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Reinforced Plastics products, July 2018

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Mixer operates at lower cost

Charles Ross says that it has made improvements to its 1,500-gallon PVM-1500 multi-shaft mixer.

Hexcel says that it will be showcasing a range of products at JEC 2019, taking place from 12-14 March in Paris, France.

Aerospace supplier GKN Fokker has acquired an automated kitting solution from composites company Airborne.

Hexcel Corporation says that it will display two materials for wind blade manufacture at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show.

Composites Evolution has introduced a hybrid composite tooling system.

Victrex has designed a new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer for sealing applications in the cryogenics industry.

Toray Industries has developed new carbon fiber material with higher tensile strength and tensile modulus.

The Nuna9s solar vehicle recently won the Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa, an eight-day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Epoxy company Sicomin has supplied a number of epoxy resins for a new hydrofoil.

Solvay reports that it has expanded its range of filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

Composites specialist Gurit has launched Ampreg 31 and Ampreg 36 resins and ancillaries, part of its Ampreg range of wet laminating products.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has developed a new range of glass and carbon-reinforced filaments for 3D printing.

Chomarat has partnered with sports equipment company Babolat to supply multiaxial carbon to make a new tennis racket.

Aircraft companies Bucher Leichtbau and Ensinger have joined forces to promote the use of fiber-reinforced composites in aerospace projects.

Evonik has developed a polymer filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

Epoxy specialist Sicomin has developed a bio foaming epoxy with 37% bio-based carbon content.

Boeing and molding company Thermwood have joined forces to 3D print a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

UK-based Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has launched two thermal paste adhesive materials: Genable 4400 and Genable 4300.

BigRep, which makes large-scale 3D printers, plans to equip its machines with CNC control systems and drives made by controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth.

TFP says that it will be exhibiting this year at the Composites & Advanced Materials Expo taking place in Dallas, Texas, from 16-18 October 2018.

The X-Treme 32 all-round racing boat features a pre-preg carbon fiber helm with an epoxy foam core.

BASF has developed prototypes of what it says is the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU).

Carbodeon Ltd Oy has developed a plastic material incorporating nanodiamond particles for use in additive manufacturing (AM).

Hexcel says that its Acousti-Cap broadband sound-reducing honeycomb has successfully been used during a NASA-Boeing flight test.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems and Brightlands Materials Center plan to improve fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.

Aachen University has installed a new injection molding system made by Engel Deutschland GmbH in its technical center.

Materials specialist Diab says that a catamaran, launched in Norway, makes use of infusion carbon fiber sandwich technology.

Mixing company Charles Ross says that its high speed dispersers now feature two-hand safety controls for raising and lowering the mixing head.

Technical Fiber Products Ltd says that it plans to exhibit its range of nonwoven at the China Composites Expo.

Covestro says that its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) are now branded Maezio.

Roth Composite Machinery has developed a new filament winding machine, a standardized version of a gantry-type filament winding machine.

BASF says that its new polyethersulfone Ultrason E material makes it easier to make sandwich structures for airplane interiors.

Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer pioneer Victrex has developed new materials for additive manufacturing (AM).

Chemicals company Sabic has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic panel for the building and construction industry.

Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) has developed a fiber optic-embedded carbon composite rod for an oil well intervention system.

Liftomatic Material Handling has expanded its line of drum handling equipment to add 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system.

IMM Projects plans to distribute Beston injection molding machines to the UK market for the first time.

A carbon fiber/epoxy molding compound from Hexcel has been used in a new overmolding process to produce a hybrid structure.

Charles Ross has developed a new laboratory paddle blender for more convenient, automated powder blending.

EconCore has installed a purpose-built 50 mm extruder at the company’s recently-refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

Plastic 3D printing company BigRep has been named a winner of the German Innovation Award 2018.

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