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Web Industries opens European composites centre

March 10th, 2020: Web Industries has announced that it has opened a European Center of Excellence for Composite Development & Commercialisation (CoE) at Omega Systèmes in Nantes, France.

Hexcel’s HiMax and PrimeTex for Gunboat 68 series

March 10th, 2020: Hexcel’s latest collaboration in the marine market is providing leading multihull builder Gunboat, with a highly optimized package of carbon fibre reinforcements for its stunning series of Gunboat 68 yachts.

Increasing the performance of machines with carbon composites

March 10th, 2020: One surprising potential use of composites however is in machine tools. Machine builders can use these materials for similar reasons to car designers: to create lighter, stiffer parts, and improve damping. The end result will be machines that run faster, with higher accuracy and reliability. This has a positive effect on productivity and part quality.

Neenah to Buy Composite Materials Manufacturer

March 10th, 2020: Neenah, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Vectorply Corporation, a portfolio company of MSouth Equity Partners, for $155 million in cash. Closing is expected to occur on April 1, and is subject to customary conditions.

New UK-USA collaboration to develop composite materials

March 10th, 2020: Seven new research and innovation projects that will develop new composite materials that can advance component manufacture in a number of global industries, such as aerospace, automotive and renewable energy generation, have been announced.

U.S. Air Force and Wright Brothers Institute Select Continuous Composites for T3 Transition Accelerator

COEUR D'ALENE, ID / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2020 / Continuous Composites, a premier composites manufacturing company, is pleased to announce its acceptance and participation in the T3 Transition Accelerator program led by the Wright Brothers Institute, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Air Force Small Business Innovative Research Program Office (AF SBIR/STTR), and The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) of Dayton.

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.