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Trelleborg will take part in a research and development project focused on finding a composite replacement for aluminum in electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Hexcel's HexPly M901 prepreg system has been selected by a Mexico-based manufacturer of vehicle suspension systems, to speed up its product cycles.

ThermHex Waben and the Fraunhofer Institute are researching ways to series produce a new composite called the Organosandwich.

Scientists have developed a novel composite material for degrading nerve agents, which comprises a hydrogel and a metal-organic framework .

Hexcel reports that it has partnered with fuel cell manufacturers to develop lighter and more compact composite fuel cells for transportation.

Composites UK’s Construction Sector Group (CSG) has joined the Construction Products Association (CPA) as a trade association member.

Spirit AeroSystems and Albany Engineered Composites have joined forces to develop composites for hypersonic applications.

Hexagon Digital Wave has signed a contract to supply ultrasonic examination (UE) equipment for cylinders intended for the aerospace industry.

A US downhill mountain bike team is using carbon fiber nanotube reinforcing technology to make stronger composite racing wheels.

The next International Composites Summit (ICS) will take place in London, UK from 8–9 September.

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.

Gurit has amended its financial outlook for 2021 due to temporarily reduced demand for wind blades in China and the accelerating decrease in balsa demand.

GKN Aerospace has been selected to manufacture parts for the D328eco, a new aircraft launched by Deutsche 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.

Diab has supplied its foam sandwich core to make a pleasure yacht with improved stiffness and reduced weight.

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