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Lightweight Audi part

A carbon fiber/epoxy molding compound from Hexcel has been used in a new overmolding process to produce a hybrid structure.

3D printer wins German innovation award

Plastic 3D printing company BigRep has been named a winner of the German Innovation Award 2018.

EconCore has installed a purpose-built 50 mm extruder at the company’s recently-refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

A German project team has developed a process to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make glass fiber reinforced PET.

Solvay says that its Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) resin was used in the development of a single-use bone staple kit.

Velox GmbH, which provides materials for the composites industry, will be showcasing a range of products at the Compounding World Expo 2018.

Hexcel Corporation has partnered with a 3D printing company to produce what it says is the world’s first 3D-printed commuter bike.

Solvay has developed FusePly, a composite bonding technology for aerospace applications.

Solvay has launched three polymer filaments for use in 3D printing.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), which makes ultra-lightweight prepregs, has supplied its materials for a limited-edition watch.

Exel Composites will make glass fiber components for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

Porcher Industries has developed the Dry Fiber range, which offers a new way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA).

Huntsman Advanced Materials says that it will be showing its range of products at JEC World 2018.

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists of its innovation awards competition.

Scott Bader plans to launch two new brands at JEC World 2018, taking place from 6-8 March 2018 in Paris, France.

SGL Group has formed a partnership with Sulzer Chemtech to provide carbon fiber composite materials (CFC) for column internals.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd and Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have formed a plan to help ensure that carbon fiber process waste is recycled.

Hexcel has won a contract to supply material for a supercar’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Lanxess has received a contract to supply Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite.

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed a new compound based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material.

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