EPOXIES

Marine

West System provides materials for Atlantic-crossing rowing boat

The crew plans to be the first to sail its carbon fiber/fiberglass composite, pure class rowing boat non-stop 3,800 miles from Europe to South America.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

ATL/AFP

Development of composite isogrid structures using innovative deposition technology

Versatile robotic system integrates in-line towpreg impregnation, offering reduced-cost, high-performance isogrid structures for a variety of industries.

Fabrics/Preforms

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

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Resin shortages continue to affect composites supply chain

Power outages caused by mid-February’s U.S. winter storms led to immediate shortages from Gulf Coast petrochemical companies. Fabricators continue to report shortages.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Assessing a composites supply chain in flux

The global pandemic, shipping woes and winter storms have wreaked havoc on the composites supply chain. CW attempts to find out how widespread the problem is.
#discontinuousfiber #editorial

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.
#bmw #sheetmoldingcompound #audi

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Videos / Podcasts

Epoxies

Resin shortages continue to affect composites supply chain

Power outages caused by mid-February’s U.S. winter storms led to immediate shortages from Gulf Coast petrochemical companies. Fabricators continue to report shortages.

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.
#boeing #nextgenaerospace #space

Thermoplastics

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

Prepregs

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.
#airbus #layup #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

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.
#outofautoclave #bmw #spreadtow

ATL/AFP

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 #layup #autoclave

Epoxies

West System provides materials for Atlantic-crossing rowing boat

The crew plans to be the first to sail its carbon fiber/fiberglass composite, pure class rowing boat non-stop 3,800 miles from Europe to South America.

Carbon Fibers

Development of composite isogrid structures using innovative deposition technology

Versatile robotic system integrates in-line towpreg impregnation, offering reduced-cost, high-performance isogrid structures for a variety of industries.

Core

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

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Resin shortages continue to affect composites supply chain

Power outages caused by mid-February’s U.S. winter storms led to immediate shortages from Gulf Coast petrochemical companies. Fabricators continue to report shortages.

Epoxies

RAMPF offers lightweight construction with high-performance epoxy board and liquid materials

Raku Tool epoxy boards, gelcoats, laminating resins and infusion and RTM systems offered, with encompassing technical support.

Marine

FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yacht integrates bio-based Sicomin GreenPoxy resins

Staying true to the roots of its racing class, FLOKI 6.5 is built entirely from bio-based/recyclable raw materials without compromising on performance or processability.
#trends #weaving #biomaterials

NEW PRODUCTS: EPOXIES

Epoxies

Sicomin launches FireGreen 37 fire-retardant, bio-epoxy laminating resin system

More sustainable formulation features 25% plant-based carbon content, a halogen-free chemistry and has been optimized for hand laminating processes.
#biomaterials #layup #sustainability

Epoxies

ATL Composites epoxy laminating system maintains new surfboard appearance

KINETIX R111 is a solvent-free, liquid epoxy resin optimized with a translucent blue tint that produces a clear, bright finish for surfboard products.

Epoxies

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

Consumer

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

Marine

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

Epoxies

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

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