Composites News RSS Feed - Composites

CNSE/SUNYIT Faculty Wins $100,000 NSF Research Grant

CNSE/SUNYIT Faculty Wins $100,000 NSF Research Grant

The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) today announced Yu Zhou, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation. [More]
Novel Cost-Effective Rocket to Launch Small Satellites

Novel Cost-Effective Rocket to Launch Small Satellites

Rocket Lab announced today its plan to revolutionize the global space industry with the creation of Electron, a lightweight, cost-effective rocket, making it easier for companies to launch small satellites into orbit. [More]
Piper Plastics Unveils New Series of Injection Moldable Thermoplastic Composites

Piper Plastics Unveils New Series of Injection Moldable Thermoplastic Composites

The new Kyron® MAX series from Piper Plastics bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection molding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials. Kyron MAX materials allow parts to be injection molded at high volumes with strengths that approach lay-up composite and metals. [More]
Exelis Licenses Bodair Technology to Produce STaR Composite Components for Aerospace Industry

Exelis Licenses Bodair Technology to Produce STaR Composite Components for Aerospace Industry

Exelis has licensed patented manufacturing technology from Belgium based Bodair S.A. to produce composite Struts, Tubes and Rods (STaR) for commercial and military aircraft applications. The new Exelis STaR product line expands the company’s aerostructures solutions and supports the aerospace industry’s demand for high-performance, light-weight structural hardware. [More]
SCS Certifies Sadepan Latinoamericana’s Particleboard for Recycled Content

SCS Certifies Sadepan Latinoamericana’s Particleboard for Recycled Content

SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced today that it has issued Recycled Content Certification for several products produced by Argentinian composite wood manufacturer, Sadepan Latinoamericana S.A. [More]
Toshiba and IBIDEN Successfully Prototype Fuel Assembly Cover for Nuclear Power Reactor Core Applications

Toshiba and IBIDEN Successfully Prototype Fuel Assembly Cover for Nuclear Power Reactor Core Applications

Toshiba Corporation and IBIDEN Co., Ltd. today announced that the companies have established a manufacturing technology for a SiC-based material with outstanding heat and oxidation resistance, intended for reactor core applications in nuclear power plants. Toshiba and IBIDEN have successfully utilized the new technology to create a prototype of a fuel assembly cover. [More]
Ultrasonically-Assisted Machining Technique Makes Composite Material ‘Soft’ for Drilling

Ultrasonically-Assisted Machining Technique Makes Composite Material ‘Soft’ for Drilling

Loughborough University researchers have developed a device which could revolutionise the way cutting, drilling and milling is done in manufacturing. [More]
Lightweight Cellular Composites Constructed Using New Resin Inks and 3D Printing

Lightweight Cellular Composites Constructed Using New Resin Inks and 3D Printing

In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats of modern engineering is a decidedly low-tech core material: balsa wood. [More]
Lucintel Analyzes Opportunities for Composites in European Automotive Market

Lucintel Analyzes Opportunities for Composites in European Automotive Market

Composites shipments in the European automotive market is expected to grow to $2,270 million in 2018. The major drivers of European automotive market are low-cost of materials weight reduction, fines for excessive CO2 fleet emissions, e-mobility, and pressurized containers for gas fuelled cars. [More]
PlastiComp Introduces New Line of Basalt Fiber Reinforced LFT Composites

PlastiComp Introduces New Line of Basalt Fiber Reinforced LFT Composites

PlastiComp, Inc., a global leader in long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials and technologies, announced that it has introduced a line of basalt fiber reinforced LFT composites. These new long fiber productsoffer a significant increase in performance over short basalt fiber filled materials and are available in multiple resins matriceswith30-60% by weight fiber loadings. [More]