POLY/VINYL ESTERS

Poly/Vinyl Esters

AOC acquires Czech Republic UPR manufacturing operations

The acquisition enables AOC to significantly extend its manufacturing footprint, and further adds to the company’s global presence.

Design/Simulation

Moi Composites debuts 3D-printed glass fiber boat

Moi used its patented CFM 3D printing technology for depositing continuous fibers impregnated with thermosetting resin to develop MAMBO’s unique design. 
#automation #continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

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

Epoxies

Sky Advanced Materials fabrics win DNV-GL type approval

Certification for Hungary-based Sky Advanced Materials covers use of fabrics made with Zoltek PX35 50k tow carbon fiber combined with epoxy or vinyl ester. 

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

Processes

Scott Bader acquires Summit Composites Pty Ltd

Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.
#adhesives

Compression Molding

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
#weaving #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Fiberglass composites enable lighter, sturdier COVID-19 testing booth design

Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
#application #sustainability #cuttingtools

Glass Fibers

Fiberglass composites improve infrastructure efficiency and sustainability

Gert de Roover, building, construction and infrastructure manager at Exel Composites, explains why composite materials contribute to the drive for greener buildings. 
#pastpresentandfuture #sustainability

Construction

Brazilian composites sector shows third consecutive year of growth

Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
#windblades #adhesives #layup