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Glass Fibers

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

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

Core

Adapa reconfigurable molds enable weight saving in the marine industry

Gurit helps demonstrate resin saving and dynamic performance of thermoformed Corecell foam core.

Wind/Energy

Gurit signs two-year kitting supply agreement with Chinese wind blade manufacturer

Gurit says the agreement is part of its strategic plan to extend its kitting and core material services into the Chinese domestic market.
#windblades

Core

People in Composites: April 2020

Chromaflo, Gurit and SGL Carbon SE announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.
#windblades

Core for composites: Winds of change

Core materials suppliers lean into the bracing breeze of big-blade challenges raised by the burgeoning wind energy industry.
#cuttingtools #marketing #adhesives

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Epoxies

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

Adapa reconfigurable molds enable weight saving in the marine industry

Gurit helps demonstrate resin saving and dynamic performance of thermoformed Corecell foam core.

Cutting/Kitting

Gurit signs two-year kitting supply agreement with Chinese wind blade manufacturer

Gurit says the agreement is part of its strategic plan to extend its kitting and core material services into the Chinese domestic market.
#windblades

Carbon Fibers

People in Composites: April 2020

Chromaflo, Gurit and SGL Carbon SE announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.

Core

Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger

Uncertainty in the aerospace and industrial markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced the two companies to terminate their planned merger of equals.

Aerospace

Marshall Advanced Composites to supply C-130 composite cockpit trim panels

Five-year, £9.5 million contract with Lockheed Martin specifies honeycomb center console panels for C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.

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Core

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
#aramidfiber

Core

EconCore licenses recycled PET honeycomb core technology

The company’s rPET honeycomb core is made from more than 95% recycled PET and is reported to outperform PP honeycomb cores.

Aerospace

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#adhesives #cyanateester #windblades

Core

Evonik rigid foam cores utilized for automated composites fabrication

Foam cores specialist Evonik is featuring the results of a joint study by Evonik Industries, Composite Technology Center GmbH and Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., on the use of rigid foam material in automated production.
#autoclave #medical

Core

Huntsman epoxy, polyurethane resins designed for aero, auto, wind

Huntsman Advanced Materials is showcasing applications of its resin systems for the automotive, aerospace, wind energy markets.
#regulation #windblades #adhesives

Core

3A Composites launches carbon-neutral balsa core material

3A Composites Core Materials is presenting BALTEK SBC and AIREX TegraCore core materials.