SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.
Arkema launches new range of bio-sourced polyamides
The Rilsan T range of polyamide 10.10 resins, derived from castor oil, is an alternative to other long-chain polymers that, when reinforced with glass fiber, contributes to part rigidity, thermal stability and impermeability when exposed to gas and oil.
Resin copolymers and PVDF fluoropolymer foam
ARkema Inc. has introduced Nanostrength, a new family of self-assembling block copolymers that enhance epoxy resin systems performance.
ACMA COMPOSITES 2013 review
Once again, cautious optimism, an abundance of revealing research and a parade of notable new products are ACMA convention keystones.
Thermoplastic resin technology
Arkema, Chomarat, MVC, 3B
The evolution of infusion
As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.
Composites: Materials and processes
High strength and low weight remain the winning combination that propels composite materials into new arenas, but other properties —vibrational damping and low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), fatigue resistance are jsut as appealing. Moreover, the potential for significant parts consolidation provides design/fabrication flexibility that can translate into a finished product that requires less raw material, fewer joints and fasteners and shorter assembly time.
2010 SAMPE Europe/JEC Paris Showcase
Record crowds and reignited technological development testified to the composite industry’s renewed health and the recent recession’s demise.
Arkema's carbon nanotubes OK'd for sale in USA
Arkema's Graphistrength multiwall carbon nanotubes have been approved by the EPA for sale in the United States.
JEC Composites 2010 Product Showcase
Although clouds of volcanic ash shut down postshow air traffic, the traffic on the show floor helped dispel the clouds of economic recession.
Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.
Carbon nanotube masterbatches
Carbon nanotube (CNT) manufacturer Arkema has announced a new line of masterbatch products based on its Graphistrength product line.
Composites community makes noise at Composites 2010
After a tough 2009, the mood at the Composites 2010 show in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-11, was cautiously optimistic; exhibitors showed that product innovation hasn't slowed.
CNTs ride a rising tide of nanotech optimism
Dr. Louis Pilato offers facts, figures and comment on the growing utility of carbon nanotechnologies in composites applications.
New infusion regime for superthick laminates
Innovative initiator chemistry yields long flow time, cure on demand and exotherm control for large, thick parts.
Carbon nanotubes emerge in real-world applications
Lance Criscuolo, president of Zyvex Performance Materials, updated the conference on the development of resin and fiber
systems enhanced with carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
The key to CNTs: Functionalization
An emerging supply base is integrating carbon nanotubes into commercial products that enable composites manufacturers to optimize part performance.
Arkema, nanoGriptech receive nanomaterial funding
Nearly $500,000 will be used to develop epoxy tougheners for wind applications (Arkema), and fibrous adhesives based on the foot hairs of geckos (nanoGriptech).
Velox becomes distributor of Arkema's multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Arkema has appointed
Velox GmbH as distributor of its Graphistrength
multiwall carbon nanotube products in mainland Europe.
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
COMPOSITES+POLYCON 2009 Showcase
Despite the deepening recession, composites pros returned to the show in its new time slot to explore the wealth of products and services collected here.
News briefs—Feb. 17, 2009
Arkema launches carbon nanotubes website; AVK seeks applications for innovation awards; Cray Valley will open third demonstration and training center in South Korea; High Modulus celebrates 30 years in business; ITW Plexus updates its website; Brazil's MVC picks LORD as best supplier in 2008; Morphic will test small-scale wind turbine with carbon fiber blades; Scott Bader launches Crestapol microsite; Toho Tenax reportedly begins layoffs at Tennessee carbon fiber plant; VISTAGY, ATK to host webinar on composites manufacturing automation.
Arkema launches contract testing, analysis service
Arkema Analytical Solutions is based in King of Prussia, Pa., and offers an array of testing and analysis services for composite materials and products.
SAMPE ’08 technology showcase
Billed as the world’s largest advanced materials trade event, SAMPE’s 2008 Symposium and Exhibition returned to Long Beach.
Long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic
JEC COMPOSITES 2007 Product Showcase - 7/1/2007
The annual Paris conclave showcases the global expansion of composites.
JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This years Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industrys unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.
Rudder Gets New Twist With Composites
The U.S. Navy's specially contoured ship rudder commands composite construction.
SAMPE Europe/JEC Composites 2005
Advanced materials reap rewards, enter new arenas of application in annual Parisian showcase.