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Published: 10/1/2018

Thermoplastic composites: Scenic view
First use of thermoplastic composite guide rails to replace aluminum brings many benefits to fixed-glass, roller-blind sunroof modules.

Published: 9/1/2018

Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.

Published: 11/13/2017

Reversible multi-material adhesive bonds
Ferromagnetic nanoparticles in thermoplastic adhesives make it possible to debond and rebond adhesive joints, using electromagnetic energy.

Published: 11/13/2017

Simplifying the solar panel with composites
Replacing glass and aluminum with a polymer/cored polymer composite laminate ups panel durability at reduced weight.

Published: 10/20/2017

Armor Update: Reinforced elastomeric composite blast barrier
A new, flexible, lightweight, portable debris shield holds promise for protecting building occupants in military zones.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rotomolded cores: New options for sandwich composites
Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings.  

Published: 9/18/2017

SMC + D-LFT: A hybrid box for the Gen 2 Ridgeline
D-LFT optimizes vertical component functionality while first use of weatherable SMC eliminates paint, reduces mass and stands up to tough-duty use.

Published: 6/9/2017

Thermoplastic composite panels deliver affordable housing solutions
Modular construction concept takes composite housing another step forward, offering a wide range of comparably priced housing solutions to builders of all types.

Published: 4/11/2017

Curved pultrusion? No longer an oxymoron
Radius-Pultrusion process offers linear or curved profiles.

Published: 3/8/2017

Thermoplastic composites: Occupant protection
European consortium develops, validates unique hybrid process for a glass/PA6 engine-compartment bulkhead to replace stamped steel on commercial trucks.