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Arris Composites wins 2023 BIG Innovation Award

The composites manufacturer is recognized for the third year in a row, spotlighting next-gen carbon fiber plates for running shoes.  

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Managing Editor, CompositesWorld


Babyark launches smart, composites-intensive car seat 

Impact-absorbing car seat approaches safety holistically with carbon fiber and D3O materials and embedded sensors for real-time monitoring.  

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We Are One announces new Convergence carbon fiber rims, wheels

Boston Materials ZRT composite films are featured in the twisted-shape bicycle rim, enhancing strength, durability and light weight.  


Limited edition watch features carbon fiber case produced by 9T Labs

Using its Additive Fusion Technology, 9T Labs mass produced 1,000 units of the watch case from continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PEKK, achieving a strong, ultralight, aesthetic product.  

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Digital Demo: UV-Cured Powder Coating on Carbon Fiber

Keyland Polymer's R&D chemist will demonstrate the UV powder coating application process followed by UV curing on a carbon fiber water bottle holder. (Sponsored)

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Greener camping: Sonic X breaks barriers

Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
#sustainability #weaving #marketing

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Athletic shoe developed with repurposed thermoplastic waste

Manufactured via a single-step molding process, Decathlon’s Traxium Compressor soccer cleats propel the sporting goods market toward more recyclable solutions.
#sustainability #application

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SNO-GO ski bikes increase performance, reduce weight with carbon fiber components

Engineered with articulated rear skis for more control and accessibility, SNO-GO’s new hexagon-shaped carbon fiber components reduce weight and increase performance.


Carbon Mobile relocates smartphone production to Germany

Carbon Mobile’s Carbon 1 MK II, a carbon fiber, plastic-neutral smartphone, aims to close the gap on e-waste. 
#electronics #sustainability


NTU Singapore, Arkema manufacture carbon fiber helmets using Elium resin

Carbon fiber reinforcement increases stiffness, toughness of the helmet’s outer shell and allows it to absorb more impact energy over a longer period.


Solution-based digital composites fabrication

MIT evolves liquid biomaterials into a new approach for sustainable engineered composite structures.
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Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles


CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.


D-Fly launches Dragonfly electric hyperscooter

The electric scooter, available in urban or offroad models, features a carbon fiber composite deck for stability and control.


Solico composite engineers bring comfort, flexibility to new Axile Bionics ankle prosthetic

Lunaris is Solico’s first medical prosthesis design, using advanced composite components to reduce weight and outer dimensions, and enhance wearability.  


Rheon Labs successfully completes reactive fiber collaboration trials with FET

Under an Innovate UK Smart Grant-backed project, Rheon is developing a hyper-viscoelastic textile fiber that can actively absorb, dampen and control energy during movement.  

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Mubea to collaborate on production of carbon fiber exoskeletons

Automotive supplier Mubea has entered into an agreement with robotic exoskeleton producer German Bionic on production of Cray X carbon fiber composite power suits.


Furniture designer incorporates Bcomp natural fibers into luxury REI chair

Tras, a Japanese design and manufacturing studio, draws from decades of composites work in motorsport to develop the sustainable ampliTEX-based chair.  

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McLaren, APL unveil high-performance athletic footwear brand

The all-purpose luxury composite footwear, inspired by McLaren supercars, presents a new silhouette, a three-piece segmented midsole and a carbon fiber plate.    



Deckers Innovation Lab combines fast, casual comfort with composite footwear

The KO-Z Sport Low Wool Carbon footwear features an Xponent midsole with carbon fiber plate layered between upcycled EVA foam for a “fast-casual” shoe selection.  

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Cycle Inspect introduces damage, risk assessment service to the composite bicycle industry

Australian startup seeks to bridge the disparity gap between carbon fiber bike ownership and specialists trained to inspect them via an ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) and visual inspections procedure.  

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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.  

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Aluula introduces lightweight composite materials for wind sports and beyond

The company’s proprietary UHMWPE fabrics combined with technical films in a patented fusion process are said to increase performance and recyclability.


CAMX 2021 exhibit preview: Mito Material Solutions

Mito Materials unveils graphene-enhanced composite skis, the first application of its graphene-based additive technology.


Teijin launches carbon fiber intermediate material brands

Tenax PW and Tenax BM is a series of aircraft- and satellite-quality materials made for sport applications with superior strength, toughness and durability compared to standard Teijin carbon fiber prepregs