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Wind energy webinar

Wind energy webinar

Composites One, Solvay, 3M, Owens Corning and Sika has set the date for a webinar focuses on next generation wind energy: production and repair.

The webinar will feature presentations from the companies about their products for the wind industry including bagging materials and kits, repair materials, sealing and bonding solutions, and fabrics.

It takes place on 19 March 2020 from 1-2 pm CDT.

This story uses material from Composites One, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Source – Materials Today

High volume composite parts joint venture

High volume composite parts joint venture

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America have formed a joint venture to produce high volume composite parts for the automotive industry in North America.

The companies have opened a location near Lexington, Kentucky, and plan to begin delivering composite battery enclosures to a Tier 1 company in the truck and bus industry in April 2020.

TRB says that it will use proprietary robotics and processing automation to make the composite part production more cost effective.

‘We’re striving to support our customers as they move to electrification,’ said Mike Lavender, senior vice president at Toyota Tsusho America. ‘Working together with TRB allows us to offer new lightweight solutions to the market that improve performance.’

This story uses material from TRB, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Source – Materials Today

Automotive composites market could reach US$12 billion

Automotive composites market could reach US$12 billion

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the global automotive composites market is estimated at US$7.4 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period.

‘Despite fluctuating economic conditions in the recent past, on an average, the global automotive market has observed reasonable growth,’ FMI said. ‘Efforts to reduce the weight of vehicular components will increase, thereby providing substantial opportunities for the growth of automotive composites market.’

According to the report, the market will be boosted by a requirement for lightweight components, natural fiber composites, and aesthetically pleasing car interiors.

The report can be accessed from the FMI website.

This story uses material from FMI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Source – Materials Today