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New fibre composite materials trade fair to be held in Augsburg

A new event called Experience Composites will be staged in Augsburg, Germany, from 21-23 September 2016. It is being set up by Messe Augsburg in collaboration with the JEC Group and Carbon Composites.

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Fibre reinforced lining contains explosion in luggage hold of aircraft

A bomb-proof composite lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK’s University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus A321.

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Carbon fibre for aircraft and automotive applications

Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, has announced the development of Tenax XMS32, a new carbon fibre that is said to achieve both high-intensity and high-tensile modulus required for aircraft and automotive applications.

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Solvay to acquire Cytec Industries

Solvay, the Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals major with 2014 sales of US$10.2bn is to acquire Cytec Industries in a deal that values the composites producer at US$6.4bn.

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Hexcel launches site for new carbon fibre plant in France

Hexcel has officially opened the site in Roussillon, France, where it will invest US$250m in the construction of a carbon fibre plant.

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Lightweight textile composite solutions for transport

Initial results of a study on lightweight textile composite solutions for transport applications were presented at last month’s Techtextil by Dr François Boussu of ENSAIT/Gemtex, France.

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Sigmatex continues to invest in manufacturing

Sigmatex, a manufacturer of carbon composite textiles, has begun expansion work at its Runcorn, UK, manufacturing facility.

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Lightweight solutions for automakers using composites proven in aerospace

Aerospace composite supplier Albany Engineered Composites and automotive engineering and consulting company Ricardo have entered into a collaborative partnership to provide composite body, chassis and other structural components to the automotive industry.

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Lighter planes are the future, say UK universities

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London.

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Long fibre flax and jute in thermoplastics

The market for long fibre thermoplastic (LFTP) technology amounted to around 140,000 tonnes of material in 2013 and is currently growing at an annual rate of 11%.

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