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Belgium’s Solvay signs long-term supply agreement with Zotefoams

3rd Jul 2023

Solvay has entered into a long-term agreement with Zotefoams to supply Solef polyvinylidene fluoride for the production of Zotefoams' ZOTEK F aerospace foam range. It aims to target interior applications in the aerospace industry, such as ducting, carpet underlay, insulation, where low weight, flame retardancy, cost-effective processability are...

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US’ Albany delivers 3D Woven Rib for Airbus Wing of Tomorrow Programme

21st Jun 2023

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), a subsidiary of Albany International, has delivered its first components for the Airbus Wing Box Assembly demonstrator programme. The collaboration is part of AEC's efforts to develop sustainable manufacturing technologies for next-gen aircraft. The company aims to be a preferred partner to aerospace OEMs and Tier...

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US’ ILC Dover to produce spacesuits for use in low-earth orbit

11th Dec 2022

ILC Dover, the leading provider of spacesuit pressure garments and components since the Apollo era, has announced that it is producing the next generation of spacesuits for the International Space Station (ISS), for use in low-Earth orbit, deep space, and lunar/planetary exploration. The US-based company will work as part of the Collins Aerospace-led...

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Japan’s Toray develops fabric using 100% plant-based polyester

4th Oct 2022

Japan-based textile industry company Toray Industries, Inc, has announced that it has developed a new variety of nonwoven material, Ultrasuede nu, which partially consists of 100 per cent plant-based polyester. All Nippon Airways Co, Ltd (ANA), will use the fabric for making the headrest covers of the ANA Green Jet from November this year.

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US’ Ultrafabrics launches new fabric solution Atago

16th Jun 2022

US’ performance fabric manufacturer Ultrafabrics has partnered with Tapis Corporation and Franklin Products to create Atago, a revolutionary fabric solution. The company has launched it at the recently held Aircraft Interiors expo in Hamburg. Atago incorporates a state-of-the-art fire-blocking backcloth with Ultrafabrics’ industry-leading haptics.

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US’ Victrex & NIAR begin NCAMP protocol for automated fibre placement

17th Feb 2022

US’ Victrex and the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University have begun process specifications for Automated Fibre Placement systems (AFP), according to NCAMP protocol. NCAMP, the National Centre for Advanced Materials Performance, helps qualify material systems and populate materials database that can be viewed...

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US’ Triumph appoints Craig Cooper as VP, integrated supply chain

18th Jan 2022

US’ Triumph has announced the appointment of Craig Cooper to vice president, integrated supply chain and operations. In this role, as a member of the senior leadership team, he will have oversight of the company's operations, quality, engineering, and supply chain functions as well as oversee the Triumph Operating System (TOS) deployment efforts.

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Sweden’s Trelleborg acquires division of Alpha Engineered Composites

7th Jan 2022

Sweden’s Trelleborg, through its business, Trelleborg industrial solutions, has acquired an operation in polymer-coated fabrics of Alpha Engineered Composites used in niche applications, for example, in transportation equipment and the aerospace industry, as well as in engineered industrial products, including the Fairprene and FluoroSeal product...

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Germany’s Hohenstein & Aerospace researchers develop SmartTex shirt

18th Nov 2021

SmartTex shirt, developed by DLR, DSI Aerospace Technology, the medical faculty of Bielefeld University and Hohenstein, will help researchers evaluate the effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system. It uses integrated sensors to transfer physiological data from astronauts to Earth via a wireless communication network.

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