Glass Fibers

Continuum targets facility capacity, transforms composite materials to advance wind blade recycling

The Denmark company details a CO2-neutral transformation technology to make 100% recyclable wind blades, plans to build six recycling facilities.  

Grace Nehls
Managing Editor, CompositesWorld


Eastman Machine automated cutting equipment increases HanseYacht efficiencies by 85%

Since implementation of its first conveyorized cutting system, the recreational boatbuilder regularly seeks ways to improve its composite material handling processes.  

Glass Fibers

ACI publishes code requirements for GFRP rebar

New comprehensive building code requirement covers the use of nonmetallic, GFRP reinforcing bars in structural concrete applications that are covered by ACI 318-19.  

Natural Fibers

Saertex expands global production network capacities for technical textile manufacture

Saertex reorganizes and invests in its 12 global facilities for producing multiaxial NCFs made of glass, carbon, aramid and natural fibers to supply wind power, mobility and industrial markets.  

Glass Fibers

Avient polyketone-based materials offer additional sustainable alternatives to polyamides

ComplÄ“t PKE long fiber-reinforced engineered thermoplastics, available with 30-50% long glass fiber, broaden application options, even in cold environments.  

The making of glass fiber

The making of glass fiber

The old art behind this industry’s first fiber reinforcement is explained,with insights into new fiber science and future developments.
#discontinuousfiber #marketing #medical

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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.


JEC World 2022, Part 1: Highlights in sustainable, digital, industrialized composites

JEC World 2022 offered numerous new developments in composites materials, processes and applications, according to CW senior editor, Ginger Gardiner, most targeting improved sustainability for wider applications.
#hydrogen #repair

Glass Fibers

Plant tour: Victrex Composites Solutions, Bristol, Rhode Island, U.S.

De-risking thermoplastic composites at industrial scale via hybrid overmolding.
#outofautoclave #planttour #paek

Hi-Temp Resins

Multi-composite thrust chamber aims to boost rockets, reduce cost for New Space economy

Black Engine uses new, microporous CMC liner for transpiration cooling and multiple lightweight composites in modular design that offers increased lifetime and lower maintenance versus current launch vehicle engines.
#ceramicmatrixcomposites #focusondesign #space


SMC material configurations tailored to automotive battery enclosure design

SMC battery cover offers various module configurations, levels of performance, mass and cost for electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles #focusondesign #sheetmoldingcompound


Composites end markets: Renewable energy (2022)

Driven by growth in offshore wind and global renewable energy and emissions reduction targets, wind energy continues to dominate composites use and R&D efforts.
#sourcebook #Basics #multitudeofmarkets


Pultron Composites advances marina construction with innovative GFRP waler

The waler incorporates a GFRP thru-rod and nut system, delivering high flex and fatigue resistance and increased environmental and aesthetic longevity. 

Energy Storage

NRP Zero invests in hydrogen pressure vessel producer Umoe Advanced Composites

Nordic shareholding investment funds UAC’s manufacturing expansion in Norway and Asia, with an initial target volume of 12,000 fiberglass storage tanks annually for both facilities.  


IIT Mandi researchers use microwaves, eco-friendly chemicals to recover glass fibers

Development of a rapid, sustainable microwave-assisted chemical recycling process targets decommissioned wind turbine blades, promotes decreased landfill disposal.  

Glass Fibers

Ilium Composites re-certified to ISO 9001 standard for quality management

Rigorous evaluation process brings quality assurance to Ilium’s customer service offerings and range of fiberglass composite reinforcement products.  

Glass Fibers

Helicoid Industries releases three use cases of Helicoid technology

Use case applications with Helicoid technology implementation demonstrated mechanical performance improvements, such as impact resistance and strength.  
#electricvehicles #biomaterials


Composite truck component carrier from Lanxess wins GKV/TecPart Innovation Award

  Injection-molded glass fiber-reinforced PA6 component is jointly developed with system supplier and truck manufacturer for 35% less weight, replaces DLFT-based design.  

Glass Fibers

SUREbridge project renovation underway in Norway

FiberCore Europe partner MSS implements SUREbridge, a sustainable composites method to strengthen and repair concrete bridges so that they can exist for 50+ years.  


Filament Winding

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.  

Glass Fibers

CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Wickert Hydraulic Presses USA

Wickert Hydraulic Presses showcases its custom hydraulic presses and fully automated press systems for demanding composite manufacturing solutions.


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: AGY

An S-2 Glass fiber/epoxy material produced collaboratively between AGY and Kaneka Aerospace offers tunable transparency, low haze, good impact and mechanical properties.


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Saint-Gobain Vetrotex

Saint-Gobain Vetrotex leverages its fiberglass manufacturing experience to provide tailored local and global solutions and customer support.  

Glass Fibers

CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Kaneka Aerospace

Kaneka Aerospace is putting on two presentations demonstrating an E-glass prepreg and X-TP, a material with thermoset and thermoplastic benefits. Its booth displays new fire-retardant resin offerings.

Glass Fibers

Ilium Composites transitions ULTImat chopped strand mats to 50% recycled polyester

The ULTImat Standard products range will be switched over to 100% recycled polyester within the next three years, according to the company.