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Thermoplastic Composites

Use of thermoplastic composites has increased tremendously in key targeted markets such as automotive, aerospace, electronic device to name few. This is pertaining to the weight reduction and flexibility they offer along with required toughness & stiffness.

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Sep 22, 2020 | Product News

Xenia Materials’ New Renewably-sourced Composites with High-tensile Strength

Xenia Materials introduces a new family of carbon filled, super light structural compounds, XECARB® SL composites, in partnership with Arkema. With a flexural modulus reaching 11000 MPa and a...

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Sep 18, 2020 | Article

Growing Role of Polymers and Plastics Used in Renewable Energy Sector

By Pankaj Kumar Tiwari

Explore how the increasing demand for thermoplastic composites in the renewable energy sector (wind & solar energy) helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment and economy...

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Sep 14, 2020 | Industry News

EconCore & Partners Develop FST-qualified Thermoplastic Panels for Aircraft Interiors

EconCore, Toray Advanced Composites and Bostik, have developed a thermoplastic honeycomb core sandwich panel for use in mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Industry News

McLaren Develops Lightweight Composite-based Architecture for Electrified Supercars

McLaren Automotive introduces all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars. The new architecture, designed specifically to...

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Sep 9, 2020 | Industry News

Nissan Develops New Process to Produce CFRP-based Car Parts

Nissan has developed a new production process to speed up the development of car parts made from carbon fiber reinforced plastics, or CFRP. Lightweight yet extremely strong, the material can be used...

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Sep 7, 2020 | Industry News

SABIC’s PEI Powder Finds Use in Jiangsu Hansu’s UD Composites Tapes

Jiangsu Hansu introduces a new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM™ 1000F3SP powder at...

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Sep 4, 2020 | Industry News

McLaren and Bcomp Co-develop Natural Fiber Composite-based Racing Car Seats

McLaren and Bcomp have developed a natural fiber racing seat for Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris – the very first F1 car part to be made of renewable textile fibers. By optimizing the mechanical...

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Sep 3, 2020 | Industry News

G6 Completes R&D Project to Develop Graphene-based Marine Composites

G6 finalizes the research and development project to develop graphene-based composite materials for marine vessel applications with a partner. The Partner has accepted G6’s final research report and...

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Aug 31, 2020 | Industry News

Covestro & Partners Develop CFRTP-based Modular Table for Autonomous Vehicles

Covestro uses a continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTP) to develop a space-saving, modular table concept for autonomous vehicles. Covestro has developed it in cooperation with...

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Aug 27, 2020 | Industry News

Hexcel’s New PEKK-based Thermoplastic Composite Material for Aircraft Components

Hexcel has announced the launch of its latest HexAM® materials technology, HexPEKK® EM – an electrically conductive, high-performance, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite additive...

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