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JEC World 2020 preview: Toray
Toray Industries Inc. is featuring its five European subsidiaries.
"Green" carbon fiber: Renewable energy powers fiber production
Zoltek is first in the industry to use “green” electricity to produce a portion of its heavy-tow carbon fiber.
The markets: Renewable energy (2020)
The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.
The markets: Automotive (2020)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
Composite catamaran hits high watermarks
Inspired by design elements found in racing catamarans and employing composite structures in innovative ways, Compmillennia has rolled out a fishing/excursion cat that uniquely combines high speed, great fuel economy and a smooth ride.
Split tow carbon fiber boosts SMC performance
Pre-spread, pre-scored tow band provides better fiber dispersion, wetout, molding properties.
JEC World 2019 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.
Overcoming barriers to adoption of structural autocomposites
Although much attention has been focused on material costs and development of high-rate, automated manufacturing processes for structural autocomposites, production of viable products depends on the ability to design and simulate the structures for these exciting new FRP applications.
Webinar: Utilizing Large Tow Textile Based Carbon Fiber for Sheet Moulding Compound
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Zoltek-sponsored webinar on Tuesday Sept. 18, at 2:00 pm EDT on carbon fiber sheet molding compound.
Teaming to define what automotive CFRP could be
Ford and Magna explore a high-volume chassis front subframe build from co-molded chopped fiber and noncrimp fabric SMC.
How is tow spread?
ITA characterizes tow spreading processes and parameters as it develops new technology to speed production (100 m/min) and reduce width variation (<1mm).
Rear wall reboot: One-stop, tow to tape to CFRP part
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.
The spread of spread tow
Advancing from “lighter and thinner” to boosting strength, stiffness, impact resistance and productivity, spread tow unlocks new applications and markets.
Zoltek to provide carbon fiber for Uniti electric cars
The two companies have signed a partnership agreement in which Zoltek will be the preferred supplier of carbon fiber for Uniti’s line of electric cars.
Zoltek expands carbon fiber operations at Hungarian facility
Zoltek will increase the plant’s production capacity by 50% to 15,000 tons produced annually.
Wind blade spar caps: Pultruded to perfection?
Introduced to the market about five years ago, pultruded, carbon fiber-reinforced spar caps, incorporated as the reinforcing member of wind turbine rotor blades, are a byproduct of the evolution and increasing technological sophistication of the global wind energy industry.
Voith unveils digital carbon fiber manufacturing line
Patented production line used to produce the carbon fiber reinforced plastic rear panel for the new Audi A8.
Automation, automotive, recycling and more from JEC World 2018
Mass production of automotive composites, recycling and composites in shipbuilding are just some of the themes from this year’s JEC.
Zoltek fiber in new electric car
Zoltek Corporation (St. Louis, MO, US), a producer of low-cost industrial grade carbon fiber, has its PX35 carbon fiber featured on the new Uniti electric car currently making waves in Sweden.
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.
SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.