Carbon Fibers

Strohm secures second “Jumpers on Demand” contract from ExxonMobil

On-site service includes readily available 24+ carbon fiber-reinforced PA12 jumpers to be installed at depths of 1,700 meters for water and gas (WAG) application.   

Urban Air Mobility

Elroy Air secures $2 billion in VTOL purchases, transitions to new flight testing facility

The composite Chapparal VTOL manufacturer signed an agreement with LCI for a purchase of up to 40 vehicles, advances into full-scale ground and flight testing with a new facility and hangar.  


Boeing reports full-year commercial orders, deliveries for 2022

Last year saw Boeing stabilizing 737 production, resuming 787 deliveries and launching its new freighter aircraft.  

Special Edition: Next Gen Aerospace

A glimpse at the materials and processes that will be on the table as next-generation aircraft are developed.

Videos / Podcasts

Natural Fibers

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.


Composites end markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2023)

While the recreational boating market is challenged to meet record-breaking sales in 2020 and 2021, composite materials and design innovation are abound, with a noticeable focus on 3D printing, biomaterials and sustainability.
#Basics #sourcebook #feature


Composites end markets: Civil infrastructure (2023)

Growth and potential grow for wider composites adoption in bridges, rebar and other concrete reinforcement and other infrastructure applications and repair.
#Basics #regulation #frprebar

Carbon Fibers

Norco to build fuselage, wings and composite components for Skyfly eVTOL aircraft

Skyfly aims to achieve a complete airframe weight of just 220 kilograms, in addition to low-cost, accurate and reliable repeatability of manufacture for series production progression.  


Optimizing AFP for complex-cored CFRP fuselage

Automated process cuts emissions, waste and cost for lightweight RACER helicopter side shells.

Carbon Fibers

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.  


Thermoset-thermoplastic joining, natural fibers enable sustainability-focused brake cover

Award-winning motorcycle brake disc cover showcases potential for KTM Technologies’ Conexus joining technology and flax fiber composites.
#biomaterials #focusondesign


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.  

Carbon Fibers

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.  


REGEN Fiber launches eco-friendly wind blade recycling process

REGEN Fiber’s sustainable recycling process keeps wind blades out of landfills by converting them into raw materials for use in asphalt, composite products and more.  

Energy Storage

Plastic Omnium, Shenergy Group JV to accelerate hydrogen development in China

Pilot project line in Shanghai for Type IV hydrogen systems will be in place by 2025, and a mega-plant with a 60,000-vessel capacity by 2026.  

Carbon Fibers

Chantiers de l’Atlantique reveals 66-meter, all-composite SolidSail mast

A technological feat, the large carbon fiber mast prototype targets the Silenseas sailing liner and sailing cargo ships for up to 40% reduction in CO2 emissions.  


Airbus releases 2022 full-year commercial aircraft orders, deliveries

The aerospace giant surpassed 2021 net orders, deliveries and aircraft in backlog covering all aircraft families.  


Additive Manufacturing

Kimya features Kimya PC-FR 3D filament for the transportation sector

Flame-retardant polycarbonate filament reaches EN45545 certification and meets REACH and RoHS standards for production of parts in railway, automotive, electronics.  


Re-Wind Network publishes second edition of repurposed wind blade design catalog

The fall/autumn 2022 Design Catalog presents designs and details of structures and products made from end-of-life repurposed wind turbine blades, with a new section on marine structures.  


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: Composites Horizons

Composites Horizons’ services specialize in polyimide- and oxide-based CMC materials used to produce high-temperature structures for aerospace customers.  
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