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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.

Automotive

WEAV3D, GAA partner to expand structural composite opportunities in automotive sector

Tunable, composite lattice structures produced via patented automated weaving process able to support automotive volumes of hundreds of thousands of units per year.

Epoxies

FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yacht integrates bio-based Sicomin GreenPoxy resins

Staying true to the roots of its racing class, FLOKI 6.5 is built entirely from bio-based/recyclable raw materials without compromising on performance or processability.

ATL/AFP

Heraeus, University of Sheffield AMRC partner to develop innovative composite technologies

Tier 2 membership enables Heraeus Noblelight to explore filament winding capabilities using its humm3 technology for rapid layup of thermosets, dry fiber and thermoplastics.

Natural Fibers

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites offers B-PREG natural fiber-based semi-finished products

Portfolio expanded to include flax fiber/polypropylene UD prepreg tapes, woven prepregs and flax fabrics.

Prepregs

Cevotec SAMBA Pro Prepreg system added to FPC technology portfolio

Installation of the automated Fiber Patch Placement system in Fraunhofer IGCV’s Fiber Placement Center serves active technology and application development.  

Prepregs

Cygnet Texkimp presents next-generation composites unrolling creel

Flatline Creel uses low-pressure, low-friction patented pneumatic technology to regulate the torque applied to each position on the creel. 

Marine

Carbon fiber windsurf fin incorporates Sicomin bio-based epoxy resin

Sicomin GreenPoxy 33 meets high-performance windsurfing fins requirements, accommodating significant loads, high torsion stiffness and flexibility.

Natural Fibers

AMAC, FibreCoat partner, launch aluminum-coated, multifilament composite yarn

Alucoat are metal-coated, glass or basalt fibers suitable as electromagnetic shielding material in automotive applications such as radar or antennae. 

Thermoplastics

Bally Ribbon Mill develops advanced woven textile products

The company offers its woven E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials  to increase part functionality and utility for a variety of industries. 

Aerospace

Teijin carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics qualified for aerospace applications

Collins Aerospace deemed Teijin Ltd.’s Tenax thermoplastic woven fabric and consolidated laminate materials suitable for large-scale production of structural components. 

Carbon Fibers

Classic Recreations uses carbon fiber for GT500CR Mustang

Classic Recreations’ limited-edition Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition cars is said to mark the first extensive use of carbon fiber in an American muscle car.

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.

National Composites Week: Why are composites essential?

On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.

Carbon Fibers

Novo Navis develops process to manufacture 3D woven, machinable carbon fiber

The ability to create solid blocks of woven carbon fiber presents the opportunity to create complex load bearing structures for aerospace applications.

Automotive

Rediscovering the benefits of prepregs in composites manufacturing

Compared to more traditional forms of composites manufacturing, prepregs enable reduced manufacturing costs and enhance production performance. 

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Performance Materials Corp.

Toray Performance Materials Corp. is featuring its line of high-performance, high-volume, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials.

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.

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

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

Natural Fibers

Sustainable date palm fibers developed from agricultural waste

Developed by an Egyptian research consortium, PalmFil fibers and nonwovens have been developed for use in automotive composite applications and more.

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.

Filament Winding

Engineering Technology launches servo tensioner for filament winding

The ST2 system, tested with pitch carbon fiber and alumina fiber, enables high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.

RTM

High-rate, automated aerospace RTM line delivers next-gen spoilers

At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.

Natural Fibers

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 

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