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Reinforced Plastics CHANGE TOPIC

Reinforced Plastics products, January 2017

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Teijin supplies materials for solar car

Teijin Group says that it will be supplying materials and technologies will be adopted for a solar-powered, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) vehicle.

Kordsa has developed new resin technology which reduces its curing time of nine minutes to three minutes.

Composite materials specialist Chomarat plans to launch a line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels.

Hexion Inc says that it has developed a phenolic resin for prepreg composites with a free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has introduced two new carbon fiber products.

Roth Composite Machinery has introduced a new laboratory line for prepreg as well as organic sheet applications.

Global resin supplier AOC has developed Firepel K140-MTI, a resin system for interior mass transit, architectural and building applications.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has developed a lightweight composite pipe which can be used safely in aircraft fuel systems.

Tods Aerospace has completed an 18 month project to develop lightweight damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies.

Faurecia has acquired exclusive access to intellectual property to make composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites.

Electric care specialist TU/Ecomotive has built what it says is the world's first car made from biocomposites.

Scigrip, which makes adhesives, has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Defense, shipbuilding, and engineering conglomerate company Damen Shipyards has recently demonstrated its new composite 2407 Water Bus.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS, has developed a new adhesion promotion surface treatment that can be cured using UV light.

Fiber specialist DSM Dyneema says that it has expanded its ballistic materials research and development capabilities for helmet applications.

Hexion Inc has launched two new waterborne epoxy resins.

Hexion Inc has developed a new Bakelite phenolic resin with a formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has won a contract to supply material for a supercar’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Metrology company Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched a composite analysis system.

Diab’s Divinycell core composites have been used to make the interior decorations inside a condominium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lanxess has received a contract to supply Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite.

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed a new compound based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material.

Materials supplier Solvay has introduced Omnix LF-4050 and Omnix LF-4060 polyamides (PA) with long fiber glass content of 50 and 60% respectively.

Morgan Advanced Materials says that 16 ACV prototypes will be fitted with the company’s composite armor systems.

Sandwich technology specialist Diab and its business partner Chimpex have fabricated a nose for a high-speed train.

Sicomin has developed InfuGreen 810 infusion system, which has recently been awarded DNV GL certification.

Technical Fiber Products (TFP) has developed a new range of lightweight nonwovens on show at JEC.

Dow Automotive plans to present its latest products for carbon fiber prepregs at JEC World, taking place in Paris from 14–16 March.

Evonik has developed a range of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) powders which it says can reduce part wear and tear.

Velox GmbH has expanded its range of fire retardant materials from Italmatch Chemicals, which makes performance additives for as plastics.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) plans to launch new materials for the autosport market at JEC World 2017.

Machining supplier Mikrosam has developed a machine that can integrate an AFP head for thermoset and an ATL head.

Evonik has developed a new method which could make it easier to mass produce complex fiber reinforced plastic molded parts.

Sicomin has supplied composite materials to produce molds and parts for the recently inaugurated Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris.

SGL Group is to provide carbon fiber components for a project aimed at developing higher performance fuel cells.

The RNLI has called upon Custom Composites to provide the rollers to help launch its Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat.

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