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Quicker processing of flame retardant TPUs

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute have researched a way to develop flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) more quickly.

Vision Systems says that it has supplied resin transfer molding (RTM) composite products to the RACER (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) project.

Lanxess says that its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite has been used to form structural components in passenger cars.

Lanxess says that it has provided a range of glass fiber reinforced material to make electric razor parts.

Victrex has reportedly joined forces with cabin interiors specialist Safran Cabin, to qualify thermoplastic composite parts for aerospace aircraft.

According to a study run by Aachen University, tape inserts offer enormous potential for injection molding parts.

Cobra International Ltd has developed a composite fuselage cover for the latter’s Tiger Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) range.

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.

Markforged has developed a way for end users to buy its Metal X systems and X7 printers together, to create metal, composite, and hybrid parts.

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.

PRF Composite Materials has developed a new prepreg for use with unidirectional (UD) and woven carbon fabrics.

3D printing companies Anisoprint and Polymaker have joined forces to develop 3D printed composite parts with more flexibility.

Polygon Company has developed a new range of custom and standard composite plain bearings/bushings, suitable for construction and mining equipment.

EconCore has chosen a flat die extruder for its trial production of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) honeycomb sandwich panels.

RTP Company has expanded its line of conductive compounds for applications where electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an issue.

Victrex says that its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has received the IATF 16949 certification quality standard for automotive.

Toray and BASF have signed an agreement to produce continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

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