AVK Market Report 2020: Market developments, trends, outlooks and challenges

The GRP market report is now available!

In 2020, the European GRP market is now experiencing the sharpest slump since the economic and financial crisis of 2008/2009 due to the corona pandemic. Production volume has fallen by 12.7% to 996,000 tonnes. The greatest losses are in the transport sector. Germany remains the largest manufacturer of GRP with 207,000 tonnes.

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Alpha rocket, the world’s largest all-carbon-fiber

Alpha rocket, produced by the house Firefly Aerospace, will be upgraded using the automatic carbon fiber spreading process. The new automated rocket manufacturing sites will create several advantages, such as reduced composite material waste, manpower, construction time, structure weight, and overall costs.

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18.000+ Professionals Attended the First Post-Pandemic Composite Exhibition

The 26th edition of China Composites Expo (CCE2020) was successfully held from September 3rd-5th as planned, marking itself the first major composites event convened after the outbreak of COVID-19. With serial measures implemented to ensure public safety, CCE2020 turned out to be a huge success, attracting 18,000+ industrial professionals from 30+ countries and regions to attend.

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Comparing two composite manufacturing methods

University of Illinois composite manufacturing methods

Le ali degli aeroplani, le pale delle turbine eoliche e altre parti di grandi dimensioni vengono in genere create utilizzando la polimerizzazione in massa (bulk polymerization), che richiede l’impiego di enormi autoclavi. La frontal polymerization è un nuovo metodo per la produzione dei compositi che al contrario non necessita di un investimento in grandi strutture. I ricercatori dell’Università dell’Illinois a Urbana-Champaign hanno condotto uno studio, mettendo i due processi a confronto per valutare i rispettivi pro e contro

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Lamborghini’s carbon fiber flies in outer space

Automobili Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini in collaborazione con lo Houston Methodist Research Institute ha sviluppato materiali compositi in fibra di carbonio che sono saliti a bordo della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale e sono decollati per lo spazio esterno lo scorso novembre. Lamborghini ha inviato componenti sviluppati e prodotti internamente alla ISS per scopi scientifici

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