Month: December 2014

The Super Guppy aircraft based at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, carried the 30 foot wide double-deck multi-bay box from Long Beach in California so researchers can bend, pressurize and eventually break it. The multi-bay box is a test ...

According to new research a fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet emission targets. The study, undertaken by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge ...

Hexcel has announced that it’s acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specialising in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics. Formax, located in Leicester, UK has estimated sales in 2014 of approximately $45 million. Hexcel’s interest ...

Toray Industries has announced that it had reached a basic agreement with Saati S.p.A to acquire its European carbon fibre fabric and prepreg business. Toray will take over the assets of Saati’s plant located in Legnano, Milan in January 2015, ...

The Airbus Group and Safran have announced the creation of their new Joint Venture, Airbus Safran Launchers. The new venture will begin operations on the 1st of January 2015 and will work on a new family of state of the ...

Connora Technologies has announced an investment from Samsung Venture Funds to advance commercialisation of the company’s recyclable epoxy thermoset technology called Recyclamine. Along with the recent investment, two new members have joined Connora’s advisory board; Andre Genton, former President of ...

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