EPOXIES

Epoxies

Aditya Birla Group plans to increase advanced materials business capacity

A brown field expansion at the company’s existing location in Gujarat, India, will increase capacity by ~125 kilo-tonnes per annum, which include standard and specialty epoxy products and curing agents.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Epoxies

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America enters the advanced composite materials market

NEXX Technologies, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, will manufacture a line of epoxy-based prepreg solutions and other thermoset and thermoplastic resin products.

Infusion

In-mold coating offers high-performance finishing for epoxy-infused composites

ODG Composites’ Element Xtreme is a lightweight, long-lasting protective and aesthetic coating suitable for a range of industrial and commercial applications.

Automotive

Hexion partners with Rassini for composite leaf spring application in new Ford F-150 model

Pickup truck model’s hybrid rear suspension is supported by a composite helper spring which uses Hexion’s epoxy resin system and is processed via HP-RTM.
#hprtm

Epoxies

Trelleborg unveils high-temperature castable epoxy tooling material

Low-density TC350 epoxy board supports the creation of tooling in a range of sizes and complexities for carbon fiber, PP and GFRP parts.

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

In-mold coating offers high-performance finishing for epoxy-infused composites

ODG Composites’ Element Xtreme is a lightweight, long-lasting protective and aesthetic coating suitable for a range of industrial and commercial applications.

RTM

Reprocessable, repairable and recyclable epoxy resins for composites

CIDETEC matures 3R resins for aerospace applications via AIRPOXY program.
#adhesives #workinprogress #sustainability

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.

Carbon Fibers

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

Prepregs

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

Epoxies

Aditya Birla Group plans to increase advanced materials business capacity

A brown field expansion at the company’s existing location in Gujarat, India, will increase capacity by ~125 kilo-tonnes per annum, which include standard and specialty epoxy products and curing agents.

Epoxies

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America enters the advanced composite materials market

NEXX Technologies, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, will manufacture a line of epoxy-based prepreg solutions and other thermoset and thermoplastic resin products.

RTM

Hexion partners with Rassini for composite leaf spring application in new Ford F-150 model

Pickup truck model’s hybrid rear suspension is supported by a composite helper spring which uses Hexion’s epoxy resin system and is processed via HP-RTM.
#hprtm

Wind/Energy

CETEC initiative established to commercialize technology for full composite wind turbine blade recyclability

New coalition involving Vestas, Olin, Danish Technological Institute and Aarhus University aims to close the recycling gap for thermoset epoxy composites.
#sustainability #vestas #windblades

Automotive

Bercella, Formula Seven target motorsport innovation with natural fiber composite developments

AmpliTex flax fiber used to develop Formula SAE single-seater racing seat for better resistance, vibration absorption and reduced environmental impact.
#formula1 #biomaterials #sustainability

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.

NEW PRODUCTS: EPOXIES

Epoxies

In-mold coating offers high-performance finishing for epoxy-infused composites

ODG Composites’ Element Xtreme is a lightweight, long-lasting protective and aesthetic coating suitable for a range of industrial and commercial applications.

Epoxies

Trelleborg unveils high-temperature castable epoxy tooling material

Low-density TC350 epoxy board supports the creation of tooling in a range of sizes and complexities for carbon fiber, PP and GFRP parts.

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

Marine

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

Marine

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