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
20 February 2017
Strata and Reliance to collaborate on advanced aerospace manufacturing

Strata Manufacturing PJSC and Reliance Defence Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on advanced aerospace manufacturing capabilities between India and the United Arab Emirates.

20 February 2017
VESTAPE – the new unidirectional tape from Evonik

Evonik has developed endless fiber-reinforced UD tapes with thermoplastic matrices to the marketable stage and is now distributing them under the VESTAPE brand

16 February 2017
JEC 2017 Innovation Award-Winning Pultruded FRP Panels Uses Scott Bader Resin System

 Acciona Construcción S.A. has won this year’s JEC Construction Innovation Award for its highly innovative pultruded composite panels, used as a leak-proof lining system in a Spanish high-speed railway tunnel construction project.

15 February 2017
Solvay to showcase lightweighting composite solutions and additive manufacturing technology at JEC World 2017

During JEC World 2017 to be held in Paris (March 14-16), Solvay will present its technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions for the manufacture of cost-efficient and high-performance structures

15 February 2017
Additive Manufacturing – Enhanced Software Package Mines Information to Help Optimize Process Parameters

Granta Design announced the enhanced GRANTA MI: Additive Manufacturing™ software package to manage, analyze, and apply materials and process information for the effective development and production

15 February 2017
JEC Group Puts Entrepreneurship on the Front Scene with ‘Startup Booster’

JEC Group launches "Startup Booster", a program meant to support and accompany innovations and entrepreneurship in composites (aeronautics, automotive, construction, medical, design, sports and leisure, etc.),

14 February 2017
Hexcel Exhibits at Aero India 2017

Hexcel is exhibiting at the Aero India show for the fifth time, continuing to support customers in the Indian subcontinent and throughout Asia. This year’s show takes place in Bangalore from February 14-18, 2017

14 February 2017
Polinox to Strengthen Exports Business in 2017

Latin American leader in peroxides, the Brazilian company Polinox estimates a 5% growth in the volume produced in 2017. Although it may seem insignificant, it is a reason to celebrate after two consecutive years of decline.

14 February 2017
JEC Announces Prof Mark Goulthorpe as Day Two Keynote Speaker for Composites Show & Conferences

JEC Group announces that Prof Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor at the MIT Department of Architecture will serve as the guest keynote speaker for the Future of Composites in Construction Show & Conferences in Chicago 

13 February 2017
Lütje Yachts builds the high-performance Lütje 35 Daysailor using ProBalsa

To Lütje, aesthetics and functionality have to work together to achieve a beautiful, light and strong vessel. This demands the use of first-class materials and the latest technology, which is why all boats built at Lütje are constructed using a sandwich core.

10 February 2017
Gurit Appoints Barracuda Advanced Composites as Distributor for Brazil

Zurich (Switzerland), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Gurit, a worldwide leading manufacturer of advanced composite materials, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites for Non-Wind Applications.

10 February 2017
Tecniplas innovates with composite tanks being transported by air

Tecniplas provided two water tanks to Sabesp, the water and sewerage utility company of the state of São Paulo, that were transported by helicopter to the site of installation.

09 February 2017
New Victrex and Tri-Mack Joint Venture Will Accelerate Polyketone Composite Components in Aerospace

Victrex and Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation have established a joint venture, TxV Aero Composites, to accelerate the commercial adoption of polyketone (PAEK*) composite applications

09 February 2017
Şişecam Announce Major Investment in a New Glass Fibre Plant in Turkey

The main board of iecam has approved a major investment of 400 Million TL (~ Euros 100 million) to build a new glass fibre plant in Turkey.

08 February 2017
Dilutec pulls through crisis and grows 15% in 2016

Despite the terrible year of 2016 was for the Brazilian industry, there were a few exceptions. One of them was Dilutec, one of the leading gelcoat and thinner manufacturers in the country

08 February 2017
Aliancys Announces Price Increase

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in europe, middle east and india by € 100 per ton.

06 February 2017
Diab to Show Products and Innovations at JEC World 2017

The company will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities for a number of applications, including Marine, Aerospace, Transport and Wind Energy.

03 February 2017
Composites One Acquires Canadian-Based BMB Solutions Composites

Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites raw materials and value added services, announced it has closed on the purchase of Canadian-based BMB Solutions Composites

02 February 2017
Granta Design CES Edupack 2017 Helps Prepare Engineering Students for Industry

Granta Design announced the release of the latest version of its leading materials education resource – CES EduPack™ 2017 – which is used at more than a thousand universities and colleges worldwide

02 February 2017
Mikrosam launches New Integrated Robotic Cell for Prepreg Layup

Prilep, Macedonia: Mikrosam is launching one of the most innovative machines that integrates AFP head for thermoset and ATL head for thermoplastic prepreg laying into a single robotic cell for custom development of