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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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Jun 12, 2019 | Product News

DuPont Introduces Reinforced & Unreinforced 3D Printing Pellets and Filaments

DuPont announces new additions to the company’s portfolio of 3D printing materials, including six new Zytel® polyamide and Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) pellets and two new...

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Jun 11, 2019 | Industry News

JMC Allies with CSP VICTALL to Introduce Composite Pickup Box in China

CSP VICTALL has announced that Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) will use advanced composites for the pickup boxes of its new Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks, the first such use of composites in...

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Jun 7, 2019 | Industry News

Sinochem and Shanghai Chemical Institute Co-establish Laboratory for Composite Materials

Sinochem International and Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Chemical Institute) jointly established the "Sinochem - Shanghai Chemical Institute Composite...

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Jun 4, 2019 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Laser Processes for Efficient Production and Processing of Composites

Experts from Fraunhofer ILT are researching and developing laser processes for the economical joining, cutting, ablation or drilling of composite materials, especially in the context of their...

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Jun 3, 2019 | Industry News

TxV’s Automated Composite Part Manufacturing Facility Gets AS9100 & ISO Certifications

TxV Aero Composites has received AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015 certification for its highly automated thermoplastic composite part manufacturing facility. Meeting the requirements of these globally...

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May 30, 2019 | Industry News

General Motors Selects Teijin's Sereebo® CFRTP for High-volume Vehicles

Teijin Limited announced that its Sereebo carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) has been selected by General Motors (GM) for use in select pickup box applications. This is the world's first...

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May 20, 2019 | Product News

Teijin to Present Carbon-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics and more at CHINAPLAS 2019

Teijin has announced that it will showcase carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic at CHINAPLAS 2019. The offerings at the booth will also include solutions for automotive parts and components that...

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May 6, 2019 | Industry News

Victrex to Focus on PEEK Innovation with Excellent Wear & Abrasion Resistance at OTC 2019

At OTC 2019, Victrex will emphasize how it has developed its polymers to final parts product range. VICTREX PEEK polymers increases part lifetime through resilient performance across a broad...

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May 2, 2019 | Industry News

UPM Develops Large Scale Robot-based 3D Printing Applications Using PLA Biocomposite

UPM has demonstrated large scale robot-based granulate 3D printing applications with UPM Formi 3D biocomposite opening new possibilities for designers and manufacturers. The robot based granulate...

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May 1, 2019 | Product News

Xenia Launches Series of Short CF-filled PP Thermoplastic Composite Grades

Xenia brings to market a new series of short carbon-fiber filled PP thermoplastic composite grades under the XECARB® 11 brand. Due to their carbon fiber reinforcement, the new compounds are...

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