Lockheed Martin engineer reviews carbon enhanced fibre under microscope.
Lockheed Martin engineer reviews carbon enhanced fibre under microscope.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to combine the carbon infusion technology of ANS with Owens Corning’s reinforcements expertise to create a family of 'next generation' composite materials.

The companies expect the carbon-enhanced reinforcements to be scalable to meet the demands of large-volume applications, and provide mechanical properties with customisable electrical and thermal conductivity. Potential applications range from wind turbines for renewable energy, to protective packaging for electronics and composite armour for defence applications.

“Joining together with Owens Corning is a natural next step as we look to scale up our production capabilities,” says Jeff Napoliello, president of ANS. “We expect that this agreement will permit us to shorten the development time to produce customisable material attributes for commercial and defence applications.”