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ThermHex reports a €1 million capital increase

The business growth follows new investments to further optimize and expand ThermHex’s digitalization of its honeycomb core production processes.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Core

Armacell rebrands all PET-based foam products under ArmaPET name

The ArmaPET family brand encompasses all of Armacell’s sustainable PET-based foam product solutions for faster and easier customer orientation.

Compression Molding

Sicomin GreenPoxy resins contribute to first NFC wind turbine nacelle

Sicomin’s bio-based resins, intumescent FR gelcoats and UV-resistant clear coatings meet stringent requirements for Greenboats’ 7.3-meter natural fiber composite nacelle.
#biomaterials #layup

Wind/Energy

SABIC LNP COLORCOMP compound enhances PET foam cores for wind turbine blades

Unfilled resin compounds decrease foam cell size and reduce resin uptake by the foam during manufacture for the creation of lighter, longer wind blades.
#windblades

Epoxies

Hexcel releases Q4 2020 financial results

Hexcel’s 2020 revenue was down 36.3% compared to 2019, but the company expects demand to stabilize throughout 2021 as the pandemic wanes and vaccine rollout progresses.

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.
#precursor #marketing #adhesives

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ThermHex reports a €1 million capital increase

The business growth follows new investments to further optimize and expand ThermHex’s digitalization of its honeycomb core production processes.

Core

Armacell rebrands all PET-based foam products under ArmaPET name

The ArmaPET family brand encompasses all of Armacell’s sustainable PET-based foam product solutions for faster and easier customer orientation.

Wind/Energy

Sicomin GreenPoxy resins contribute to first NFC wind turbine nacelle

Sicomin’s bio-based resins, intumescent FR gelcoats and UV-resistant clear coatings meet stringent requirements for Greenboats’ 7.3-meter natural fiber composite nacelle.
#biomaterials #layup

Core

SABIC LNP COLORCOMP compound enhances PET foam cores for wind turbine blades

Unfilled resin compounds decrease foam cell size and reduce resin uptake by the foam during manufacture for the creation of lighter, longer wind blades.
#windblades

Epoxies

Hexcel releases Q4 2020 financial results

Hexcel’s 2020 revenue was down 36.3% compared to 2019, but the company expects demand to stabilize throughout 2021 as the pandemic wanes and vaccine rollout progresses.

Core

ThermHex honeycomb core insulates 2,000 camper van elevated roofs

Polypropylene honeycomb panels improve the camper vans’ fuel efficiency with 80% less weight, full functionality when wet and a stable foundation.

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CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Elliott Co.

Elliott Co. of Indianapolis is featuring its ELFOAM rigid unfaced polyisocyanurate (urethane) closed cell foam core. 
#camx

Core

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: General Plastics

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. is showcasing its LAST-A-FOAM core products, custom molding capabilities and high-temperature, low-CTE tooling board.   
#camx

Hi-Temp Resins

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.

Processes

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. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

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