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Composite applications products, January 2020

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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.

Hexcel says that it has supplied a range of carbon fiber reinforcements to multihull builder Gunboat for its series of Gunboat 68 yachts.

Dura Composites says that it has supplied glass fiber composite for a UK fusion research company.

BASF and automotive company Hengst have developed what they say is the world’s first reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for cars.

Covestro says that it has been chosen by Toyota to help develop a polyurethane composite foam material for the LQ electric car.

Polygon Company says that it will showcase its new range of composite plain bearings at US construction show CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that its Tecnofire materials have been used to make a range of composite utility poles.

BASF's Chimassorb light stabilizers have been used to produce nonwoven geotextile used in the construction of Indian highways.

Lanxess says that its Tepex continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials has been used to build a demonstrator child seat headrest.

Lanxess says that it has carried out a range of tests to investigate the fire behavior of its overmolded polyamide-6-based Tepex.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of composites for the automotive sector at JEC World.

Solvay has developed a new continuous fiber prepreg suitable for compression molding.

Sicomin has developed a range of bio-based epoxy resin systems available for the automotive, wind energy and civil engineering industries.

A composite chair based on core material plates has been shortlisted for the JEC Innovation Awards 2020.

SGL Carbon says that it plans to focus on serial production of composites for the automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors at this year’s JEC World.

Hexcel Corporation and NaCa Systems have jointly developed a wood fiber composite sports car seat back using press molding.

Textiles specialist Saertex has developed a new range of glass and carbon fiber materials for wind turbine rotor blades.

The AMRC is developing a 3D woven composite component which could withstand the extreme temperatures inside a fusion nuclear reactor.

BASF said that it has improved its Ultradur plastic material that can be used for co-extrusion with PVC to make lighter and stiffer window profiles.

XG Sciences, which makes graphene nanoplatelets, has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.

SGL Carbon plans to begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year.

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel has partnered with ski manufacture Madshus to develop dry carbon fiber tapes for a range of cross-country racing skies.

SGL Carbon has received a contract from a North-American automaker to make composite battery enclosures for electric cars.

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