MARINE

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.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Consumer

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Marine

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2021)

Boat sales surge during pandemic, carbon fiber continues to increase with demand for electric power, foiling and performance, while progress is seen for glass fiber composites in ships, 3D printing and recycling.
#feature #multitudeofmarkets

Marine

Carbon fiber windsurf fin incorporates Sicomin bio-based epoxy resin

Sicomin GreenPoxy 33 meets high-performance windsurfing fins requirements, accommodating significant loads, high torsion stiffness and flexibility.
#braiding #weaving

Marine

Modernizing the mechanical rotor sail

Composites are key for Norsepower’s award-winning redesign of a century-old rotor sail for reducing carbon emissions on passenger and cargo ships.
#focusondesign

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

Navy RHIB concept goes commercial in the new HydraSports Custom Sueños high-performance offshore fishing boat.
#outofautoclave #marketing #aramidfiber

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Videos / Podcasts

Marine

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

Carbon Fibers

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Marine

Nemesis Yachts announces all-composite hydrofoil luxury yacht

Powered by a hydrogen-electric battery, solar panels and a wing sail, Nemesis One promises speed, comfort and sustainability.
#trends #sustainability

Materials

Rhode Island boat recycling program plans expansion to other states

Having recycled 60 tons of fiberglass in two years, the RIMTA program will expand to Conn., Mass., Maine and Wash. state via funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
#sustainability

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#layup #application #cuttingtools

Mass Transit

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Marine

Artemis Technologies and Creative Composites partner on eFoiler to cut drag on fast vessels by 90%

Composites-intensive electric propulsion system will make marine travel at high-speed and long-range commercially viable and help meet U.K.’s 2025 zero-emissions requirements.
#workforcedevelopment #composites4_0

Marine

Carbon fiber windsurf fin incorporates Sicomin bio-based epoxy resin

Sicomin GreenPoxy 33 meets high-performance windsurfing fins requirements, accommodating significant loads, high torsion stiffness and flexibility.
#braiding #weaving

Marine

Massivit 3D, Biesse Group sign technological agreement

The agreement facilitates the co-development of a new product line of hybrid manufacturing technologies for the automotive, marine, composite, construction and aerospace markets. 

Design/Simulation

Whitewater Technology debuts high-performance, recycled carbon fiber paddle range

Paddles consist of high-impact, non-woven composite that combines 40% recycled carbon fiber with a thermoplastic resin system and an aramid puncture-resistant layer for identical weight, strength and stiffness properties to non-recycled products.

Design/Simulation

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

Marine

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Marine

VABO Composites completes composite superstructure for superyacht

The contracted project to develop a composite superstructure for a Dutch builder’s superyacht resulted in more than 40% weight savings. 

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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.

Construction

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Epoxies

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

Thermoplastics

DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber

Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
#sustainability

Marine

Hexcel low-temp-cure adhesive targets marine applications

Hexcel has launched its new low-temperature, fast-cure HexBond 679 adhesive film.
#adhesives