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Improved composite can maker stiffer profiles

BASF said that it has improved its Ultradur plastic material that can be used for co-extrusion with PVC to make lighter and stiffer window profiles.

Double diaphragm forming automation

Solvay has completed its double diaphragm forming (DDF) demonstrator line located at its site in Heanor, UK.

XG Sciences, which makes graphene nanoplatelets, has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Limited (OAS) says that it has treated 1 million square foot of composites with an adhesion promoter.

SGL Carbon plans to begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year.

Bitrez Ltd, a specialist in polymers and chemicals, says that it is launching a new range of bio-based resins for composites.

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel has partnered with ski manufacture Madshus to develop dry carbon fiber tapes for a range of cross-country racing skies.

SGL Carbon has received a contract from a North-American automaker to make composite battery enclosures for electric cars.

BASF says that it has developed a new melamine resin foam with improved emission properties.

SGL Carbon says that it has produced longitudinal leaf springs made of glass fiber-based composite for Ford Transit rear axles in series.

AIMPLAS has set up a project to develop flexible electronic components and conductive plastic materials for the mobility and transport industry.

ELG says that it has developed the world’s first carbon fiber bogie.

Lanxess says that a project using its continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.

Solvay and SGL Carbon have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to produce the first composite materials based on large-tow IM carbon fiber.

ELG Carbon Fibre has recycled waste carbon fiber material from sailing team INEOS Team UK to make two cradles for the Britannia race boat.

Solvay and engineering company Penso say that they have created a modular, multi-material Body in White structure that can be produced in large volumes.

SGL Carbon says that it has delivered two non-crimped glass fiber textiles for the new version of Airbus’ H145 helicopter.

Toray Advanced Composites has released a new prepreg resin for automotive and motorsport market.

Solvay Performance Polyamides says that its new Technyl Max polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) material has been chosen to make an all-plastic brake pedal.

Toray Industries has developed what it says is the world’s first porous carbon fiber with a nanosized continuous pore structure.

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