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Closing a loop in prepreg manufacturing
Techlan, based near Swansea in Wales, is a family-owned business with a sustainable solution to a major international waste problem for the composites industry.
GM prepares for carbon composites integration
Teijin reports that Sereebo, its new carbon-fibre reinforced thermoplastic for mass produced vehicles, is now officially registered on the materials list of General Motors.
Windblades from basalt
Russian basalt fibre producer Kamenny Vek is teaming up with the Turkish manufacturer of non-crimp fabrics, Spinteks and the Technical Textiles Institute at Aachen University in Germany to develop semi-finished basalt fibre textiles for wind blades.
Benefits with bio-based Epicerol
At the forthcoming JEC Asia composites show which takes place in Singapore from October 20-22, Belgium-headquartered Solvay and Advanced Biochemical in Thailand will receive the Raw Materials Innovation Award for the development of Epicerol – a bio-based epichlorohydrin resin (ECH) to enable more sustainable epoxy resins.
Avintiv veils and cores in Europe
Hamburg-based Velox, which markets and distributes raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives, paints and coatings industries, has enhanced its partnership with nonwovens leader Avintiv (formerly PGI).
Lower cost system for prepregs

Working with Gifu University, Japan’s Aiki Riotech Corporation has developed a new prepreg manufacturing system which is capable of accommodating both thermoset and thermoplastic resins.

Higher and longer with TeXtreme
Cobra Puma Golf’s new King LTD golf driver has an extremely light crown due to the employment of TeXtreme carbon fibre reinforcement from Oxeon AB. 
Honeycomb for aerospace
TRB lightweight Structures, based in Huntingdon, UK, is launching a new aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for aerospace interior applications.
Dures range for pumps
EGC Critical Components, based in Houston, Texas, is introducing dures – a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites.
Cutting down parts with Polymetac
Polymetac, which is being introduced by Mitsui Chemicals, is a completely new technology for achieving stronger adhesion and bonding between various metals and composites than has previously been possible.
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