EPOXIES

Construction

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Prepregs

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Epoxies

Kisling epoxy adhesive improves carbon fiber bonding performance in automotive applications

The 2K-Epoxy ergo 7440 offers the removal of the bond-line read-through, attain high temperature resistance, avoids contact corrosion and enables quick turnaround during production.
#adhesives

Epoxies

Mar-Ball, Lattice Composites merge to extend epoxy capabilities

The integrated merger will create new opportunities for epoxy-based products and material solutions in the composites industry.
#workforcedevelopment

Epoxies

Reprocessable thermosets and thermoplastic epoxies: An expanding landscape

New chemistries give thermosets new thermoplastic-like versatility.
#feature

Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone

Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone

Epoxies continue to be developed for faster cure to meet automotive production rates.
#marketing #automation #outofautoclave

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Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials

Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.
#nextgenaerospace #space #bmi

Epoxies

Vitrimers: The reprocessable thermoset

Vitrimers are not classic thermosets and they are not classic thermoplastics, but they behave like both and as such offer the best of both worlds. CW catches up with Mallinda for an explanation.
#workinprogress

Epoxies

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM

Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
#autoclave #automation #boeing

Defense

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.
#boeing #layup #outofautoclave

Aerospace

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder

High-speed, tailored preforms are used with Solvay double diaphragm forming (DDF) and compression molding to produce cost-effective, medium-volume auto and aero parts.
#spreadtow #bmw #outofautoclave

Aerospace

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator

CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms
#nextgenaerospace #cleansky #autoclave

Hi-Temp Resins

One-piece, one-cure, infused carbon fiber wheel is ready to roll

ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.
#weaving #sustainability #workinprogress

Construction

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.
#adhesives #infrastructure

Infusion

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Processes

Kisling epoxy adhesive improves carbon fiber bonding performance in automotive applications

The 2K-Epoxy ergo 7440 offers the removal of the bond-line read-through, attain high temperature resistance, avoids contact corrosion and enables quick turnaround during production.
#adhesives

Epoxies

Mar-Ball, Lattice Composites merge to extend epoxy capabilities

The integrated merger will create new opportunities for epoxy-based products and material solutions in the composites industry.
#workforcedevelopment

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.

Epoxies

Norplex-Micarta acquires Solvay E-glass product line

Solvay’s CYPLY line, based on a nonwoven, continuous parallel filament E-glass with epoxy resin, will be rebranded to NorPLY upon closing.

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Filament Winding

Techsil, Panacol offer Vitralit adhesive for filament winding

The transparent one-component epoxy adhesive and curing system is ideal for carbon fiber or glass fiber filament winding.
#adhesives

ATL/AFP

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave

Testing

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The one-component carbon fiber prepreg can be cured at 150ºC for 10 minutes, is suitable for structural parts requiring Tg within 120-140ºC and can be stored for up to 18 months at -18ºC
#layup

Prepregs

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites is featuring its latest product developments in thermoset and thermoplastic technologies.
#paek #camx

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.
#aramidfiber #weaving #camx

Aerospace

Broetje-Automation presents automated sealer for aircraft components.

The automated, modular system enables clean, safe and speedy production for all aircraft component sealing. 
#composites4_0