Press-molding method emulates autoclave
Rubber tool insert avoids consolidation pressure “dead zones” and slashes cost.
Henkel rebrands adhesives portfolio
The Düsseldorf, Germany based global adhesives supplier is regrouping its industrial products under five new headings.
Benzoxazine resin now available in a prepreg
Henkel Corp.’s developing benzoxazine resin line was positioned at SAMPE 2012 as a lower-cost alternative to bismaleimide (BMI) resin.
Fast-cure adhesive for automotive applications
Henkel AG & Co. offered a new fast-curing, high-strength polyurethane-based adhesive aimed at fast-cycle automotive structural composites.
JEC Europe 2012 report
A big, busy show and a big variety of new developments boded well for the industry’s future.
JEC Europe 2012: Exhibition previews
The JEC Europe 2012 composites trade show will be held March 27-29 in Paris. CompositesWorld will be there, and offers this preview of some of the new products and technologies that will be found at the show.
Polyurethane matrix resin system
Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite MAX2, a new polyurethane matrix resin designed for use with carbon and glass fiber in the resin transfer molding (RTM) of high-volume automotive parts and structures.
High-Performance Resins conference adds SABIC engineer to lineup
Mohammad Moniruzzaman of SABIC has been added to the speaker lineup for High-Performance Resins 2011, Sept. 27-28 at the Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter. Further, Aug. 30 is deadline for early-bird registration.
Agenda set for High-Performance Resins 2011 conference
CompositesWorld's High-Performance Resins 2011 conference will be held Sept. 27-28 at the Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter in Covington, Ky.
Proper mold care: Mandatory!
CT surveys mold care product suppliers for guidance through the critical steps of mold preparation and maintenance.
Discounted rooms available for High-Performance Resins conference
The discounted hotel room rate expires next week on Aug. 25 for the High-Performance Resins 2010 conference, which will be held Sept. 23-24, 2010, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., USA
Liquid mold-sealing system
Henkel Corp. has introduced Frekote Aqualine RS-100T, a water-based sealer designed to seal micro-porosity in steel and chrome-plated molds.
SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.
OOA epoxy film adhesive
Henkel announces one adhesive is now out-of-autoclave curable, and introduces two other new products.
SAMPE 2009 Product Showcase
Showgoers at the SAMPE 2009 Conference and Exhibiton in Baltimore, Md. found many suppliers undeterred by poor economic news.
Solvent-free release a good match for wind blade molding
WINDPOWER: News and new products
Siemens announces new wind turbine nacelle facility in Hutchinson, Kan., and other news from WINDPOWER 2009.
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.
The matrix material binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines the quality of its surface. A matrix can be polymeric, ceramic or metallic. Polymer matrices are the most widely used for composites in commercial and high-performance aerospace applications.
COMPOSITES & POLYCON 2009 preview
The ACMA’s annual tradeshow takes its first turn in its new January timeframe.
FRP forms enable fluted concrete column design
The Century Project, a 42-story luxury condominium tower in Los Angeles, Calif. , designed by Robert A. M.
News briefs -- Sept. 16, 2008
AOC announces management reorganization; Henkel wins sustainability award; SME issues call for speakers; TPI Composites adds personnel.
Composites Polycon 2007 Showcase
Tampa show attendance is up despite slow economy. ACMA reschedules 2008 show.
Mold cleaners, releases - 11/1/2007
Henkel Corp.’s (Madison Heights, Mich.) latest products marketed under the Frekote label include 915 WB waterborne cleaner and polish. Developed for use with large composite wind turbine blade molding tools, the cleaner uses surfactants and emulsifiers in combination with abrasives to clean molds reportedly without
Inside Manufacturing: All-carbon composite stealth technology joins the U.S. Navy
Unique double-M hull design creates smooth air cushion for low-wake, low-weight, low-draft ship.
Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider
range of composites applications.
Market Trends: The Composites Affordability Initiative, Part I
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Dr. John Russell outlines the U.S. Department of Defense Composites Affordability Initiative. Part I of a two-part series.
Carbon fiber raises consumer performance index
Carbon bridges gap between large-volume sporting goods and aerospace to satisfy discriminating tastes in consumer and professional markets.
Post-show review of the 2004 U.S. SAMPE Symposium
Largest-ever Symposium serves up a large helping of news and new technologies from advanced composites suppliers.
SparrowHawk all-carbon composite sailplane
The first-ever all-carbon composite sailplane yields unprecedented maneuverability and top performance.
Newer surfacing films reduce surface on demolded composite parts
A wide variety of products reduces finishing costs in many applications.