EPOXIES

Epoxies

Huntsman Corp. acquires Gabriel Performance Products

Gabriel will continue the strategic growth of its specialty additives and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, adhesives and composites end markets with Huntsman.
#adhesives

Glass Fibers

Notus Composites completes final epoxy prepreg shipment for Museum of the Future

More than 600,000 square meters in total of the company’s fire-retardant glass and carbon fiber prepregs were used to build the Museum’s facade panels.
#infrastructure

Marine

ATL Composites epoxy laminating system maintains new surfboard appearance

KINETIX R111 is a solvent-free, liquid epoxy resin optimized with a translucent blue tint that produces a clear, bright finish for surfboard products.

Aerospace

The markets: Fuel cells and batteries (2021)

Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured and so will the market for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
#discontinuousfiber #toyota #spreadtow

Carbon Fibers

The markets: Electronics (2021)

Consumer demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.
#feature #electronics #multitudeofmarkets

Injection/Overmolding

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

The use of lightweight and high-performance composite materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#feature #sustainability #biomaterials

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber windsurf fin incorporates Sicomin bio-based epoxy resin

Sicomin GreenPoxy 33 meets high-performance windsurfing fins requirements, accommodating significant loads, high torsion stiffness and flexibility.
#braiding #weaving

Epoxies

Multifunctional epoxy formulations show potential for future composite manufacturing

Study results from Swinburne University show highly increased cure time as well as reduced cure temperatures. Further research hopes to enable faster, higher-volume composites 3D printing and other processes.

Thermoplastics

The markets: Aerospace (2021)

The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.
#boeing #nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems

Machining/Drilling

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
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