PREPREGS

Prepregs

Nèos International establishes new HQ, composites facility in the U.K.

The 60,000-square-foot plant in Derby, U.K., will be the centerpiece of the Nèos Composites subsidiary and provide a new headquarters for the larger Nèos International.

Aerospace

Teijin Tenax carbon fiber prepreg adopted for UltraFan aeroengine nacelle

Prepreg developed specifically for aircraft applications using high-performance and rapid-curing epoxy resin, with low-temp molding and automated processing capabilities.
#nextgenaerospace #automation #airbus

Prepregs

Gurit extends contract with Pilatus Aircraft for aerospace-qualified prepregs

Five-year materials supply contract extension covers prepreg delivery for secondary aircraft structures and interior applications, including the CFRP/GFRP PC-24 jet.

Prepregs

Porosity, voids and bridging in prepreg autoclave and vacuum bag-only laminates

Consideration of materials, methods and systems explores ways to reduce potential surface porosity, voids, resin-rich areas, bridging and other flaws in composite laminates.
#bmi #troubleshooter

Thermoplastics

Teijin Carbon Europe launches carbon fiber/PPS UD tape

The new Tenax prepregged tape with PPS matrix allows entry into new cost-sensitive markets while offering the typical TPUD advantages like resistance to chemicals and solvents, low flammability, storage or shipping at room temperature and recyclability.
#paek #peek

Glass Fibers

Kaneka Aerospace starts up carbon and glass fiber prepreg operations

Subsidiary installs new automated filming and prepreg equipment at Benecia, California, facility, with capabilities to produce 50-inch-wide prepreg tapes ranging from 140-1,100 gsm areal weight.

Urban Air Mobility

Heatcon to distribute Hexcel prepregs for UAV/AAM market

The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.

Testing

Design innovations improve efficiency of composite medical table

WIT-Composites' efforts to design a more effective all-composite surgical table led to development of complex components and an elastic carbon fiber material.
#medical #focusondesign #autoclave

Prepregs

TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures prepreg material in-house to streamline part production

Company reaches 25,000-part milestone via rapid-cure prepreg technology.

Compression Molding

Cobra International commissions prepreg compression molding production line

Production capacity delivers highly structural prepreg carbon fiber hydrofoil components with a final surface finish straight from the mold.