MRO-friendly PMI foam core
Evonik Industries AG took the unusual step of developing a new polymethacrylimide (PMI) foam product that can mimic honeycomb core’s tendency to permit visible laminate damage.
Evonik expands ROHACELL structural foam production capacity
Following a €6 million investment, Evonik Industries' Darmstadt, Germany, site will substantially increase ROHACELL structural foam core production with a 50 percent increase in polymerization capacity.
Product highlights: JEC Americas 2013, Boston
CompositesWorld reports on some of the new products introduced at the JEC Americas 2013 show, held recently in Boston, Mass., USA.
Another automotive lightweighting project
Evonik Industries has partnered with SECAR Technologie to form the LiteCon Advanced Composite Products joint venture.
Ford demonstrates a carbon fiber hood part
Ford, working with Hightech.NRW research project, has developed a carbon fiber composite hood for the Ford Focus manufactured using a high-speed process that could be suitable for high-volume production.
SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.
High-speed press cure for high-speed racers
Trapped tooling and compression molding bring cocuring efficiencies to previously autoclave-cured, aerodynamic fins and planes.
Amber Composites to offer ROHACELL core materials
U.K.-based Amber will offer all densities of Evonik's ROHACELL IG and ROHACELL IG-F grades.
Ultra lightweight electric racer features composites
The Wind Explorer, which weighs 200 kg, has a range of 400 km per charge and is powered primarily by wind energy, features Evonik's ROHACELL foam core in its carbon fiber sandwich structure.
Evonik foam used in composite bulkhead for COMAC C919
Evonik's ROHACELL PMI rigid foam is being used in stringers on the rear pressure bulkhead prototype of Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China's first large commercial airliner, C919.
Medical applications: A healthy market
Composites make advances in devices for medical diagnosis and treatments that promote healing and help return patients to active lives.
The Private Space Race
NASA passes the development torch to legacy contractors and NewSpace entrepreneurs, igniting a new competition in space transport.
Modular composites: A perfect fit in new medevac helicopter
Bell Helicopter's new manufacturing parardigm replaces sheet metal with composites in a modular "snap fit" design.
SAMPE 2009 Product Showcase
Showgoers at the SAMPE 2009 Conference and Exhibiton in Baltimore, Md. found many suppliers undeterred by poor economic news.
SAMPE Europe/JEC Composites 2009 preview
SAMPE Europe’s 30th annual spring conclave and the nearby JEC Composites Show characterize the latest in material and process technologies.
Evonik opens Alabama foam plant
The facility will make ROHACELL PMI foam.