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Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding
The research consortium, led by the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, will present its results at K 2019.
BASF to build engineering plastics, thermoplastic polyurethanes plants in China
The two plants will be located at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China.
Measuring and improving fire resistance in composites
Sidebar to CW’s Feb 2019 feature article, this quick review of fire tests for composites also provides more details about intriguing new material developments.
Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.
Continuous tapes, D-LFT meet up in new compression molding process
Design research for an automotive load floor module drove development of a new compression molding process for direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites.
Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
Project leads to development of new compression process for selective application of D-LFT on UD tape laminates.
AVK announces winners of 2017 Innovation Awards
AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Frankfurt, Germany) has announced the winners of its three prestigious Innovation Awards to institutions, companies and their partners in the composites industry.
IAC debuts FiberFrame on 2017 Mercedes-Benz
Germany-based International Automotive Components (IAC) has launched its ultra lightweight FiberFrame natural fiber sun roof frame on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Composites extend service of oil and gas pipelines
Corrosion-resistant aramid fiber/thermoplastic liner gives new life to deteriorating steel subsea pipelines.
The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.
Polyamide improves impeller performance
Direct-to-milled-tool process simplifies large deck mold development.
Autocomposites Update: Engine oil pans
As thermoplastic composites makes inroads into these complex, modular parts, weight and cost go down, functionality goes up.
The markets: Fuel cells and batteries (2014)
Reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics are increasingly the keys to the expansion of both fuel-cell and battery technologies aimed at the transportation industry.
JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.
SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.
Chevy Volt battery pack: Rugged but precise
GM and partners engineer composites for this complex assembly with an accent on repeatability.
High-temp thermoplastics: Higher Expectations
As the drive to greater fuel efficiency under the hood catches fire, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics prove they can take the heat.
Under the hood: Thermoplastics tackle tough jobs
Reinforced plastics save weight and cost, increase underhood productivity.
Interior innovation: The value proposition
OEMs and Tier suppliers ask materials and molding processes to go “green” and do more for less.
CNTs ride a rising tide of nanotech optimism
Dr. Louis Pilato offers facts, figures and comment on the growing utility of carbon nanotechnologies in composites applications.