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LFT flax and jute advantages
The UK?s NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) flax/PP and jute/PP pellets using pultrusion technology and commingled yarns.
Exploring a dark art
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has invested ?150,000 in an FT Dornier rapier loom, especially designed to weave composites without the risk of the highly electrically-conductive carbon fibres causing it to short circuit.
Expanded range for TFP
PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide polymers are all employed in the extended nonwoven veil range of the UK?s Technical Fibre Products (TFP).
Toray acquires Saati prepreg business
Toray Industries is to acquire the European carbon fibre and prepreg business of Saati SpA, situated ay Legnano near Milan in Italy. It will be renamed Composite Materials (Italy) Srl (CIT), as Toray continues to establish an integrated network in Europe.
Prepreg advances in Japan
The latest developments from Japan?s Toho Tenax a new prepreg offering super-high heat and oxidation resistance and a second that achieves rapid curing for increased productivity and features excellent surface texture and formability.
Digging those good vibrations
The effectiveness of a vibration-reducing cork composite skateboard will be recognised with a JEC Asia Composites Innovation Award at the show on November 17 in Singapore.
JEC Asia innovation awards
During the JEC Asia composites show which takes place from November 17-19 in Singapore, eight companies and their partners will receive awards for innovation.
Straight ACE for the Mark One
MarkForged has received an Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) from the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), for its development of the first 3D printer that can continuously accommodate carbon fibre, Kevlar and glass.
New SMC solutions from Owens Corning
Owens Corning is introducing two new suite of sheet moulding compound (SMC) solutions employing its patented, boron-free Advantex glass.
3D printing for the Middle East
Paradigm 3D has opened the first 3D printing operation in the Middle East, centrally located in Dubai to serve the needs of the region for fast 3D printed parts.
 
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