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IMCD acquires Finnish distributor of composite materials Kokko-Fiber

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (18 September 2020, 07:00 CET) – IMCD N.V. (“IMCD” or the “Company”), a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, today announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Oy Kokko-Fiber Ab (“Kokko-Fiber”), a leading supplier of fiber-reinforced plastic composite materials in Finland.

New composite material revs up pursuit of advanced electric vehicles

Oct. 9th, 2020 : Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors.

New Emission Control Technologies & Techniques for Composites & Carbon Fiber

Oct. 9, 2020 : Carbon fiber and composite materials have revolutionized the products we use every day by making them stronger, lighter, and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and be immediately dangerous to human health if careful consideration....

The Future of Composite Materials in Rail Infrastructures

Oct. 9, 2020: Modern high-strength composite materials present ample opportunities for energy-efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs for the rail infrastructure. Network Rail, the UK’s rail network owner, has partnered with the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK....

MakerBot offering composite material Nylon 12 carbon fiber

Oct. 9th, 2020 : MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys, announces the expansion of its materials offering with Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, adding another composite to the company’s growing materials portfolio.

Lockheed Martin Company to Build Six Presidential Helicopters

March 11, 2020: The U.S. Navy has commissioned six new presidential helicopters. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will build six production VH-92A presidential helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23-aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Using Holograms Helps in Studying the Quality of Composite Materials

March 10th, 2020: Composite materials have a complicated structure and specified mechanical or physical properties. The materials are used in various spheres of the industry: from medicine to aviation and due to it they are of high demand. However, there is a problem in the quality control of such materials.

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.