Composites One and IACMI to present Prototyping to process for composites

This is the fourth workshop this year in a series presented by Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, and IACMI, in partnership with Magnum Venus Products.

Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals says Chalmers University of Technology

A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene.

Composites Institute unveils composite recycling project

End-of-life composites have a perception of being inferior to competing materials in terms of cradle-to-cradle sustainability because they are difficult to recycle or reuse.

“Smart” materials turn turbine connectors into sensors

By Benjamin Müller, Head of Industrial Anti-vibration Technology EFFBE GmbH It is no secret wind turbines must withstand harsh conditions, including fluctuations in temperature and humidity, and vibrations from changes in wind and rotor speeds. For the components that make up a turbine, such as the bearings, gearbox, brakes, and blades, durability and reliability are

Sika Corp intros Sikaflex-211 US adhesive and sealant in black

Sika Corporation, a supplier of innovative adhesive and sealant solutions is proud to announce that Sikaflex-211 US, a multi-purpose general sealant for transportation and industrial assembly applications.

New Hempel coatings protect the “splash zone” of offshore structures

Hempel has launched two variations of a new coating specifically developed to protect splash-zone areas. The splash zone is that vulnerable area of an offshore structure that faces corrosion from the atmosphere and the sea. Because it is just above the waterline, it can also suffer from impact and abrasion. Hempadur Multi-strength 35480 and 35482 are two-component,

Technavio identifies drivers to forecast global wind turbine composite material market

Thermoset prepreg composite are widely used for the manufacture of wind turbine blades as these exhibit superior performance characteristics such as high strength-to-weight ratio and durability.

Sika Corp. intros Sikafast-3300 & 3500 series structural methyl methacrylate adhesives

Sika Corp., premiere supplier of innovative adhesive and sealant solutions, is proud to announce the launch of SikaFast-3300 and SikaFast-3500 Structural methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives for transportation and industrial assembly applications.

Arkema presents its new generation of composites for the wind-power industry

Over one million tons of composites are used every year to manufacture wind-turbine blades. However, these blades made of thermoset composites (epoxy or polyester) are not easy to recycle at their end of life stage. To meet this challenge, Arkema has developed Elium, the first liquid thermoplastic resin using the same infusion process and equipment as thermoset

Wind turbine composites material market worth $12.17 billion by 2021

Blades account for the highest amount of composites consumption in their manufacturing.