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Composites speed concrete facade fabrication
The 45-story One South First building, on the 11-acre Domino Park campus in Brooklyn, N.Y., features a geometrically complex concrete facade made, in part, with composite molds fabricated using large-format additive manufacturing.
DSM, SABIC, UPM Biofuels create bio-based Dyneema
The partners are transitioning HMPE Dyneema fiber to a plant-based feedstock without sacrificing product performance.
Corrosion-resistant composite piping over the long haul
Three decades of lessons learned using corrosion-resistant glass fiber-reinforced composites in piping at SABIC’s Netherlands chlorine production plant.
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.
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.
High-speed, high-rate thermoplastic composites manufacturing
A novel process from SABIC and Airborne promises high-speed, high-rate production of thermoplastic composite laminates for mainstream manufacturing and a variety of applications.
Evolving into continuous fiber reinforcements
SABIC expanded its materials offerings in short-fiber injection and long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials to include continuous-fiber thermoplastic tapes.
Mallinda raises strategic investment from SABIC
The Colorado startup aims to scale up its pre-cured thermoset composite materials for use in the transporation industry.
Saudi Aramco to acquire majority stake in SABIC
Saudi Aramco has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70-percent majority stake in SABIC in a private transaction.
Massachusetts-based startup raises funding to launch carbon fiber super-composite
Boston Materials has raised $1.75 million in seed funding to launch its Carbon Supercomposite, which uses a patented Z-axis reinforcement technology in a carbon fiber composite.
JEC World 2019 preview: SABIC
SABIC (Pittsfield, Mass., U.S., 6/P12) is highlighting the progress of its Digital Composites Manufacturing line, an automated digital systems for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing, via a 360-degree virtual reality experience.
SPE recognizes first injection molded thermoplastic energy absorber
The award-winning energy absorber is made with XENOY Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate (PC/PBT) resin from SABIC.
Drones: Composite UAVs take flight
First seen in defense applications, unpiloted aircraft development is surging in the commercial world, enabled by a host of new material, process and assembly technologies.
SABIC launches new filaments for fused deposition modeling
The new filaments add to the company’s fast-growing additive manufacturing materials portfolio.
Composites Overmolding conference agenda set
The Composites Overmolding 2018 conference will be held June 13-14, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Diamond Center, in Novi, Michigan.
Episode 17: Gino Francato, Sabic; Arno van Mourik, Airborne; John O'Connor, Siemens
Business leaders at Sabic, Airborne and Siemens discuss a collaboration by the three companies to develop the UDMAX thermoplastic laminate manufacturing system.
Airborne, Siemens, SABIC partner for TPC mass production
Having acquired Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V. (FRT, Lelystad, Netherlands) in 2016, SABIC was looking for a partner to produce large quantities of thermoplastic composite parts (using its UDMAX tapes, of course) at a radically lower cost. “We have been doing this type of work for a variety of industries,” says Arno van Mourik, founder and director of Airborne (The Hague, The Netherlands). His company is the leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe for oil and gas. “We have developed software and an industrialized process that now produces 40-50 tonnes of continuous product in one go without touch labor.” In 2015, Airborne built the Digital Factory Composites Field Lab with partners Siemens (Plano, TX, US) and KUKA Robotics (Augsburg, Germany) to pursue digitalization of composites processes.
Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?
JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.
European SAMPE meeting explores composites innovation
High spots from SAMPE Europe’s Summit 17.
Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.
- Matrix resins, thermoplastic
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
- Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
- Polyester (PET)
- Other thermoplastics
- Prepregs, thermoplastic
- Commingled/cowoven/coserved yarns
- Other thermoplastic prepregs
- Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
- Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
- Aerospace, aircraft interior
- Aerospace, radomes
- Automotive, body panels & substructures
- Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
- Automotive, underhood
- Carbon/carbon composites
- Laminate panels, with core
- Laminate sheets, solid
- Other composite structures