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Thermoplastic honeycomb reduces boot weight

EconCore has developed a composite which it says has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s boot floor by 20%.

Variable temperature prepreg

Composites Evolution has launched a new variable temperature cure prepreg system.

Dura Composites has developed a new range of composite decking tiles for outdoor spaces.

Scott Bader says that its Crestabond M7-05 and M7-15 structural adhesives have gained NK certificates in accordance with MED 2014/90/EU.

Ensinger, which makes composite materials, has added three new materials to its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plates for industry.

Greene Tweed has developed a carbon fiber perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) composite which could replace metallic wear parts in centrifugal pumps.

Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has developed a curved carbon fiber rear bumper beam for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sportscar.

Trelleborg, which makes composite parts for a range of applications, has developed DryFoam, a UL certified non-water fire prevention material.

NASA and manned submersible company OceanGate have entered into an agreement to develop new carbon fiber pressure vessels for deep-sea submersibles.

SGL Carbon has been contracted by the BMW Group to produce a cover component for a series of battery enclosures.

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) is creating 3D printed carbon fiber aircraft parts for the UAM market.

Composite Advantage has installed fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on two pedestrian overpasses in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Hexcel reports that its HexPly M79 prepreg has been verified by certification company DNV GL for use in all DNV GL classed vessels.

Composite Advantage has made corrosion resistant, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite universal submarine camels for use by the US Navy in Guam.

Software company Allplan has updated its 4D building information modeling (BIM) software for bridge design and structural analysis.

Hexcel has reportedly supplied a range of low-temperature curing prepreg to make a light aircraft.

Poland composites company WIT Composites has developed an operating theatre tabletop made from carbon fiber composite materials.

Polygon Composites Technology has developed a new composite tubing for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders.

Lanxess has supplied a composite insert for what it says is the world’s first all-plastic brake pedal in electric sports car.

Hexcel has developed a new low temperature fast cure adhesive film.

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