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Graphene-reinforced epoxy resins
NetComposites is leading a new collaborative R&D project aimed at developing a synthesis platform to deliver industrial quantities of graphene-filled epoxy resins for advanced composite applications.
Development package at BASF
BASF is bringing tgether its composites products and services under a new package to be called Ultracom.The basic idea is to provide an integrated development platform that starts at the concept phase, continues through design, simulation, processing and part testing, and ends in efficient volume production at the customer.
SGL partners with Samsung
Germany?s SGL Group is setting up a 50/50 marketing and sales joint venture with Samsung for carbon fibre composite materials.The primary aim is to develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite materials for Samsung and the Korean market.
OC to build new US glass nonwovens plant
Owens Corning is to invest $130 million in a new plant for glass fibre nonwovens in North America.The plan by the global producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composites and residential and commercial building materials is to establish a new campus with a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating technology and research and development activities, and the option for future expansion.
New glass technology for thermoplastics
Johns Manville has developed a new engineered reactive glass fibre for improved performance in structural thermoplastic composites at its plant in Trnava, Slovakia.
Accelerating the use of French flax
The ambitious ?18 million Fiabilin project is establishing an indistrialisation process for bio-sourced thermoplastic composites in order to further the establishment of a dedicated flax value chain in France.
Matching metal is the goal
The tenth ?project house? just opened by speciality chemicals company Evonik in Marl, Germany, will develop new materials and system solutions based on composites for the lightweight construction sector.
Tension the key to nanotube composites
For the next generation of commercial jets, US researchers have been exploring the use of composites employing carbon fibres coated with carbon nanotubes, as the basis for even stronger and lighter parts.
New possibilties with impregnated fabric
French engineered textile specialist Chomarat is expanding its range of coated fabrics for composites with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic.
Recycling Division at Formax
Formax, the manufacturer of speciality composite reinforcements, has launched a new recycling initiative at its UK production facility in Leicester.With the creation of a dedicated Recycling Division and the installation of two bespoke machines, the company is now able to reprocess the majority of its glass and carbon fibre waste.
 
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