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Reinforced Plastics CHANGE TOPIC

Reinforced Plastics products, January 2015

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FRP gel coat systems available

Graco says that its fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) gel coat systems are available for molded fiber-reinforced plastics.

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has formed an agreement with Maxion Wheels to develop new aluminum and carbon fiber hybrid wheels.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) says that it can now produce unidirectional prepreg tapes of only 15 gsm.

Composite covers for Motorola smartphones have won a JEC innovation award.

At this year’s Paris Airshow, Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its composite technologies.

Air filtration specialist Camfil has launched an energy efficient bag filter made of glass-fiber media with conical shaped pockets.

Composite Holding Company reports that it has developed a new range of aesthetic carbon fiber fabrics.

Scott Bader says that two of its Crestabond grades of methacrylate primer-less structural adhesives are now available in black.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has supplied its fiber reinforced composite materials for the new Richard Mille RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal watch.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) plan to exhibit its nonwoven materials at JEC Americas.

Piranha Propellers has used long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite to make stronger replacement parts.

UK Flowtechnik has launched a new small-scale progressive cavity pump.

Araldite composite resins have been used to develop a trumpet bell made form carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

The NRL has approved the commercial manufacturing of an PEEK-like phthalonitrile (PN) resin composition.

Fraunhofer scientists and partners have developed a wood-polymer composite (WPC) material for furniture.

The Center for Advanced Die Engineering and Technology at Gifu has developed a plastic gear wheel reinforced with carbon fiber fabric.

Perceptron Inc has introduced a green laser-line universal CMM scanner for carbon fiber composites.

e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat-VA software has been named a top innovation in composite manufacturing in the JEC awards.

SGL Group has expanded its SIGRAFIL product range with a new product: organic sheets made from carbon and glass fibers.

Technical Fiber Products (TFP) says that its dielectric nonwovens can be used to prevent galvanic corrosion.

U.S.-based Radio Frequency Co is distributing a new preheating system for plastic sheet molding compound (SMC).

Graco has developed a range of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) chop systems, suitable for molded FRPs such as those used in marine applications.

Kyocera Corporation has developed a new series of cermet grades which it says offer a 50% improvement in abrasion resistance over conventional materials.

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