• 第23届中国国际复合材料工业技术展览会 China Composites Expo 2017
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Siemens receives certification for 8-MW offshore wind turbine prototype
DNV GL has awarded Siemens Wind Power (Munich, Germany) with the prototype certificate for its 8-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154. The prototype certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine according to the Danish Executive Order BEK 73:2013 and IEC 61400-22 and allows Siemens to install a prototype of...
German federation of reinforced plastics launches a website for RTM Technology
The “Euro-RTM” Group is founded by the AVK based on the conviction that RTM (resin transfer moulding) is one of the potential processing technology of industrial choice for the future production of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) parts. 2016 continued to be a year of ongoing growth for the production volumes of nearly...
Yi Technology, a Chinese imaging and computer vision technology start-up, backed by the Chinese electronics company and smartphone maker Xiaomi, will introduce its new Yi Erida drone with an integrated action camera during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early January 2017. Yi Erida drone can reach a speed of up to 75 ...
Sicomin products receive fire classification Sicomin and 3A Composites Core Materials of Switzerland say that their epoxy resin PET foam sandwich panel has been tested to EN45545-2. This unified European fire protection standard assesses the performance of components through rigorous flammability, toxicity and smoke density tests and i...
Tuball technology in China
With the aim of meeting the increasing demand of the Chinese composites and flooring industries for highly conductive and reinforced materials, OCSiAl, the Luxembourg-headquartered manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes, has entered into a distribution partnership with Chinese raw materials supplier Nanjing Leiqi.
Nano-modified aerospace composites to enhance electrical and thermal conductivity
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed thanks to a collaboration between the University of Surrey, University of Bristol and aerospace company Bombardier.   Carbon fibre composites, composed of reinforcing carbon fibres within a plast...
Teijin Aramid receives leadership award from Frost & Sullivan for performance of Twaron-reinforced conveyor belts
Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award recognizes Teijin Aramid as leader in sustainable technology applications in the global conveyor belt industry Arnhem, the Netherlands, November 10, 2016 – Teijin Aramid has received the 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award from leading independent market research firm Frost...
Teijin Limited announced today that it has completed the purchase of approximately 1.8 million m2 (about 440 acre) commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina, in U.S.
Engineers from the University of Utah are launching a $1.6 million project to research cost-effective, carbon-friendly methods of turning coal-derived pitch into carbon-fibre composite materials.
Harper teams with Oak Ridge National Lab on carbon fiber project
The company specialized in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, announced that in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) they have been awarded funding for a project through the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s HPC4Mfg Program.
China composites industry expects reorganization as two construction giants merge
The agreement between the two companies was approved by the Chinese government, according to a notice by the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC). Both groups belong to the 300 state-owned companies considered as strategic by the Chinese government. The deal is part of an ambitious plan by China under pr...
The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) in the US has been awarded a US$1.73 million state grant to fund composite recycling equipment at its new Port Angeles facility. The grant by the Washington State Department of Commerce from its Clean Energy Fund 2 program, will allow the purchase and installation of equipment to recycle...
Toray Industries aims to increase its global carbon fiber production capacity about 20% by 2018, focusing on a low-price version used in wind turbines and other applications.
Materials from BASF help make new Yamaha concept vehicle comfortable for short distance travel
With the help of BASF’s versatile plastic materials, the new three-wheeled concept vehicle 05GEN from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd (“Yamaha”) makes short journeys both comfortable and convenient. This new generation electric-assist vehicle is on display at the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Omishima Island in Japan from July 14, 20...
The company announces a price increase for gel coats and pigments of up to US$0.06/lb. and up to CND$0.175/Kg, depending on application and color. All shipments after July 9, 2016 will be affected by this increase.This action is due to recent increases in critical raw materials including titanium dioxide and isophthalic acid, and cumul...
Carbon fiber cuts weight of new Rolls-Royce thrusters
A new generation of high performance, lightweight steerable thrusters being delivered to Italian yacht builder Benetti by Rolls-Royce makes extensive use of carbon fiber material for the first time. The new Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65) uses carbon fiber material for load carrying parts, resulting in a substantial reduction of the propul...
Scott Bader Expanding its New GelTint® Volumetric Gelcoat RAL Colour Tinting Service for the European Composites Market
Scott Bader is expanding its new GelTint® volumetric gelcoat RAL colour tinting service to the wider European composites market, having fully trialled and market tested the service with customers in the UK. Five new GelTint service centres in mainland Europe are currently being set up, offering marine quality Lloyd’s Register approv...
Lowering the cost and expanding the use of strong, lightweight carbon fiber will improve the energy efficiency of products including cars, trucks, and aircraft without sacrificing safety.
After many years of hard work, the structural foam core Divinycell F has been approved by Airbus under AIMS 04-11-000 and ABS5927 standard. “This truly shows that Divinycell F is becoming well recognized and accepted for aircraft interiors”, says Lennart Thalin, EVP Diab Americas & Global Aerospace.
DowAksa opens composites technology center in Turkey
Carbon fiber manufacturer DowAksa Ileri Kompozit Malzemeler Ltd. Sti (Istanbul, Turkey) officially opened on May 13 the DowAksa Global Composites Center, in Yalova, Turkey. The facility is designed to advance Turkey’s carbon fiber and other fiber reinforcement composites manufacturing, mainly for aerospace applications in defense and com...
NMG Composites Co. Ltd. a producer of fiberglass reinforcement materials to the composites industry, announced on April 26,2016 the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canada with Carbon-Core Corp. (Ruckersville, Va, USA) to represent the NMG product line in North America.
IDI Composites International has entered into a joint venture agreement with SMC Composites in Mexico City, Mexico. The newly named company, IDI Composites International Mexico, will focus on expanding IDI’s worldwide footprint and increase the number of IDI’s global manufacturing facilities. The company says that demand for IDI’s prov...
Reichhold LLC2 (Durham, NC, US) and Italy-based Polynt have agreed to combine their businesses to form a global company in the composite resins and coating industry with more than $2.4 billion in revenues. The business combination is expected to create a global, vertically-integrated manufacturer of resins for composites and coatings and ...
EconCore NV and DuPont Performance Materials have joined forces to make strong, high-temperature resistant honeycomb panels.
Sigmatex are pleased to announce its collaboration with British bike manufacturer Orro, on its new range of elite road bikes. Orro’s objective is to create the best and most stylish bikes for serious riders. Orro use the latest pioneering materials of the highest quality and their Gold Signature bike can even be painted to a bespoke desi...
The composites industry appears to be on the verge of taking another step in its quest for affordable, high-quality carbon fiber. Advanced Carbon Products LLC (ACP, Hitchins, KY, US) reports that it has developed and patented a continuous manufacturing process for the production of mesophase pitch carbon fiber precursor that will cost as ...