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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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Oct 9, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Build Lightweight Car Based on Recycled PET Composite Material

EconCore becomes a partner in an innovative project to build a car made entirely out of recycled materials by the TU/ecomotive team at Eindhoven University of Technology...

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Oct 8, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers to Develop Composite Materials with Self-diagnostic Function

KTU researchers and colleagues are developing multifunctional composite materials for aircraft, cars, wind power plants and other structure production. The international team of researchers aims at...

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Oct 2, 2020 | Industry News

Covestro’s Fiber-reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Find Use in Anta’s Sports Shoes

Anta Sports Products has launched KT6 – the latest generation of the signature sneaker of NBA all-star Klay Thompson. Available for sale in China and some Southeast Asian countries, this iconic...

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Oct 1, 2020 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Curb Aerospace Composite Waste with New Recycling Methods

AIMPLAS is coordinating the SPARTA project, with the participation of TEKNIKER. Both centers will develop a new recycling method for key waste processing and reprocessing procedures for waste...

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Sep 24, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Develop Fully Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades

The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project, driven by IRT Jules Verne, brings together industrial companies and technological centers – Arkema, CANOE, ENGIE, Suez, LM Wind Power, Owens Corning –...

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Sep 23, 2020 | Industry News

IMCD Acquires Kokko-Fiber, a Supplier of Fiber-reinforced Plastic Composites

IMCD N.V., a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has acquired 100 percent share capital of Oy Kokko-Fiber Ab (“Kokko-Fiber”), a supplier of fiber-reinforced plastic composite...

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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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