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2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.
Researchers develop recyclable PE structural composite
A European consortium is developing a recyclable, sorted fiber composite material made of polyethylene that is suitable for load-bearing components.
CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell is featuring its styrene-free materials that can be sourced in forms including SMCs, BMCs and engineered structural composites.
Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.
Innovation in SMC: A long history and great potential
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.
CAMX 2018 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman (Fairlawn, OH, US) is featuring its two newest sheet molding compounds (SMCs), Premi-Glas 7001 and Premi-Glas 3501.
LyondellBasell completes A. Schulman acquisition
The combined business will operate as a stand-alone Advanced Polymer Solutions business segment.
U.S. styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.
JEC World 2018: Highlights
You will read more about what we discovered at JEC World 2018 in the coming weeks and months, but for now this is a quick review of some of the highlights from the world’s largest composites trade show.
JEC World 2018 preview: A. Schulman
New LYTEX SF epoxy-based, styrene-free, sheet molding compound
A. Schulman to be acquired by LyondellBasell in $2.25 billion deal
LyondellBasell announces entry into definitive agreement to acquire high-performance plastics, composites and resins supplier A. Schulman
Hybrid composite materials: tailoring for specific performance
I received a link to an interesting technical paper presented at CAMX by AGY (Aiken, SC, US). It got me thinking about hybrid composites.
CAMX 2017 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman Inc. (Fairlawn, OH, US) is introducing its new Quantum LYTEX SF series of styrene-free, epoxy-based sheet molding compounds
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.
SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.
Compression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.
New and newer at CAMX 2016
Airbus subsidiary for Industry 4.0 composites plus new products, processes and resources on display.
JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.
Fiber reinforcement forms
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.
Green resins: Closer to maturity
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.
Managing weight in emergency medical transport
Repetitive strain risk for first responders sends emergency equipment provider back to the drawing board to develop more ergonomic cot.