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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 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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Aug 25, 2020 | Industry News

RIZE Launches Glass Fiber-based Composite 3DP Material to Print Full-color Parts

RIZE, Inc. introduces RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF), a composite 3D printing material with the high-dimensional stability and high stiffness for the strength required for printing large parts. RIZIUM...

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Aug 19, 2020 | Industry News

MCAM Acquires Two German Carbon Fiber Waste Recycling Companies

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials have acquired the assets of two German carbon fiber recycling companies - CFK Valley Stade Recycling (CFK) and carboNXT (carboNXT). The strategic acquisitions...

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Aug 18, 2020 | Industry News

New Method to Develop Cellulose Nanocrystal-based Carbon-fiber Composites

In a new study, Texas A&M University researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. The...

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Aug 17, 2020 | Industry News

ENGEL to Present Thermoplastic Composite Prepregs Manufacturing Systems at CCE 2020

ENGEL will showcase the highly cost-effective production concepts for the manufacture of composite parts it has developed at China Composites Expo 2020 from 2 to 4 September in Shanghai. ENGEL will...

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