Dowty Propellers restarts production of its composite propeller blades

Dowty Propellers’ reset of its production capabilities is fully underway, placing the company on track to ramp-up the manufacture of composite propeller blades following a fire earlier this year at its Gloucestershire headquarters in southwest England.

Meggitt completes acquisition of the advanced composites businesses of Cobham

Meggitt confirms the acquisition of the advanced composites businesses of Cobham for for $US 200 million.

Dura Composites focuses on Middle East growth

The composite timber manufacturer is focusing on further growth in the Middle East region thanks to a distributor partnership with 4K Building Materials in the UAE.

LignoCity, a centre for green technologies

Innventia, Nordic Paper and Paper Province have started a collaboration to develop the future forest-based bioeconomy. 

Polynt launches new production line

Polynt Composites has invested in its German location near Frankfurt in a new production line fully dedicated to manufacturing of Carbon fiber reinforced SMC for serial applications.

BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe

Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany.

The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island hires Tripp Estabrook as Project Director

This is a position created to take this recently formed organization to its next stage of growth. The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island is a partnership of approximately 50 composites companies in Rhode Island, along with stakeholders, that are working together to market and develop this statewide sector.

Exel Composites joins Clean Finland network

Exel Composites has joined Cleantech Finland, an organization promoting clean technology. Exel Composites’ membership supports the company’s target to develop lighter, more durable and energy efficient and thus more environmentally friendly products and solutions.

FTIR meets fire testing needs for toxic gas analysis

One of the most dangerous aspects of a fire is the toxic gases that can arise from the process of combustion. To save lives and develop safer materials for airplanes, trains, and buildings, it is vital to identify and measure the gases that are released when products and materials are burning.

Coperion offers technology for long fiber compounds

The company is expanding its offering in the area of long fiber technology for the European and Asian regions.