Latest Carbon fiber Stories

2009-02-17 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Company, announced today that Lockheed Martin has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) selecting HITCO to manufacture wing skins and other components for the F-35 Lightning II program. HITCO will serve as a Strategic Competitive Supplier to Lockheed Martin and will support F-35 program requirements that designate the use of Bismaleimide (BMI) composite materials...

2009-01-26 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Company - announced today it has entered into a long-term strategic agreement with Denel Saab Aerostructures Ltd., a subsidiary of South African and Swedish aerospace manufacturers to collaborate in composite components manufacturing for the Embraer C-390 Military Transport Aircraft. Denel Saab and HITCO intend to produce composite components, such as the...

2008-10-13 21:00:27

Reichhold has introduced a new urethane hybrid resin, DION(R) 31040-00, for the pultrusion market. Dion(R) 31040-00 is a low viscosity, urethane hybrid resin designed for high performance composite applications. Dion(R) 31040-00 is a medium to high reactivity urethane hybrid resin developed to give excellent impact strength and toughness. It is a unique system for customers in search of a tough resin with excellent short beam shear properties when compared to conventional polyester and...

2008-09-15 18:00:32

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) today announced that in response to the strike by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) against the Boeing Company, Hexcel has reduced production volumes on certain aero structures and composite materials produced in its U.S. facilities and is withdrawing earnings guidance for the year. David E. Berges, Chairman and CEO of Hexcel, said, "Start-up costs for new facilities and inflationary pressures continue to present challenges, but the added...

2008-09-01 03:00:24

By Soule, Alexander Continuing a recent trend in manufacturing, Hexcel plans to open its first new U.S. plant in more than two decades in Colorado; to produce reinforced material for wind turbine blades. The new plant will be built later this year even as the Stamford-based company prepares to open a similar factory in China. Hexcel's Colorado plant fits with a recent trend of U.S. manufacturing companies reassessing overseas manufacturing in light of a continued decline in the U.S. dollar,...

2008-08-04 18:00:15

By Raam Wong Journal Staff Writer A Los Alamos scientist is perfecting a method for weaving and braiding some of the toughest materials known to man, to make fabrics and ropes that might one day be used in bulletproof vests or even to lift an elevator into space. "Everyone needs stronger cable," Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist James Maxwell told the Journal in an interview. The technology is named Laser-Weave for the bright laser beam that, when focused into a chamber of gas,...

2007-12-31 09:00:52

DALLAS, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past 12 months, the level of demand for carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced composites has steadily increased in striking parallel with the number of industrial applications using composite materials. From aerospace, to sporting goods, to wind energy, carbon fiber is rapidly gaining acceptance as an alternative material to metals, wood and plastics and is becoming more widely recognized for its high- performance characteristics. Yet firms that...

2007-06-04 18:00:13

Tokyo, June 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese fiber makers are preparing for the recycling of carbon fiber, an extremely strong material used for a wide range of products. Until now, the durability of carbon fiber has posed an obstacle to recycling. The Japan Carbon Fiber Manufactures Association, an industry group set up by nine fiber makers including Toray Industries Inc. and Mitsubishi Rayon Co. , will conduct a feasibility study on carbon fiber recycling by building a pilot plant in Omuta,...

Latest Carbon fiber Reference Libraries

2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.