Compression Molding

Carbon fiber raises consumer performance index

Carbon bridges gap between large-volume sporting goods and aerospace to satisfy discriminating tastes in consumer and professional markets.
#marketing #adhesives #outofautoclave


Composites on the Line

Electric utilities are ripe for conversion from wood power poles and cross-arms and steel-cored conductive cables to composite constructions, but most must still be persuaded.
#regulation #sustainability #adhesives


Elevated Sky Bus railway in India features composite coach bodies

Designed to accommodate 150 commuters and travel at speeds as high as 100 kmh, Sky Bus railway transit coaches built for India's Konkan Railway (Mumbai, India) by Kineco Pvt. Ltd. (Goa, India) are expected to ease public transportation in congested metro areas. Coaches will have 4m/13.1-ft-wide sliding passenger doors
#outofautoclave #weaving #adhesives


Post-show review of the 2004 U.S. SAMPE Symposium

Largest-ever Symposium serves up a large helping of news and new technologies from advanced composites suppliers.
#aramidfiber #autoclave #boeing

Compression Molding

User-friendly resins expanding composites' reach

Novel niche formulas enable composites breakthroughs for new market applications, traditional material replacement.
#adhesives #regulation #sheetmoldingcompound


Advances in sizings and surface treatments for carbon fibers

As carbon reinforcements find new applications, unfamiliar processes and resin systems make sizing and treatment surprisingly hot topics.
#bulkmoldingcompound #discontinuousfiber #polyimide


Are Hybrid Designs the Future for Composite Bridge Decks?

Teaming composites with traditional materials may be the future direction for cost-effective infrastructure replacement.
#outofautoclave #adhesives #frprebar


Pultruded composite sheet piling replace degraded wood pilings

Creative Pultrusions Inc. has developed a tough composite sheet piling system that is lighter in weight and more corrosion resistant and environmentally stable than wood, concrete or steel piling material.


How Are Composite Bridges Performing?

Ongoing monitoring and inspection demonstrates that composite bridge decks meet or exceed expectations.
#adhesives #infrastructure #outofautoclave


Advanced Pultrusion Takes Off In Commercial Aircraft Structures

Innovative prepreg pultrusion process forms profiles equal to autoclaved components at lower cost.
#boeing #cuttingtools #layup