Thermoplastic honeycomb cores: Tough insulated sandwiches
Foam-filled nylon/polyester fabric yields sandwich panel cores with excellent mechanicals, durability, thermal insulation.
The building envelope: FRP unitized façades
New composite design reduces framing, simplifies construction and improves performance vs. conventional aluminum-framed glass curtainwalls.
Hutchinson highlights composite axle at JEC 2015
Front and rear axles for the Peugeot 208 integrate four functions, reduce weight by 20 kg and cut assembly steps from 12 to one.
CCP Composites expands capacity in U.K.
£1 million invested in polyester and vinylester resins, gel coats and bonding pastes production.
Polynt/PCCR USA to acquire CCP Composites
Italy-based Polynt Group will, through subsidiary PCCR USA, acquire U.S.-based CCP Composites from TOTAL S.A. in an effort to help Polynt enhance its unsaturated polyester resins business.
AVK preparing to present findings on resins sustainability
AVK, the European Federation of Reinforced Plastics), is working with Ashland, CCP and Reichhold to develop data on the environmental impact of resin matrix systems in composites manufacturing.
CCP updates guides, technical videos, University schedule
Resins specialist CCP Composites has updated its Applications Guide, released two new instructional videos and published the 2014 CCP University schedule.
High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s HPC4ACI event focused on new material and processing trends that could drive more composites inside the aircraft.
IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.
Maximum thrills: Minimal tools
Water slide manufacturer’s disastrous fire loss opens door to a closed molding process that reduces the number — and cost — of production molds, promising future gain.
Cast polymer categories
The cast polymer industry is multifaceted. Its many products, however, can be grouped into three general categories, differentiated by the materials and manufacturing methods used to make them.
Cast polymer market: On the upswing
Postrecession, this commodity industry is emerging stronger and going global as competitive pressures encourage innovation.
JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.
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.
New blush-resistant gel coat
CCP Composites introduces IMEDGE Fusion gel coat.
CCP Composites restarts large capacity blenders in N. Kansas City
The decision, which affects equipment at CCP's N. Kansas City plant, is a response to recent significant increases in gel coat production.
HPC for Aircraft Interiors Conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors Conference focused on ways to get more composites inside the aircraft.
IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.
Cured-in-place pipe: Trenchless trends
A variety of CIPP products are enabling the rehabilitation, rather than excavation and replacement, of underground pipe for wastewater and drinking water.
ACMA COMPOSITES 2013 preview
For 2013, the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) returns its annual U.S. COMPOSITES exhibition and convention to the East Coast’s sunny, fun capital, Orlando, Fla.