Low-volume thermoplastics: Differential pressure molding
Cost-effective tooling and presses enable semi-automated prototyping and low-volume production of thermoplastic composites.
AZDEL reports strong sales of composite panels for RVs
AZDEL reports that it has shipped more than 10 million ft² of composite panel technology into the RV market in the first six months of 2010, and more than 20 million ft² since 2006.
AZDEL increases thermoplastic composite sheet production
Production will be increased by 20 million lb, with material targeted toward recreational vehicle applications.
UBSs: Coming to North America
Common in Europe and Asia, the composite underbody shield might finally catch on in the U.S. and Canada.
General Motors unveils gas/electric hybird concept car that features composite body panels
U. S. automaker General Motors (GM, Detroit, Mich.
2008 SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition
The annual gathering of automotive composites experts revealed significant effort to make composites more affordable and efficient and mold cycle times faster.
New Thermoplastic Composite Material Promises Increased Lightweighting
As part of an ongoing search for new ways to reduce vehicle weight, SABIC Innovative Plastics (Pittsfield, Mass. ) and Azdel Inc. (Forest, Va.
SABIC, Azdel announce thermoplastic composite for automotive
Unique reinforced thermoplastic sandwich material announced by SABIC Innovative Plastics and partner Azdel Inc. targets automotive applications, particularly the production of horizontal body panels.
Composites On The Move Shows Growth Markets For Reinforced Polymers
New SPE/NCC conference highlights composites opportunities in key sectors.
Engineering Insights: Glass/Thermoplastic Hood Steps Toward Commercialization
The hood design for Hyundai’s QarmaQ concept car is evaluated against European and Japanese pedestrian safety requirements.
SABIC, Hyundai Win Design Award for <i>QarmaQ</i> Car Concept
The Hyundai QarmaQ Advanced Technology Demonstration Vehicle (ATDV) has been selected as a winner of the International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards 2008 for Advanced Studies, which honors experimental drafts of products and studies that have not yet been implemented. Hyundai Motor Europe and SABIC Innovative
Inside Manufacturing: Thermoplastic Composites Lighten Transit Bus
Low-pressure forming processes and low-density, long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic come together to cut weight of aluminum transit bus roof air conditioning door by 40 percent.
Hanwha Buys Azdel from Sabic, PPG - 2/1/2008
Hanwha Living & Creative Corp. (Forest, Va.), part of the Hanwha Group (Seoul, South Korea), has finalized the acquisition of Azdel Inc. (Lynchburg, Va.), a 50/50 joint venture of SABIC Innovative Plastics (formerly GE Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.) and PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa.). The acquisition of Azdel will
Reinforced Thermoplastics: LFRT/GMT Roundup
Recent advancements in these reinforced thermoplastic technologies are expanding their performance, enabling new applications.
Reinforced Thermoplastics: LFRT vs. GMT
As the suppliers of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and glass-mat thermoplastics battle for market supremacy, the winner is
the composites OEM.