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 •  April 19

New brand identity and website reflects who SPE as a Society is today – signals current and prospective eco-friendly plastic innovations. SPE’s new logo is a fresh, vibrant and a modern look that incorporates where SPE has been and where it’s headed. Source | SPE Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) unveiled its new logo and new...

Composites World

 •  April 16

The SPE Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE, Troy, MI, US) team announced April 11 the keynote “The World’s First Carbon Fiber Pickup Box” to be presented at their 18th annual event Sept. 5 - 7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Mark Voss, engineering group manager, Body Structures Advanced Composites and Pickup Boxes at General...

Composites World

 •  April 12

Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG, IJmuiden, The Netherlands), the leading manufacturer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) for oil and gas applications, announced April 12 that Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) has acquired a significant shareholding in AOG. The investment by Sumitomo Corp. strengthens a strategic partnership which both companies entered into...

Composites World

 •  April 10

A Schmidt & Heinzmann automated SMC cutting/preforming cell About the time that I started writing about the composites industry, I was introduced to the concept of SMC – sheet molding compound. SMC was already a well-established technology then, and that was about 20 years ago. The concept of cutting the glass roving over the moving resin film,...

Composites World

 •  March 30

AIMPLAS Plastics Technology Centre (València, Spain) announced March 27 it is taking part in the project ECOXY, coordinated by CIDETEC, to develop reinforced composites meeting the strict requirements of the construction and the automotive sectors, with the advantage that they are repairable, reprocessable and recyclable. Fibre-reinforced...

Composites World

 •  March 29

Hexion Inc. (Columbus, OH, US) announced March 6 that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kangde Composites Co. Ltd. (KDC, Langfang, China) to collaborate in the development of high volume carbon fiber production methods for use in the automotive and other appropriate markets. KDC has built a world-leading carbon-fiber-reinforced...

Composites World

 •  March 26

VELOX GmbH has partnered c-m-p GmbH to develop a new hot-melt, solvent-free prepreg impregnation technology targeted toward automotive and sports equipment applications using autoclave or out-of-autoclave (OOA) processes, including compression molding. VELOX GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has partnered c-m-p GmbH (Heinsberg, Germany) to develop a new...

Composites World

 •  March 23

ELG Carbon Fibre/Gurit part, JEC 2018. Following is a summary of some of the highlights CW discovered at JEC World 2018 in Paris (March 6-8). ELG Carbon Fibre (Coseley, West Midlands, UK), known for recycled carbon fiber materials, used the show to announce plans to increase its Coseley facility capacity to satisfy increasing demand from commercial...

Composites World

 •  March 22

This month’s column comes on the heels of my return from Europe, where I visited JEC World in Paris and made visits elsewhere. Once again, I saw continued progress toward a more ubiquitous future for composites, and I made some general observations about what some of that future might look like. But that and a meeting I had along the way led me to...

Composites World

 •  March 15

Magna’s new Composites Center of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, features a new Engel 2,300-metric-ton press. Source | Magna International Inc. Magna (Sailauf, Germany) announced March 7 its new Composites Center of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, aims to help European automakers meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements with...