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Innovations in Thermoplastic Composites

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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Jun 14, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC & Local Motors Conduct Feasibility Study on Waste 3DP Thermoplastic Parts

SABIC and Local Motors have completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process. The study explored more sustainable...

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Jun 8, 2021 | Product News

CRP Technology Launches High-strength Composite for Professional 3D Printing

CRP Technology launches a new material from Windform® TOP-LINE range, the polyamide-based Carbon fiber filled composite Windform® RS for professional 3D printing, for powder bed fusion process with...

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Jun 4, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel Presented Composite Product Innovations at JEC Composite Connect

Hexcel promoted a wide range of composite innovations for customer applications in aerospace, automotive, wind energy, recreation, and marine markets at JEC Composites Connect, a two-day digital...

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Jun 3, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro and Partner to Develop Recycling Process for Thermoplastic Composites

Covestro is cooperating with recycling specialist carboNXT® to overcome the challenge of recycling of composites. It has developed a process that allows the waste to be processed on an industrial...

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May 28, 2021 | Industry News

New Design Method to Achieve Weight Reduction in Reinforced Plastics

Researchers from Tokyo University of Science have adopted a new design method that optimizes both fiber thickness and orientation, achieving weight reduction in reinforced plastic and opening doors...

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May 27, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Boosts Heat-dissipating Properties of CFRPs Using New Technology

Toray Industries announces that it has developed a high thermal conductivity technology that lifts the heat-dissipating properties of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to that of metals...

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May 18, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel to Build R&T Center for Advanced Composites Technology in Utah

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announces that Hexcel Corporation will build a flagship Center of Excellence for Research & Technology (R&T) to support next-generation...

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May 13, 2021 | Industry News

MCC Commences Sales of Rapid Cure Carbon Fiber Prepreg for Automotive Parts

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has commenced sales of a rapid cure carbon fiber (CF) prepreg. This prepreg can be cured in 60 seconds, substantially shorter than conventional products...

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May 6, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-lubricating Plastics for 85% Reduced Tear

The Potsdam Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Plastics Center SKZ in Würzburg have developed microcapsules filled with liquid lubricants for plastics. These...

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Apr 26, 2021 | Industry News

Fortify Adds Two New 3D Printers for End-use Parts to Its Portfolio

Fortify announces the extension of the FLUX Series product lineup to include two new printers and software to allow customers and partners access to develop new advanced materials. Funds from the...

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