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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.
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Cutting/Kitting

Automated Cutting of Composites Reinforcement Saves Time and Material, Improves Quality

Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
#outofautoclave #weaving #aramidfiber

Composites launch to Mars

NASA’s recently launched Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are supported by numerous composite materials and structures.
#aramidfiber #space #trends

Carbon Fibers

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2

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

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.
#aramidfiber #weaving #camx

Aerospace

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.
#workinprogress #regulation #aramidfiber

Prepregs

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.
#aramidfiber #cyanateester #weaving

Core

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

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

Composites Evolution introduces Evopreg EPC200 epoxy prepreg

Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.
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Processes

Glossary

Glossary of composites terms
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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.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Glass Fibers

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.
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Prepregs

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
#aramidfiber #braiding #infrastructure

Prepregs

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.
#focusondesign #adhesives #aramidfiber

Automotive

The evolution of composites in NASCAR

The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.
#toyota #aramidfiber #regulation

Aerospace

Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
#lockheedmartin #aramidfiber #autoclave

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.
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Fabrics/Preforms

Neenah Inc. acquires Vectorply Corp.

The closing is expected to be completed April 1.
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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.
#workforcedevelopment #boeing #marketing

Carbon Fibers

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.
#stelia #layup #peek