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High-speed automotive molding systems

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Momentive (Columbus, Ohio) is showcasing at JEC Europe 2013 products for automotive Class-A production in high-volume. Creating composite parts in under two minutes is no barrier for Momentive’s new fast-cure epoxies developed for resin transfer molding (RTM) and liquid compression molding. Also featured is a new epoxy RTM system with very low shrinkage upon cure, helping to provide a Class A finish. The company will also feature a new powder-based epoxy binder system for quicker processing of hot-melt preformed parts. Momentive is also announcing a new research and development center in Bangalore, India, two new centers of excellence for transportation and wind energy in Germany, and a new company, Combined Composite Technology, which will provide design, prototyping and small-series production in Segensworth, U.K.