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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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May 28, 2021 | Industry News

New Design Method to Achieve Weight Reduction in Reinforced Plastics

Researchers from Tokyo University of Science have adopted a new design method that optimizes both fiber thickness and orientation, achieving weight reduction in reinforced plastic and opening doors...

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May 27, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Boosts Heat-dissipating Properties of CFRPs Using New Technology

Toray Industries announces that it has developed a high thermal conductivity technology that lifts the heat-dissipating properties of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to that of metals...

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May 18, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel to Build R&T Center for Advanced Composites Technology in Utah

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announces that Hexcel Corporation will build a flagship Center of Excellence for Research & Technology (R&T) to support next-generation...

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May 13, 2021 | Industry News

MCC Commences Sales of Rapid Cure Carbon Fiber Prepreg for Automotive Parts

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has commenced sales of a rapid cure carbon fiber (CF) prepreg. This prepreg can be cured in 60 seconds, substantially shorter than conventional products...

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May 6, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-lubricating Plastics for 85% Reduced Tear

The Potsdam Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Plastics Center SKZ in Würzburg have developed microcapsules filled with liquid lubricants for plastics. These...

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Apr 26, 2021 | Industry News

Fortify Adds Two New 3D Printers for End-use Parts to Its Portfolio

Fortify announces the extension of the FLUX Series product lineup to include two new printers and software to allow customers and partners access to develop new advanced materials. Funds from the...

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Apr 26, 2021 | Industry News

Ensinger Expands Composite Manufacturing Capacity with New Polymer Pulverizer

Ensinger is expanding its manufacturing capacities for composites, due to a polymer pulverizer machine that was recently commissioned at the Cham site, the global division is now extending its...

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Apr 22, 2021 | Industry News

CompPair Develops Heat-triggered, Self-healing Composites for Wind Turbines & more

CompPair has developed a family of composites that can repair themselves in just a few minutes when heat (100°C to 150°C) is applied locally. The firm has just completed its first fundraising round...

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Apr 21, 2021 | Industry News

EconCore Upscales Recycled PET and HPT Honeycomb Production

EconCore invests into a new industrial line for large scale development and production of recycled PET and HPT honeycombs. The company has further developed the production technology to make...

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Mar 30, 2021 | Industry News

Bucci Composites’ Carbon Fiber Wheel Rim Passes Rigorous TÜV Test Procedure

Bucci Composites has successfully completed the testing of its 22” full carbon fiber wheel rim for cars. Bucci Composites wheel has finished the rigorous TÜV (Technischer...

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