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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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Nov 14, 2018 | Product News

DuPont Unveils Glass- & Carbon-reinforced PA for 3D Printing Filaments at Formnext 2018

At Formnext 2018, DuPont is introducing glass- and carbon-reinforced 3D printing filaments. Building on the ultralow shrinkage technology of DuPont™ Zytel® specialty nylons for 3D printing, these...

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Nov 6, 2018 | Industry News

Closing the Loop on Automotive Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturing Scrap: IACMI Project

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in collaboration with others has announced a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap...

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Nov 5, 2018 | Product News

ITHEC 2018 Conf. Focused on PAEK Composite Innovations for Aerospace Industry

ITHEC 2018 focused on how PAEK thermoplastic composites (with a processing temperature range of 360°C - 400°C) and related hybrid overmolding processes can open a broader range of manufacturing...

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Nov 2, 2018 | Product News

Cincinnati Incorporated Launches Carbon Fiber Resin for SAAM 3D Printing System

Cincinnati Incorporated has released a new carbon fiber resin material for its SAAM 3D printing system. The material advances the additive applications on the shop floor, allowing on-the-spot...

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Oct 31, 2018 | Industry News

Solvay’s Premium Recycled Polyamide Helps Kärcher to Foster Sustainability Roadmap

Solvay Performance Polyamides has announced that Kärcher is using Technyl® 4earth® high-quality environmental solution. The premium 30% GF-reinforced recycled polyamide becomes henceforth the...

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Oct 29, 2018 | Industry News

Haydale Earns R&D Grant to Develop Graphene Composite Tooling & Automotive Body Panels

Haydale has announced, further to the statement made by BAC, that it has been awarded a research and development grant from the Niche Vehicle Network to develop graphene enhanced composite tooling...

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Oct 25, 2018 | Industry News

New Recycling Process for Thermoplastic Composites by TPAC and TPRC

TPAC and TPRC have developed a new recycling process for thermoplastic composites offering high mechanical performance and design freedom at low cost. TPC-Cycle project includes the process from...

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Oct 25, 2018 | Industry News

Thermwood & Boeing Develop Large Single-piece Tool from ABS Composite via 3D Printing

Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program eliminating the additional cost. The tool was printed as a single...

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Oct 25, 2018 | Industry News

Worthington Industries Launches First, Fully Recyclable Type IV Composite LPG Cylinder

Worthington Industries has announced the launch of its first, fully recyclable Type IV composite cylinder for the propane (LPG) industry. Named Fourtis®, the lightweight, eco-friendly cylinder is...

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Oct 18, 2018 | Industry News

Fire-resistant Bio-based Composite Prepreg Enables Lightweight Train Seating Support

Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element have successfully completed the development and testing of a composite cantilever support for rail passenger seating. Bercella has used Composites...

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