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Composites UK launches sustainability program
HEMEL – Composites UK has announced it will launch its new sustainability subgroup on 3 October, with an event at Scott Bader Company Ltd.
 
Porcher Industries adds US plant

BADINIERES – Technical textile and composite supplier Porcher Industries has acquired new US facilities in a bid to cater to an increased demand for the company’s glass fibre insulation fibres and automotive exhaust components.

 
Composite flooring for German trains

FORST – German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG will use a lightweight composite flooring manufactured by industrial equipment specialist SMT for its fleet of 66 trains.

 
Positive feedback for Future of Composites

ILLINOIS – Global composites organisation JEC has reported positive feedback for its June event ‘The Future of Composites in Construction’ which took place in Chicago, Illinois, alongside Techtextil North America.

 
Composite testing facility opens in Asia

DÜSSELDORF – German composite components manufacturer Henkel has opened a new test centre in Yokohama, Japan, which caters to the design and production of new composite components for real-world applications.

 
Thermoplastics used for aeroplane demonstrator

BADINIÈRES – Aerostructure manufacturer Stelia Aerospace has teamed up with technical textiles producer Porcher Industries to create a full-scale fuselage demonstrator which integrates thermoplastics as opposed to traditional thermoset composites.

 
JEC president presents in South Korea

SEOUL – JEC CEO, Frédérique Mutel arrived in Seoul, South Korea today to present on the growing importance of composites, and the benefits they provide to every industrial sector.

 
Facebook successfully lands composites drone

ARIZONA - Social media giant, Facebook has successfully flown and landed an unmanned, solar powered plane made of carbon fibre composites. The drone aims to extend mobile broadband networks across the world, reaching the 1.

 
JEC opens composites startup contest

PARIS –The JEC Group has opened submissions for its ‘Startup Booster’ competition, which aims to encourage innovation in the global composites sector.

 
Silk sensor detects damage in composites

MARYLAND – Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States have developed a new sensor made of silk that detects damage to composite materials during its manufacture.

 
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