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The Fossil-Free Car of the Future is in the Forest

The Fossil-Free Car of the Future is in the Forest

09 February 2016

Lightweight, fuel-efficient cars of the future can be made using materials from Swedish forests which Innventia claims reduces the use of fo...


Haydale Commission Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility

Haydale Commission Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility

09 February 2016

Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has commissioned a composite pipe testing facility with the support of Leicester City Council, Leicester a...


Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

09 February 2016

At the upcoming JEC World, Composites Evolution will be continuing the roll out of its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes and the differ...


Centre Breaks New Ground by Carrying Out the UK’s First Full Airworthiness Test for 30 Years

Centre Breaks New Ground by Carrying Out the UK’s First Full Airworthiness Test for 30 Years

09 February 2016

Airworthiness testing of new light aircraft is returning to the UK, thanks to a pioneering partnership involving a championship-winning aero...


Robots will Build Aerostructures at Terma

09 February 2016

The production of aerostructures in carbon fibre and composites at Terma in Grenaa, Denmark, will be automated to help strengthen the company's international competitiveness.


Teijin Develops New Aramid Fibre Fabrics for Protection from Airborne Volcanic Fragments

09 February 2016

Teijin has developed two new fabrics of Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibres to protect facilities such as lodges and evacuation shelters from airborne volcanic fragments measuring as much as about 10cm. 


Chomarat Announces Distribution Agreement With GMS Composites

09 February 2016

By signing a new distribution agreement with GMS Composites, CHOMARAT continues to pursue its development strategy in advanced composite materials.


New Training Initiative Will Attract Young People to the Industry

09 February 2016

With Viden Djurs (school for vocational training and education), Terma Aerostructures has taken the initiative to bring together a number of local companies to reintroduce the training program as Industrial Operator in the local area.


Huber Officially Acquires Martinswerk Business from Albemarle

09 February 2016

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) has acquired the Martinswerk business of Albemarle.  


Sales in the Brazilian Composites Industry Fell 18% in 2015

09 February 2016

Sales in the Brazilian composites industry totaled US$ 665 million in 2015, 18% lower than in the previous year. In terms of production volume, the reduction was even more pronounced: 21.2%, totaling 162,000 tons. As a direct effect, layoffs increased and the industry closed the year with 64,200 jobs, 8,200 less than in 2014. This is the worst performance since 2011, according to MaxiQuim, the consulting firm responsible for conducting the survey.