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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.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Markforged has developed new cloud-based software to help users centralize control of their 3D printers.

Solvay has developed a new range of additive manufacturing (AM) build sheets.

Evonik and Swiss plastics specialist Samaplast have developed an osteoconductive polyetheretherketone (PEEK) biomaterial for injection molding.

BASF has launched a new range of additives to improve the properties of recycled polymers.

AIM3D, which makes multi-material 3D printers, has developed a new range of print heads for its composite extrusion modelling (CEM) process.

Plasmatreat will showcase its surface technology at plastics processing event Fakuma, taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 12-16 October 2021.

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

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).

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