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China’s Kangde Composites and BAIC Motor sign carbon fiber auto parts production order
 China’s Kangde Composites and BAIC Motor Corporation have signed a carbon fiber auto parts production engagement, “the first carbon fiber auto parts production project in China”, according to Kangde Group, whose president Zhong Yu along with BAIC Motor president Xu Heyi made the announcement. “The impl...
[2017-04-20]Source:Kangde Composites
Ford looking to naturally-tough bamboo as alternative to carbon fiber
NANJING, China—In the auto industry’s endless pursuit of stronger, lighter materials, next-generation metal composites and plastics aren’t always enough. Working on alternatives to synthetic innovations, Ford Motor Co. has enlisted support from an unlikely source—placing a bet on the world’s tallest grass.
[2017-04-19]Source:Canadian Manufacturing
Aerospace Technology Forum to boost UK-China partnership
On 6th April, the University of Nottingham Aerospace Technology Forum was held at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Addressing the theme of drawing up a blueprint for aerospace industry development and optimising industry structure, the forum aimed to promote the UK-China partnership of aerospace technology in Ningbo to cu...
[2017-04-18]Source:University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Founded in 2012, ARCH Industrial (HK) Company, whose aim is to become "a global leader in new materials with core values – science, innovation and cooperation", has launched its official company website.
Toho Tenax rolls out thermoplastic recycling solution
Toho Tenax Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announced on March 7 that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed a new compound, based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material and PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic. A serial aircraft wing access panel was manufactured as a demonstrator part.
[2017-03-13]Source:Composites World
ELG and Adesso to work on recycled carbon components for Chery eQ1 electric vehicle
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (Coseley, UK) and Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu Co. Limited (Wuhu, China) have concluded an MOU regarding cooperation to develop lightweight composite components for the automotive industry based on ELG’s recycled carbon fibre materials.
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...
[2017-01-19]Source:Composites World
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.
[2016-12-27]Source:Innovation In Textiles
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.
[2016-11-03]Source:Composites Today
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...
[2016-09-30]Source:Organizing Committee of CCE 2016-09-30
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.
[2016-09-23]Source:Nikkei Asia Review
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...
[2016-05-27]Source:Scott Bader
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.
[2016-05-19]Source:JEC Group
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...