Lightning strike protection strategies for composite aircraft
Tried-and-true materials thrive, but new approaches and new forms designed to process faster are entering the marketplace.
ALMACO's third annual Top of Mind award ceremony honors 18 composite materials innovators
Among those presented awards in 21 material categories by the Latin America Composite Materials Assn. (ALMACO) were Owens Corning, Reichhold and Dow.
Lightning-strike films, coatings
Lord Corp. introduced at SAMPE 2012 UltraConductive Film and Coatings for lightning-strike protection.
Composite booth: ATM delivers "green" in more ways than one
Edra Equipamentos (Ipeuna, Brazil) has developed a composites-intensive automated teller machine (ATM) enclosure that is not only attractive and functional, but also environmentally sustainable.
LORD Corp. wins award for lightning strike coating
LORD Corp. has been selected as a winner in the Innovation Challenge competition sponsored by Aviation Week magazine for it UltraConductive Coating for lightning strike protection technology.
LORD, MVC join forces in composite panel production
Brazilian FRP molder MVC will work with LORD to produce harvester panels for vehicles manufactured by Case New Holland in the U.S.
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.
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.
Bond cost-modeling software
Lord Corp.’s (Cary, N.C.) newly developed cost-modeling software program for structural bonding is designed to assess cost reductions achievable through the use of structural adhesives in place of fasteners and welding. The software is a product of Lord’s experience in the use of adhesives in transportation