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Largest ever bio-epoxy hull

Sicomin says that bio-based epoxy infusion resin has been used to make the largest yacht hull to be infused with bio-resins.

Solvay says that its medical-grade KetaSpire PEEK resins have been used to make single-use Coriolis flow meters, used in vaccine production.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Markforged has developed new cloud-based software to help users centralize control of their 3D printers.

Solvay has developed a new range of additive manufacturing (AM) build sheets.

Evonik and Swiss plastics specialist Samaplast have developed an osteoconductive polyetheretherketone (PEEK) biomaterial for injection molding.

BASF has launched a new range of additives to improve the properties of recycled polymers.

Sabic has developed a new resin for automotive applications that it says copes better with humidity than PA material.

AIM3D, which makes multi-material 3D printers, has developed a new range of print heads for its composite extrusion modelling (CEM) process.

Lanxess has developed a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) battery module housing for a Kore-an range of electric vehicles (EVs).

Plasmatreat will showcase its surface technology at plastics processing event Fakuma, taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 12-16 October 2021.

Quickstep has received a follow-on order to supply 200 carbon fiber chassis housings used in a mobile x-ray machine.

Composite specialist Cobra International has expanded its development and manufacturing partnership with Thai drone manufacturer HG Robotics.

Essentium has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Collider, which makes 3D printers for low volume tooling.

Composites Evolution and natural fiber specialist Bcomp have launched flax epoxy prepreg materials that can be reinforced with a flax fiber grid.

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

SHD Group's PS200 bio-derived prepreg system has been chosen by a Slovenian aero manufacturer to help build propulsion system battery containers.

Solvay has developed a shortstop inhibitor designed to protect against runaway polymerization of acrylic and methacrylic acids, esters and other monomers.

Spirit AeroSystems has entered into an exclusive agreement with Rolls-Royce to design and build composite nacelles for the Pearl 10X business jet engine.

NASA says that it is testing its Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3) to see if larger-scale systems could be used for space applications.

EconCore and Basaltex have developed a new composite comprising basalt fibers, recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET) honeycomb, and a bioresin.

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