CARBON FIBERS

Carbon Fibers

Westlake Plastics, Environmental Composites launch thermoformable carbon fiber composite

Aerolite Carbon is an advanced carbon fiber/thermoplastic material designed for fast, large-volume parts manufacture on existing equipment.

Carbon Fibers

Mitsubishi Chemical plans to acquire European carbon fiber recycling companies

Plans to acquire German companies CFK and carboNXT will further MCC’s recycling initiative in the carbon fiber composites industry.
#sustainability #trends

RTM

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.
#braiding #spiritaerosystems #automation

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Janicki Industries

Janicki Industries is featuring its fast prototyping process for flyaway parts and tooling for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle manufacturers.
#camx

Carbon Fibers

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The carbon fiber prepreg can be cured at 150ºC for 10 minutes, is suitable for structural parts requiring Tg within 120-140ºC and can be stored for up to 18 months at -18ºC
#layup

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Composite Materials America

Toray Composite Materials America Inc. is featuring its latest innovations in carbon fiber and composite materials including TORAYCA T1100 carbon fiber. 
#camx

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Performance Materials Corp.

Toray Performance Materials Corp. is featuring its line of high-performance, high-volume, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials.
#camx #medical #weaving

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2

Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car
#focusondesign #sheetmoldingcompound #precursor

Hi-Temp Resins

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Hexcel

Hexcel is showcasing its resins, thermoplastic UD tapes, epoxy prepregs and additive manufacturing technology.
#camx #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Thicker, carbon fiber-reinforced battery electrodes may enable high-density batteries

University of Delaware research demonstrates use of carbon fiber membranes to enhance conductivity and areal capacity using a scalable manufacturing process.
#electricvehicles