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People in Composites: August 2020
CW’s monthly roundup of changing leadership in the composites industry includes Gurit, TPI, Tooling Tech Group, Wisk and more.
Developing fire-resistant resins for composites
Ashland, Polynt-Reichhold and Scott Bader discuss chemistries, applications and future developments for FR composites.
CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.
Polynt-Reichhold reorganizes distribution for coating resins
Distribution will be handled by L.V. Lomas, IMCD US, TCR Industries, Nexeo Solutions and Brenntag.
Do we need a new definition for SMC?
Side story to SMC: Old dog, more tricks.
SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.
European SAMPE meeting explores composites innovation
High spots from SAMPE Europe’s Summit 17.
SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here’s a guide to selection.
Bioresins: Not a tsunami, but more like a rising tide
This excerpt from an upcoming article in CW magazine shows that a lot of investigation is happening, and some promising applications are developing.
The matrix (2015)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.
Onboard protection: Tough battery enclosure
Unique composite laminate provides crash protection for electric vehicle’s battery, occupants and first responders.
2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.
Styrene & cobalt: Headed for the exit?
Fair or not, styrene and cobalt are now considered harmful to humans. Here's an update on the impact this issue poses for the composites industry and what resin and additive manufacturers are doing about it.
Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.
Cast polymer market: On the upswing
Postrecession, this commodity industry is emerging stronger and going global as competitive pressures encourage innovation.
JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.
SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.
- Matrix resins, thermoset
- Vinyl ester
- Other thermosets
- Unsaturated polyester
- Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
- Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
- Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
- Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
- Unsaturated polyester, low-VOC/no VOC
- Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
- Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
- Gel coats
- Other gel coats
- Casting resins
- Unsaturated polyester