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Composite EV wins design award

A team of engineers at Kocaeli University have won a design award for a composite electric vehicle (EV).

Armacell launches recycled foam core

Armacell has developed ArmaFORM PET MultiCore (MC), which is made of 100% post-consumer PET.

Lingrove has made a fishing rod which has been nominated for the Unsurpassed Innovation Award at the upcoming CAMX composites show.

3A Composites plans to present its new AIREX T10.60 and BALTEK VBC QX foam core at Composites Europe.

Spheretex, which makes lightweight core materials has developed Sphere.easy, a core material with outer layers of reinforcement.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created what it says is the military’s first 3D-printed submersible hull out of carbon fiber composite.

North Thin Ply Technology and FIBRE Mechanics have built a range of boat components made with prepreg composite panels.

British bike manufacturer Orro has released the Terra C model road bike featuring sigmaIF – a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibers.

Kingbird has launched a range of fireproof threads that use a fire retardant meta-aramid fiber.

Teijin Group says that it will be supplying materials and technologies will be adopted for a solar-powered, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) vehicle.

Kordsa has developed new resin technology which reduces its curing time of nine minutes to three minutes.

Composite materials specialist Chomarat plans to launch a line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels.

Hexion Inc says that it has developed a phenolic resin for prepreg composites with a free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has introduced two new carbon fiber products.

Roth Composite Machinery has introduced a new laboratory line for prepreg as well as organic sheet applications.

Global resin supplier AOC has developed Firepel K140-MTI, a resin system for interior mass transit, architectural and building applications.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has developed a lightweight composite pipe which can be used safely in aircraft fuel systems.

Tods Aerospace has completed an 18 month project to develop lightweight damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies.

Faurecia has acquired exclusive access to intellectual property to make composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites.

Electric care specialist TU/Ecomotive has built what it says is the world's first car made from biocomposites.

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