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NEXX Technologies NTB-500 BMI resin system provides OOA processing

Designed for use in high-temperature composite applications, the NTB-500 BMI resin system from NEXX Technologies is said to be available for use on all fabrics and unidirectional tapes.

Katie Leesemann
Editorial Assistant, Gardner Business Media


CompPair adds swift prepreg line to HealTech Standard product family

The HealTech Standard product family from CompPair has been expanded with the addition of CS02, a swift prepreg line.


JEC World 2023 preview: Cygnet Texkimp

Prepreg technology specialist unveils novel Multi Roll Stack machine capable of more sustainable, lower-cost prepreg and towpreg production.
#sustainability #jec


Hexcel opens new R&T center in Salt Lake City

Hexcel’s new 100,000-square-foot Center of Research & Technology Excellence at its Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., campus, will be the focus of the company’s innovation efforts.


Toray supplies Torayca carbon fiber, prepreg for H3 launch vehicle

Set to launch Feb. 15, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency rocket has been designed with a composite motor case and payload fairing section.  
#wingoftomorrow #space

Videos / Podcasts


Overair's Butterfly eVTOL prototype to integrate composites-intensive design

Aiming for first flight tests in the latter half of 2023, Overair’s Butterfly aircraft uses Toray carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg strategically to cut weight on its battery-powered, quiet aircraft.
#wingoftomorrow #space #trends


Loop Technology automates complex prepreg layup through FibreFORM system

Suitable for prepreg and dry fiber materials, FibreFORM is capable of picking, placing and laying up composite plies with high accuracy and precision, with three times the speed of manual layup.  


SuCoHS project: Advancing composite solutions for parts with high thermal and mechanical loads

New materials, structural concepts and manufacturing using sensors for composites that resist fire, temperature and loads while providing weight and cost savings versus metals.
#wingoftomorrow #space #sensors

Hi-Temp Resins

Plant tour: Qarbon Aerospace, Milledgeville, Ga. and Red Oak, Texas

Veteran aerostructures Tier 1 transforms into 21st century leader in thermoplastic composites and multiple new markets.
#planttour #wingoftomorrow #space

Mass Transit

SMC material configurations tailored to automotive battery enclosure design

SMC battery cover offers various module configurations, levels of performance, mass and cost for electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles #focusondesign #sheetmoldingcompound

Urban Air Mobility

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully launches to space

Innovative technologies and composite materials from RUAG Space and Toray Advanced Composites contribute to protection of the complex observatory at launch and during its six-month journey in space.
#space #wingoftomorrow


Hengshen to produce rear pressure bulkhead demonstrators

China-based Hengshen Carbon and Composites will produce five 4.5-meter demonstrator composite rear pressure bulkheads (RPB) for a Chinese aerospace OEM.
#wingoftomorrow #space


SHD Group relocates to newest prepreg facility in Slovenia

With its new 1,500-square meter manufacturing premises, SHD Composite Materials Europe d.o.o. has doubled production capacity, producing a solid foundation to support customers.  


Haydale graphene-enhanced prepreg achieves notable tool life extension

Extended field trials substantiate functionalized prepreg material features, such as doubled composite parts manufacture, tighter-tolerance parts and more.  


Diab Divinycell HM foam lightweights Mayla 44 electric powerboat

Ultra-high-performance powerboat achieves high weight reduction with carbon fiber sandwich construction of the deck, internal structure and the complete hull surface.  


PRF Composite Materials announced as material supplier for ThrustWSH 

ThrustWSH aims to set a new water speed record with an innovative, composites-intensive hydroplane design, targeting a 2025/26 run date.  

Carbon Fibers

Cygnet Texkimp builds high-precision slitter spooler rewinder for industry trials

Demonstration machine can precisely slit and wind up to 48 tapes from continuous thermoset UD carbon fiber prepreg, with additional material compatibilities.  


Hexcel HexPly M9.6 prepregs receive type approval for marine use

Third-party certification guarantees lightweight composite quality, performance and consistency for more sustainable marine vessels.  



Enduredge NTC-425 prepreg enables flexible composites fabrication

Low-cost, vertically integrated cyanate ester system from Nexx Technologies has an extended out-time and is capable of parts production in and out of the autoclave.  


PRF Composite Materials introduces RP570 FR eXpress cure prepreg system

Ultra-fast, fire-retardant formulation targets snap cure press molding of structural components.  


Solvay launches LTM 350 low-temperature composite tooling prepreg 

Carbon fiber epoxy prepreg sets new standards in cost-efficient composite tooling with fast layup, fast initial cure and short post-cure cycles.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Century Design Inc.

Century Design Inc. spotlights the OnDemand Material processing lines for prepregs, tapes and towpregs, serving to cut out the middle man and enable manufacturers to control their own materials production.
#automation #camx


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: NEXX Technologies

NEXX Technologies introduces a range of its modified epoxy and cyanate ester prepreg materials for a more streamlined prepreg manufacturing process.
#camx #outofautoclave


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Composite Alliance Corp.

Composite part design and fabrication is supported through standard and custom solutions with global tooling, machinery and service supplier Composite Alliance Corp.