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Particle combination for high-performing prepreg
Hexcel Corporation has just secured a new US patent on a prepreg characterised by high levels of compression strength, damage tolerance and interlaminar fracture toughness for which it says there is considerable market demand.
Higher value carbon composites recycling
Adesso is a US-invested company headquartered in Wuxi, China, which this year has opened an R&D centre in Cambridge, UK, and is introducing recyclable epoxy resins for the production of sustainable carbon fibre composites.
New prepreg stores at room temperature
Twaron PVB is a new prepreg for composites consisting of Twaron fabric and a specially designed new PVB thermoplastic and offering a number of advantages, including longer shelf life and a stable ballistic performance over a broad temperature range.
New RTM system at ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a leading automotive supplier which is accelerating its development of fibre composite materials for lightweight construction, has equipped its new development centre in Schweinfurt, Germany,with RTM system technology from Dieffenbacher and KraussMaffei.
AGY sells speciality glass mat business
AGY has sold its Huntingdon business unit to Pittsburgh-based private equity group Stonewood Capital Management.The Huntingdon business unit, now doing business as Huntingdon Fiberglass Products, consists of the continuous filament mat (CFM) business and CFM plant and facilities located in Huntingdon, Philadelphia.
"Parquet" composites with integrated electronics
Early bio adoption by DSM
DSM plans to use BDO made with Genomatica?s bio-based process technology in its Arnitel products.?
Arnitel is a high performance engineering plastic with flexibility, high temperature resistance, strength and excellent processing characteristics.
Nikon adopts Teijin?s carbon
Teijin?s Sereebo carbon fibre composites have been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon?s D5300 digital SLR camera, released on October 17th.
Renewable polyamide monofilament
BASF is now globally offering Ultramid S Balance in a version for monofilament applications.The high performance polyamide 6.10 is available in various viscosities and the bio-based sebacic acid used to produce it originates from the castor oil plant.
Resource efficiency with accurate tracking
Jetcam International has received the Innovation in Manufacture Award from Composites UK for its CrossTrack composite manufacturing suite.The system tracks material, material life, plies, kits, parts, nests and orders all in real time, providing complete traceability from the finished part right back to the roll or rolls.
 
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