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Composite applications news, April 2015

Ford and DowAksa have formalized their agreement to improve carbon fiber components to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency.

Prize-winning Intrado car made with Scott Bader materials

Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader have been used to manufacture the chassis of the Intrado car.

A Fraunhofer project group is developing an experimental vehicle engine featuring fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts.

SGL Group reports that has made carbon fiber performs as part of large-scale production of the BMW 7 series.

Researchers from Japan and China have confirmed carbon nanotubes’ remarkable strengthening effect in metal matrix composites is due to load transfer.

Bayer MaterialScience has been awarded Bio-based Material of the Year 2015.

The first ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces young investigator has been awarded to Materials Today Editorial Board member Alejandro Briseño.

Exel Composites has been selected to provide lightweight, durable, composite shelters to refugee families around the world.

Cytec Industries Inc has opened of a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, next to its existing process materials site.

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation is taking steps to meet increasing demand in the aerospace sector.

Aerospace engineers at MIT have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens.

BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co KG have collaborated to promote BASF’s amine-based curing agents in Europe.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase effective for all new deliveries shipped on or after 7 April 2015, of €150/ton.

US materials company Zoltek has signed an agreement with the Hungarian government to expand production capacity and employment at Zoltek’s plant in Nyerges

NASA has established a public-private partnership with five other organisations to find out more about composite materials for aircraft.

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Qatar Airways to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Global aerospace specialist Fokker and the National Aerospace Laboratory plan to open manufacturing plant for composite aircraft components in Marknesse, t

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Long fiber specialist PlastiComp Inc and Xenia, a materials development company specializing in short carbon fiber reinforced (CFR) thermoplastic composite

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to develop the Earth SUP range of paddle boards made by BIC Sport.

Sigmatex, a leading independent converter of carbon fiber, has been awarded UK government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiativ

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