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How to Choose Composite Core Materials for Your Application

Feb. 14th, 2020: The function of engineered structures is completed by using composite core materials to make up for performance requirements or a specific type of design. The requirements may be reducing weight, adding stiffness, offering energy absorption, or providing impact resistance.

Soft polymers reinforce a new, bioinspired composite

Feb 14, 2020: Composites combine the desirable properties of several materials to exhibit enhanced physical, chemical, and mechanical properties that are different from their individual constituents. Some high-performance materials have been developed using this method.

Chomarat shortlisted for JEC Innovation Award

Feb. 4th, 2020: Composite reinforcement company Chomarat Group has been named as a finalist in the JEC Innovation Awards in the Maritime Transportation and Shipbuilding category...

Shape-morphing living composites

Feb. 4th, 2020: In a recent study published on Science Advances, L. K. Rivera-Tarazona and a research team in the departments of bioengineering and biological sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas, U.S., established a new method to explore genetic networks in the lab. They created living synthetic composites ...

Axiom opens High-Temperature Composites Center

Feb. 4th, 2020: Axiom Materials continues to strengthen its leadership in the field of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and related high-temperature composite products. The company has recently invested in a new 3500 square metre facility for the development, analysis, and production of ceramic matrix composite materials.

Mitsubishi Chemical to Acquire European Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturer

Jan. 24th, 2020: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) announced that it will acquire a German Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturer, c-m-p GmbH (c-m-p; Head Office: Heinsberg, Germany) through its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Material...

Composites research paves the way for aerospace weaving

Jan. 24, 2020: The pioneering application of X-ray imaging technology could lead to the wider adoption of high-specification composite materials, in particular woven textile composites, according to a research group at Manchester University.

Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

Jan. 24, 2020: Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures formed can be highly disordered, leading to defects during large-scale production. Researchers have now developed a templating technique

Composite Materials Prepare for Takeoff

Jan. 24th, 2020: The automotive and aerospace industries are ready ramp up their production of composite parts, and Solvay has the material and technology to help them achieve that – namely fast-cure prepregs and Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF). The Group’s Composite Materials team in the UK is showing them how it can be done, pioneering the way in the industrialisation of cost-effective composite parts.

SGL wins contract for composite battery enclosures

Jan 13th, 2020: Following the production of first prototypes of battery enclosures for a Chinese automotive manufacturer in 2018, SGL Carbon has now received a substantial contract from a North American automaker for high-volume serial production of carbon and glass fibre-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures.

Composite Enhancing Nano-Barrier Could Change Spacecraft Construction

Jan 13th, 2020: Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite has been used for space missions for years and continues to be tested for further applications. Focusing on its limited use due to its water absorption rates, researchers at Airbus Defense and Space and the University of Surrey have created a layered ultralight, nanoscale barrier that could change how future spacecraft are built.

A global festival for composites

Jan 7th, 2020: JEC World, the global trade show dedicated to composite materials is all set to take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris from March 3-5, 2020.

EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies – Axia Materials Announce Strategic Partnership

Jan 7th, 2020: NIAGARA FALLS, ON and SEOUL, KOREA / ACCESSWIRE / January 6, 2020 / EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (TSXV:EHT) ("EHT") is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Axia Materials Co. Ltd ("AXIA"), based in Seoul Korea. AXIA has been in the composite materials business for over 20 years and has built and developed...

Fortress producing bamboo-plastic composite decks

Jan 6th, 2020: Garland, Texas-based Fortress Building Products quietly entered the wood-plastic composites decking market in 2016 with a coextruded bamboo-capped board that it says is 40 percent lighter yet twice as strong as the competition. Three years later, the privately held company has ramped up U.S. and Canadian promotion of what it describes as a first-of-its-kind WPC decking...