GLASS FIBERS

Design/Simulation

BASF, Toyota collaborate for 2021 Sienna lightweighting

The 2021 Toyota Sienna features third row free-standing seatbacks and a 30% weight reduction with BASF’s 35% glass-reinforced polyamide PA6 grade Ultramid.
#trends #toyota

Glass Fibers

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

Glass Fibers

Rize presents Rizium glass fiber material for 3D printing

Based on an olefin matrix, Rizium glass fiber composites are suitable for full color parts, is GREENGUARD certified for low emissions and supports complex geometries.
#sustainability

Thermoplastics

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2

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

Testing

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

With several test flights under its belt and an EASA certification, Airbus is prepping the H145 for customer deliveries.  
#workforcedevelopment #airbus

Automotive

Lanxess shifts to recycled composites with Durethan ECO polyamide products

The PA6-based products feature waste glass in loadings of 30, 35 and 60%. Lanxess is shifting to a circular economy to help improve the company’s carbon footprint.
#sustainability #electricvehicles

Glass Fibers

Tecniplas supplies composite tanks for drinking water

Each tank, located in a highly volatile weather region in Brazil, measures 4.5m diameter and 20m tall and has capacity of up to 311,000 liters.
#sustainability

Glass Fibers

FRP profiles enable affordable aesthetic solution for unique residential architecture

The FRP profiles, manufactured by Italy-based M.M. S.r.l., allow easy fabrication and construction on-site in less than two days. 
#application

Carbon Fibers

Compa Repairs signs agreement to extend composite ship repair services

The partnership brings Croatia-based Compa Repairs closer to establishing its ship repair service network globally. 

Glass Fibers

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
#aramidfiber