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Reinforced Plastics products, July 2019

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Composite lightweight boat

Materials specialist Sicomin says that it has supplied epoxy resins and adhesives to make a new all-electric foiling boat.

Biocomposite innovation nominees

Nova Institute has announced the nominees of its Biocomposite of the Year award.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Spanish railway manufacturer CAF have joined forced to make 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway in the UK.

Composites Evolution says that it has introduced a range of flax-reinforced epoxy prepregs for motorsport applications.

The University of Maine has printed the largest additive manufactured (AM) boat on the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer.

Solvay materials have been used to make what the company says is the world’s first e-bike made out of injection-molded composite materials.

GKN Aerospace has designed and manufactured a mid-scale demonstrator tool to make a composite wing spar for Airbus.

3D printing startup Carboni e Metalli, based in Italy, has developed a concept motorcycle featuring 3D printed carbon fiber and titanium parts.

Solvay says that it has developed a new high temperature polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

Lanxess says that it plans to increase its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development.

Scott Bader says that its tooling, tooling, laminating and structural adhesive products are used to make glass fiber replicas of 1960 racing cars.

Fibrelite says that it has developed a new range of manhole access covers designed to support data transfer between antennas underground and aboveground.

Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has chosen a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) system as part of the state’s Route 28.

Scott Bader and material supplier Shape Corp says that they have produced the auto industry’s first curved pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam.

BASF has developed a polyamide 6 particle foam that it says has high temperature and chemical resistance when in contact with fuels, oils and lubricants.

Lanxess has added two new materials to its Durethan TC range of thermally conductive polyamide compounds.

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute have researched a way to develop flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) more quickly.

Vision Systems says that it has supplied resin transfer molding (RTM) composite products to the RACER (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) project.

Lanxess says that its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite has been used to form structural components in passenger cars.

Victrex has reportedly joined forces with cabin interiors specialist Safran Cabin, to qualify thermoplastic composite parts for aerospace aircraft.

Lanxess says that it has provided a range of glass fiber reinforced material to make electric razor parts.

According to a study run by Aachen University, tape inserts offer enormous potential for injection molding parts.

Cobra International Ltd has developed a composite fuselage cover for the latter’s Tiger Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) range.

Victrex says that it plans to show its polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer-based range at the K plastics show.

Sicomin has developed a carbon fiber version of its MaxCore sandwich core infusion technology.

Markforged has developed a way for end users to buy its Metal X systems and X7 printers together, to create metal, composite, and hybrid parts.

MITO Material Solutions has received US$1.1 million to develop hybrid nanoadditives to help create lighter, tougher, and more durable composite products.

Volume Graphics and plastic process company Kunststoff-Institut have launched a project focusing on the use of the software in plastic 3D printing.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that it will be exhibiting a range of its nonwovens at the Composites Europe show.

PRF Composite Materials has developed a new prepreg for use with unidirectional (UD) and woven carbon fabrics.

3D printing companies Anisoprint and Polymaker have joined forces to develop 3D printed composite parts with more flexibility.

Polygon Company has developed a new range of custom and standard composite plain bearings/bushings, suitable for construction and mining equipment.

EconCore has chosen a flat die extruder for its trial production of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) honeycomb sandwich panels.

Victrex says that its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has received the IATF 16949 certification quality standard for automotive.

RTP Company has expanded its line of conductive compounds for applications where electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an issue.

Toray and BASF have signed an agreement to produce continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has developed a new carbon fiber polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor with a tow of 80,000 individual filaments.

Scott Bader has supplied resin to make the interior panels of a steel framed gold egg structure as part of a dining room in a Dubai hotel.

Sigma Engineering, which makes processing simulation software, has developed a new way for users of its software to share results interactively.

Graphene specialist Haydale has reportedly developed a new range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for elastomers.

SGL Carbon plans to showcase its automotive, aerospace and industrial composites at the CAMX show.

SGL Carbon says that it has delivered its millionth glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) leaf spring, used in a car’s suspension.

Haydale Graphene Industries' prepreg material incorporating graphene powder forms part of the (BAC) Mono R supercar.

Sicomin has launched a new bio-based epoxy resin designed for high pressure resin transfer molding (RTM) processing.

Royal DSM and UK supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) plan to develop 3D printing applications for the new BAC Mono R vehicle.

Lanxess has replaced reinforced polyamide 66 with reinforced polyamide 6 to make a steering column switch housing in a number of Ford vehicles.

SGL Carbon has supported students at the Technical University of Munich to develop a prototype pod for the Hyperloop transport system.

Lanxess says that its continuous fiber reinforced material has been used to make a range of structural components for the Audi A8 sedan car.

Anaglyph Ltd says that it has released version 4.9 of its Laminate Tools composite structural design software.

Engineers at Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd in the UK are developing a hybrid composite-metal anti-roll bar for trucks and trains.

Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting a range of its products at the CAMX composites show.

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