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Reinforced Plastics products, January 2020

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Scott Bader is pleased to introduce Crestamould T29, a new tooling modified polyester compound.

DSM develops resin with a ‘sandy-feel’

DSM has released Skins Sandy, a new material in its Skins range of haptic coating resins.

Hexcel says that it has supplied a range of carbon fiber reinforcements to multihull builder Gunboat for its series of Gunboat 68 yachts.

BASF has extended its Neopolen expanded polypropylene foam (EPP) range.

Dura Composites says that it has supplied glass fiber composite for a UK fusion research company.

Polymer specialist Trelleborg has developed a new eco-friendly dust-free tooling board.

BASF and automotive company Hengst have developed what they say is the world’s first reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for cars.

Covestro says that it has been chosen by Toyota to help develop a polyurethane composite foam material for the LQ electric car.

Polygon Company says that it will showcase its new range of composite plain bearings at US construction show CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that its Tecnofire materials have been used to make a range of composite utility poles.

BASF's Chimassorb light stabilizers have been used to produce nonwoven geotextile used in the construction of Indian highways.

Lanxess says that its Tepex continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials has been used to build a demonstrator child seat headrest.

Lanxess says that it has carried out a range of tests to investigate the fire behavior of its overmolded polyamide-6-based Tepex.

Armacell plans to develop what it says is the first particle foam made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of composites for the automotive sector at JEC World.

Solvay has developed a new continuous fiber prepreg suitable for compression molding.

Fraunhofer Institute has developed a new bio-based facade insulating material that it says could replace polystyrene insulation boards.

The Fraunhofer Institute has spearheaded a new project focusing on the efficiency of fiber-optic sensors in monitoring the vacuum infusion process.

Trelleborg says that it will showcase a range of its epoxy tooling board products including its most recent TC760X dust-free tooling boards.

3A Composites has added AIREX TegraCore to its foam range.

Huntsman has developed a new two-component, snap cure, polyurethane resin system.

Sicomin has developed a range of bio-based epoxy resin systems available for the automotive, wind energy and civil engineering industries.

GOM, which makes systems for 3D digitizing, said that it has updated its GOM Correlate software to include new application-specific features.

Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has launched what it says is the world’s shortest pultrusion machine.

A composite chair based on core material plates has been shortlisted for the JEC Innovation Awards 2020.

SGL Carbon says that it plans to focus on serial production of composites for the automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors at this year’s JEC World.

Nouryon reports that it has introduced two new versions of its Perkadox GB-50 dibenzoyl peroxide (BPO) curing agents.

Hexcel Corporation and NaCa Systems have jointly developed a wood fiber composite sports car seat back using press molding.

Textiles specialist Saertex has developed a new range of glass and carbon fiber materials for wind turbine rotor blades.

Conbility has reportedly installed a modular system for tape winding and tape placement at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

The AMRC is developing a 3D woven composite component which could withstand the extreme temperatures inside a fusion nuclear reactor.

Composites Evolution has developed a new 50°C, 12-hour cure tooling prepreg for tools with improved surface finish dimensional stability.

Structural composites company Carbon ThreeSixty has installed an in-house tailored fiber placement (TFP) cell.

Airbond has developed a new range of carbon splicers for composites or carbon fabric with manufacturers.

BASF said that it has improved its Ultradur plastic material that can be used for co-extrusion with PVC to make lighter and stiffer window profiles.

Solvay has completed its double diaphragm forming (DDF) demonstrator line located at its site in Heanor, UK.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Limited (OAS) says that it has treated 1 million square foot of composites with an adhesion promoter.

SGL Carbon plans to begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year.

XG Sciences, which makes graphene nanoplatelets, has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.

Bitrez Ltd, a specialist in polymers and chemicals, says that it is launching a new range of bio-based resins for composites.

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel has partnered with ski manufacture Madshus to develop dry carbon fiber tapes for a range of cross-country racing skies.

SGL Carbon has received a contract from a North-American automaker to make composite battery enclosures for electric cars.

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