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Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.

Jeff Sloan
Editor-in-Chief, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Perseverance rover takes one step for composites on Mars

The rover’s successful landing on Feb. 18 begins a two-year science investigation of Mars’ Jezero Crater for ancient microbial life. 
#space #cyanateester

Automotive

Covestro increases production capacity for PUDs and polyester resins

New production facility at the Covestro Integrated Site in Shanghai will address rising demand for environmentally compatible coatings and adhesives.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Tecniplas extends useful life of composites equipment used in paper mill by 50%

Taking into accordance corrosive fluids and high process temperatures, the new FRP up flow tower is able to operate for 15 years without need for maintenance.

Additive Manufacturing

Commercializing UV-curable thermosets for continuous fiber 3D printing

Strategic partners Continuous Composites and Arkema/Sartomer are developing a library of photocurable resins for use in a variety of OOA, high-speed, high-performance composite applications.
#trends

Composite tanks best stainless steel over road, rail and sea

Composite tanks best stainless steel over road, rail and sea

One-piece, filament wound containers cost less, hold more, last longer.

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Construction

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

Construction

Composite rebar for future infrastructure

GFRP eliminates risk of corrosion and increases durability fourfold for reinforced concrete that meets future demands as traffic, urbanization and extreme weather increase.
#insidemanufacturing #frprebar #infrastructure

Marine

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

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools

Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.
#infrastructure #discontinuousfiber #cuttingtools

Prepregs

Perseverance rover takes one step for composites on Mars

The rover’s successful landing on Feb. 18 begins a two-year science investigation of Mars’ Jezero Crater for ancient microbial life. 
#space #cyanateester

Automotive

Covestro increases production capacity for PUDs and polyester resins

New production facility at the Covestro Integrated Site in Shanghai will address rising demand for environmentally compatible coatings and adhesives.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Tecniplas extends useful life of composites equipment used in paper mill by 50%

Taking into accordance corrosive fluids and high process temperatures, the new FRP up flow tower is able to operate for 15 years without need for maintenance.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

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

Poly/Vinyl Esters

AOC acquires Czech Republic UPR manufacturing operations

The acquisition enables AOC to significantly extend its manufacturing footprint, and further adds to the company’s global presence.

Marine

Moi Composites debuts 3D-printed glass fiber boat

Moi used its patented CFM 3D printing technology for depositing continuous fibers impregnated with thermosetting resin to develop MAMBO’s unique design. 
#automation #continuousfiberAM

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INEOS Composites’ Aropol resin emphasizes cosmetics, low shrinkage

Aropol LP 67400 unsaturated polyester resin is suited for above-water-line marine and pontoon small parts, as well as RV parts.
#outofautoclave

Hi-Temp Resins

JEC World 2018 preview: Scott Bader

Scott Bader will introduce their Crestafire range of fire, smoke and toxic fume performance products at JEC WORLD in Paris.
#adhesives