Our website uses cookies

Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how visitors use our website. By browsing Materials Today, you agree to our use of cookies.

Okay, I understand Learn more
Reinforced Plastics CHANGE TOPIC

Reinforced Plastics news, June 2017

LeMond Composites has entered into an agreement to help commercialize a process to increase the production of carbon fiber.

Dr-Ing Thomas Theeg, a scientist at Laser Zentrum Hannover, has founded a spin-off company of the research institute.

Sicomin has formed a distribution partnership with Aerontec, a South African composite materials supplier with head offices based in Cape Town.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, says that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.

Hexcel Corporation plans to extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters and supply composite materials for the new H160 helicopter.

Gurit says that it has signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia.

A production process for structures is being developed based on 50k carbon fiber supplied by fiber specialist SGL.

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have formed a partnership to promote the use of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft.

UK composite tooling company Pentaxia says that it plans to expand.

By controlling how nanoparticles self-assemble at three different length scales, scientists have produced a tough and strong polymer nanocomposite.

New Flyer Industries Inc has acquired Carlson Engineered Composites Inc.

Web Industries Inc has opened a ply cutting and kitting operation at its Atlanta-based Composites Center of Excellence.

Gurit says that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Maricell Srl, an Italian producer of closed-cell PVC structural foam.

Hexion reports that Craig O. Morrison has retired from the position of chairman, president and CEO of Hexion.

Fibermaq plans to distribute equipment produced by US-based Autometrix in Brazil.

PPG reports that it will sell its remaining glass fiber operations to Nippon Electric Glass Co Ltd.

IACMI and materials specialist Michelman have announced a project which aims to improve vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings.

Find out more about the collaboration between HardwareX and Materials and Design journals.

Gurit has won a new contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels to an Italian automotive OEM.

SGL Group has set up an 18 month research and development project to produce lightweight carbon fiber composite components for the automotive industry.

GE Aviation says that it has begun certification tests of the GE9X engine which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft.

GKN reports that it has put a fifth machine in production to make the rear wing spars for the Airbus A350 wing box.

Orbital ATK has received an initial US$90 million contract from Northrop Grumman.

Steelhead Composites says that it has developed the first composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) made from continuous recycled carbon fiber tow.

Composite cladding specialist Dura Composites has supplied cladding for net-zero energy buildings at a new retail, leisure and tourism destination.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has launched a new international conference called Global Composites.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Methods 3D has formed a partnership with Markforged, which specialises in composites 3D printing.

Composites UK has announced its board of directors for the 2017-18 period.

PINFA-NA has fixed a date for its sixth annual workshop, Meeting Fire Safety Requirements in Automotive Design.

Reichhold and Polynt have announced the closing of the combination announced last year, after having received all regulatory approvals.

At its annual conference on 10 May, Composites UK recognised Dominic James as an Outstanding Contributor to the Composites Industry.

Textile specialist Chomarat has set up project to develop a new range of multiaxial carbon fabrics.

Automotive specialist Faurecia reports that it is joining the MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites cluster.

A research team from West Virginia University (WVU) has developed a system with composite materials that could improve earthquake resistance in buildings.

Haydale Graphene Industries has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanospan India Pvt Ltd.

Hexcel Corporation has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Structil SA.

Velocity Composites, a supplier of composite material kits to the aerospace industry, has opened a second manufacturing facility in Fareham, UK.

Glass fiber company Owens Corning has signed an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Corning.

News archive…

Connect with us
What’s coming up…
Sep ’21

Sep ’21

Oct ’21

Dec ’20