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Composite applications news, July 2021

Quickstep moves into drone manufacture

Australian composites manufacturer Quickstep has acquired a minority stake in Carbonix, a drone designer and manufacturer.

GE Renewable Energy plans to open a new offshore wind blade manufacturing facility in Teesside, UK.

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

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

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 .

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

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

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.

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