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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.
Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell sedan features hybrid-molded rear bumper beam
The rear bumper beam is made of the Tepex composites material from the Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates.
Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?
Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015
A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).
Thermoplastic composites feel the love at NPE2015
At NPE2015, some of the key players involved in thermoplastic composites exhibited a variety of solutions that are leading growth in new and emerging markets.
New thermoplastic work cell to test overmolding
Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates has a new work cell for demonstrating automated Tepex forming and overmolding for process development.
SPE ACCE report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?
CAMISMA’s car seat back: Hybrid composite for high volume
Recycled fibers, in-situ polymerized PA12 and steel inserts combined in one-shot process to cut weight 40 percent at competitive cost, cycle time and safety.