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Prepreg plan for Abu Dhabi
Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Cytec Industries to establish an advanced aerospace material ecosystem in the UAE.
Self healing matrix patented by NASA
NASA has secured a world patent on a new carbon-reinforced composite with a self-healing polymer matrix and the process for making it.::r
GE to build CMCs plant to meet LEAP orders
GE Aviation has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first plant in the world that will mass produce engine components made from advanced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs).
Recycled carbon as replacement for glass
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) is now successfully recycling carbon fibre composites into high value nonwovens.Speaking at last week?s Composites Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, TFP material specialist Mark James explained that the recycling of carbon-based composites is not easy once they are impregnated with resin.
Boom in Brazil
The Brazilian composites industry is on course to achieve sales of US$1.612 billion in its 2013 financial year which started in April.This represents growth of 8.
Composites for the London Bus
The latest model of the famous red London Bus features a number of composite parts.Its rear end is comprised of five glass fibre-reinforced components based on Gurit?s Sprint ST 70FR matrix and Corecell M-Foam structural core.
Boeing and Hexcel expand JV
Boeing and Hexcel have expanded their Aerospace Composites Malaysia (ACM) joint venture to support increased production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.ACM produces flight surfaces for all of Boeing?s commercial programs, including the Next-Generation 737, 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.::r
Exploring new material combinations
ADMACOM ? Advanced Manufacturing Routes for Metal/Composite Components for Aerospace ? is a new ?4 million EU7 project that is aiming to combine different materials including steel and metal alloys, ceramics and ceramic matrix composites.
Combining wastes for new composites
Airbus, Boeing, Bombadier and Lockeed Martin are among companies on the advisory board of the EU-funded SUSRAC project which is exploring second-life options for composites.
High growth in the train industry
Composite materials consumption in the global rail industry experienced high double-digit growth from 2007 to 2012 and greater growth in composites material consumption compared to the growth in the number of global railcars sold demonstrates the increase in the average composite materials content per vehicle over those five years.
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