We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this month:
JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews
JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.
Future Materials Group to discuss carbon fiber market growth at JEC World
The company will release industry briefings and video commentaries outlining its insights, which propose radical scenarios for the growth of the carbon fiber market through 2034.
EU group developing carbon fiber wheel manufactured with HP-RTM
The group looks to launch the new wheel in 2018.
SGL Group combines fibers and materials into single business unit
The new business unit, named Composites – Fibers and Materials (CFM), is headed by Andreas Wüllner, who also continues as managing director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers.
Cimarron Composites has been granted DOT certification for pressure vessels
This includes carbon fiber over-wrapped pressure vessels.
Toho Tenax launches new thermoplastic textile prepreg
It can be used to produce carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) in 1-meter-width rolls.
4M, Litzler to commercialize plasma oxidation oven
Matt Litzler, president of C.A. Litzler Co., is attending JEC World show in Paris this week to announce the partnership and is exhibiting at booth M32C.
Teijin sheds more light on Sereebo manufacturing process
Combining a chopped carbon fiber mat with nylon 6 resin, the process will be used to fabricate primary automotive structures in a forthcoming production vehicle.
SAMPE Paris event highlights composites for auto, infrastructure
Summit Paris 2016, held one day before JEC World 2016, focused on emerging and creative technologies for cars and for bridges.
CSP, Mitsubishi Rayon establish automotive MOU
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) and Mitsubishi Rayon’s memorandum of understanding will focus on a joint venture to produce compression molded automotive parts and structures made from carbon fiber composites.
Arkema, Xenia to develop carbon fiber-based compounds
Italy-based Xenia will work with Arkema to develop a carbon fiber-reinforced grade of Arkema’s Pebax thermoplastic elastomer.
Giro ski helmet features TeXtreme spread tows
The Avance MIPS ski racing helmet uses spread tow carbon fiber composites to better withstand impact and rotational energies.
Toho Tenax develops production system for carbon fiber composites
The process combines Toho Tenax’ Part via Preform technology with high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) to speed manufacture of carbon fiber composites.
Haydale, SHD Composite Materials to collaborate on graphene-reinforced prepreg
The materials to be launched include a structural carbon fiber prepreg, a prototyping tooling prepreg and a high-accuracy tooling prepreg.
ORNL seeks licensees for its low-cost carbon fiber technology
After several years of material and process development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is ready to license its carbon fiber manufacturing process, which could reduce production costs by up to 50%.
Major assembly begins on Boeing 787-10
Kawasaki Heavy Industries begins installation of the carbon fiber circular frames into the mid-forward fuselage section.
Recycled carbon fiber to be featured in 125-mile kayak race
A professor at the University of Birmingham (UK) is manufacturing a kayak using recycled carbon fiber composites and will compete in the International Canoe Race.
2017 Toyota Prius features carbon fiber rear hatch
The carbon fiber composite rear hatch on the latest plugin hybrid from Toyota helps the car achieve an estimated 120 MPGe.
Virgin Group options to buy supersonic jets from Boom
US-based Boom Technology is building a composites-intensive, 40-passenger supersonic jet capable of speeds up to Mach 2.2.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, March, 2016
Week of March 1: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Eaton, Solvay, Toray Composites (America), Hexcel, and more.
Week of March 8: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Nammo Composite Solutions, Park Electrochemical, Solvay and Hexcel.
Week of March 15: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Northern Composites, Solvay, Toray Composites (America) Inc., Eaton and more.
Week of March 22: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Euro-Comopsites, Northern Composites, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America) Inc. and more.
Week of March 29: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Composite Technology Development (CTD), Solvay, Eaton, Hexcel and Toray Composites (America).