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FRIMO, Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applications
The companies will combine their core competencies with a focus on polyurethane and other materials applications for the production of passenger vehicles.
Hennecke Group announces company reorganization plans
Under the Hennecke 2.0 name and new CEO Thomas Wildt, the polyurethane group has reorganized its companies into four “centers of excellence.”
Hennecke Group North American headquarters moves to new facility
The new facility includes a research and development laboratory, a modern parts warehouse and areas for machinery repair and mixhead rebuilding services.
CAMX 2018 preview: Hennecke
Hennecke Inc. (Lawrence, PA, USA) is featuring developments in polyurethane composite fabrication technology, including products made with its COLOURLINE surface finishing and STREAMLINE high-pressure metering machine systems.
Hennecke, PGTEX cooperate on HP-RTM, wet shot technology
Hennecke has been awarded a contract for a combined production plant for manufacturing wet shot and HP-RTM applications by Chinese composites company PGTEX.
Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times
New systems include sub-1-minute cures ideal for higher automotive production volumes.
CAMX 2017 preview: Hennecke
Hennecke Inc. (Lawrence, PA, US) is emphasizing the composite license plate holder of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, a 1300-cc, 170-hp, V-engine high-performance motorcycle.
500,000 parts per year? No problem!
BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.
JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.
Business briefs: May 2016
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. and recycled carbon fiber.
JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.
Form + function = Classy chassis
Sandwich-composite chassis components double as structural and styling elements, reducing cost of ownership.
Mubea Carbo Tech: High-quality auto composites go high-volume
Known for its precision and technical acumen in CFRP motorsports structures, MCT draws from its steel auto parts parent to push high-performance and industrial production to new plateaus.
The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.
CAMX offers unprecedented new product access
CAMX 2014, Oct. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla., promises to be North America's largest ever composites trade show and conference. As a result, exhibitors are coming to the event with a wide array of new and existing materials, machinery, software and technology designed to help make composites fabrication faster, easier and more adaptable. CompositesWorld has been gathering information from CAMX exhibitors about what they will be featuring and introducing in their booths. This week's CAMX newsletter offers a preview of some of what you will find on the show floor.
Processing within the PUR cure window
Composite Spray Molding enables volume production of fiber-reinforced polyurethane sandwich structures for auto interiors. Are Class A exterior parts next?
Meter/Mix/Dispense Machines: Balancing speed and control for auto CFRP
Suppliers of meter/mix/dispense (MMD) equipment are under pressure to keep pace with process innovations that are drastically reducing mold cycle times for carbon fiber/epoxy laminates in automotive applications.
The markets: Automotive (2014)
A revitalized auto industry emerged from the Great Recession in 2012 leaner and, in terms of health-related concerns, cleaner, too, but faced a one-two punch in terms of fuel economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards that put intense focus on vehicle lightweighting.
COMPOSITES 2012 Highlights
As ACMA’s annual conclave convened in North America’s gambling capital, show exhibitors and attendees placed their bets on better days.
- Preforms, unimpregnated
- Chopped fiber
- Gel coats
- Coatings and sizings
- Casting resins
- Continuous laminating machines
- Automated fiber placement machines
- Foam application equipment
- Impregnation lines
- Pultrusion equipment, thermosets
- Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
- Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
- Spray booths
- Spray guns
- Other primary manufacturing equipment
- Presses, hydraulic
- Presses, injection Molding
- Presses, laminating
- Automotive, body panels & substructures
- Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
- Automotive, underhood
- Carbon/carbon composites
- Laminate panels, with core
- Pressure vessels
- Other composite structures
- Consulting, process development