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Partnership to distribute natural fiber based prepregs

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites has partnered with BPREG to supply the latter’s range of unidirectional prepregs and woven fabrics made with natural fiber.

Patent for composite radome design

Exel Composites says that it has secured a patent across Europe for its telecommunications radome design.

BASF has developed a new heat-stabilized version of its Ultramid glass fiber range, suitable for high-temperature applications.

Stratasys has introduced a new acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) based carbon fiber material for its 3D printers.

Sicomin and boat manufacturer Greenboats have developed what they say is the world’s largest natural fiber composite (NFC) structure.

Solvay has partnered with Vertical Aerospace to develop the composite structure of a new passenger air taxi.

Hexcel reports that its HexPly M9 prepreg has received Type Approval Certification from DNV GL for use in marine applications.

ThermHex Waben and Panel Systems have installed a lightweight polypropylene honeycomb core in a range of camper vans.

Sicomin says that it has sponsored extreme paddler Richard Kohler on his 6700 km solo kayak crossing of the South Atlantic.

Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique for sea vessels used in hydrocarbon production.

Hexagon Purus has supplied composite cylinders for a hydrogen-powered snow groomer, used in compacting snow for skiing and snowboarding.

Hexcel has developed a semi-preg material that it says can reduce shell manufacturing time in the wind blade surface finishing process.

The NCC and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have launched a competition to improve combat aircraft structures.

Scott Bader reports that its resins, gelcoats, adhesives and pastes have been used to manufacture a superyacht.

Toray has finalised a long-term supply agreement with California-based Joby Aviation to supply composite material for electric air taxis.

ATL Composites in Australia has launched a new laminating system for surfboards which the company says can produce a clear, bright finish.

Composite specialists Refitech Composite Components and CG TEC have developed a carbon fiber white cane for people with vision empairment.

Bausano says that it has launched a new range of single-screw extruders for the production of polyolefin (PO) pipes.

Sicomin has supplied its epoxy resin for a new range of custom carbon fiber windsurf fins.

Cobra International says that it has shipped its first batch of 36 composite canoes to ARE Tahiti.

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