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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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Aug 4, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Glass Fiber-reinforced PBTs for Next-generation Radar Units

SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, developed for the front and back enclosure covers (respectively) of next-generation radar units. The new glass...

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Jul 30, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel’s Prepreg System Finds Use in Rassini’s Vehicle Suspension Systems

Hexcel announces that its HexPly® M901 prepreg system has been selected by Rassini, a Mexico-based producer of composite vehicle suspension systems, to speed up prototype and new product development...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Solvay Introduces Metal-replacement PEEK for Precision Brake System

Solvay has announced the launch of a new grade of KetaSpire® PEEK, KT-850 SCF 30, designed for precision brake system and e-mobility electronic pump components...

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Jul 22, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Launches Heat-resistant Epoxy Prepreg System for Complex Aerospace Parts

Toray Composite Materials launches Toray 2700, a epoxy-based high-performance, patented resin technology geared toward emerging aerospace programs. It satisfies stringent aerospace structural design...

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Jul 13, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Nylon-based Thermoplastic Composites for Moisture-rich Environments

Avient announces availability of a new series of nylon-based Complēt™ long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with enhanced moisture resistance and smooth surface aesthetics. These...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Lightweight Camera Drone Based on Hexcel’s Carbon Fiber Composites

Hexcel announces the successful maiden flight of a lightweight camera drone, developed using Hexcel HexPly® carbon fiber prepregs. The composite drone was developed by a team of students from the...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop 3DP Phase-change Material Composites for Temperature Regulation

Researchers at Texas A&M University have created novel 3D printable phase-change material (PCM) composites that can regulate ambient temperatures inside buildings using a simpler and cost-effective...

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Jul 2, 2021 | Industry News

LyondellBasell Acquires PolyPacific Polymers, a Reinforced Polyolefin Producer

LyondellBasell has acquired 100 percent of PolyPacific Polymers Sdn. Bhd. (PPM) in Port Klang, Malaysia. PPM is a 25kt manufacturing facility producing reinforced and modified polyolefin compounds...

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Jul 1, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay to Supply Composites for Novotech’s Hybrid Water Landing Aircraft

Solvay is partnering with Italian UAM company Novotech and will provide access to its range of thermoset, thermoplastic composites and adhesive materials as well as dedicated technical support to...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Audi and KIT Successfully Recycle Automotive Plastic Waste into New Components

As part of the THINKTANK Industrial Resource Strategies, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been working with Audi for a good six months on the pilot project “Chemical...

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