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Composite applications news, September 2021

Reinforced thermoplastic bike helmet

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and materials specialist Arkema have developed a bicycle helmet made of reinforced thermoplastic.

Carbon fiber body panels

Hexcel and Italy-based HP Composites, which makes composite components, have partnered to develop carbon fiber body panels for automotive and motorsports.

Collins Aerospace has been selected to deliver NP2000 propeller systems with composite blades for US Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft.

UK rocket manufacturer company Gravitilab is working with the NCC to design new composite flight structures for its range of suborbital launch vehicles.

GKN Aerospace has delivered its first fixed trailing edge (FTE) demonstrator for Airbus’ Wing of Tomorrow (WoT) program.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has published the findings of a survey about the heavy-duty vehicle supply chain.

GKN Aerospace has appointed David Paja as its new CEO.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in the UK has released details of its research programs over the next two years.

Hexcel has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures for the Boeing 777X twi engine jet.

Notus Composites has developed a new low temperature curing prepreg system.

A pilot project focusing on improving wind blade finishing has reached a successful conclusion.

IDI Composites says that it has received certification covering quality control standards in automotive.

Siemens Gamesa plans to expand its offshore blade factory in Hull, UK by 41,600 m2.

Lanxess has developed hollow-profile hybrid technology incorporating metallic hollow profiles and fiber reinforced plastic.

BASF and auto company Grupo Antolin have developed a reinforced plastic car sunroof frame which they say is lighter than traditional steel.

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