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Corrosion and Composites Headlines, July 1 - 15

July 18, 2016

In order to stay on top of the latest industry news, we’re always scouring the web for articles on corrosion and composites. Here are the interesting articles we found during the first half of July, 2016.


University of Akron tackles rust's corrosive effects
Late last month, the school held an open house for government organizations, local companies and regional schools to showcase the newly built-out labs in the Engineering Research Center it has created to do that work.

Inspectors find more issues at Pilgrim
NRC says corroded pipe supports are part of large maintenance problem


Lamborghini revs up carbon fiber as it moves composites into the engine
Lamborghini's goal is to have the world's first production car with carbon connectors, the automaker's head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, told Automotive News, a sister publication of Plastics News.

Developer and manufacturer of lightweight aircraft, BlackWing Sweden, has received the highest distinction as winner of the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016. The fuselage and wings are entirely manufactured using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber fabric – which the company claims are 15% more rigid than conventional twill fabric.

Impossible Objects introduces 3D printed PEEK carbon fiber composite parts
Impossible Objects has added a PEEK (polyetheretherketone) carbon fiber 3D printing composite to its catalogue, enabling customers to create geometrically complex, strong, and lightweight 3D printed components using the company’s composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) process.

Mubadala-Solvay Venture Will Provide Composites for Boeing 777X
Boeing will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Belgian chemical concern Solvay. Boeing is the first customer of the Mubadala-Solvay joint venture.

Carbon Fibre Recycling Partnership Deal Signed in Washington State
In Washington State three partners in the composites industry have joined forces on two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to develop advanced methods of recycling composite materials.

Evonik developing biodegradable 3D printing composites for bone fracture implants
Evonik, a German speciality chemicals company, is conducting research on new biodegradable 3D printing materials which could be used in the fixation of fractured bones. The composite materials could eventually replace the metals traditionally used to fabricate implants.

New report on composites recycling
Recovery processes, re-use and application, the environmental impact of recycling, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and recyclable resins, applications for dry fibers and legislation are all covered in the report.

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