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Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique for sea vessels used in hydrocarbon production.

Hexcel has developed a semi-preg material that it says can reduce shell manufacturing time in the wind blade surface finishing process.

ATL Composites in Australia has launched a new laminating system for surfboards which the company says can produce a clear, bright finish.

Bausano says that it has launched a new range of single-screw extruders for the production of polyolefin (PO) pipes.

Buehler has developed a new hardness tester which can test a range of different parts and components in both high-volume production and R&D.

Integrated Composite Products (ICP) has developed a range of polypropylene (PP) reinforcements for short and long glass filled material.

TRB reports that it has developed a new process to make continuous fiber thermoset composite parts at higher volume.

Zortrax and the European Space Agency (ESA) are developing a technology to 3D print composite parts out of two blends of PEEK filament.

Suhner has developed a range of machining units with guards that can protect against contamination from glass fiber dust and fibers.

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

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.

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