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Large-tow composite materials

Solvay and SGL Carbon have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to produce the first composite materials based on large-tow IM carbon fiber.

Recycled CF for boatbuilding

ELG Carbon Fibre has recycled waste carbon fiber material from sailing team INEOS Team UK to make two cradles for the Britannia race boat.

Solvay and engineering company Penso say that they have created a modular, multi-material Body in White structure that can be produced in large volumes.

SGL Carbon says that it has delivered two non-crimped glass fiber textiles for the new version of Airbus’ H145 helicopter.

Toray Advanced Composites has released a new prepreg resin for automotive and motorsport market.

Solvay Performance Polyamides says that its new Technyl Max polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) material has been chosen to make an all-plastic brake pedal.

Thai composites specialist Cobra International and Australian boat builder Skeeta Foiling Craft have developed a new range of hydro foiling dinghies.

Materials specialist Sicomin says that it has supplied epoxy resins and adhesives to make a new all-electric foiling boat.

Nova Institute has announced the nominees of its Biocomposite of the Year award.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Spanish railway manufacturer CAF have joined forced to make 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway in the UK.

Composites Evolution says that it has introduced a range of flax-reinforced epoxy prepregs for motorsport applications.

Solvay materials have been used to make what the company says is the world’s first e-bike made out of injection-molded composite materials.

GKN Aerospace has designed and manufactured a mid-scale demonstrator tool to make a composite wing spar for Airbus.

Scott Bader says that its tooling, tooling, laminating and structural adhesive products are used to make glass fiber replicas of 1960 racing cars.

Fibrelite says that it has developed a new range of manhole access covers designed to support data transfer between antennas underground and aboveground.

Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has chosen a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) system as part of the state’s Route 28.

Scott Bader and material supplier Shape Corp says that they have produced the auto industry’s first curved pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam.

BASF has developed a polyamide 6 particle foam that it says has high temperature and chemical resistance when in contact with fuels, oils and lubricants.

Vision Systems says that it has supplied resin transfer molding (RTM) composite products to the RACER (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) project.

Lanxess says that its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite has been used to form structural components in passenger cars.

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