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Composite applications 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.

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

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.

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.

Diab has agreed to acquire Sabic’s Ultem foam production line and incorporate it into its Divinycell range.

Plastics organization AIMPLAS has organized an international workshop covering the trends and opportunities for biocidal agents in the plastics sector.

Covestro has received a JEC Composites award in the sustainability category for its development of polyurethane (PU) resins for wind rotor blades.

Carbon Mobile has received an innovation award for what it says the world’s first carbon fiber smartphone.

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.

Gurit has extended its supply contract with Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft Ltd for another five years.

AIMPLAS says that its workshop entitled ‘The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics’ will be held online from 8–9 June 2021.

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