Aerospace News

This section contains the latest news from the composites industry around the world. A selection of this news is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics Newsletter

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Aerospace News Archive

Composite planes to play vital role in reducing emissions Composite planes to play vital role in reducing emissions

New research suggests that exchanging aluminium aircraft for a global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent.

Bird feathers similar to carbon fibre Bird feathers similar to carbon fibre

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, similar to carbon fiber, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses of flight.

Hexcel acquires interest in Formax

Hexcel Corporation has acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements which specializes in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics.

TenCate provides parts for space capsule TenCate provides parts for space capsule

TenCate Advanced Composites has provided heat resistant composites for the heat shield and backshell structure of the Lockheed Martin Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle, which was successfully launched this week.

Aviation Technical Services acquires Texas Air Composites

Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired Texas Air Composites (TAC), a Domestic 145 Repair Station specializing in composite structural fabrication, support and repair for regional, commercial and military aircraft.

New Sigma tech could re-think traditional designs

Sigma Composites, part of Sigma Components, has invested £50,000 in a braiding machine that it says could improve component performance and improve on traditional designs.

Samsung invests in recyclable composites

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has invested in Connora Technologies to help commercialize its Recyclamine recyclable epoxy thermoset technology.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – giant robots, FRP buses, and boost for carbon fiber in China and Russia

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

November’s top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – carbon fibre 3D printing, giant robots and graphene-toughened composites

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last month.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – 3D printers, thermoplastic tapes and more giant robots

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.