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Composite applications products, January 2019

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Composite helicopter components

GKN Aerospace says that it has produced four thermoplastic composite components for its Bell V-280 Valor craft.

Toray Industries has developed a new nylon textile that it says has high water repellency.

Impossible Objects has formed a partnership with BASF to widen the range of applications for its composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM).

A cantilevered canopy made using graphene-based composite materials has won an Innovation Award.

Cobra International and Flite, an Australian-based surfboard manufacturer have developed two electric foiling composite surfboards.

An audience at the 16th EIHA Hemp Conference, which took place in Germany in June, has voted for a hemp fiber reinforced plastic material.

TRB Lightweight Structures has supplied a range of panels to make luxury suites for the interior of Singapore Airlines’ aircraft.

A team from the Colorado State University (CSU) has developed a composite rocket for the 2019 Intercollegiate Rocket Competition (IREC) competition.

NASA researchers have developed a multi-layered self-healing material.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers says that it has added more materials to the company’s range for 3D printing.

A Swiss manufacturer of valves and fittings for biomedical instruments has produced a one-piece fitting made of carbon fiber reinforced PAEK material.

Carboman Group is collaborating with electric air transport company Eviation Aircraft to make an all-electric aircraft structure.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched four new products in its range of adhesives and composites systems.

SGL Carbon has developed prototype composite battery enclosures that are reportedly 40% lighter than aluminum.

Students in the UK have designed a one-seat, carbon fiber, multi-rotor flying vehicle featuring Sicomin’s epoxy resin materials.

The UK’s NCC and SGL Carbon have entered into a new partnership to develop composite technologies for different applications.

Solvay reports that the Stratolaunch aircraft has been successfully flown for the first time.

Chomarat, which makes a range of textiles, says that its laid glass scrim has been used to reinforce attack-resistant gypsum plasterboard.

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker has used adhesive technology from Hexcel for the resin infusion of its new performance cruiser.

Plastics composites supplier Gurit reports that it has become a major sponsor of a Hyperloop student team.

Arevo has formed a partnership with bike manufacturer Franco Bicycles to make a 3D printed, continuous carbon fiber single-piece unibody frame.

Sabic says that it plans to showcase its range of thermoplastic materials for the aerospace industry at the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Rockwood Composites and Haeco Cabin Solutions have formed a partnership focusing on aircraft seating.

Solvay reports that its Zeniva PEEK material has been used to make the first non-metal lumbar cage for vertical interbody fusion made in Japan.

A Portuguese company that makes medical devices, has made use of Solvay’s medical-grade resin to make a range of single-use medical instruments.

The NCC has completed a year-long project to design and deliver large scale resin infusion (LSRI) technology.

A glass filled thermoplastic composite used to make sunroof roller-blind guide rails has won a JEC award.

Solvay has introduced VAC-PERF A2400, a release film for wind energy applications.

Michelman says that it has launched a new carbon fiber sizing product, as part of the company’s Hydrosize water-based range.

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services, have signed a contract for the delivery of engine cowling blankets for 32 V2500 aircraft engines.

Fraunhofer Institute is developing ways to combine metal and fiber reinforced plastic composites for automotive and aerospace applications.

Teijin has developed a composite automotive door prototype that maintains required crash specifications while reducing overall weight.

Composite specialist Kordsa and tire manufacturer Continental have joined forces to introduce an adhesion system.

Chemical company Huntsman Corporation has introduced a new polyurethane (PU) resin system for automotive interiors.

Sicomin has introduced MaxCore, a sandwich core suitable for infusion processes.

Textile specialist Porcher Industries and component supplier Meggitt have jointly developed a composite radome.

Henkel says that it is expanding its Loctite MAX polyurethane (PU) matrix resins portfolio by adding a new range of materials based on epoxy.

Johns Manville (JM) has introduced MultiStar 266 rovings for sheet molding compounds (SMC) reinforcements.

Johns Manville (JM), which makes continuous filament glass fiber, will showcase a range of its composites technology at JEC World 2019 in Paris.

The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) plans to exhibit a new machine system at JEC World.

PRF Composite Materials, based in Poole, UK, has installed a new unidirectional (UD) prepreg line.

Hexcel's carbon prepreg patch technology has been selected as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019 in the automotive category.

3A Composites Core Materials has developed two new products in its Baltek range.

Notus Composites has supplied fire retardant prepregs to make the 3D composite façade panels of the Museum of the Future in Dubai.

Textiles company Huesker has introduced W8SVR Neolaminate, a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite.

A lightweight rail passenger seat support made from a fire-resistant bio-resin prepreg has been nominated as a finalist at the 2019 JEC World Awards.

TFP says it will be launching its range of next generation surfacing and adhesive support veils at JEC World, taking place in Paris, France, in March.

Pultrusion specialist Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) plans to display its way of producing affordable carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts.

Scott Bader plans to introduce two products at JEC World, taking place in Paris, France, in March.

Finnish reseach center VTT has developed a cylindrical extruder that could help with the processing of recyclable materials.

Solvay says that its Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin has been used to manufacture a large-format sterilization tray for surgical instruments.

Sika Advanced Resins and tank manufacturer Ullit plans to exhibit a new composite tank for trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) at JEC World.

Composites Evolution's Evopreg PFC502 prepreg has recently completed a series of tests for rail industry fire standard EN45545-2.

Sealing specialist Trelleborg plans to showcase its range of composite materials at a subsea technologies show.

Solvay says that it has added two more materials for simulation in additive manufacturing (AM) simulation software.

Motorsport company Prodrive Composites has been developing a way to make recyclable composite.

TRB Lightweight Structures has been selected to make a lightweight flooring solution for the bunkers accommodating Elekta’s MRI machines.

Airbus and SGL have formed a framework agreement to develop carbon and glass fiber materials for applications in the helicopter sector.

An EU consortium have produced an aeroplane part made of graphene reinforced composite.

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