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Innovations featuring composite materials for the automotive and aeronautical energy transition presented

2024-06-05T11:43:15+02:00March 21st, 2024|Composite material, Fires, Press Notes|

At the JEC World trade fair in Paris, the Eurecat technology centre has showcased innovations for sustainable manufacture of lightweight composite structures for the energy transition in sectors such as aeronutics, the automotive industry and sports. A range of manufacturing technologies have been harnessed to develop them including RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding), infusion, thermocompression [...]

Eurecat develops compositronics’ potential for large, functional lightweight structures

2023-04-26T11:05:26+02:00April 26th, 2023|Composite material, Fires, Press Notes|

This week at JEC World, the preeminent composites event taking place in Paris, the Eurecat technology centre is showcasing an aircraft window which includes LED lights embedded during the manufacturing process using compositronics, a technology which makes it possible to develop functional lightweight structural components with composite materials. “The lightness of composites and printed electronics [...]

Eurecat tests manufacturing with Compositrònica, a cutting-edge technology that reduces the weight of electronic elements and makes industrial assembly cheaper

2022-10-17T15:17:01+02:00May 3rd, 2022|Composite material, Fires, Press Notes|

Starting today, the Eurecat technology centre is exhibiting at JEC World, the leading event in the composite field, held in Paris, where it will present its trials in manufacturing with Compositrònica for the development of functional composite materials by combining various manufacturing procedures, flexible printed electronics and the insertion of components, which bring new benefits in [...]

Eurecat innovates in advanced materials to build more energy-efficient trains

2022-04-17T23:08:25+02:00November 30th, 2021|Audiovisual Technologies, Big Data, Composite material, Consulting, Fires, Functional Printing, Innovation and product development, New Manufacturing Processes, Press Notes, Railway|

The Eurecat technology centre is coordinating the CARBODIN (Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors) project which is to support building lighter and more energy-sustainable passenger trains by developing innovative modular tooling for manufacturing car bodies and carriage shells using composite materials. As part of the project “innovative and versatile moulds and tooling are to be designed and [...]

Thermoplastic composite window frames to reduce aircraft weight

2022-04-17T23:22:30+02:00November 17th, 2021|Aeronautical, Composite material, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre has developed thermoplastic composite window frames for regional aircraft using advanced industrial manufacturing processes to reduce part weight and production costs. The innovation comes under the WINFRAME 4.0 project which “has enabled us to draw on thermoplastic composites for building regional aircraft and also develop faster and more reliable processes by using carbon [...]

New products developed using carpet and upholstery fabric leftovers

2022-07-14T11:19:27+02:00September 29th, 2021|Composite material, Press Notes, Sustainability|

Pont Aurell y Armengol and the Eurecat technology centre have kicked off a project to develop new advanced materials from carpet and upholstery fabric leftovers in a process which will make it possible to recover the 452.1 tons of waste generated by the company every year. The project is called MOTE and has drawn up a circular economy [...]

Electric vehicles to drive composites market growth

2022-07-25T15:38:34+02:00June 1st, 2021|Composite material, Fires, Press Notes|

The composites industry is thriving on the back of rising demand in high-tech markets such as aerospace and other segments including sporting goods and building engineering. Its surge is also expected to be driven by demand for lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles and the emerging shift towards electric cars. This is the prediction made at the JEC Composites Connect virtual [...]

Eurecat wins an award for recycling carbon fibres and generating new, lighter materials for the transport industry

2019-05-27T15:15:40+02:00May 9th, 2019|Composite material, Fires, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre (a member of Tecnio) and the companies TRC (Thermal Recycling Composites) and MENZOLIT have taken home the prize for “Best Example of Successful Collaboration in the Circular Economy” at this year’s ChemPlast Awards. The accolade was given in recognition of their work in recycling carbon fibres from discarded composites and using [...]

Aritex and Eurecat help Airbus test a new wing to reduce CO2 emissions

2019-02-19T15:33:08+01:00January 16th, 2019|Composite material, Press Notes|

BLADE, a laminar wing technology manufactured by a European consortium led by Airbus in collaboration with the Catalan firm Aritex and the Eurecat technology centre, will reduce wing friction by half on new models of aircraft and lower carbon dioxide emissions by 5%, according to the results of the initial flight tests. Specifically, Aritex and [...]

Spanish company has made a more robust and sustainable guitar with bio composite

2017-11-20T15:38:53+01:00November 15th, 2017|Composite material, Press Notes|

COMPOSITE SPAIN Spanish company has made a more robust and sustainable guitar with bio composite The company Canivell Guitars and Eurecat have created an instrument with light, stable and robust composite materials. The 20:16 model can be seen this week at the Composite Spain Trade Fair in Madrid. Madrid, 14 November 2017.- The company Canivell [...]

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