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Investment in composite parts for ferries

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

3D printed FRP footbridge

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.

BASF has introduced a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material in its Ultramid range that can be manufactured into semi-finished parts by extrusion.

Sumitomo Bakelite reports that it will open a new manufacturing line for epoxy encapsulation composite materials for automotive applications.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that three of its polyamide (PA) materials now contain recycled glass fibers.

Bonding specialist Powdertech and bigHead Fasteners Ltd say that they are researching the bonding of metal fasteners to polypropylene (PP).

Kordsa has developed a range of thermoplastic prepreg products available in sheets form.

UK design engineering company Sharp & Tappin Technologies has developed a new range of composite routers aimed at R&D Labs and Test Centers.

Composites company Greene Tweed has reportedly used new flow and cure simulation technology to create custom models.

Precious metal company Cooksongold AM has developed a way to 3D print the tip plates of bushings, used in the production of glass fiber.

DSM has introduced a range of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) material.

Hexcel has received a JEC award for a thermoplastic composite technology entitled Innovative Solutions for Welding (ISW).

EconCore has developed a composite which it says has reduced the weight of the Hyundai Creta’s boot floor by 20%.

Dura Composites has developed a new range of composite decking tiles for outdoor spaces.

Composites Evolution has launched a new variable temperature cure prepreg system.

Scott Bader says that its Crestabond M7-05 and M7-15 structural adhesives have gained NK certificates in accordance with MED 2014/90/EU.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) with a femtosecond laser.

Ensinger, which makes composite materials, has added three new materials to its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plates for industry.

Greene Tweed has developed a carbon fiber perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) composite which could replace metallic wear parts in centrifugal pumps.

Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has developed a curved carbon fiber rear bumper beam for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sportscar.

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