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Solvay develops shortstop inhibitor

Solvay has developed a shortstop inhibitor designed to protect against runaway polymerization of acrylic and methacrylic acids, esters and other monomers.

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.

Composites Evolution has launched two new epoxy tooling prepregs.

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

Alan Harper Composites has launched a new silicone dispenser used to make small reusable vacuum membranes for composite manufacture.

The AMRC says that it has successfully completed a project to create stabilised, near-net shape 3D multilayer woven preforms.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in the UK has installed a new automated fiber placement-automated tape lay up (AFP-ATL) cell.

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

Ensinger says that its recently commissioned polymer pulveriser machine can now process plastics such as PPS, PEI and PEEK.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its Trixene Aqua range of water-based blocked isocyanate dispersions.

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).

BASF says that it has installed an injection molding machine to produce test specimens made of high temperature fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

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

On demand manufacturer Xometry now has a range of Stratasys materials to use in its selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a scanning transmission electron microscope with improved examination of materials at atomic-scale resolution.

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.

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