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Shannon Global Energy Solutions, which makes reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, has developed a new thermal blanket for plastics extrusion.

Closed mold process could increase part production

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) says that it has developed a new process for closed molding which it says could decrease injection times.

The University of Kentucky and the ORNL have partnered on a US$10 million project to convert coal into high-value carbon fibers and composites.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

Filament winding company Engineering Technology Corporation has developed a compact servo tensioning creel for high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a new scanning electron microscope (SEM) which it says has improved automation.

Packaging and paper company Mondi has developed what it says is the world’s first sustainable polycoated kraft (PCK) paper release liner.

Lehvoss and Forward Engineering North America (FENA), have partnered to develop additive manufacturing (AM) materials.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Sumitomo Bakelite reports that it will open a new manufacturing line for epoxy encapsulation composite materials for automotive applications.

BASF has introduced a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material in its Ultramid range that can be manufactured into semi-finished parts by extrusion.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that three of its polyamide (PA) materials now contain recycled glass fibers.

Bonding specialist Powdertech and bigHead Fasteners Ltd say that they are researching the bonding of metal fasteners to polypropylene (PP).

Kordsa has developed a range of thermoplastic prepreg products available in sheets form.

UK design engineering company Sharp & Tappin Technologies has developed a new range of composite routers aimed at R&D Labs and Test Centers.

Composites company Greene Tweed has reportedly used new flow and cure simulation technology to create custom models.

Precious metal company Cooksongold AM has developed a way to 3D print the tip plates of bushings, used in the production of glass fiber.

DSM has introduced a range of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) material.

Hexcel has received a JEC award for a thermoplastic composite technology entitled Innovative Solutions for Welding (ISW).

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