Automotive Composites

Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.
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US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?

Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

Features

Styrene ≠ polystyrene: An important distinction for composites

Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.
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BASF develops particle foam based on polyethersulfone

New foam is characterized by high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy and light weight coupled with good stiffness and strength.