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TU Munich gears up for full-scale Hyperloop demonstrator
As a new, university-directed research program, the Technical University of Munich Hyperloop team works to scale up its SpaceX competition-winning pod design.
Combination of automation, rigid foam core enable high-volume aircraft part production
A feasibility study demonstrates increased production capacity using Evonik foam core and automated manufacturing.
Evonik's VESTALITE S curing agents win automotive award
Evonik’s epoxy hardener for use in SMCs for automotive applications won IALTA’s 2019 Automotive Lightweight Green Technology Award.
The markets: Oil and gas (2021)
Composites continue to play a critical role in onshore hydraulic fracturing, and thermoplastic composites are on the rise for deepwater pipelines.
Evonik expands U.S. production capacity for ROHACELL foams
The expansion includes a new production hall and is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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.
Can the automotive industry turn to face the change?
SPE ACCE speakers speculate about how changing consumer behaviors might shape the automotive industry.
AZL production system wins JEC Innovation Award
AZL’s UItra-Fast Consolidator Machine, winner of the JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Industry/Equipment, will be the subject of further research into commercialization of the machine.
JEC World 2019: Evonik
Curing agents and cores specialist Evonik introduced two new products at JEC World 2019.
Fast manufacturing of tailored composite blanks
AZL and 12 partner companies have completed a research project to develop a new machine prototype allowing increased speed for manufacturing tailored composite blanks.
Evonik launches low-odor reactive diluent
In adhesive formulations, composite resins and gel coats, the reactive diluent can replace styrene and methyl methacrylate, either partially or in full.
Evonik launches composite polymers for enhancing performance of bone fixation devices
RESOMER composites feature precise degradation rate profiles and mechanical properties such as elastic modulus that can be tailored to match the natural bone.
Composites bucking the market trend in M&A
During 2015 and 2016, the composites industry saw such impressive activity in mergers and acquisitions, it was perhaps to be expected that, in 2017, we would see a dip in transaction levels, especially given the global regulatory uncertainty and the impact that might have on larger, more complex deals.
CFRP bests steel in precision ball joints
Near-zero backlash in bearings and automation components.
Plant Tour: BENTELER SGL, Ort im Innkreis, Austria
High-volume CFRP structures pioneer makes industrialization and multimaterial assembly look easy.
Wait, wait, there’s more: JEC 2017
There’s never enough time to see everything at the JEC World event, and this year the problem was even worse. Here’s more information on new products and companies, from Paris…
CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.
Evonik is conducting research on biodegradable composites
The research is focused on new composite materials for the fixation of fractured bones.
Day One highlights from 2016 CFK Valley Stade Conference
Automotive and aerospace developments led Day One including bio-inspired designs, BMW 7 Series firsts and amping GLARE fuselage production to meet 70 aircraft/month.
Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.
- Matrix resins, thermoplastic
- Methyl methacrylate
- Nylon (polyamide)
- Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
- Matrix resins, thermoset
- Bismaleimide (BMI)
- Other thermosets
- Epoxy, 250 F cure
- Epoxy, 350 F cure
- Epoxy, toughened
- Prepregs, thermoplastic
- Epoxy, Paste
- Epoxy, Solvent-based
- Urethane, Paste
- Urethane, Solvent-based
- Core materials and flow media
- Foam core
- Foam core, polymethacrylimide (PMI)
- Foam core
- Coatings and sizings
- Casting resins
- Catalysts, promoters and curing agents
- Curing agents, amines
- Curing agents, others
- Other catalysts/promoters
- Resin additives & modifiers
- Coupling agents
- Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc.)
- UV stabilizers
- Other additives/modifiers
- Composite, prepreg