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Auto industry first in bumper beam development

Scott Bader and material supplier Shape Corp says that they have produced the auto industry’s first curved pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam.

Particle foam has high temperature resistance

BASF has developed a polyamide 6 particle foam that it says has high temperature and chemical resistance when in contact with fuels, oils and lubricants.

Lanxess has added two new materials to its Durethan TC range of thermally conductive polyamide compounds.

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute have researched a way to develop flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) more quickly.

According to a study run by Aachen University, tape inserts offer enormous potential for injection molding parts.

Victrex says that it plans to show its polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer-based range at the K plastics show.

Sicomin has developed a carbon fiber version of its MaxCore sandwich core infusion technology.

MITO Material Solutions has received US$1.1 million to develop hybrid nanoadditives to help create lighter, tougher, and more durable composite products.

Volume Graphics and plastic process company Kunststoff-Institut have launched a project focusing on the use of the software in plastic 3D printing.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that it will be exhibiting a range of its nonwovens at the Composites Europe show.

3D printing companies Anisoprint and Polymaker have joined forces to develop 3D printed composite parts with more flexibility.

EconCore has chosen a flat die extruder for its trial production of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) honeycomb sandwich panels.

Toray and BASF have signed an agreement to produce continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has developed a new carbon fiber polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor with a tow of 80,000 individual filaments.

Sigma Engineering, which makes processing simulation software, has developed a new way for users of its software to share results interactively.

Graphene specialist Haydale has reportedly developed a new range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for elastomers.

SGL Carbon plans to showcase its automotive, aerospace and industrial composites at the CAMX show.

Haydale Graphene Industries' prepreg material incorporating graphene powder forms part of the (BAC) Mono R supercar.

Sicomin has launched a new bio-based epoxy resin designed for high pressure resin transfer molding (RTM) processing.

Anaglyph Ltd says that it has released version 4.9 of its Laminate Tools composite structural design software.

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