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Carbon fiber CHANGE TOPIC

Carbon fiber news, June 2021

Bid to improve end-of-life composites recycling

National Composites Centre (NCC) says that it is researching ways to improve end-of-life composites for use in new industry applications.

Solvay has partnered with Italian urban air mobility (UAM) company Novotech to manufacture part of a prototype hybrid water landing aircraft.

Reap Bikes, a UK-based manufacturer of carbon fiber bikes, has launched a new vehicle with a full monocoque frame and improved aerodynamics and stiffness.

Composites UK has appointed the following members as board directors.

Markforged, which specialises in metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing (AM), has nominated Carol Meyers to its board of directors.

A consortium of UK companies has begun a project to develop high pressure hydrogen storage tank aimed for use in HGV, bus and off highway applications.

Apply Carbon, a Procotex Corporation company, has expanded its a new carbon fiber facility in Plouay, France.

Zoltek, a Toray company, has announced it is expanding its carbon fiber production capacity at the facility located in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Sigmatex, which makes carbon fiber textiles, has received funding from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to grow its business.

Researchers have enhanced the strength of carbon fiber composites by simultaneously optimizing the orientation and thickness of the fibers.

CRP Technology has introduced a new polyamide-based carbon fiber filled composite for powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing.

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