Zünd and Airborne sign distribution agreement

January 31st, 2022

Swiss cutting system manufacturer Zünd Systemtechnik and Dutch composite automation company Airborne have expanded their collaboration. As a result of a new distribution agreement, customers will be able to benefit from state-of-the-art digital production solutions for automated processing of composite materials. Zünd and Airborne will jointly promote these production solutions through their sales and support […]

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Nanofiber veil for composites

August 1st, 2019

Designed to improve the strength and performance of composite components at a lower cost, Xantu.Layr XLB has the potential for numerous applications, including in the aerospace industry. Photo: Revolution Fibres. The world’s first commercially available interleaving nanofiber veil for use in fiber-reinforced thermoset polymer composite materials has been developed by New Zealand-based Revolution Fibres in […]

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Incorporating new materials into composites

October 1st, 2018

In material science, strength alone is often found to have its limitations; a combination of hard and soft, rigid and flexible is an area of increasing interest for a wide range of applications from construction, to sports equipment, to protective apparel. Composites bring together two or more materials to provide one that has novel features, […]

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Sigmatex UK announces major investment

April 28th, 2015

Funding awarded from the U.K. to produce lighter vehicles English carbon-fiber manufacturer Sigmatex has been awarded funding from the U.K. through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the U.K. to accelerate the building of lighter vehicles. The Sigmatex Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) […]

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Johns-Manville expands capacity for glass fiber production

April 24th, 2015

Planned expansion includes new furnace to support next generation of reinforced thermoplastic composites. The increased growth in use of glass fibers in engineered thermoplastic composites convinced Colorado-based Johns-Manville to expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tenn. The planned expansion includes a new furnace, due to start up in mid-2016, to support the next […]

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Composites allow creation of custom materials for unusual applications

June 1st, 2008

It sounds like science fiction: portable airport hangars supported by columns of air, paper that conducts electricity and synthetic mother-of-pearl that can be bent without breaking. We have now entered The Matrix, but don’t expect to see Keanu Reeves in a black coat defying gravity and leading a cyberpunk revolution. The revolutionaries developing composite materials […]

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