REINFORCEMENTS

Automotive

Optimization approach helps design lighter carbon fiber composites

Approach developed by Tokyo University of Science for manufacturing carbon fibers with optimized orientation and thickness achieves more than a 5% weight reduction in fiber-reinforced materials.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Teijin Ltd. joins Spirit AeroSystem Aerospace Innovation Centre

Teijin expects to collaborate with Spirit and other AIC members to enhance innovative technology capabilities, including composites, in the aerospace industry.

Mass Transit

Basaltex reveals basalt fiber milestone for use in rail carriage interiors

Testing and development of basalt fiber, bioresin and rPET combo achieves rigidity, fire resistance and lightweight properties that meet railway application standards.
#biomaterials

Carbon Fibers

Robotic injection molding for functionalized composites

Anybrid enables compact, flexible hybrid injection molding/overmolding for smaller series and larger components.
#automation

Carbon Fibers

Apply Carbon France invests in new manufacturing facility for recycled carbon fiber 

The 15,600-square-meter facility will integrate the former ELG Carbon Fibre’s short carbon fiber business to address the growing market for sustainable technical fibers.
#aramidfiber #sustainability

Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

Robotic injection molding for functionalized composites

Anybrid enables compact, flexible hybrid injection molding/overmolding for smaller series and larger components.
#automation

Infusion

Braided preforms and resin infusion for next-generation aerocomposites

Spintech shows significant cost and labor savings using its Smart Tooling, dry fiber preforms and RTM/VARTM technology on aircraft wing and inlet duct demonstrators.
#generalaviation #insidemanufacturing #braiding

Automotive

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles

Wind/Energy

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Energy Storage

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.
#hydrogen

Aerospace

Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.

Fabrics/Preforms

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

In this Digital Demo, Vectorply provides an overview of its fiber formatting capabilities and technical support operations.

Aerospace

Optimization approach helps design lighter carbon fiber composites

Approach developed by Tokyo University of Science for manufacturing carbon fibers with optimized orientation and thickness achieves more than a 5% weight reduction in fiber-reinforced materials.

Aerospace

Teijin Ltd. joins Spirit AeroSystem Aerospace Innovation Centre

Teijin expects to collaborate with Spirit and other AIC members to enhance innovative technology capabilities, including composites, in the aerospace industry.

Natural Fibers

Basaltex reveals basalt fiber milestone for use in rail carriage interiors

Testing and development of basalt fiber, bioresin and rPET combo achieves rigidity, fire resistance and lightweight properties that meet railway application standards.
#biomaterials

Carbon Fibers

Apply Carbon France invests in new manufacturing facility for recycled carbon fiber 

The 15,600-square-meter facility will integrate the former ELG Carbon Fibre’s short carbon fiber business to address the growing market for sustainable technical fibers.
#aramidfiber #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Sigmatex approved for National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels funding

Industry-led program serves to increase Sigmatex’s CFRP capability and competitiveness relative to the changing needs of the automotive sector.

Filament Winding

Axiom Materials announces narrow slit tow prepregs for electric, CNG and hydrogen-powered vehicles

High-temperature carbon fiber tow prepregs are compatible with AFP and filament winding processes for the development of large structural parts such as lithium-ion battery containers or pressure vessels.
#electricvehicles #hydrogen

NEW PRODUCTS: REINFORCEMENTS

Carbon Fibers

CRP Technology highlights Windform RS composite material for powder bed fusion processes

Polyamide-based carbon fiber-filled composite provides enhances functionality, flexibility and speed in developing intricate 3D-printed parts.

Carbon Fibers

Toray develops heat-dissipating CFRP material for flexible thermal management design

Internal graphite sheets and a porous, heat-conductive layer CFRP support attains a thermal conductivity above that of metals without compromising quality, properties.

Carbon Fibers

Teijin Carbon Europe launches carbon fiber/PPS UD tape

The new Tenax prepregged tape with PPS matrix allows entry into new cost-sensitive markets while offering the typical TPUD advantages like resistance to chemicals and solvents, low flammability, storage or shipping at room temperature and recyclability.
#paek #peek

Glass Fibers

WH Lipex introduces single fiber applicator for glass fiber sizing implementation

Coating module individually displays glass fibers for complete fiber wetout and improved bonding capabilities.
#sizing

Glass Fibers

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Glass Fibers

Lanxess introduces new water-based dispersions for glass fiber sizing

Expansion of Lanxess’ Trixene Aqua BI product family offers excellent crosslink and adhesion promoters for aqueous coating systems, improves sizing formulation chemical and mechanical resistance.
#sizing