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Bieglo GmbH adds new high-performance polymers to product lineup

The Germany-based company has added polybenzimidazole (PBI) and thermosetting polyimide (PI-s) to its product families.

Carbon Fibers

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.


Tech Table: Adhesives

A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers. 


CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Specialty Materials

Specialty Materials Inc. is emphasizing its line of boron monofilament and prepreg materials, as well as SCS silicon carbide monofilament.


CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites is introducing TC522, a new highly toughened, modified epoxy prepreg resin system for the radome and communications market.


PEEKSense high-temperature thermocouple for PEEK composites curing

TE Wire & Cable’s PEEKSense thermocouple sensor is a high-temperature autoclave thermocouple assembly for polyetheretherketone (PEEK) composite applications. 

Carbon Fibers

Plant tour: Meggitt San Diego, CA, US

This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow. 

Additive Manufacturing

CAMX 2018: Big changes coming

3D printing goes thermoset, pultrusion aims at automotive, a polyester resin with Tg>250°C and much more from the Dallas exhibit floor.


CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews

If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor. 


Airtech launches high temperature vacuum bagging materials for thermoplastic molding

The company has released a new high performance release film, a new sealant tape for high temperature applications and non-woven blended, fiberglass breathers.


CAMX 2018 preview: TE Wire & Cable

TE Wire & Cable is showcasing its pre-made thermocouple assemblies designed for demanding high-temperature aerospace autoclave applications.


CAMX 2018 preview: Renegade Materials/Maverick

High-temperature materials specialists Renegade Materials Corp. and Maverick Corp. (both in Miamisburg, OH, US) are featuring their prepregs and adhesives, powered by Maverick-developed, non-MDA polyimide resins.


Renegade Materials and GE celebrate engine shipment

The GE Passport Engine is built with RM-1100 Polyimide high-service temperature composite prepreg materials from Renegate Materials Corp.

Hi-Temp Resins

Renegade recognized for supplier innovation

Renegade Materials was recognized for Supplier Innovation by Meggitt Polymers & Composites Group at Meggitt’s 2017 Global Supplier Conference.

Maverick Corp. sister company sold to Loar Group

Maverick Molding, sister company of high-temperature polyimide supplier Maverick Corp., was acquired by New York-based Loar Group.


CAMX 2017 preview: Renegade Materials/Maverick

Renegade Materials Corp. (Springboro, OH, US) and Maverick Corp. (Blue Ash, OH, US) are emphasizing their composite materials for high-temperature aerospace applications. 


CAMX 2017 preview: Michelman

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH, US), a developer and manufacturer of fiber sizing and resin modifiers, is featuring new fiber sizing formulations, including solutions suitable for use with glass, carbon and other structural fibers.


SMC: Old dog, more tricks

In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

Carbon Fibers

Ceramic matrix composites: Hot engine solution

Disruptive designs for composites operation in 1093°C zones.

Carbon Fibers

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview

JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.


CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews: Part 1

CAMX, in its third year, is growing and expanding, and the quantity and quality of new products and technologies being introduced at the show is impressive. This week features Part 1 of the CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews.


Structural adhesives, Part II: Aerospace

Tried-and-true legacy epoxies are a must for aerospace composites, but usage is increasing with improved forms.

Carbon fiber-based BMC wears well

Carbon fiber and ceramic are combined with a proprietary resin system to create a novel, extremely high-wear bulk molding compound (BMC) for centrifugal pump application.

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