PULTRUSION

Marine

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The 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

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld & MoldMaking Technology

Wind/Energy

FLOTANT project to develop composite mooring cable system for deep water wind farms

Project partners are testing pultruded carbon fiber/thermoplastic profiles for use in a more cost-efficient, robust offshore wind farm mooring system. 
#windblades #outofautoclave

Pultrusion

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

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

Pultrusion

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
#automation #autoclave #layup

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
#weaving #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Ushering in a new era for windows … and more

Ushering in a new era for windows … and more

Superlative stiffness and thermal efficiency could make this highly glass-filled pultruded polyurethane insert a construction industry go-to material of choice.
#outofautoclave

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Videos / Podcasts

Curing

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility

Results for cutting CFRP cycle time to be presented at Carbon Fiber 2019 conference.
#hprtm #adhesives #cuttingtools

Filament Winding

AeroLas explores new spinning technology for thermoplastic hybrid yarn

AeroLas is working to combine recycled carbon fiber with PEEK using adapted art textile machines and a patented air guided ring spinning technology. 
#braiding #peek #weaving

Wind/Energy

Automated Preforming, Part 3: Quilted Stratum Process

CW’s tour of Cetim and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.
#airbus #pei #weaving

Epoxies

Preforming goes industrial: Part 1

ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.
#camx #bmw #feature

Pultrusion

FLOTANT project to develop composite mooring cable system for deep water wind farms

Project partners are testing pultruded carbon fiber/thermoplastic profiles for use in a more cost-efficient, robust offshore wind farm mooring system. 
#windblades #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

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

Pultrusion

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
#automation #autoclave #layup

Glass Fibers

Exel Composites launches online service for structural composites

Excelnow.com provides customers greater design flexibility with its wide range of structural composite profiles including channels, boxes and I-beams. 
#outofautoclave

Pultrusion

Acciona Construction participates in EU-funded project for accelerating nanomaterials production

Among LEE-BED project objectives, Acciona plans to embed nanomaterial-enabled wireless sensors into pultruded composite building elements.
#outofautoclave

Hi-Temp Resins

Employment Opportunity: Senior Applications Engineer, Materia

Materia is seeking a Senior Applications Engineer for advanced composites applications.
#jobposting #workforcedevelopment #hprtm

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Wind/Energy

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The 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

Carbon Fibers

Scott Bader launches resins, gelcoats, adhesives for structural applications

Crestabond M7-04 is the company’s latest primer-less MMA structural adhesive.
#adhesives #outofautoclave

Pultrusion

Thomas + Technik introduces modular, compact pultrusion system

At 3.5 meters long, pullCUBE is reported to be about 75% shorter than conventional pultrusion machines, and the shortest yet built.
#outofautoclave

Hi-Temp Resins

Nouryon introduces new organic peroxide powder

A powder version of the company’s Perkadox 16 (BCHPC) organic peroxide is designed to allow larger volumes of storage while meeting new safety standards.
#outofautoclave

Injection/Overmolding

JEC World 2019 preview: KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei (Munich, Germany) is focusing on its FiberForm process, pultrusion and unidirectional (UD) tapes at its JEC World 2019 booth, Booth R28, Hall 6.
#outofautoclave

Pultrusion

Kent Pultrusion installs fully electric pultruder

The company has announced the installation of a ServoPul 3012 fully electric pultrusion line to a North American leading provider of composites.
#outofautoclave