Lingrove plant-based ekoa composite featured in Hyundai Palisade concept vehicle

Carbon-neutral biocomposite enables interactive doorspear with look and feel of wood while protecting trees, enabling transparency and capacitive touch for futuretech.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Technical Editor, CompositesWorld


AMULET project funds 24 projects in composites, CMCs, metals

Trans-European project finalists for first open call identify material and process innovations in building, aerospace and aeronautics, energy and automotive sectors.

Urban Air Mobility

SPE ACCE calls for papers, sponsors and exhibitors for 2023 event

The theme for the Sept. 6-8 event highlights the roles composites have in EV auto and air mobility, highlighted in the form of technical sessions, panel discussions, keynotes and exhibits.  


Stellantis to acquire stake in hydrogen mobility company Symbio

Automotive manufacturing company joins Faurecia and Michelin to further industrialize and globalize Symbio’s growth for hydrogen mobility.  


Forvia launches Materi’act brand to develop, produce sustainable materials

Materi’act to propose materials including low CO2 carbon fibers, bio-based and carbon-capturing compounds and more, with up to 85% CO2 reduction.  

On Automotive

on Domestic EV Supply Chains, NACTOY, Facilitating Charging, Powertrains People Prefer, & a Look at Affordability

On EV, DS & U.S.. . . NACTOY Winners. . .Audi in Dakar. . .finding chargers. . .powertrain popularity today and tomorrow. . .VW sales and potential market implications. . .ZF heats up the seat belt. . .Elantra review

on VW advances, material science, projected production, Lexus ES, Audi's use of AI

On VW additive and electric. . .thousands of LEDs. . .Mercedes digital twin. . .sticking steel and polymers. . .production projections. . .EV test drive importance. . .Lexus ES review. . .Audi design and AI

Two Approaches to an Array of Exterior Colors

VW and BMW introduce new vehicles with different approaches to the exterior color pallet.

The Year Ahead of Us

Products Finishing looks ahead to a new year of reporting on the coating and finishing industries.

Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

Faurecia advances biocomposites, recyclability, reduced CO2 and sustainability in automotive

Efforts include advancing NAFILean materials family in weight reduction and sustainability, as well as new Sustainable Materials division and R&D Center.  
#sustainability #trends


CDZ Compositi introduces patented 3D Flex Composite

Specialist in structural and aesthetic prepreg press parts enhances 3D shaping and flexibility in composite parts using carbon and other reinforcement fibers.


Advanced Fiberglass Industries: Composites enable innovation

With decades of composites design and fabrication experience, Dubai-based AFI turns problems into solutions.

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing and AFP join forces in automotive demonstrator

Bavarian auto industry and TU Munich research how to reduce molding costs by combining continuous fiber and 3D-printed composites.


JEC World 2022, Part 3: Emphasizing emerging markets, thermoplastics and carbon fiber

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan identifies companies exhibiting at JEC World 2022 that are advancing both materials and technologies for the growing AAM, hydrogen, automotive and sustainability markets.


ESE carbon fiber wheels launch to aftermarket segment

The E2 wheels, built from a combination of tailored fiber placement preforming with resin transfer molding, are available for select vehicles after passing stringent lab and field testing.


The Native Lab Monocoque Design course is set to begin this April

As the automotive industry continues to shift toward electric mobility, the demand for composite parts and structures is increasing. This April 20 course will cover concept design to post-process, through DFMEA, detail design and structural analysis.


Plastic Omnium finalizes HBPO acquisition

Full ownership of the front-end module (FEM) producer enables Plastic Omnium to develop new modules and systems for the growing electrification trend in the automotive sector.  


Zebra Technologies survey reveals expectations for transparency in automotive manufacturing

Study reveals high demand for knowing the origin and sustainability level of materials and automotive parts as well as receiving an end-to-end view of the manufacturing process.  

Carbon Fibers

Carbon Revolution to list in U.S. via business combination with Twin Ridge Capital Acquisition Corp.

Following the transaction, the Australian carbon fiber wheel supplier and manufacturer will be well positioned for rapid growth and adoption into additional automotive programs.  


Base Materials showcases Ares 770 tooling material

Ares 770 is designed for the manufacture of master models and patterns used in the production of carbon fiber parts, as well as vacuum forming and thermoforming.  


Plastic Omnium, the CEA partner for next-gen mobility research

Five-year advanced research collaboration covers Plastic Omnium’s expertise in exterior systems, composite front-end modules, fuel storage systems, Type IV hydrogen vessels and lighting.  


SPE Automotive Division names winners for 51st annual Innovation Awards competition

Ten category winners, the Vehicle Engineering Team Award and the reveal of the Lifetime Achievement Award winner were announced at the in-person event, acknowledging numerous composite innovations.  


Carbon Fibers

Cygnet Texkimp develops high-tension carbon fiber overwrapping solution

Fiber winding technology achieves greater power at higher rotating speeds via high-tension composite wrapping, resulting in enhanced fiber-volume ratio, dimensional stability and lighter parts.  


BYK Additives launches polyamide-applicable additive

BYK-Max CT 4275 surface treatment advantages, high reinforcing mechanism and distinctive morphology make it an ideal solution for composite automotive applications.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Solvay

Fast-curing epoxy surfacing film SolvaLite SF200 generates a smooth surface and Class-A finish desired in composite automotive applications.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Gerster TechTex

Gerster TechTex’s gussets/corner reinforcements and fillers are intended to reinforce the corners of composite parts in automotive, wind and sports industries.  

Carbon Fibers

CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Toray

The Toray Group’s specialized product portfolio includes the Torayca carbon fiber and advanced thermoplastic and thermoset composites materials used in a variety of aerospace, defense, industrial and automotive applications.  


Porcher Industries launches new range of flax fiber-based thermoplastic composites for automotive

Composite stiffeners, sold as textiles, are made primarily of flax fibers grown, selected, mixed and woven in France for modern, durable and environmentally conscious applications.