MARINE

Prepregs

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

Marine

Rock West Composites announces Quaranvent design competition winner

Winner Craig Monroe devised a 15-foot inflatable kayak that weighed only 12 pounds, and incorporated carbon fiber components.
#sustainability

Marine

Saertex supports HyFiVE research project for maritime lightweight construction

Saertex will focus on development of adhesive-free joining technologies and FST-compliant composites for shipbuilding.
#adhesives #sustainability

Marine

IBEX 2020 will transition to a virtual-only event

IBEX, North America’s largest technical trade event for the marine industry, goes virtual in light of pandemic concerns.

Marine

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. 

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

Defense

DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber

Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
#sustainability

Marine

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

Marine

Composite Index reports slowing decline in business conditions since COVID-19

Registering at 42.3 in May, the Composites Index signals decelerating contraction and improved component readings. 
#economics

Wind/Energy

Ascent Aerospace invests in large-format AM machine

The LFAM machine will enable fabrication and delivery of production-ready fixtures and molds at significantly reduced lead-times. 
#automation #autoclave #cuttingtools