Composites Today (Formerly FRP Today), a monthly magazine published since year 2000 is devoted to composites science, technology and business. This techno commercial publication is mainly circulated in India and also to overseas subscribers. The magazine provides update on what is happening in the field around the world through comprehensive reporting as news, features and overviews on materials, processing technologies, application trends, research and developments, market insights etc..For more information contact: editor@compositestoday.org

Composites Industry News
28 April 2017
Gurit Acquires PH Windsolutions

Gurit announced that it has signed an acquisition agreement with PH Windsolutions for an undisclosed purchase price.

27 April 2017
Safran announces technology partnership with Prodways Group, a European leader in 3D printing for industry

Safran and Prodways Group announced that they are teaming up to develop additive manufacturing (3D printing) materials and processes

26 April 2017
The CT Engineering Group to provide new Developments for the Airframe of Airbus’ new Aircraft

The CT Engineering Group to develop new designs concepts for the complete fuselage, wings, and power plant of new Airbus’ aircraft.

25 April 2017
LORD achieves ISO 14001:2015

Jundiaí unit of high performance coatings and structural adhesives manufacturer LORD, the Brazilian subsidiary of US-based LORD Corporation, was certified with the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015. 

25 April 2017
Fibermaq operation recertified under ISO 9001

 Fibermaq, Brazil’s leading company for composite molding equipment, had its operation recertified under quality standard ISO 9001:2008

25 April 2017
Bridgestone Develops Next-Generation Bicycle Tire Designed Using “Air Free Concept”

Bridgestone Corporation  announced that, together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., the company has developed a next-generation bicycle tyre as an effort to realize practical application of the “Air Free Concept*

24 April 2017
LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura

 earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017

21 April 2017
Vision Systems Exhibits Second-Generation Electronically Dimmable Window And Latest Smart Interactive Window

Vision Systems, through its recently created division Smart Lite devoted to the design, production and sales of new dimmable solutions, will present the second-generation Electronically Dimmable Window, Nuance V2, and .........

20 April 2017
GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE the world’s leading Digital Industrial Company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry

20 April 2017
Hexagon Composites Enters Into Joint Venture Agreement with Nel Asa and Powercell Sweden Ab

Hexagon Composites ASA has finalized the joint venture agreement with Nel ASA and PowerCell Sweden AB for the development of integrated hydrogen projects.

18 April 2017
Lightweight Design Brightens the Lobby of Edge Sukhumvit 23

With light-weight core composites from Diab it was possible to create an eye-catching entrance for this spectacular condominium in the heart of Bangkok.

17 April 2017
Boeing Completes Successful First Flight of 737 MAX 9

The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

13 April 2017
Gurit reports solid start into the 2017 fiscal year

Gurit reports unaudited results for the first quarter of 2017. Net sales for the first three months of 2017 developed in line with expectations and represent a good start into the 2017 fiscal year.

13 April 2017
Solvay receives UK grant to develop high-volume automotive composite technologies

Solvay has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA) automotive project.

12 April 2017
McLaren Formula 1 Racing Deploys Stratasys Additive Manufacturing to Improve 2017 Car Performance

McLaren Racing is expanding its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to increase performance.

11 April 2017
Ashland to acquire composites manufacturing facility in France from Reichhold

Ashland Global Holdings Inc.announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire a composites resin manufacturing facility in Etain, France, from Reichhold Holdings International B.V.

11 April 2017
Kaman Increases Stake in India Joint Venture with Kineco

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc.and Kineco Limited announced that Kaman has increased its stake in the parties’ Indian manufacturing joint venture Kineco Kaman Composites India Pvt. Ltd. (JV) to 49% from 26%

10 April 2017
Mikrosam’s Major Investment in Laboratory Upgrade and Expansion

With a commitment to continuous R&D in composites, the company has proceeded with an additional€2 million investment to expand the lab capability.

10 April 2017
Solar-Tectic LLC develops inexpensive sapphire glass with MOHS 8 for anti-scratch and other purposes

Solar-Tectic LLC ("ST") announced that it has succeeded in developing this sapphire glass using its patent pending technique which was reported on in Materials Letters, a peer reviewed journal 

07 April 2017
Safran Nacelles launches a new automated NDT solution using infrared thermography and augmented reality

Stéphane Cueille, Safran Senior Executive VP R&T and Innovation inaugurated the new non-destructive testing process (NDT) for composite panels of aircraft nacelles