New Products: September 2018

CW’s monthly roundup of new products for the composites industry – this month has seen innovations from Asahi Kasei, BASF, DuPont, FlexDrill CNC, Greene Tweed, Laserline, Moldex3D, Royal DSM, SAERTEX and Synova.

Industry News

SHD Composites expands into US
The company’s new pre-preg manufacturing and distribution site will be based in Charlotte, NC, US, with on-site manufacturing commencing Q1 of 2019.

New research project aims to boost electric vehicle performance
The research will develop world-leading cost effective, scalable carbon fiber composite solutions, with the view to boosting the performance of electric vehicles.

Solvay opens structural adhesives manufacturing center in the UK
The new center is equipped with cutting edge technologies and industrializes manufacturing capabilities of structural adhesive and surfacing materials.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.

Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

September Issue
The Bieker 6: New Take on the I-14 Sail Racing Class

Sponsored Content

Three Emerging Technology Trends to Look for at IMTS 2018
Not only a display of products, IMTS is an introduction to never-before-seen technology, particularly those on the horizon. Here are a few of the top emerging technology trends and how to find them at IMTS 2018.

Aerospace / Carbon Fiber

Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET): A broader mission
3D woven fabric enables scalable, tailorable heatshield that cuts cost, boosts performance for future spacecraft.


New SAERTEX products offer fire protection
The company has released two new products in the area of fire protection for composites, SAERTEX LEO Coated Fabric and SAERcore LEO.

BASF develops particle foam based on polyethersulfone
New foam is characterized by high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy and light weight coupled with good stiffness and strength.

New carbon fiber filament brings 3D printing closer to industrial production
Royal DSM launches new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing.

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