Artemis Technologies launches new all-electric foiling water taxi

A more environmentally conscious luxury water transportation option, the Artemis EF-12 Escape, with its composite/metallic foils, combines a sleek style with a high-performance flight control system.

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Managing Editor, CompositesWorld

Urban Air Mobility

Regent unveils full-scale seaglider mock-up, plans for expansion

Up to 600,000 square feet of new manufacturing and testing space is anticipated to fulfill $8 billion in global orders for the composite, all-electric maritime vehicle.
#wingoftomorrow #space


Norsepower secures €28 million for modern mechanical rotor sail

New funding will accelerate composite rotor sail production, R&D, marketing, recruitment and more to expand the reach of Norsepower’s fuel-saving and emissions-reducing technology for ships.


Janicki supports Saildrone Voyager program

Engineer and manufacture of technologically challenging composite components for the 33-foot uncrewed surface vehicle will scale up Saildrone fleet capability, meet the demanding challenges of ocean mapping.

Glass Fibers

Aeler smart composite containers enter Portuguese market

Navex, part of Grupo ETE, will be representing Aeler in the Portuguese and Cape Verde markets to bring the innovation to the maritime sector.

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

Navy RHIB concept goes commercial in the new HydraSports Custom Sueños high-performance offshore fishing boat.

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Plant tour: Avel Robotics, Lorient, France

From AFP hydrofoils to more efficient aircraft parts, Avel uses digital design, multiprocess production and a rule-breaking approach for complex 4D composites.
#planttour #wingoftomorrow #space

Glass Fibers

Advanced Fiberglass Industries: Composites enable innovation

With decades of composites design and fabrication experience, Dubai-based AFI turns problems into solutions.


Brødrene Aa delivers carbon fiber catamaran to serve as transport through the Saronic islands

The Aero 1 Highspeed, operating under Attica Group, features an aerodynamic and energy-efficient design for passengers and cargo in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  


JEC World 2022, Part 3: Emphasizing emerging markets, thermoplastics and carbon fiber

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan identifies companies exhibiting at JEC World 2022 that are advancing both materials and technologies for the growing AAM, hydrogen, automotive and sustainability markets.
#windblades #sustainability #wingoftomorrow


JEC World 2022, Part 1: Highlights in sustainable, digital, industrialized composites

JEC World 2022 offered numerous new developments in composites materials, processes and applications, according to CW senior editor, Ginger Gardiner, most targeting improved sustainability for wider applications.
#sustainability #hydrogen #repair


InfraCore develops composite helideck for 85-meter seagoing patrol vessel

Nominated for the JEC Innovation Awards 2022, the FRP deck has undergone rigorous impact and hydrocarbon fire tests, proving that it is robust enough to resist a helicopter crash.


Pultron Composites advances marina construction with innovative GFRP waler

The waler incorporates a GFRP thru-rod and nut system, delivering high flex and fatigue resistance and increased environmental and aesthetic longevity. 


European SUSPENS project targets green composites production

The 13-partner program will addresses the challenge of reducing the environmental footprint of sandwich and hollow composite structures via bio-sourced resins and carbon fiber precursors.  
#biomaterials #wingoftomorrow #space

Carbon Fibers

Chantiers de l’Atlantique receives first initial orders for SolidSail 

Chantiers de l’Atlantique equips its first sailing cargo ship and two upcoming cruise ships with its highly rigid, foldable carbon fiber SolidSail rig.  


MAXBlade project to advance tidal energy generation with 13-meter composite blades

Recently launched 66-month MAXBlade project aims to harness tidal energy in the U.K. through a 70% increase in rotor swept area.  


Chantiers de l’Atlantique reveals 66-meter, all-composite SolidSail mast

A technological feat, the large carbon fiber mast prototype targets the Silenseas sailing liner and sailing cargo ships for up to 40% reduction in CO2 emissions.  


Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli adopts Siemens Xcelerator portfolio for America’s Cup composite yacht

Critical digital tools and services increase design complexity, improve manufacturing repeatability and accelerate development for composite racing yacht construction, in and out of season.  

Urban Air Mobility

Norco Composites awarded new contracts, recruits to bolster workforce

High demand for Norco’s composites expertise in the defense, aerospace and subsea markets has led to the company’s investment in 10+ new workers and specialist training programs and facility developments.  
#wingoftomorrow #space #workforcedevelopment



Ilium Composites chopped strand mat demonstrates compatibility, sustainability and durability

Chopped strand mat (CSM) under the ULTImat range of reinforcements protects against osmosis and chemical erosion for maritime and relevant constructions while delivering smooth surface finishes.
#sustainability #discontinuousfiber


Hexcel introduces G-Vent technology for thick, OOA marine structures

Hexcel marine prepregs are available with G-Vent integrated, enabling out-of-autoclave processing with reduced time, cost and autoclave-comparable porosity for highly loaded masts and foils without debulking.


Sika presents Adekit A236 two-part structural adhesive 

The two-part, high-performance polyurethane adhesive targets large composite bonding in marine applications and recently won a 2021 IBEX Innovation Award.

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CAMX 2021 exhibit preview: Gustav Gerster GmbH & Co. KG

Gustav Gerster’s TechTex corner reinforcements and resin distribution tape optimize the structure of composite components.


CAMX 2021 exhibit preview: Microtex Composites

Composite fabrics from Microtex are made for performance and style. The company uses raw materials such as carbon fibers, linen, glass fibers, aramid fibers and other high-performance fibers.


Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives expands polishing compound and surface finishing line

The more comprehensive Farécla line continues to eliminate process steps and enhance productivity for marine and composite applications with more than ten new compounds and wool pads.