released its new Terra C model road bike, which features sigmaIF, a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibres, to produce a completely redesigned frame. Orro’s mission is to create the best and most stylish bikes for serious riders. The Terra C is one of several bikes in the Orro range that feature […]

Custom Composites Sponsors Team GB Sailors

Custom Composites has announced sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams-Alloway, continuing a relationship with Team GB sailors that has resulted in gold medals in each of the two last summer games. The tube specialist will support the British sailors as they qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and through to their bid to top […]

Invibio and CarboFix Partner with UK Olympic Sprinter James Ellington

UK Olympic sprinter James Ellington has joined forces with the UK´s Invibio Biomaterial Solutions and CarboFix Orthopedics in his quest to return to athletics competition after a devastating motorcycle accident earlier this year. CarboFix and Invibio develop innovative biomaterials and devices that have the potential to change the treatment of trauma fractures. The life-changing experience […]

Masi’s Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

US company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics. By incorporating TeXtreme into its designs, Masi was able to reduce the weight by 110 g while improving stiffness, TeXtreme reports. “The goal wasn’t to just make the frame lighter, we also wanted to make it a bit smoother […]

Chomarat Receives JEC Innovation Award in Seoul

At JEC Asia 2017 Chomarat, with partners Cobra and NeilPryde, will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal fabric with visual and structural stitching. “CHOMARAT provided NeilPryde and Cobra with its C-PLY non-crimp fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are […]

NTPT Licenses AnalySwift VABS Software to Model Tubular Structures

AnalySwift reports that North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has licensed its VABS software for use in the simulation of composite golf club shafts. NTPT has licensed the VABS beam modelling software for simulation of its line of composite golf club shafts, TPT Golf, as well as for other tubes used for sports and industrial applications. […]

NTPT and 4a Manufacturing Collaborate on Micro Sandwich Structures

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is collaborating with 4a manufacturing to develop thin carbon fibre sandwich structures. 4a, a specialist in thin foams and micro sandwich materials for acoustic and lightweighting applications, produces hard foam sheets under the MILLIFOAM brand down to a thickness of 0.2 mm and combines them with metal skins to form […]

Chomarat Presents C-PLY Applications at CAMX 2017

Chomarat will present two new applications using its C-PLY carbon multiaxial fabric – a drone wing and a kayak – at the CAMX 2017 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 12-14 December. The drone wing for DASH X, a Class II UAV, was created in partnership with VX Aerospace and Northrup Grumman. The drone can […]

ELG and Land Rover BAR Partner to Recycle Carbon Fibre

ELG Carbon Fibre has announced that it is to become a Technical Supplier to Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) and will process the America’s Cup team’s carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use-parts to recover the high performance carbon fibres they contain. The recovered fibres will be converted into ELG’s milled and chopped fibres […]

Faction Skis Releases New Collection Reinforced by TeXtreme

Swiss-based Faction Skis has teamed with freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new ski collection reinforced with TeXtreme carbon fibre technology. The Prime Series is the result of decades of material testing and innovations to create a true high performance, lightweight, big mountain ski. Faction and Anthamatten set out to create a […]

Speakers Sought for Composites in Sport 2018

Composites in Sport 2018 will return to Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, UK, on 3rd and 4th October and the call for speakers is now open. Speakers are requested to submit potential topics and a short explanation via the website – https://compositesinsport.com/call-for-papers/. The deadline for the call is 16th March and accepted speakers […]

Hexcel Showcases Innovations for Sports Equipment at ISPO Munich

Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January. To enable the creation of extremely lightweight components with no compromise in performance, technologies on display will include HexPly M78.1 fast-curing prepreg, HiMax multiaxial reinforcements and Polyspeed pultruded components. HexPly M78.1 […]

Solvay and deBotech Partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Solvay and deBotech have announced a partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton (USABS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the US. Solvay is one of the team’s technology partners and suppliers of advanced carbon fibre composite materials. deBotech, Solvay customer and USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s preferred carbon fibre manufacturer, […]

JEC Names Finalists for 2018 Innovation Awards and Introduces Public Vote

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists in the 10 categories of its 2018 JEC Innovation Awards. The 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on 7 March at JEC World 2018. “Like every year, we received hundreds of applications for the JEC Innovation Awards and this success truly shows that […]

NTPT and EPFL Research Discontinuous Fibre Composite Tubes

NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications. NTPT has been producing high-performance carbon fibre tubes using its patent pending method for manufacturing tubes with Thin Ply prepreg materials since 2016. Offering composite design […]

Toho Tenax Develops Shock-Resistant Hybrid Prepreg

Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The hybrid prepreg has been employed by Mizuno in a new golf club shaft that weighs nearly 30% less than conventional shafts of the same thickness. According to Toho Tenax, the core company of the […]

TFP Exhibits Advanced Nonwovens at JEC World 2018

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will focus on the capability of its Optiveil nonwovens to deliver an exceptional quality surface finish, with examples from the sporting goods and marine industries displayed. Optiveil nonwovens provide a surface finish solution for a variety of composite markets, with proven results in applications from the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, […]

Porcher Industries Launches Dry Fibre Range at JEC World 2018

Porcher Industries’ five business units will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions.. Dry Fibre As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production, Porcher Industries’ Dry Fibre offers a way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA). It is a versatile range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface. Optimised for […]

Haydale Showcases Graphene Enhanced Prepreg at JEC World 2018

Haydale will be demonstrating real-life applications of its lightweight graphene enhanced prepregs at JEC World. Graphene enhanced prepreg offers significant weight reduction and improved structural performance. This is expected to be of considerable interest to the automotive, sports and leisure and tooling industries. On display will be: graphene enhanced carbon fibre composite rear wheel arch […]

JEC World 2018: Cobra Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Cobra International will celebrate its 40th year anniversary at JEC World. The company will also host a series of internal and external initiatives throughout the year, including the Composites Asia 2018 Conference in June, and the publishing of an in-depth report covering 40 Key Projects and 40 Key People that were integral to the company’s […]

Haydale Signs Supply Agreement with Korean Fishing Rod Manufacturer

Haydale Technologies (Korea) has signed an annual supply agreement for specific functionalised graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) material with River Runs, a Korean manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods and reels. The graphene-based material has been incorporated in a carbon fibre prepreg to produce graphene-enhanced carbon fibre fishing rods for sale in both domestic and overseas markets. River […]

Eventsport Presents Bandy Sticks Reinforced by TeXtreme

INXIDE has collaborated with Eventsport and Swedish elite players to develop the next generation of bandy sticks, the RELEASE, reinforced with TeXtreme. ”Through our partnership with TeXtreme we were able to integrate their high performance material into our new RELEASE stick,” says Anders Holmkvist R&D Manager at INXIDE. “By adding TeXtreme, we reduced the weight […]

JEC Announces Innovation Award Winners

The JEC World 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony took place on 7 March, opened by a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack. The jury then revealed the names of the 11 winning innovations, chosen from the 30 finalists previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the […]

CCM Hockey Sticks Incorporate TFP Nonwovens

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its lightweight nonwovens play a key part in enhancing the composite fabrication of the next generation of CCM Hockey sticks. CCM Hockey is one of the largest ice hockey equipment manufacturers in the world, supplying sticks, skates and other hockey equipment to North America’s National Hockey League. The company’s […]

Cobra International Launches Composite Windsurfer LT

Cobra International has started mass production of the new Windsurfer LT board. Seeing a downward trend in beginner interest, partly due to the dominance of boards and sails meant for extreme conditions, the Windsurfer LT is an advanced composite windsurf board that aims to provide a single platform that can be raced, used for teaching […]

RTP Company Introduces Light and Tough Thermoplastic Compounds

RTP Company is introducing the new light and tough LT Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds said to weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds, but with equivalent mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values. According to the company, LT Compounds are the fastest and easiest way to accomplish weight reductions in parts moulded with glass […]

Surfboard Builders Go for Gold with Sicomin’s Bio-Based Resins

Sicomin has received the ECOBOARD Project Gold Level qualification for its range of bio-based epoxy resins. The certification applies to Sicomin’s GreenPoxy range that now consists of five resin systems. The ECOBOARD Project is an independent third-party consumer-facing certification programme for surfboards, designed and managed by environmental non-profit Sustainable Surf. The programme’s focus is on […]

LAP Webinar Discusses How to Speed up Laser Projection Tasks in Composite Manufacturing

On 5 June 2018 at 11:00 am EST (5:00 pm CEST), Matthias Lange, Product Manager at LAP, will deliver a free webinar on the topic of Camera-Assisted Laser Projection for Acceleration of Manual Composite Lay-Up, which will give practical and technical insights into camera-assisted laser projection. The 60-minute webinar, hosted by CompositesWorld, will focus on […]

Composites in Sport 2018 Publishes Conference Programme

The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018. The conference has been extended to a two-day event following the success of the launch edition and will feature a keynote presentation from R-Tech Services and speakers from Cevotec, Shape Machining, […]

Composites in Sport 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Stefan Mohr, HEAD Sport

Published: 24th July 2018

The UK has seen a fabulous summer so far: soaring temperatures, England in the first semi-final of the World Cup since 1990, and of course Wimbledon. With Novak Djokovic walking away with his fourth Wimbledon title using a HEAD Sport racquet, NetComposites’ Communications Manager, Siobhan Longhurst, caught up with Stefan Mohr of HEAD Sport to […]

Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

Published: 18th July 2018

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017. Hexcel says that among the aerospace displays will be an Airbus A320neo fan cowl for the LEAP-1A engine manufactured by Airbus Defense and Space using Hexcel HexPl 8552/AS4 slit tape prepreg, HexFlow resin and […]

SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

SABIC has invested in Airborne International, joining a growth financing round by existing shareholders that will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitisation of thermoplastic composites manufacturing. In markets such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, consumer electronics and sporting goods, lightweight and durability are key industry drivers. Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite materials offer […]

Sicomin and NOTOX Develop Bio-Resin for Surfboards

Sicomin and French surfboard producer NOTOX have created a bio-resin formulation designed to minimise environmental impact and support greener production methods. GreenPoxy 56 is now used to manufacture the entire range of NOTOX greenOne short board, long board, SUP models, kite surfboards and the newly launched Korko board. When NOTOX was established in 2006, the […]

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing. The latest Richard Mille Rafael Nadal edition watch was revealed when the tennis star took to the court in the Roland Garros French Open in May. The […]

Orro’s Terra C Bike Features Hybrid Carbon Fibre Textile

Orro has released its new Terra C model road bike, which features sigmaIF, a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibres, to produce a completely redesigned frame. Orro’s mission is to create the best and most stylish bikes for serious riders. The Terra C is one of several bikes in the Orro range that feature […]

Custom Composites Sponsors Team GB Sailors

Custom Composites has announced sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams-Alloway, continuing a relationship with Team GB sailors that has resulted in gold medals in each of the two last summer games. The tube specialist will support the British sailors as they qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and through to their bid to top […]

Invibio and CarboFix Partner with UK Olympic Sprinter James Ellington

UK Olympic sprinter James Ellington has joined forces with the UK´s Invibio Biomaterial Solutions and CarboFix Orthopedics in his quest to return to athletics competition after a devastating motorcycle accident earlier this year. CarboFix and Invibio develop innovative biomaterials and devices that have the potential to change the treatment of trauma fractures. The life-changing experience […]

Masi’s Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

US company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics. By incorporating TeXtreme into its designs, Masi was able to reduce the weight by 110 g while improving stiffness, TeXtreme reports. “The goal wasn’t to just make the frame lighter, we also wanted to make it a bit smoother […]

Chomarat Receives JEC Innovation Award in Seoul

At JEC Asia 2017 Chomarat, with partners Cobra and NeilPryde, will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal fabric with visual and structural stitching. “CHOMARAT provided NeilPryde and Cobra with its C-PLY non-crimp fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are […]

NTPT Licenses AnalySwift VABS Software to Model Tubular Structures

AnalySwift reports that North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has licensed its VABS software for use in the simulation of composite golf club shafts. NTPT has licensed the VABS beam modelling software for simulation of its line of composite golf club shafts, TPT Golf, as well as for other tubes used for sports and industrial applications. […]

NTPT and 4a Manufacturing Collaborate on Micro Sandwich Structures

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is collaborating with 4a manufacturing to develop thin carbon fibre sandwich structures. 4a, a specialist in thin foams and micro sandwich materials for acoustic and lightweighting applications, produces hard foam sheets under the MILLIFOAM brand down to a thickness of 0.2 mm and combines them with metal skins to form […]

Chomarat Presents C-PLY Applications at CAMX 2017

Chomarat will present two new applications using its C-PLY carbon multiaxial fabric – a drone wing and a kayak – at the CAMX 2017 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 12-14 December. The drone wing for DASH X, a Class II UAV, was created in partnership with VX Aerospace and Northrup Grumman. The drone can […]

ELG and Land Rover BAR Partner to Recycle Carbon Fibre

ELG Carbon Fibre has announced that it is to become a Technical Supplier to Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) and will process the America’s Cup team’s carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use-parts to recover the high performance carbon fibres they contain. The recovered fibres will be converted into ELG’s milled and chopped fibres […]

Faction Skis Releases New Collection Reinforced by TeXtreme

Swiss-based Faction Skis has teamed with freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new ski collection reinforced with TeXtreme carbon fibre technology. The Prime Series is the result of decades of material testing and innovations to create a true high performance, lightweight, big mountain ski. Faction and Anthamatten set out to create a […]

Speakers Sought for Composites in Sport 2018

Composites in Sport 2018 will return to Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, UK, on 3rd and 4th October and the call for speakers is now open. Speakers are requested to submit potential topics and a short explanation via the website – https://compositesinsport.com/call-for-papers/. The deadline for the call is 16th March and accepted speakers […]

Hexcel Showcases Innovations for Sports Equipment at ISPO Munich

Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January. To enable the creation of extremely lightweight components with no compromise in performance, technologies on display will include HexPly M78.1 fast-curing prepreg, HiMax multiaxial reinforcements and Polyspeed pultruded components. HexPly M78.1 […]

Solvay and deBotech Partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Solvay and deBotech have announced a partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton (USABS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the US. Solvay is one of the team’s technology partners and suppliers of advanced carbon fibre composite materials. deBotech, Solvay customer and USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s preferred carbon fibre manufacturer, […]

JEC Names Finalists for 2018 Innovation Awards and Introduces Public Vote

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists in the 10 categories of its 2018 JEC Innovation Awards. The 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on 7 March at JEC World 2018. “Like every year, we received hundreds of applications for the JEC Innovation Awards and this success truly shows that […]

NTPT and EPFL Research Discontinuous Fibre Composite Tubes

NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications. NTPT has been producing high-performance carbon fibre tubes using its patent pending method for manufacturing tubes with Thin Ply prepreg materials since 2016. Offering composite design […]

Toho Tenax Develops Shock-Resistant Hybrid Prepreg

Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The hybrid prepreg has been employed by Mizuno in a new golf club shaft that weighs nearly 30% less than conventional shafts of the same thickness. According to Toho Tenax, the core company of the […]

TFP Exhibits Advanced Nonwovens at JEC World 2018

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will focus on the capability of its Optiveil nonwovens to deliver an exceptional quality surface finish, with examples from the sporting goods and marine industries displayed. Optiveil nonwovens provide a surface finish solution for a variety of composite markets, with proven results in applications from the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, […]

Porcher Industries Launches Dry Fibre Range at JEC World 2018

Porcher Industries’ five business units will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions.. Dry Fibre As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production, Porcher Industries’ Dry Fibre offers a way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA). It is a versatile range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface. Optimised for […]

Haydale Showcases Graphene Enhanced Prepreg at JEC World 2018

Haydale will be demonstrating real-life applications of its lightweight graphene enhanced prepregs at JEC World. Graphene enhanced prepreg offers significant weight reduction and improved structural performance. This is expected to be of considerable interest to the automotive, sports and leisure and tooling industries. On display will be: graphene enhanced carbon fibre composite rear wheel arch […]

JEC World 2018: Cobra Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Cobra International will celebrate its 40th year anniversary at JEC World. The company will also host a series of internal and external initiatives throughout the year, including the Composites Asia 2018 Conference in June, and the publishing of an in-depth report covering 40 Key Projects and 40 Key People that were integral to the company’s […]

Haydale Signs Supply Agreement with Korean Fishing Rod Manufacturer

Haydale Technologies (Korea) has signed an annual supply agreement for specific functionalised graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) material with River Runs, a Korean manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods and reels. The graphene-based material has been incorporated in a carbon fibre prepreg to produce graphene-enhanced carbon fibre fishing rods for sale in both domestic and overseas markets. River […]

Eventsport Presents Bandy Sticks Reinforced by TeXtreme

INXIDE has collaborated with Eventsport and Swedish elite players to develop the next generation of bandy sticks, the RELEASE, reinforced with TeXtreme. ”Through our partnership with TeXtreme we were able to integrate their high performance material into our new RELEASE stick,” says Anders Holmkvist R&D Manager at INXIDE. “By adding TeXtreme, we reduced the weight […]

JEC Announces Innovation Award Winners

The JEC World 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony took place on 7 March, opened by a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack. The jury then revealed the names of the 11 winning innovations, chosen from the 30 finalists previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the […]

CCM Hockey Sticks Incorporate TFP Nonwovens

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its lightweight nonwovens play a key part in enhancing the composite fabrication of the next generation of CCM Hockey sticks. CCM Hockey is one of the largest ice hockey equipment manufacturers in the world, supplying sticks, skates and other hockey equipment to North America’s National Hockey League. The company’s […]

Cobra International Launches Composite Windsurfer LT

Cobra International has started mass production of the new Windsurfer LT board. Seeing a downward trend in beginner interest, partly due to the dominance of boards and sails meant for extreme conditions, the Windsurfer LT is an advanced composite windsurf board that aims to provide a single platform that can be raced, used for teaching […]

RTP Company Introduces Light and Tough Thermoplastic Compounds

RTP Company is introducing the new light and tough LT Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds said to weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds, but with equivalent mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values. According to the company, LT Compounds are the fastest and easiest way to accomplish weight reductions in parts moulded with glass […]

Surfboard Builders Go for Gold with Sicomin’s Bio-Based Resins

Sicomin has received the ECOBOARD Project Gold Level qualification for its range of bio-based epoxy resins. The certification applies to Sicomin’s GreenPoxy range that now consists of five resin systems. The ECOBOARD Project is an independent third-party consumer-facing certification programme for surfboards, designed and managed by environmental non-profit Sustainable Surf. The programme’s focus is on […]

LAP Webinar Discusses How to Speed up Laser Projection Tasks in Composite Manufacturing

On 5 June 2018 at 11:00 am EST (5:00 pm CEST), Matthias Lange, Product Manager at LAP, will deliver a free webinar on the topic of Camera-Assisted Laser Projection for Acceleration of Manual Composite Lay-Up, which will give practical and technical insights into camera-assisted laser projection. The 60-minute webinar, hosted by CompositesWorld, will focus on […]

Composites in Sport 2018 Publishes Conference Programme

The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018. The conference has been extended to a two-day event following the success of the launch edition and will feature a keynote presentation from R-Tech Services and speakers from Cevotec, Shape Machining, […]

Composites Europe 2018 Highlights Contributions of Composites to Sport

Published: 17th July 2018

Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November. In canoes, golf and hockey clubs, racing bikes, yacht hulls and even swimsuits, composites offer benefits including low weight, high resilience, bending stiffness, elasticity, resistance to corrosion as well as the […]

Composites in Sport 2018 Publishes Conference Programme

Published: 26th June 2018

The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018. The conference has been extended to a two-day event following the success of the launch edition and will feature a keynote presentation from R-Tech Services and speakers from Cevotec, Shape Machining, […]

LAP Webinar Discusses How to Speed up Laser Projection Tasks in Composite Manufacturing

Published: 22nd May 2018

On 5 June 2018 at 11:00 am EST (5:00 pm CEST), Matthias Lange, Product Manager at LAP, will deliver a free webinar on the topic of Camera-Assisted Laser Projection for Acceleration of Manual Composite Lay-Up, which will give practical and technical insights into camera-assisted laser projection. The 60-minute webinar, hosted by CompositesWorld, will focus on […]

Surfboard Builders Go for Gold with Sicomin’s Bio-Based Resins

Published: 15th May 2018

Sicomin has received the ECOBOARD Project Gold Level qualification for its range of bio-based epoxy resins. The certification applies to Sicomin’s GreenPoxy range that now consists of five resin systems. The ECOBOARD Project is an independent third-party consumer-facing certification programme for surfboards, designed and managed by environmental non-profit Sustainable Surf. The programme’s focus is on […]

RTP Company Introduces Light and Tough Thermoplastic Compounds

Published: 8th May 2018

RTP Company is introducing the new light and tough LT Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds said to weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds, but with equivalent mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values. According to the company, LT Compounds are the fastest and easiest way to accomplish weight reductions in parts moulded with glass […]

Cobra International Launches Composite Windsurfer LT

Published: 10th April 2018

Cobra International has started mass production of the new Windsurfer LT board. Seeing a downward trend in beginner interest, partly due to the dominance of boards and sails meant for extreme conditions, the Windsurfer LT is an advanced composite windsurf board that aims to provide a single platform that can be raced, used for teaching […]

Haydale Signs Supply Agreement with Korean Fishing Rod Manufacturer

Published: 28th March 2018

Haydale Technologies (Korea) has signed an annual supply agreement for specific functionalised graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) material with River Runs, a Korean manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods and reels. The graphene-based material has been incorporated in a carbon fibre prepreg to produce graphene-enhanced carbon fibre fishing rods for sale in both domestic and overseas markets. River […]

CCM Hockey Sticks Incorporate TFP Nonwovens

Published: 27th March 2018

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its lightweight nonwovens play a key part in enhancing the composite fabrication of the next generation of CCM Hockey sticks. CCM Hockey is one of the largest ice hockey equipment manufacturers in the world, supplying sticks, skates and other hockey equipment to North America’s National Hockey League. The company’s […]

Eventsport Presents Bandy Sticks Reinforced by TeXtreme

Published: 13th March 2018

INXIDE has collaborated with Eventsport and Swedish elite players to develop the next generation of bandy sticks, the RELEASE, reinforced with TeXtreme. ”Through our partnership with TeXtreme we were able to integrate their high performance material into our new RELEASE stick,” says Anders Holmkvist R&D Manager at INXIDE. “By adding TeXtreme, we reduced the weight […]

JEC Announces Innovation Award Winners

The JEC World 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony took place on 7 March, opened by a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack. The jury then revealed the names of the 11 winning innovations, chosen from the 30 finalists previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the […]

TFP Exhibits Advanced Nonwovens at JEC World 2018

Published: 7th March 2018

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will focus on the capability of its Optiveil nonwovens to deliver an exceptional quality surface finish, with examples from the sporting goods and marine industries displayed. Optiveil nonwovens provide a surface finish solution for a variety of composite markets, with proven results in applications from the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, […]

Porcher Industries Launches Dry Fibre Range at JEC World 2018

Porcher Industries’ five business units will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions.. Dry Fibre As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production, Porcher Industries’ Dry Fibre offers a way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA). It is a versatile range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface. Optimised for […]

JEC World 2018: Cobra Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Cobra International will celebrate its 40th year anniversary at JEC World. The company will also host a series of internal and external initiatives throughout the year, including the Composites Asia 2018 Conference in June, and the publishing of an in-depth report covering 40 Key Projects and 40 Key People that were integral to the company’s […]

Haydale Signs Supply Agreement with Korean Fishing Rod Manufacturer

Published: 6th March 2018

Haydale Technologies (Korea) has signed an annual supply agreement for specific functionalised graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) material with River Runs, a Korean manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods and reels. The graphene-based material has been incorporated in a carbon fibre prepreg to produce graphene-enhanced carbon fibre fishing rods for sale in both domestic and overseas markets. River […]

TFP Exhibits Advanced Nonwovens at JEC World 2018

Published: 27th February 2018

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will focus on the capability of its Optiveil nonwovens to deliver an exceptional quality surface finish, with examples from the sporting goods and marine industries displayed. Optiveil nonwovens provide a surface finish solution for a variety of composite markets, with proven results in applications from the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, […]

Porcher Industries Launches Dry Fibre Range at JEC World 2018

Porcher Industries’ five business units will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions.. Dry Fibre As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production, Porcher Industries’ Dry Fibre offers a way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA). It is a versatile range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface. Optimised for […]

Haydale Showcases Graphene Enhanced Prepreg at JEC World 2018

Haydale will be demonstrating real-life applications of its lightweight graphene enhanced prepregs at JEC World. Graphene enhanced prepreg offers significant weight reduction and improved structural performance. This is expected to be of considerable interest to the automotive, sports and leisure and tooling industries. On display will be: graphene enhanced carbon fibre composite rear wheel arch […]

JEC World 2018: Cobra Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Cobra International will celebrate its 40th year anniversary at JEC World. The company will also host a series of internal and external initiatives throughout the year, including the Composites Asia 2018 Conference in June, and the publishing of an in-depth report covering 40 Key Projects and 40 Key People that were integral to the company’s […]

Toho Tenax Develops Shock-Resistant Hybrid Prepreg

Published: 20th February 2018

Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The hybrid prepreg has been employed by Mizuno in a new golf club shaft that weighs nearly 30% less than conventional shafts of the same thickness. According to Toho Tenax, the core company of the […]

JEC Names Finalists for 2018 Innovation Awards and Introduces Public Vote

Published: 30th January 2018

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists in the 10 categories of its 2018 JEC Innovation Awards. The 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on 7 March at JEC World 2018. “Like every year, we received hundreds of applications for the JEC Innovation Awards and this success truly shows that […]

NTPT and EPFL Research Discontinuous Fibre Composite Tubes

NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications. NTPT has been producing high-performance carbon fibre tubes using its patent pending method for manufacturing tubes with Thin Ply prepreg materials since 2016. Offering composite design […]

Hexcel Showcases Innovations for Sports Equipment at ISPO Munich

Published: 16th January 2018

Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January. To enable the creation of extremely lightweight components with no compromise in performance, technologies on display will include HexPly M78.1 fast-curing prepreg, HiMax multiaxial reinforcements and Polyspeed pultruded components. HexPly M78.1 […]

Solvay and deBotech Partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Solvay and deBotech have announced a partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton (USABS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the US. Solvay is one of the team’s technology partners and suppliers of advanced carbon fibre composite materials. deBotech, Solvay customer and USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s preferred carbon fibre manufacturer, […]

Speakers Sought for Composites in Sport 2018

Published: 9th January 2018

Composites in Sport 2018 will return to Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, UK, on 3rd and 4th October and the call for speakers is now open. Speakers are requested to submit potential topics and a short explanation via the website – https://compositesinsport.com/call-for-papers/. The deadline for the call is 16th March and accepted speakers […]

Faction Skis Releases New Collection Reinforced by TeXtreme

Published: 12th December 2017

Swiss-based Faction Skis has teamed with freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new ski collection reinforced with TeXtreme carbon fibre technology. The Prime Series is the result of decades of material testing and innovations to create a true high performance, lightweight, big mountain ski. Faction and Anthamatten set out to create a […]

Chomarat Presents C-PLY Applications at CAMX 2017

Published: 5th December 2017

Chomarat will present two new applications using its C-PLY carbon multiaxial fabric – a drone wing and a kayak – at the CAMX 2017 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 12-14 December. The drone wing for DASH X, a Class II UAV, was created in partnership with VX Aerospace and Northrup Grumman. The drone can […]

ELG and Land Rover BAR Partner to Recycle Carbon Fibre

ELG Carbon Fibre has announced that it is to become a Technical Supplier to Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) and will process the America’s Cup team’s carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use-parts to recover the high performance carbon fibres they contain. The recovered fibres will be converted into ELG’s milled and chopped fibres […]

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

Published: 22nd November 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing. The latest Richard Mille Rafael Nadal edition watch was revealed when the tennis star took to the court in the Roland Garros French Open in May. The […]

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

Published: 15th November 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing. The latest Richard Mille Rafael Nadal edition watch was revealed when the tennis star took to the court in the Roland Garros French Open in May. The […]

NTPT and 4a Manufacturing Collaborate on Micro Sandwich Structures

Published: 14th November 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is collaborating with 4a manufacturing to develop thin carbon fibre sandwich structures. 4a, a specialist in thin foams and micro sandwich materials for acoustic and lightweighting applications, produces hard foam sheets under the MILLIFOAM brand down to a thickness of 0.2 mm and combines them with metal skins to form […]

Chomarat Receives JEC Innovation Award in Seoul

Published: 31st October 2017

At JEC Asia 2017 Chomarat, with partners Cobra and NeilPryde, will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal fabric with visual and structural stitching. “CHOMARAT provided NeilPryde and Cobra with its C-PLY non-crimp fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are […]

NTPT Licenses AnalySwift VABS Software to Model Tubular Structures

AnalySwift reports that North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has licensed its VABS software for use in the simulation of composite golf club shafts. NTPT has licensed the VABS beam modelling software for simulation of its line of composite golf club shafts, TPT Golf, as well as for other tubes used for sports and industrial applications. […]

Masi’s Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

Published: 19th September 2017

US company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics. By incorporating TeXtreme into its designs, Masi was able to reduce the weight by 110 g while improving stiffness, TeXtreme reports. “The goal wasn’t to just make the frame lighter, we also wanted to make it a bit smoother […]

Invibio and CarboFix Partner with UK Olympic Sprinter James Ellington

Published: 25th July 2017

UK Olympic sprinter James Ellington has joined forces with the UK´s Invibio Biomaterial Solutions and CarboFix Orthopedics in his quest to return to athletics competition after a devastating motorcycle accident earlier this year. CarboFix and Invibio develop innovative biomaterials and devices that have the potential to change the treatment of trauma fractures. The life-changing experience […]

Orro’s Terra C Bike Features Hybrid Carbon Fibre Textile

Published: 4th July 2017

Orro has released its new Terra C model road bike, which features sigmaIF, a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibres, to produce a completely redesigned frame. Orro’s mission is to create the best and most stylish bikes for serious riders. The Terra C is one of several bikes in the Orro range that feature […]

Custom Composites Sponsors Team GB Sailors

Custom Composites has announced sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams-Alloway, continuing a relationship with Team GB sailors that has resulted in gold medals in each of the two last summer games. The tube specialist will support the British sailors as they qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and through to their bid to top […]

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

Published: 6th June 2017

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing. The latest Richard Mille Rafael Nadal edition watch was revealed when the tennis star took to the court in the Roland Garros French Open in May. The […]

Sicomin and NOTOX Develop Bio-Resin for Surfboards

Published: 30th May 2017

Sicomin and French surfboard producer NOTOX have created a bio-resin formulation designed to minimise environmental impact and support greener production methods. GreenPoxy 56 is now used to manufacture the entire range of NOTOX greenOne short board, long board, SUP models, kite surfboards and the newly launched Korko board. When NOTOX was established in 2006, the […]

SABIC and Airborne Join Forces to Develop Automated Composites Processes

Published: 9th May 2017

SABIC has invested in Airborne International, joining a growth financing round by existing shareholders that will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitisation of thermoplastic composites manufacturing. In markets such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, consumer electronics and sporting goods, lightweight and durability are key industry drivers. Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite materials offer […]

Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

Published: 4th April 2017

Custom Composites has helped Advanced Velo Design to launch a stronger, lighter version of its high-performance recumbent trike. Custom Composites is part of the Attwater Group and is backed by decades of engineering excellence. The company says that its specialists were able to help Advanced Velo Design improve the strength of the trike’s chassis without […]

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

Published: 14th March 2017

Chem-Trend has launched a new labeling system designed to simplify selection for multiple product application processes worldwide; currently available for the composites industry, the system includes labels and differentiating icons developed to unify the Chem-Trend brand globally, simplify the product identification process and improve customer production efficiency. According to Chem-Trend, the labels and icons provide […]

TeXtreme Reach Breakthrough in Commercial Aircraft

After several years of simulation and testing within the aero market, TeXtreme has been certified for use in commercial aero applications and qualified by a leading aircraft manufacturer. HAECO says it searched for a material that would reduce weight and thereby enable significant savings in fuel costs for the airlines. HAECO turned to TeXtreme to […]

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

Published: 7th 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. Outperforming its predecessor, Sigmatex says the stick takes full advantage of sigmaST’s performance properties. Providing near zero […]

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

Following the launch of Sicomin’s bio resin range, the company says it has firmly established itself as the leading formulator and supplier of bio epoxy systems in industrial quantities. Sicomin explains that its GreenPoxy products are widely used in a variety of markets such as marine structures, leisure and winter board sports and electric vehicles. […]

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

Scott Bader will be promoting its materials solutions for manufacturers of composite parts under a new ‘Making a Positive Difference’ corporate banner, with new look marketing branding for the complete adhesives range being unveiled at JEC. On the stand will be a single–handed Olympic class Laser sailing dinghy, raced at the Rio 2016 games and […]

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

During JEC World, SCIGRIP is participating in a series of technical demonstrations with Magnum Venus Products. Visitors are invited to observe the infusion of a 1 person Oaussou kayak proceeded by the bonding of the vessels’ parts using SCIGRIP’s SG300. The demonstrations will take place twice daily at 11:00 and 15:00 on 14-16 March. Visit […]

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

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) will showcase its range of Thin Ply Prepregs, processing technologies and products for performance sports at JEC World 2017. As a sister company to the North Technology Group, and as inventors of the 3Di technology for North Sails’ grand prix yacht racing sails, NTPT explains its composite technology is renowned […]

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

JEC Group launches ‘Startup Booster’, a program meant to support and accompany innovations and entrepreneurship in composites (aeronautics, automotive, construction, medical, design, sports and leisure, etc.), a dynamic and growing market that is expected to reach $ 90 billion (in value) by 2020. In a competitive world, composite materials play an important role by providing […]

Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017. Hexcel says that among the aerospace displays will be an Airbus A320neo fan cowl for the LEAP-1A engine manufactured by Airbus Defense and Space using Hexcel HexPl 8552/AS4 slit tape prepreg, HexFlow resin and […]

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

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. Granta says it supports the composites industry in sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Sports Equipment, and Wind Technology. The GRANTA MI:Composites software […]

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

CHOMARAT G-FLOW, a reinforcement that combines structural and vacuum-draw functionalities, and is being used by leading companies in the marine and wind energy sectors, is showcased at JEC World 2017. CHOMARAT has also received a JEC Innovation Award as a partner in the Fast RTM project and will hold a preview launch of its new […]

SCIGRIP Secures Multiple High Volume Sales with Top European Marine Manufacturers

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. SCIGRIP attributes this latest success to the growing popularity of its industry approved methacrylate (MMA) […]

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

Porcher Industries will implement a multi-million Euro growth and restructuring phase as the company moves into 2017. Porcher Industries, founded over 100 years ago and recently acquired by Warwick Capital, has appointed André Genton as Chairman of the Executive Management Board, to provide the expertise for this exciting new phase in Porcher’s history.   Porcher […]

Cygnet Texkimp Develops Sub-10gsm Reverse Roll Coater

Published: 28th February 2017

Composites technology company Cygnet Texkimp has revealed it is developing a high-tolerance reverse roll coating machine to create sub-10gsm films for the aerospace-quality prepreg industry. According to Cygnet Texkimp, the industrial-scale coater is due to be launched in summer 2017 and will be housed in its R&D centre at its UK headquarters in Cheshire. Prepreg […]

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

Published: 21st February 2017

ORACLE TEAM USA have unveiled their new yacht developed in collaboration with Airbus that will race the America’s Cup in June 2017. According to Airbus, the American AC Class catamaran embeds many innovations as the result of a two year partnership between the two engineering design leaders where Airbus is Official Innovation Partner of ORACLE […]

LANXESS Adjusts Prices for PA and PBT Compounds

Published: 31st January 2017

LANXESS has announced adapted prices for its Durethan and Pocan compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) with effect from 1  February 2017, a measure resulting from the increasing pressure on the raw material cost base. The price increase amounts to 0.10 EUR/kg for Durethan A (polyamide 6.6), 0.20 EUR/kg for Durethan B […]

Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

Published: 24th January 2017

Bertram Stier owns three mountain bikes with aluminum frames, but he’s working to help enthusiasts like himself step up to more affordable, next-generation composite ones. Leaving Germany in early 2016 to join Collier Research Corporation as an engineer specialising in composites design, Stier is combining his trail experience with advanced computing tools. Collier explains that […]

Lentus Composites Installs ‘Rising Star’ Machining Centre

Published: 17th January 2017

For machining pattern board, aluminium mould tools and components made from composite materials, Eynsham-based Lentus Composites has installed a Sahos Dynamic bridge-type machining centre with a 5-metre X-axis. Built in the Czech Republic by Blue Ray, the 5-axis machine was delivered and commissioned in March 2016 by sole UK agent, Asquith Butler. Simon Odling, Managing […]

Michelman Becomes Early Adopter of ISO 9001:2015

Published: 10th January 2017

Continuing with their commitment to excellence and an adherence to company values, Michelman has transitioned to the ISO 9001:2015 certification for US operations. Michelman says it was originally certified on the ISO 9000 standard in 1995. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on seven quality management principles that, when followed, ensures a business is positioned […]

Olympic Gold Medallist to Speak at Composites in Sport Conference

Published: 30th September 2016

Olympic canoeist, Tim Baillie, will provide the keynote at Composites in Sport 2016, taking place on 16 November at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, UK. Tim Baillie and his C-2 partner Etienne Stott, won the Gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the sport of canoe slalom. It was part of an historic […]

NetComposites Launches Composites in Sport Conference

Published: 16th August 2016

NetComposites is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, one-day conference spotlighting the current and future use of composite materials in sport. Composites in Sport will take place at the Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, UK on 16th November 2016. Sporting success is often the result of marginal advantages, whether that […]

Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

Published: 21st July 2015

An extremely lightweight paraglider harness has been created for an extreme alpine crossing, using Tepex composite from LANXESS for the footboard, which has other major application opportunities in lightweight automotive construction. According to LANXESS, the material is 20% lighter but just as rigid as sheet steel or aluminium. The composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS […]

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

Published: 16th December 2014

AIC says it and SWeNT will be partners in the project, located at the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park, approximately 20 miles from the capital city of Baku. According to AIC, initial production scale is expected to be 1,000 tonnes (1 million kg.) per year of carbon nanotubes beginning in 2016. “We are pleased to begin […]

Network Group for Composites in Construction goes Global

Published: 14th August 2012

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has opened up its membership to companies across the globe. NGCC, which was founded in 2000 to promote the best practice of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) in construction applications, explains it currently has 70 members, using the group to communicate new ideas, ask questions and interact with […]

Carbon Fibre Gripper Systems Developed for Improved Automation

Published: 23rd September 2005

SAS Automation of Ohio USA, developer of light weight Robotic-End-of-Arm-Tooling for handling plastic moulded parts, has introduced a new line of robotic gripper fingers with lighter weight carbon fibre bodies. The company have designed the grippers using carbon fibre to make the overall workpiece gripper as lightweight as possible so that maximum speed and lowest […]

UK Students Produce Folding Composite Bike Prototype

Published: 30th August 2005

Students involved in a joint project between South East Derbyshire College and Nottingham Trent University have produced a carbon/glass fibre folding bicycle using the college’s composite centre. The joint project was orchestrated by the tutors at South East Derbyshire College’s purpose-built Composites training centre and a group of Mechanical Engineering students from Nottingham Trent University. […]

Curv Composite Material Receives Product Innovation Award

Propex Fabrics has received the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for product innovation in the composites industry for Curv self-reinforced polypropylene. The award is for “providing a significant value additions to customers’ businesses”. Curv self-reinforced plastics (SRPs), based on the patented hot compaction technology, are an innovative line of single polymer composites that effectively bridge […]

US Engineers Develop Bridge from FRP Grid Technology

Published: 27th May 2005

Engineers from the University of Winconsin have developed a concrete deck bridge reinforced with a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) grid system. The technology will be applied to the long-awaited Highway 151 bypass in Wisconsin, which opens later this year, and will according to the engineers, be a “bridge like no other in the country”. Externally, the […]

Araldite Adhesives Play Role in Revealing Origins of Universe

Published: 19th November 2004

Araldite adhesives are set to play a role in Europe’s biggest-ever scientific experiment at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland to help scientists gain a better understanding of the origins of the universe. Engineers from the National Institute of Physics in Padua (INFN), Italy who are working on the £1 billion […]

Virgin Group Join Race to Develop Privately Funded Space Missions

Published: 30th September 2004

Virgin Group has entered into an agreement to license the technology to develop the world’s first privately funded spaceships dedicated to carrying commercial passengers on space flights. The technology is currently owned by a Paul Allen company called Mojave Aerospace Ventures (‘M.A.V.’) and was originally developed to fulfil Paul Allen’s vision of building the world’s […]