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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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Dec 3, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Explore 3D Printing of Wind Turbine Blades with Improved Recyclability

A team of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers are furthering their revolutionary combination of recyclable thermoplastics and additive manufacturing to manufacture advanced wind...

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Dec 3, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Develops Flame Retardant CFRP Material Using Materials Informatics

Toray has developed a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) for advanced aerospace applications. The company leveraged materials informatics technology to swiftly achieve exceptional flame...

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Dec 2, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel and Fairmat Partner to Recycle Carbon Fiber Prepreg into Composite Panels

Hexcel and Fairmat have announced an agreement to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets. As...

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Nov 18, 2021 | Industry News

New Healable vCFRP Paves Path for Long-lasting and Sustainable Materials

A research team describes a new type of carbon fiber reinforced material that is as strong and light as traditionally used ones but can be repeatedly healed with heat, reversing any fatigue damage...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Convert Its High Performance Materials Business Legally Independent

LANXESS will transfer its High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit to an independent legal corporate structure. HPM is a supplier of high-performance plastics. The materials are used primarily...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay and 9T Labs Collaborate to Bring CFRP Parts to Mass Production

Solvay is working with 9TLabs to help bring additively manufactured carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to mass production...

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Oct 29, 2021 | Industry News

Green Dot Bioplastics and Mayco Partner to Develop NFRP Composite Material

Green Dot Bioplastics and Mayco International have partnered to reclaim trim and scrap fibers for Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastic (NFRP)...

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Oct 27, 2021 | Product News

LANXESS’ New PA6 Compound with 92% Sustainable Raw Material

LANXESS’ launches Durethan BLUEBKV60H2.0EF, an easy-flowing compound made with ninety two percent sustainable raw materials – that’s more than in any other prime quality glass-fiber-reinforced...

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Oct 26, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay Adds Four New Distribution Partners for Composite Materials in America

Solvay has now four authorized distributors: Boeing Distribution Services, Composites One, Integral Products, and NSL Aerospace. These distributors will have access to select composite and adhesive...

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel Breaks Ground for Advanced Composites Technologies R&T Center in Utah

Hexcel Corporation broke ground on a flagship Center of Research & Technology (R&T) Excellence, supporting next-generation developments in advanced composites technologies at its manufacturing site...

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