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Automotive

ThermHex launches new honeycomb core, aims for carbon neutrality

Retaining a Class A surface, the newest core product was produced via electricity from renewable energy sources. With several notable achievements, ThermHex is also looking for distributors.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Hexcel third quarter financials reflect industry headwinds

Slowdown in commercial aerospace and the wind energy market has decreased Hexcel’s year-to-date sales by 32.6%. The company will close its wind energy glass fiber prepreg line in Windsor, Colo., U.S., in early November.

Core

Armacell expands PET foams production

Armacell has begun construction on expansion of its Thimister-Clermont PET Foam plant. This expansion will increase the site’s capacity to 180,000 cubic meters of eco-friendly engineered foam.
#sustainability

Core

Composite sandwich panels enable flexibility in medical table design

Polyurethane foam core provides a cost-effective option for ACP Composites’ specialized medical positioning table design.
#medical #application

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 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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Core

ThermHex launches new honeycomb core, aims for carbon neutrality

Retaining a Class A surface, the newest core product was produced via electricity from renewable energy sources. With several notable achievements, ThermHex is also looking for distributors.
#sustainability

Epoxies

Hexcel third quarter financials reflect industry headwinds

Slowdown in commercial aerospace and the wind energy market has decreased Hexcel’s year-to-date sales by 32.6%. The company will close its wind energy glass fiber prepreg line in Windsor, Colo., U.S., in early November.

Core

Armacell expands PET foams production

Armacell has begun construction on expansion of its Thimister-Clermont PET Foam plant. This expansion will increase the site’s capacity to 180,000 cubic meters of eco-friendly engineered foam.
#sustainability

Natural Fibers

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.

Core

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

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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

Aerospace

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. ​​​​​​
#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