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BASF, Toyota collaborate for 2021 Sienna lightweighting
The 2021 Toyota Sienna features third row free-standing seatbacks and a 30% weight reduction with BASF’s 35% glass-reinforced polyamide PA6 grade Ultramid.
Cincinnati Inc. to offer BASF 3D printing materials for SAAM HT
BASF’s ABS plastic, carbon PET and recycled PET are now offered for use with Cincinnati Inc.’s Small Area Additive Manufacturing Machine.
BASF, Toray Advanced Composites sign supply agreement
Toray Advanced Composites will produce continuous fiber-reinforced tapes using BASF thermoplastic resins, targeting automotive and industrial applications.
SPE ACCE 2019 keynote announced
Gulay Serhatkulu, senior vice president, Performance Materials North America, BASF Corp. will present on “Chemistry Driven Composites Innovation” at this year’s SPE ACCE, held September 4 – 6, 2019 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.
Filament-wound utility poles designed for easier install, more reliable power
Built to bring more reliable power to natural disaster-prone areas, BASF’s glass fiber/polyurethane poles are currently distributed in Japan.
Impossible Objects partners with BASF for composite 3D printing
The companies announce a partnership for carbon fiber/PA6 composite 3D printing.
IACMI consortium aims to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg scrap
Carbon fiber recycling start up Vartega leads a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap for use in new automotive applications.
BASF develops particle foam based on polyethersulfone
New foam is characterized by high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy and light weight coupled with good stiffness and strength.
New 3D-printed prosthetic leg features carbon fiber definitive socket
Additive manufactured thermoplastic carbon fiber definitive prosthetic socket allows for life cycle adjustments without weakening its structure
Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?
Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.
CAMX 2017 preview: BASF
BASF Corp. (Wyandotte, MI, US) is featuring new carbon fibers for thermoplastics, short carbon fibers for lightweighting and natural fiber solutions for automotive use.
UV-curing grows composites market share
Established and flourishing in the underground pipe relining arena, UV-curable resins are finding new applications in other out-of-the-way places.
Natural fiber composites gaining traction in automotive
New water-borne, wet-application acrylic resin enables new opportunities in car interiors.
Breathing-mold process yields sandwich composite from LFT
In-cavity foaming and controlled mold-opening technique creates core and faceskins from a single injection molded material, reducing part mass and boosting performance.
Carbon fiber auto body panels: Class A paint?
As tougher emissions standards loom, this supplier’s study sheds light on the challenges of applying flaw-free primer and paint to production CFRP exterior body panels.
Looking to lighten up aircraft interiors? Try natural fibers!
Aircraft OEMs are striving to make their products more efficient, with improved engines and ever-increasing use of composite materials, including in aircraft interiors.
Autocomposites Update: Engine oil pans
As thermoplastic composites makes inroads into these complex, modular parts, weight and cost go down, functionality goes up.
- Matrix resins, thermoplastic
- Nylon (polyamide)
- Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
- Matrix resins, thermoset
- Epoxy, 250 F cure
- Epoxy, 350 F cure
- Epoxy, toughened
- Core materials and flow media
- Foam core
- Foam core, polyurethane
- Honeycomb, carbon fiber
- Honeycomb, foam-filled
- Honeycomb, thermoplastic
- Foam core
- Aerospace, aircraft interior
- Automotive, body panels & substructures
- Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
- Carbon/carbon composites
- Laminate panels, with core
- CAD/CAM/CAE design