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Composite market to be worth over US$100 billion
VDMA to examine hybrid lightweight materials
FRANKFURT — A leading German machinery technology association has formed a new working group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies, which opens up new possibilities for the composites sector to replace the use of metal for a range of manufacturing applicatio
EU event maps out sustainable composites plan
The Association of the European Composites Industry (EuCIA) recently held a conference in Brussels to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe.
Aliancys – new name for DSM Composite Resins

From January 2016, DSM Composite Resins will be named Aliancys. DSM announced earlier this year a partnership with CVC Capital Partners. This involved the formation of a new holding company, and the start of the DSM Composite Resins business as a separate business unit.

Dures range for pumps
EGC Critical Components, based in Houston, Texas, is introducing dures – a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites.
Bayer acquires thermoplast maker
Bayer MaterialScience has concluded the takeover of Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) a manufacturer of thermoplastic fibre composites based Langenfeld, Germany.
LFT flax and jute advantages
The UK?s NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) flax/PP and jute/PP pellets using pultrusion technology and commingled yarns.
Exploring a dark art
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has invested ?150,000 in an FT Dornier rapier loom, especially designed to weave composites without the risk of the highly electrically-conductive carbon fibres causing it to short circuit.
Expanded range for TFP
PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide polymers are all employed in the extended nonwoven veil range of the UK?s Technical Fibre Products (TFP).
Toray acquires Saati prepreg business
Toray Industries is to acquire the European carbon fibre and prepreg business of Saati SpA, situated ay Legnano near Milan in Italy. It will be renamed Composite Materials (Italy) Srl (CIT), as Toray continues to establish an integrated network in Europe.
 
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