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Composite applications news, May 2018

Software helps spacecraft development

Collier Research Corporation says that its HyperSizer software is being used in the development of the Dream Chaser spacecraft.

Finland-based Arctic Biomaterials has won a bio-based material of the year innovation award.

Stretching woven fabrics to make them stronger.

Recently completed tests reportedly demonstrate the bond strength of Tri-Mack’s overmolded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts.

Event organizer JEC says that it plans to promote composites at a number of automotive shows this year.

The programme for ICMAC 2018, the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, has been released.

Composites One and partners plan to run a two-day workshop exploring wind energy.

Flexible, sustainable and non-toxic composite material from wood and marine invertebrate.

Owens Corning has published its 2017 Sustainability Report documenting the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals.

Carbon fiber company Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE Long Beach conference, taking place from 22-23 May in Long Beach, California, USA.

The Composites Europe show will focus on processing and manufacturing processes, according to its organizers.

Vyncolit NV and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd say there is a pressing need for lightweight parts in internal combustion and electric motor-based drivetrains.

NetComposites has issued a call for papers for CompIC (Composites in Construction) taking place from 30–31 January 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Researchers propose a smarter solution to keep today’s composite aircraft ice-free.

Sicomin says that it has now received the ECOBOARD Project Gold Level qualification for its range of bio-based epoxy resins.

SGL has reported group sales of €263 million, up by about 22% from €216.3 million in the previous year.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published an in-depth report on its 2018 conference.

Lanxess says that it has supplied materials to a racing team from Cologne University in its bid to win a design competition.

RTP Company has developed new thermoplastic compounds that reportedly weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds.

The global automotive carbon fiber components market could grow at a CAGR of 9.77% from 2018 to 2022.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

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