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Composite resins price change report

CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.

Natural Fibers

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.

Design/Simulation

Teijin Aramid program produces bio-based, high-performance aramid fibers

The 2018 pilot program, in partnership with BioBTW, successfully produces Twaron yarn from bio-based aromatic materials without altering the material properties. 

Fabrics/Preforms

Hypetex, SHD offer colored carbon fiber prepreg solutions

The partnership will supply Hypetex-colored fabrics with SHD’s MTC500 series epoxy resin systems, enabling visual component finishes and the potential for weight and cost savings.

Compression Molding

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2

Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.

Epoxies

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.

Carbon Fibers

The industrialization of thermoplastic epoxy

Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.

Automotive

Kordsa expands thermoplastic prepreg lineup

The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters.

Design/Simulation

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.

Prepregs

Composites Evolution introduces Evopreg EPC200 epoxy prepreg

Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.

Processes

Glossary

Glossary of composites terms

Prepregs

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.

Machining/Drilling

YG-1 solid-carbide routers designed for faster composites machining

Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.

Thermoplastics

Third patent issued for flexible thermoplastic prepreg

Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC

Core

Tooling, precision enable composites in satellite subsystems

Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.

Carbon Fibers

The evolution of composites in NASCAR

The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.

Core

Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.

Fabrics/Preforms

TFP's new lightweight veils target high-temperature applications

The new polyimide and basalt veils are part of TFP’s OPTIVEIL range and have been developed specifically to expand TFP’s selection of high-temperature materials.

Carbon Fibers

Neenah Inc. acquires Vectorply Corp.

The closing is expected to be completed April 1.

Aerospace

People in Composites: February 2020

Solvay, SGL Carbon, Teijin, Gurit, Composites UK and American Colors Inc. announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.

Aerospace

Using mobile susceptors to innovate thermoplastic induction welding

IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.

Aramid fiber: The basics

Aramid fiber is a manmade organic polymer (an aromatic polyamide) produced by spinning a solid fiber from a liquid chemical blend. The fibers offer high strength among other properties.

Marine

Episode 31: John Riendeau, Rhode Island Commerce

Rhode Island Commerce director of business development John Riendeau discusses how the state’s legacy experience in boat building has translated into expertise in new markets within the composites industry.

Aerospace

Teijin Aramid appoints new president and CEO

Peter ter Horst has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2011, and will take over his new role April 1, 2020.

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