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Carbon fiber profiles for BMW model

SGL Carbon says that it has received a multi-year order to make carbon fiber profiles for serial use in BMW model windshields.

Lightweight composites for hydrogen powered buses

Composite and polyurethane (PU) specialist Permali has received funding to develop a lightweight composite for diesel-powered buses.

GE reports that its GE9X jet engine has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.

Solvay reports that it has supplied materials for an indoor inspection drone.

LANXESS has developed a new range of hydrolysis-resistant materials suitable for very hot and humid conditions.

Hexcel has supplied its carbon fiber material to make a new range of golf shafts.

A project to develop a commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all composite wheel for EV applications has reached the pilot stage.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

TFP has developed a new lightweight basalt in its Optiveil range, designed for high temperature applications in composites.

Dura Composites has developed a new glass fiber reinforced floor grating that it says offers the best performance-to-weight ratio in its class.

BASF says that it has supplied its glass reinforced polyamide (PA) for the new 2021 Toyota Sienna.

ATL Composites says that it is now a distributor for a range of hollow ceramic microspheres suitable for composites and fiber reinforced plastics.

Bedford Reinforced Plastics has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) ladder which can be cut with standard carpentry tools.

Lehvoss and Forward Engineering North America (FENA), have partnered to develop additive manufacturing (AM) materials.

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

EconCore has developed a composite which it says has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s boot floor by 20%.

Dura Composites has developed a new range of composite decking tiles for outdoor spaces.

Composites Evolution has launched a new variable temperature cure prepreg system.

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