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Double diaphragm forming automation

Solvay has completed its double diaphragm forming (DDF) demonstrator line located at its site in Heanor, UK.

Faster surface treatment for composites

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Limited (OAS) says that it has treated 1 million square foot of composites with an adhesion promoter.

SGL Carbon plans to begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year.

Bitrez Ltd, a specialist in polymers and chemicals, says that it is launching a new range of bio-based resins for composites.

SGL Carbon has received a contract from a North-American automaker to make composite battery enclosures for electric cars.

AIMPLAS has set up a project to develop flexible electronic components and conductive plastic materials for the mobility and transport industry.

Lanxess says that a project using its continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.

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.

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.

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