EcoVadis awards Scott Bader Gold sustainability rating

Adhesives, composites and functional polymers manufacturer was ranked in the top 4%, committing to full sustainability by 2036.  


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.


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.  

European R&D project Bizente researches enzymatic technologies to recover thermosets

Through protein engineering, project partners molecularly modify enzymes and resins to make it possible to recover thermoset composites and give them a second life.  

Asahi Kasei joins investment in supply chain traceability, transparency system

Alongside three other partners, Asahi Kasei helped raise €11 million to accelerate Circularise, a Netherlands startup enabling traceability of information for raw materials recycling, biomass and more.  


NCC announces Crown Estate Scotland, Owens Corning and TotalEnergies to join SusWIND

Leading stakeholders will add their voices to the SusWIND community in order to deliver a sustainable future for composites in wind.  

Bio-Sep propels sustainable composites development via forestry-produced biochemicals

Joint industry project with iCAST, NCC and University of Bath to produce and test bio-based composites from cellulose and lignin sawdust, replace fossil-derived ingredients.  

Composite Braiding wins Composites UK Industry Award for sustainable composites innovation

Low-carbon manufacturing process for structural composites could help deliver decarbonization at scale while producing at high-volumes, low costs.  


Reliance Industries enhances polyester textiles with FRX Nofia technology

Polymeric phosphorus-based additive solution brings fire retardance and sustainability to Recron FS fabrics, enabling safe, responsible end-use applications.  


DLR, NLR extend co­op­er­a­tion in aerospace, sustainability

Building on a longstanding, 50-year partnership, both executive boards are stepping up their game regarding aeronautics, sustainability, climate-neutral aviation, uncrewed flight.  

Additive Manufacturing

KraussMaffei adds additive manufacturing, sustainability to strategic focus

Presenting at this year’s K Show, the plastics company adds AM machines to its exisiting portfolio, positions itself to pursue a circular economy.  

National Composites Centre joins new digital series to explore advances in sustainable materials

“Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero” campaign highlights critical role of composites in a net-zero future.  

Compression Molding

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.  

Natural Fibers

Cobra Advanced Composites launches flax fiber-based visual finish components

New range of sustainable, low-density, production-ready composite components meet challenging automotive OEM standards for exterior and interior applications.  

Carbon Fibers

Teijin introduces LCA for carbon fiber intermediate materials

Life cycle assessment (LCA) studies calculate the environmental impact of Teijin composites for future emission reduction activities.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: EconCore

rPET honeycomb technology is designed to replace plywood, monolithic panels and other conventional materials.


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Avient Corp.

Avient features sustainable composite material solutions in thermosets, thermoplastics and other engineered fibers, including a new formulation of its Polystrand thermoplastic. 


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Entropy Resins

Entropy Resins highlights its Super Sap epoxy resin technology, aimed at reducing the company’s environmental impact without compromising performance.


Boeing to open Japan research center, expand sustainability partnerships

Boeing Research and Technology Center to focus on sustainable aviation fuels, electric/hydrogen propulsion, robotics, digitization and composites.  


Dustless, mobile solution for on-site wind turbine blade repurposing

Denmark-based Isodan Engineering ApS translated its expertise in mobile, shipping container-based newspaper recycling systems to solve a need for breaking down wind turbine blades on-site for reuse.


Altair announces winners of 10th annual Enlighten Award

Ford, Shiloh Industries, General Motors, Toyota, BASF, L&L Products, Nemak and McMaster University are among some of the winners creating a more sustainable, lightweight future.

Carbon Fibers

CFRTP enables better, greener smartphones

Carbon Mobile’s “monocoque” design eliminates separate case, cover and frame, better protects electronics and simplifies disassembly.


Hyundai Motor, Supernal unveil eVTOL vehicle cabin concept

Concept details — such as CFRTP material incorporation, a biomimetic design and a focus on safety — provide a first look at how Hyundai integrate its mobility capabilities to develop commercial urban, regional air vehicles.  


Why aren't composites synonymous with infrastructure?

The U.S. seems poised to invest heavily in infrastructure. Can the composites industry rise to the occasion? 

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