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Thermoplastics

ThermHex, EconCore invest in automated production for PP honeycomb sandwich, recycled PET products

Targeting recycled and high-performance thermoplastic options, automated R&D lines increase volume and speed for honeycomb, sandwich panel and finished part production.

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Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Core

Optimizing a wind turbine nacelle cover to meet LCOE demand

Suzlon Group redesigned a composite nacelle cover with in-situ molded stiffeners to reduce manufacturing and material costs while maximizing part performance.
#focusondesign #sustainability #windblades

Energy Storage

EconCore thermoplastic honeycomb cores deliver high-heat performance, facilitates recyclability

Honeycomb cores incorporate Sabic NORYL GTX resin for improved dimensional stability, lower water absorption and demonstration of thermoset composite skin compatibility.

Marine

Cobra International rapidly scales up Radinn glass fiber electric surfboards

Cobra manufacturing platform to deliver 300 composite boards per month, with 25% weight savings, tight tolerances, detailed QC and documentation records.
#weaving

Consumer

EconCore, Renolit honeycomb sandwich panel developments explore diverse applications

EconCore lightweight honeycomb enables Renolit Gorcell product line to overcome technical challenges and push the application spectrum for automotive and other markets like furniture and garden.

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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Aerospace

ThermHex, EconCore invest in automated production for PP honeycomb sandwich, recycled PET products

Targeting recycled and high-performance thermoplastic options, automated R&D lines increase volume and speed for honeycomb, sandwich panel and finished part production.
#sustainability

Epoxies

Cobra International rapidly scales up Radinn glass fiber electric surfboards

Cobra manufacturing platform to deliver 300 composite boards per month, with 25% weight savings, tight tolerances, detailed QC and documentation records.
#weaving

Automotive

EconCore, Renolit honeycomb sandwich panel developments explore diverse applications

EconCore lightweight honeycomb enables Renolit Gorcell product line to overcome technical challenges and push the application spectrum for automotive and other markets like furniture and garden.

Core

NASA Ingenuity helicopter succeeds in historic first flight on Mars

Ingenuity’s two 4-foot-wide carbon fiber and foam core rotor blades successfully interacted with Mars’ gravity and atmosphere, logging a total of 39.1 seconds of flight. 
#space

Automotive

ThermHex, Brixtone complete honeycomb core panel production for 400 commercial vans

Cargopan wall panels incorporate ThermHex polypropylene honeycomb core for increased robustness damage resistance, waterproofing and a tripled lifespan.

Core

Composite vaccine shipment container incorporates Diab structural core

The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines globally.

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Automotive

EconCore thermoplastic honeycomb cores deliver high-heat performance, facilitates recyclability

Honeycomb cores incorporate Sabic NORYL GTX resin for improved dimensional stability, lower water absorption and demonstration of thermoset composite skin compatibility.

Core

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Elliott Co.

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

CAMX Expo

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

Design/Simulation

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.

Marine

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