Park's Advanced Composites Material Database -
Direct access to the advanced composite materials section of Park's website. Information on products, applications and capabilities, including a searchable product listing.
Park's Advanced Composite Parts and Assemblies -
Park designs and manufactures a full product line of both advanced composite prepregs and composite parts and assemblies for aircraft and space vehicles.
Composite Surfacing Film for Oven or Autoclave Cure Applications -
Aeroglide™ Surfacing Film is designed to improve the surface finish of aircraft composite parts and reduce or eliminate secondary surface operations prior to painting. This composite material is designed for processing with 250°F or 350°F cure epoxy prepregs in autoclave and oven applications.
Low Temperature Cure Epoxy Prepreg -
Easycure™ E-710 is Park's low temperature cure epoxy prepreg designed for the aerospace, automotive, marine and wind energy industries.
Halogen-Free Phenolic Prepreg for Aircraft Interiors -
Park's F-529 Phenolic Prepreg features: Excellent FST and heat-release properties, White appearance after cure, Self-adhesive properties for sandwich structures. Meets the requirements of: FAR 25.853, FAR 25.856, ATS 1000.001, OSU 1990 and Fire Propagation Resistance.
Product Announcements Provided By
Park Electrochemical Corp.
Park Electrochemical to close Connecticut facility
Park Electrochemical Corp. will close its Waterbury, Conn., USA, facility in April and consolidate the plant's aerospace composite materials manufacturing activities at the Park Aerospace Technologies Corp. facility in Newton, Kan., USA.
Park Electrochemical receives Nadcap accreditation for composites manufacturing
Park Electrochemical's subsidiary, Park Aerospace Technologies Corp., has received accreditation by he National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program for composite parts manufacturing.
SAMPE Tech 2011 in Texas
The Society’s annual fall gathering fills an exhibition hall this year nearly as big as the host state.
Park Electrochemical tradenames composite strut
Park's patented composite strut design, used in a NASA and other aerospace systems, has been tradenamed SIGMA STRUT.
Major composites suppliers gain Nadcap accreditation
Subsidiary Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. is one of two companies in the world to receive Nadcap accreditation for Non-Metallic Materials Manufacturing.
SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.
U.S. Air Force to offer composites bonding and joining program
The Air Force Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program meeting will be held Nov. 9 at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, Calif. It's free and open to all U.S. citizens.
SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.
News Briefs: HPC July 2010
Park wins NG supplier of the year award; Applied NanoStructured Solutions signs joint development agreement with Owens Corning; Kemrock begins carbon fiber production
News Briefs: June 8, 2010
AOC promotes Lindberg, Marber; Composites One to distribute Zyvex materials; MAG endows engineering chair at Chinese university; Park wins Northrop Grumman supplier award, Smithers Rapra joins European natural fibers consortium.
News briefs: March 23, 2009
AOC donates DSC to University of Memphis; Boeing considers carbon fiber for 777 wings; Cook Composites and Polymers celebrates 20 years; Composite Resources hires Kevin Bialas and Mike Fuller; Composites One launches MIRteq; Exova receives Nadcap certification; HEATCON earns AS9100 certification; Interplastic increases resin prices; Park promotes Gregory Strand to VP of Aerospace Structures Engineering; PPG increases fiberglass prices; Kaman Helicopters to use VISTAGY's FiberSIM; Zyvax will sponsor SAMPE bridge and wing contest.
Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.
Aerospace-grade surfacing film
Park Electrochemical Corp. has introduced its new Aeroglide surfacing film product line for aircraft composite parts fabrication.
Very Light Jets Creating A Demand For Composites
"Baby" jets are causing an aviation buzz but will the market exist?
People briefs -- HPC, November 2009
Hirings, promotions and other composites industry employment news.
People briefs -- HPC, September 2009
Ron Taibl has been appointed executive VP of Compsys Inc. (Melbourne, Fla.
Park to expand Kansas plant for aerospace composites production
The just-completed Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. facility will be expanded for the manufacture of composite parts and assemblies for the aircraft
and space vehicle industries.
Park names Kathula vice president of engineering
Anand Kathula has been named vice president of engineering of its Park Aircraft
Technologies Corp. aircraft composite materials and technologies
subsidiary in Newton, Kan., USA.
People briefs -- HPC, May 2009
Park Electrochemical Corp. announced the appointment of Marty Kendrick as VP of operations. She will be responsible for the Park’s operations in Asia, Europe and North America with the exception of the company’s Park Advanced Composite Materials Inc.
Park Electromechanical makes management changes
Park promotes Marty Kendrick, Tom Pursch and Jim Stewart.
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.
News briefs -- Dec. 16, 2008
Seminars for Engineers announces two composites seminars for 2009; RTP Co. adds quality assurance lab; Euroresins named to distribute PPG glass fiber; Plascore expands honeycomb for infusion and light RTM; Lawrence Kuntz named sales director at Park; NIAR adds WaterjetPRO machine; Fiber-line names Thompson vice president sales and marketing.
News briefs -- Nov. 4, 2008
ACMA postpones conference to spring 2009; Eastman Machine Co. names GlobAbility Ltd. to rep products in U.K.; Excel Polymers LLC promotes Marcus A. Pignataro to president and general manager - Asia/Pacific; Lectra appoints Roy Shurling as president of Lectra North America; Northern Fiber Glass Sales Inc.'s Greensboro, N.C., facility attains ISO9001 and AS9120 quality certifications; Park Electrochemical Corp. names David R. Dahlquist as director of business development; TRFA announces 2009 officers; Inline Fiberglass Ltd. signs Indian joint venture with Zoom Developers.
Shared composite material property databases
For more than a decade, NASA, FAA, industry and academia have been
working toward the goal of creating a centralized composite material
property database similar to that for metals. Their efforts, while
productive, have not come with the war-like strength that the
standardization of metals did. The composites industry is guided by
Composite Materials Handbook 17 or CMH-17 (formerly known as
Flying high on composite wings
FRP wings, fuselages and other primary and secondary structures on GA prop, turboprop and jet aircraft help lift this market to unprecedented heights.
Phenolic Prepreg for Interiors
Nelcote Inc. (a subsidiary of Park Electrochemical Corp., Melville, N.Y.) has introduced Nelcote F-529, a new halogen-free phenolic prepreg for aerospace and mass transit interior applications. The new prepreg is said to provide the flame/smoke/toxicity (FST) performance required for aerospace interior applications
SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.
Tubular composite core stiffens launch vehicle structure
ChamberCore, an alternative to traditional sandwich laminates, also improves vibro-acoustic damping.
JEC Composites 2003 SAMPE Europe Conference Review
Paris is the debut stage for a galaxy of composites industry innovations.
AGATE Methodology Proves Its Worth
Increased availability, lower testing costs and shorter development times are among the program's achievements.