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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.

Composite Body in White structure

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.

Toray Industries has developed what it says is the world’s first porous carbon fiber with a nanosized continuous pore structure.

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.

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 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.

Victrex says that it plans to show its polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer-based range at the K plastics show.

Sicomin has developed a carbon fiber version of its MaxCore sandwich core infusion technology.

MITO Material Solutions has received US$1.1 million to develop hybrid nanoadditives to help create lighter, tougher, and more durable composite products.

Volume Graphics and plastic process company Kunststoff-Institut have launched a project focusing on the use of the software in plastic 3D printing.

Victrex says that its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has received the IATF 16949 certification quality standard for automotive.

Toray and BASF have signed an agreement to produce continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has developed a new carbon fiber polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor with a tow of 80,000 individual filaments.

SGL Carbon plans to showcase its automotive, aerospace and industrial composites at the CAMX show.

Sicomin has launched a new bio-based epoxy resin designed for high pressure resin transfer molding (RTM) processing.

Anaglyph Ltd says that it has released version 4.9 of its Laminate Tools composite structural design software.

Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting a range of its products at the CAMX composites show.

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