This Month in Carbon Fiber: December 2016

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Industry News

We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the technical world of carbon fiber.  Here’s what’s new this month:

Solvay launches new technologies for automotive and aerospace applications

During Composites Europe, the company showcased rapid cure thermoset prepregs for automotive applications.

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SGL Group to develop carbon fiber GDL for EU automotive project

EU-funded project INSPIRE is for the development of fuel cell technology in the automotive sector.

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Carbon fiber pickleball paddle is Composite Recycling Technology Center’s first product


The paddles are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017 under the model name of SWIFT.

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New process to make carbon fiber used in rocket nozzles receives patent

Carbon fiber nozzile

A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville developed a new process to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields.

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Hexcel invests in Carbon Conversions Inc.Hexcel invests in Carbon Conversions Inc.


Working collaboratively, Hexcel and CCI will work to advance aerospace and industrial applications for reclaimed carbon fiber.

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Carbon concrete researchers awarded President of Germany’s German Future Prize

Carbon concrete

The Federal President’s Award for Technology and Innovation is one of the most important scientific prizes in Germany.

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First carbon fiber-intensive 2017 Ford GT rolls off the production line

Ford GT off production line

Ford is manufacturing the cars at a low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, November 2016

Week of December 6: Aerospace-related job opportunities from AAR, Arconic, Hexcel and CEO Inc.

Week of December 13: Aerospace-related job opportunities from AIJ Executive Search, Toray Composites (America) Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems, Arconic and Hexcel.

Week of December 20: Aerospace-related job opportunities from Diab Americas LP, CTL Aerospace, AAR Composites, UTC Aerospace Systems and Eaton.


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