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Flax epoxy prepregs with increased reinforcement

Composites Evolution and natural fiber specialist Bcomp have launched flax epoxy prepreg materials that can be reinforced with a flax fiber grid.

Composite booms deploy sails in space

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.

Trelleborg has developed TC350, a high temperature castable epoxy tooling material.

EconCore has introduced a new range of honeycomb cores with a higher heat performance than structures made with traditional thermoplastics.

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.

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.

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

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

Sicomin has supplied its epoxy resin for a new range of custom carbon fiber windsurf fins.

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.

Trelleborg has reportedly developed a system for polyurethane (PU) materials that has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-mold properties.

Integrated Composite Products (ICP) has developed a range of polypropylene (PP) reinforcements for short and long glass filled material.

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