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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

Glass Fibers

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.

Curing

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

Epoxies

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

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

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

Aerospace

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

Automotive

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

Defense

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
#f-35 #cuttingtools #787

Glass Fibers

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.

Carbon Fibers

Composites complete IYRS heavy lift quadcopter demonstrator concept

Boasting a prepreg carbon fiber airframe, the HLAP concept became a platform for a variety of composite fabrication techniques.
#composites4_0

Carbon Fibers

Sky Advanced Materials fabrics win DNV-GL type approval

Certification for Hungary-based Sky Advanced Materials covers use of fabrics made with Zoltek PX35 50k tow carbon fiber combined with epoxy or vinyl ester. 

Automotive

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Marine

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

Curing

Composites Evolution introduces Evopreg EPC200 epoxy prepreg

Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.
#outofautoclave #aramidfiber #autoclave

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Carbon Fibers

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

Prepregs

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

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

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

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

Epoxies

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

Curing

Chemical Process Services Ltd. develops greener epoxy curing agents

The Furalkamines are a new form of Mannich base curing agents said to deliver significantly enhanced cure performance for epoxy resins.
#regulation #adhesives