PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Thermoplastic composite consolidated sheets

DuPont Automotive (Wilmington, DE, US) has introduced Vizilon TPC, a line of continuous ­glass fiber, woven, reinforced consolidated sheets that can be stamped or thermoformed into various shapes.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Air monitoring system

Kemper GmbH (Vreden, Germany) has developed a new air monitoring system called AirWatch, which is able to determine and document the number and weight of nanoparticles and then analyze them with smartphone, tablet or PC and compare them to limit val...


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Handheld surface analysis

BTG Labs (Cincinnati, OH, US) has introduced the Surface Analyst, a handheld solution for use in the field, in the lab and on the factory floor.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Mobile app for tooling boards

Coastal Enterprises (Orange, CA, US) has introduced Precision Board Mobile, a mobile app designed to help composites professionals get more information on Coastal's high-density urethane tooling materials.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Infusion supplies

Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Vac Valve BBV, a two-piece vacuum valve that perforates the bagging film when the top piece is inserted and threaded into the base plate.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Molding simulation software

SimpaTech GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has released Moldex3D R14 to improve the speed, robustness and reliability of simulation of injection molding and resin transfer molding (RTM) processes.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Robotics system

Fives Liné Machines Inc. (Granby, QC, Canada) has launched Liné Machines Robotics to provide cost-effective and flexible robotics solutions for the aerospace and other industries.


PUBLISHED: 7/8/2016

Mold release/lubricant

As thermoplastic composites become more widely adopted, an old product is finding new uses.


PUBLISHED: 6/22/2016

High-temperature tooling board

DUNA-USA (Baytown, TX, US) has introduced BLUE CORINTH HT 700, a new high-temperature tooling system that offers an operating temperature of 205°C and a Tg of 265°C.


PUBLISHED: 6/13/2016

Resin system for rail applications

Huntsman Advanced Materials (The Woodlands, Texas) has introduced ARALDITE FST 40004/40005, a new resin system for resin transfer molding (RTM), infusion or pultrusion, designed for use in composites applications in the rail end market.


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