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Composite appl. CHANGE TOPIC

Composite applications products, July 2020

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

Superyacht built using Scott Bader materials

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Buehler has developed a new hardness tester which can test a range of different parts and components in both high-volume production and R&D.

Brazilian composites supplier Tecniplas has manufactured an upflow tower for use in the paper pulp bleaching process.

SGL Carbon says that it has received a multi-year order to make carbon fiber profiles for serial use in BMW model windshields.

Composite and polyurethane (PU) specialist Permali has received funding to develop a lightweight composite for diesel-powered buses.

GE reports that its GE9X jet engine has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.

Solvay reports that it has supplied materials for an indoor inspection drone.

LANXESS has developed a new range of hydrolysis-resistant materials suitable for very hot and humid conditions.

Hexcel has supplied its carbon fiber material to make a new range of golf shafts.

A project to develop a commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all composite wheel for EV applications has reached the pilot stage.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

TFP has developed a new lightweight basalt in its Optiveil range, designed for high temperature applications in composites.

Dura Composites has developed a new glass fiber reinforced floor grating that it says offers the best performance-to-weight ratio in its class.

BASF says that it has supplied its glass reinforced polyamide (PA) for the new 2021 Toyota Sienna.

ATL Composites says that it is now a distributor for a range of hollow ceramic microspheres suitable for composites and fiber reinforced plastics.

Bedford Reinforced Plastics has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) ladder which can be cut with standard carpentry tools.

Lehvoss and Forward Engineering North America (FENA), have partnered to develop additive manufacturing (AM) materials.

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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