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Composites UK Launches Start-Up Award

  Composites UK has added an award for Start-Up Business of the Year to its list of accolades presented at the Industry Awards Dinner on 30th October at the National Motorcycle Museum. The award will celebrate new businesses in the composites supply chain born from innovation, driving the industry forward. To qualify the company must be less than two years old. Companies entering the award mu...

More efficiency in lightweight construction: KraussMaffei underpins its leading pioneering role at K 2019

Together, the Injection Molding, Reaction Process Machinery and Extrusion segments are creating components optimized for weight and cost Leaf spring made of composites scores points thanks to its low weight and high cost-efficiency Pultrusion: Efficiency gain for the construction and automotive industries FiberForm with UD tapes(Munich, July 3, 2019) – Steel is heavy, aluminum consumes a lot...

SGL Carbon supports student group from the Technical University of Munich in developing a unique Hyperloop capsule made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics

A new Hyperloop capsule – made in Germany – was presented to the public at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Garching mid of June The prototype was developed and built by students at TUM to enter into this year’s Space X hyperloop pod competition on July 21 in Los Angeles Video on the role of carbon in the Hyperloop With the support of SGL Carbon, students at the Technical University of ...

Gurit secures two-year kit supply contract with a globally leading Wind OEM

Zurich, July 2, 2019 – Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) announces a two-year supply contract which has been secured with one of the world’s leading Wind Turbine OEM’s for its JSB Kitting business unit. The contract is a continuation of an existing supply agreement and in line with communicated Group sales targets for 2019. It will utilize capacities of the new kitting production site in Matamoros i...

The reinvention of mobility

The car of the future will be a multifunctional, mobile living and working space. This is the guiding principle of a new interior concept for future mobility, which Covestro will present at the K 2019 plastics trade fair. Like the smartphone, it will seamlessly accompany its user around the clock and adapt to his or her needs. The car of the future will be fully networked and seamlessly integrated...

Pushing the boundaries for a sustainable and digital world

  Covestro at K 2019 Pushing the boundaries for a sustainable and digital world July 2, 2019  • Material cycle sought across the entire value chain • Pioneer on the path to a future without fossil-based resources • Comprehensive program for digitalization • Innovative solutions for key industries Sustainable and digital: at the plastics trade fair K 2019 in Düsseldorf, materials manufacturer Coves...

JEC Forum Chicago 2019: A great success for this new format

JEC Forum Chicago 2019, with its new format combining business meetings and conference sessions was a great success. In fact, with 201 delegates and 490 business meetings organized on site, it reveals that North American composites industrials value this new format. Business and Knowledge all at onceThe forum was the occasion for sponsors to showcase their solutions, industry buyers from  all the ...

STELIA Aerospace wins Airbus Supplier Award for its Pilot Seat activity at Paris Air Show

STELIA Aerospace received an Airbus SFE (Supplier-Furnished Equipment) Supplier Support Award 2018 at Paris Air Show yesterday, for its Pilot Seat Support activity.   Toulouse, 21st June 2019 – STELIA Aerospace is one of only 9 suppliers awarded this year for reaching the “excellent” level in each of the three ratings: Airlines, Airbus and Metrics.  The noted requirements are:  – Produ...

15th World Pultrusion Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS

The EPTA – European Pultrusion Technology Association organizes in cooperation with the ACMA – American Composites Manufacturers Association – the 15th World Pultrusion Conference on 27 – 28 February 2020 in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference is the largest specialized event on Pultrusion in Europe. The presentations are to document innovations in the following subject areas of pultruded reinf...

Hexcel at Paris Air Show 2019

Conn., June 11, 2019 – At this year’s Paris Airshow [Le Bourget, June 17-23] Hexcel will promote a range of carbon fibers and composite materials used to manufacture high-performance weight-saving structures in civil aircraft, engines, helicopters, and space applications. Visitors to the Hexcel stand will see an Integrated Wing Panel demonstrator and an I-beam, both made with HiTape® carbon ...

Composites UK Turns 30

On Monday 3rd June, Composites UK celebrated turning 30 years old with an anniversary event at Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry. Originally the Composites Processing Association (CPA), it became Composites UK in 2007 to include the whole supply chain within the membership, growing over the last decade from 70 members to 370. The evening saw fifty attendees join the celebration, including founding memb...

McLaren’s Ken Smart Announced as new Chair of Composites Leadership Forum

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) has today announced that Ken Smart (Executive Director of Business Strategy for McLaren Automotive) will take over the role of Chair. He takes over from Alex Aucken, the ex- Global Automotive Director, Solvay, following the completion of his term of office. Ken led the project team responsible for establishing the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCT...

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