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Monforts to reveal advanced coating technology
Responding to the demand by the coating segment for composites and textile finishing, German machine builder A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will showcase its latest range of advanced coating machines at JEC World in Paris, which takes place on 8 – 10 March 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
New LFT line for China
As the rapid growth of long fibre thermoplastic composites continues in China, Dieffenbacher, headquartered in Eppingen, Germany, has secured a deal to install a new plant in the country with the capacity to produce around a million components annually.
Commitment to carbon
Ford and DowAksa are intensifying their joint development of cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing methods for automotive-grade carbon fibre.
Carbon parts in 30 seconds
In 2014 Dow Automotive Systems introduced commercial its ultra-fast, under-90-second moulding cycle time Voraforce 5300 resin formulation for carbon fibre composites.
Daimler approved Scott Bader
Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of moulding and structural adhesive products to all of the production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies.
Accelerating automation
Having secured a CHF 30 million contract to supply carbon fibre-based automotive body panels in January, Zurich-headquartered Gurit is to merge its Engineered Structures and Automotive businesses into the new Composite Components business unit.
Potential with liquid lay-down
Satellite dishes are the latest end products being proposed for nonwovens based on recycled carbon fibre composites ? employing the same technology that is used to make various components for the BMW i Series electric vehicle programmes.
More CNG storage, less weight
The German Aerospace Center (DLR), working with the? Helmholtz Association, has developed a new composite winding technology to produce the first ever fully manufactured modular and free shapeable high-pressure CNG storage vessel which? offers 30% more available volume.
Bobbin to preform with PvP
Teijin company Toho Tenax has released further details of its new process for the production of highly efficient thermoset carbon fibre composites it is calling Tenax Part via Preform (PvP).
Composite first for the Audi 6
The Audi 6 now features an infotainment carrier of hybrid design, made from a continuous fibre-reinforced polyamide composite and a polyamide 6 overmoulding material.
 
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