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Retrac develops sustainable bio-composite materials

Retrac Group, a composites and metal manufacturer, has developed a new range of sustainable bio-composites.

Largest ever bio-epoxy hull

Sicomin says that bio-based epoxy infusion resin has been used to make the largest yacht hull to be infused with bio-resins.

NASA says that it is testing its Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3) to see if larger-scale systems could be used for space applications.

EconCore and Basaltex have developed a new composite comprising basalt fibers, recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET) honeycomb, and a bioresin.

DSM and Sabic have partnered to create a version of DSM’s Dyneema fiber from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene plastic waste.

BAE Systems has manufactured high temperature mold tooling by 3D printing a resin system from composite tooling specialist Airtech.

Essentium has introduced an independent dual extrusion 3D printer to be used with a 20% carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) filament.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its aramid nonwovens can help protect against abrasion or wear nonwovens in composite surfacing applications.

3D printing company Ricoh 3D has developed a range of carbon fiber composites made using additive manufacturing (AM).

Sicomin reports that its GreenPoxy resins have been used to help build a sustainable new one-person yacht.

Diab reports that its structural core material has been used in a sandwich composite structure to make a container to transport Covid-19 vaccines globally.

BASF says that its Ultramid Advanced polyphthalamide (PPA) range now includes carbon-fiber reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40%.

Decision SA, part of European composites consortium Carboman Group, has developed a new direct mold tooling technology for aerospace.

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

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

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

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

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

3D printing company Essentium Inc has launched a carbon fiber reinforced polyester filament for additive manufacturing (AM).

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

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