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Large-tow composite materials

Solvay and SGL Carbon have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to produce the first composite materials based on large-tow IM carbon fiber.

Recycled CF for boatbuilding

ELG Carbon Fibre has recycled waste carbon fiber material from sailing team INEOS Team UK to make two cradles for the Britannia race boat.

Toray Industries has developed what it says is the world’s first porous carbon fiber with a nanosized continuous pore structure.

Materials specialist Sicomin says that it has supplied epoxy resins and adhesives to make a new all-electric foiling boat.

Nova Institute has announced the nominees of its Biocomposite of the Year award.

The University of Maine has printed the largest additive manufactured (AM) boat on the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer.

GKN Aerospace has designed and manufactured a mid-scale demonstrator tool to make a composite wing spar for Airbus.

Solvay says that it has developed a new high temperature polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

Lanxess says that it plans to increase its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development.

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

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.

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