CARBON FIBERS

Carbon Fibers

CFP Composites announces global distributor network for carbon fiber tooling

The wide range of global distributor partnerships will provide short lead time deliveries, local knowledge and outstanding customer service. 

Aerospace

RAMPF opens new composite solutions facility

The extended size and layout of the Ontario, Michigan, factory features state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production of carbon fiber and glass fiber composite parts. 

Thermoplastics

Whitewater Technology debuts high-performance, recycled carbon fiber paddle range

Paddles consist of high-impact, non-woven composite that combines 40% recycled carbon fiber with a thermoplastic resin system and an aramid puncture-resistant layer for identical weight, strength and stiffness properties to non-recycled products.

Carbon Fibers

Hypetex, SHD offer colored carbon fiber prepreg solutions

The partnership will supply Hypetex-colored fabrics with SHD’s MTC500 series epoxy resin systems, enabling visual component finishes and the potential for weight and cost savings.
#sustainability #aramidfiber

Design/Simulation

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

Thermoplastics

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Wind/Energy

Arkema wins Pierre Potier Prize for Elium thermoplastic resin

Following a depolymerization, purification and reformulation process, the resulting Elium thermoplastic resin is said to enable the manufacture of 100% recyclable wind turbine blades. 
#sustainability #windblades

Carbon Fibers

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Carbon Fibers

Toray International UK, Astar sign agreement for CMSC supply in U.K.

The addition of carbon fiber sheet molding compound supply to the U.K. composite market will add further value to Toray customers.
#sheetmoldingcompound

Molds/Tools

Thermwood demonstrates novel 3D printing approach for large vessel molds

Thermwood 3D-printed and trimmed five-foot-tall sections that were then bound together and bolted to form a complete female mold. The entire mold section, made of four printed pieces, weighs 4,012 pounds and required 65.5 hours to print.
#layup