A comprehensive collection of product announcements provided by companies.
Victrex reports that it has developed a new polyaryletherketone (PAEK)-based polymer as well as a hybrid molding technology that allows the overmolding of the PAEK composite with fiber-reinforced Victrex PEEK injection molding materials.Pre-consolidated, multiaxial, thermoplastic composite structures
LANXESS reports that its subsidiary Bond-Laminate has begun production of pre-consolidated, continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic Tepex composite laminates that feature fiber layers oriented at almost any conceivable angle.Carbon fiber-reinforced PBT
BASF is introducing its first carbon fiber-reinforced Ultradur to its PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) portfolio.PlastiComp introduces carbon-glass hybrid LFT
The new hybrid composite pellet products combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together, bridging the performance gap between either fiber used alone.Continental Structural Plastics debuts new low-density SMC
New TCA Ultra Light has a specific gravity of 1.2, without sacrificing mechanical properties of heavier SMC versions.PlastiComp LFT works as drop-in replacement for magnesium
PlastiComp Inc., a manufacturer of long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials and technologies, has expanded its Complēt LFT composite pellet product line to include drop-in replacements for die-cast magnesium.360° laser templating system
Virtek Vision International Inc. has released the latest version of its Iris Spatial Positioning System (SPS), which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360° around parts.OOA epoxy vinyl esters for carbon fiber composites
Global resin supplier AOC has developed R058, a line of out-of-autoclave (OOA) epoxy vinyl ester resins to meet demand for high-performance composites in aerospace, automotive, wind energy, military, marine and other markets.Fiber optic strain sensing
4DSP has developed RTS125, an off-the-shelf, distributed fiber optic sensing solution.Soluble plastic tooling cores
Soluble plastic tooling cores reportedly offer lighter parts for aerospace and automotive applications.