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Bespoke process produces composite brake pedal every minute
Three composite materials are used to create structural composite member that meets demanding mechanical requirements.
Thermoplastic composite structure replaces metals on safety-critical brake pedals
First all-composite brake pedals developed by Boge Rubber & Plastics Group are lighter, stiffer, stronger and offer improved driving haptics.
Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties
Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.
Lanxess extends use of composites to extrusion blow molding
The process demonstrates its capabilities to boost the mechanical performance of blow-molded components in high-stress areas.
Lanxess launches bio-based prepolymer line Adiprene Green
The bio-based prepolymer line are easy to handle and enable a suitable replacement for existing fossil-based polyether prepolymers.
Lanxess shifts to recycled composites with Durethan ECO polyamide products
The PA6-based products feature waste glass in loadings of 30, 35 and 60%. Lanxess is shifting to a circular economy to help improve the company’s carbon footprint.
Lanxess presents thermoplastics for automotive applications
The company is showcasing use of its composite materials in A-pillar automotive structures and electric vehicle charging applications at the VDI Congress PIAE virtual event in July.
People in Composites: March 2020
ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.
Tepex thermoplastic composites demonstrate fire resistance for EVs
Bond-Laminates’ continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite has passed flammability tests for car interiors.
Tepex reinforces child seat headrest demonstrator
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and a new PCIM-based production process demonstrate potential for lightweight structural safety components.
Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars
A Porsche structural A-pillar reduces weight and increases strength with a hybrid part combining thermoplastic composites, steel and structural foam.
Plastic-metal hybrid auto structure named SPE Hall of Fame winner
The plastic-metal hybrid front end automotive structure, built by Ford Motor Co. with LANXESS glass fiber-filled PA6 resin, reduced costs and weight compared to all-steel structures.
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics data added to CAMPUS database
The new data, which will be released in October, is the result of an ongoing material standardization and characterization effort led by German reinforced plastics company AVK.
LANXESS commissions two new production lines for Tepex thermoplastic composites
The 1,500-square-meter expansion to the Brilon, Germany facility increases production of the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites by 50%.
LANXESS thermoplastic composites used in Audi A8 rear seat shell
LANXESS rear seat shell showcases the company’s continuous-fiber-reinforced composites role in large-scale production of structural components for automotive.
Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.
LANXESS expands production capacity for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites
The company’s Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites are used in series applications in the automotive, consumer electronics and sports industries.
Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.
Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?
Tepex Dynalite backseat over 40% lighter than steel part
Continuous glass fiber layers designed to withstand bending and torsional stress.
Current state of the M&A and capital markets – sell, sell, SELL!!
Current market conditions suggest that 2017 should see sustained M&A activity, despite the 2016 reduction.