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Composite Processing

Standard for material extrusion

ASTM International’s additive manufacturing technologies committee has approved a new standard guide for the use of layer-based material extrusion (MEX) processes in additive manufacturing (AM). 

Recycled materials in EVs

Volkswagen has reportedly expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), focusing on using recycled materials in electric vehicles (EV).

Glass fiber recycling plant

Glass fiber specialist WH Lipex has updated its range of plants for the recycling of glass fiber production waste.

Composite Processing

Composite design software update

UK software company Anaglyph Ltd has released version 5.0 of its Laminate Tools composite design software.

Carbon Fiber

Carbon-neutral fiber recycling

Teijin Aramid and plastics recycling specialist Clariter have partnered to develop a more carbon neutral way of recycling composite fibers.

Composite Industry

SAMI opens aerospace component plant

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in Saudi Arabia, has opened a manufacturing facility to produce composite parts for structural aerospace...

Composite Processing

Investment for thermoplastic process

UBQ Materials, which makes thermoplastic materials, has received $170 million funding from global investors.

Composite Industry

Performance Plastics acquired by investor

JW Hill Capital, a private equity firm, has acquired Performance Plastics Inc (PPI) and Angeles Composites Technologies Inc (ACTI) from Avantus Aerospace.

Sustainable research

Researchers at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, are developing ways to improve composites recycling.

Composite Applications

Bombardier to build new manufacturing plant in Canada

Aerospace giant Bombardier has invested around US$400m to build a new aircraft facility in Mississauga, Canada.

Carbon Fiber

SMC conference

The European Alliance for sheet and bulk molding compounding (SMC/BMC) and plastics federation AVK are organizing SMCCreate 2022, a conference about SMC and BMC composite materials design.

Scott Bader opens adhesive facility

Scott Bader has opened a new adhesive facility in Northamptonshire, UK, not far from its headquarters.