PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Epoxy-based fiber sizing

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH, US) has introduced Hydrosize EP876, a high molecular weight epoxy-based fiber sizing for PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and thermoset composite manufacturing applications.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Transluscent polyester and gelcoat

Dilutec (Piracicaba, Brazil) has launched a crystal polyester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat system that ensures translucency to composites parts.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Sprayup, gelcoat machinery accessories

Fibermaq (São Paulo, Brazil), a manufacturer of equipment for composites molding, has developed three accessories for sprayup and gelcoat machines, including those made by other manufacturers.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Thermoplastic composite consolidated sheets

DuPont Automotive (Wilmington, DE, US) has introduced Vizilon TPC, a line of continuous ­glass fiber, woven, reinforced consolidated sheets that can be stamped or thermoformed into various shapes.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Air monitoring system

Kemper GmbH (Vreden, Germany) has developed a new air monitoring system called AirWatch, which is able to determine and document the number and weight of nanoparticles and then analyze them with smartphone, tablet or PC and compare them to limit val...


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Handheld surface analysis

BTG Labs (Cincinnati, OH, US) has introduced the Surface Analyst, a handheld solution for use in the field, in the lab and on the factory floor.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Mobile app for tooling boards

Coastal Enterprises (Orange, CA, US) has introduced Precision Board Mobile, a mobile app designed to help composites professionals get more information on Coastal's high-density urethane tooling materials.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Infusion supplies

Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Vac Valve BBV, a two-piece vacuum valve that perforates the bagging film when the top piece is inserted and threaded into the base plate.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Molding simulation software

SimpaTech GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has released Moldex3D R14 to improve the speed, robustness and reliability of simulation of injection molding and resin transfer molding (RTM) processes.


PUBLISHED: 8/23/2016

Robotics system

Fives Liné Machines Inc. (Granby, QC, Canada) has launched Liné Machines Robotics to provide cost-effective and flexible robotics solutions for the aerospace and other industries.


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