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Full steam ahead for composite ship doors and hatches CompositesWorld

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands) has added to its wide range of composite products these ship doors and hatches that offer a 50% weight reduction vs. conventional steel doors.

JEC World 2016: Automotive highlights CompositesWorld

On the automotive side, Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) emphasized on its JEC stand a glass fiber-reinforced composite leaf spring, based on Henkel’s polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 2, used in the chassis of the new Volvo (Gothenberg, Sweden) XC90, a premium crossover SUV; the platform of this vehicle is expected to be applied to other Volvo cars in the coming years.

Fastener-free, composite aircraft door and control surfaces CompositesWorld

All-composite, integrated structures using RTM cut weight and cost by more than 30%.

JEC World 2016, the full report CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Toho Tenax develops production system for carbon fiber composites CompositesWorld

The process combines Toho Tenax' Part via Preform technology with high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) to speed manufacture of carbon fiber composites.

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