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Innovations in Thermoplastic Composites

Thermoplastic composites (TPCs) have become increasingly important materials catering to key targeted markets (automotive, aerospace, electronic device to name few…). Not only are they lightweight and flexible like thermoplastics but they also offer required toughness & stiffness like composites.

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Aug 21, 2019 | Industry News

BASF and Toray in Partnership to Introduce CFRT Tapes for Automotive Industry

BASF and Toray Advanced Composites have signed a supply agreement on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive sector. Toray will be using Ultramid®...

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Aug 2, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro Expands Its Portfolio with Advancements in CFRTP Composites

Covestro is expanding its portfolio with developments in continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends for which it commissioned a new R&D tape line and...

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Jul 31, 2019 | Product News

Aros Create- New Conductive Nylon Pellets from Graphmatech

Graphmatech has launched a new product called Aros Create. These are Nylon Aros Graphene® pellets with a volume resistivity of less than 1 Ωcm while maintaining polymer lightweight, flexibility...

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Jul 26, 2019 | Product News

Solvay to Bring New Composites Technologies, High Heat Polymer and More at K 2019

Solvay will be showcasing recent developments in thermoplastic composites, first-of-its kind PEEK polymer, world’s first all-polymer recyclable e-bike among other developments at K 2019 trade fair...

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Jul 19, 2019 | Industry News

RENOLIT’s Facility in India to Meet Growing Demands of Automotive Industry

The RENOLIT COMPOSITES business unit has added a new production line in India and the Asia Pacific region to produce, clean, safe patented thermoformable sheets and rolls, and 100% recyclable...

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Jul 16, 2019 | Industry News

Drake Medical Plastics Adds Solvay’s Ixef® PARA Rod to the Portfolio

Solvay’s medical-grade Ixef® is now globally available in rod stock from its channel partner Drake Medical Plastics that can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use...

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Jul 15, 2019 | Industry News

HAICoPAS- A Joint Project to Optimize UD Tape Design for Composite Parts Production

HAICoPAS, a joint project of Hexcel, Arkema and their partners to optimize UD Tape Design for Composite Parts Production for the downstream aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries has...

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Jul 4, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Improve Mechanical Properties of Recyclable Nanocomposite

The researchers at Kanazawa University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology reported that the mechanical properties of carbon fiber-enhanced thermoplastic polymers improve when irradiated with an...

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Jul 2, 2019 | Industry News

New PVDF Composite to Absorb Electromagnetic Radiation

A team of Indian scientists has developed a new room temperature composite that exhibits high absorption of Electromagnetic interference (EMI) in the high-frequency range (8 to 18 GHz). In the new...

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Jun 24, 2019 | Industry News

AREVO’s Paper on Developing Composites Part Using AM Recognized at SAMPE 2019

AREVO has announced that a technical paper focusing on continuous fiber thermoplastic composites was awarded second place as an “Outstanding Technical Paper” at the SAMPE. This achievement is...

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