BONDING/WELDING

Automotive

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Processes

Scott Bader acquires Summit Composites Pty Ltd

Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.
#adhesives

Thermoplastics

Surface treatment for adhesive bonding: Thermoset vs. thermoplastic composites

According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials. 
#adhesives #sustainability #paek

Compression Molding

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
#weaving #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Structural adhesives, Part I: Industrial

Structural adhesives, Part I: Industrial

Today’s myriad chemistry options enable formulators to tailor adhesives to customers' exact application requirements.
#northropgrumman #outofautoclave #adhesives

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Videos / Podcasts

Prepregs

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Wind/Energy

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Molds/Tools

DHSutherland partners with KleanVak for promotion of surface preparation technology

DHSutherland will promote France-based KleanVak’s mold preparation and solvent cleaning technology to customers in the Americas.

RTM

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Processes

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Scott Bader acquires Summit Composites Pty Ltd

Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.
#adhesives

Processes

IPS Adhesives establishes Center of Excellence in North Carolina

The move centralizes the company’s North American R&D and customer service activities, with a focus on faster response times and increased output.

Processes

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.

Filament Winding

ITHEC 2020 finalizes technical program

Agenda includes emerging technologies, welding, a panel discussion and the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum.

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Marine

Hexcel low-temp-cure adhesive targets marine applications

Hexcel has launched its new low-temperature, fast-cure HexBond 679 adhesive film.
#adhesives

Core

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#adhesives #cyanateester #windblades

Carbon Fibers

Scott Bader launches resins, gelcoats, adhesives for structural applications

Crestabond M7-04 is the company’s latest primer-less MMA structural adhesive.
#adhesives #outofautoclave

Processes

Oxford Advanced Surfaces launches adhesion promoter

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd. is demonstrating its patented Onto adhesion promoter, which replaces sanding or abrasion for surface preparation.
#windblades

Processes

3M VHB tape provides solution for difficult-to-bond materials

The tape works as a bonding solution for LSE substrates like polypropylene, thermoplastic olefins and thermoplastic elastomers, as well as composite materials like glass-reinforced plastic or fiber-reinforced plastic.
#adhesives

Processes

Rubber adhesive spray designed for temporary bonds

Airtech Advanced Materials Group’s Airtac 2 Improved is a mist spray rubber adhesive designed for temporary bonds.
#adhesives #outofautoclave