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‘Fuzz-free’ CF tapes for skis

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel has partnered with ski manufacture Madshus to develop dry carbon fiber tapes for a range of cross-country racing skies.

Contract for composite battery enclosures

SGL Carbon has received a contract from a North-American automaker to make composite battery enclosures for electric cars.

SGL Carbon says that it has produced longitudinal leaf springs made of glass fiber-based composite for Ford Transit rear axles in series.

ELG says that it has developed the world’s first carbon fiber bogie.

Lanxess says that a project using its continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.

Solvay and SGL Carbon have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to produce the first composite materials based on large-tow IM carbon fiber.

ELG Carbon Fibre has recycled waste carbon fiber material from sailing team INEOS Team UK to make two cradles for the Britannia race boat.

Solvay and engineering company Penso say that they have created a modular, multi-material Body in White structure that can be produced in large volumes.

SGL Carbon says that it has delivered two non-crimped glass fiber textiles for the new version of Airbus’ H145 helicopter.

Toray Advanced Composites has released a new prepreg resin for automotive and motorsport market.

Solvay Performance Polyamides says that its new Technyl Max polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) material has been chosen to make an all-plastic brake pedal.

Thai composites specialist Cobra International and Australian boat builder Skeeta Foiling Craft have developed a new range of hydro foiling dinghies.

Materials specialist Sicomin says that it has supplied epoxy resins and adhesives to make a new all-electric foiling boat.

Nova Institute has announced the nominees of its Biocomposite of the Year award.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Spanish railway manufacturer CAF have joined forced to make 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway in the UK.

Composites Evolution says that it has introduced a range of flax-reinforced epoxy prepregs for motorsport applications.

Solvay materials have been used to make what the company says is the world’s first e-bike made out of injection-molded composite materials.

GKN Aerospace has designed and manufactured a mid-scale demonstrator tool to make a composite wing spar for Airbus.

Scott Bader says that its tooling, tooling, laminating and structural adhesive products are used to make glass fiber replicas of 1960 racing cars.

Fibrelite says that it has developed a new range of manhole access covers designed to support data transfer between antennas underground and aboveground.

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