JEC World 2023 preview: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical is showcasing its advanced materials business segments and their thermoset and thermoplastic composite material offerings under one roof.

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Managing Editor, CompositesWorld


JEC World 2023 preview: Pinette PEI

Installation of a Tifanni versatile composites production line will enable Pinette PEI to process a range of materials with high performance and precision for research projects, product development or the production of a small number of parts.  


Sumitomo Bakelite Europe conference highlights importance of composites for electric mobility

Composites for Future Mobility Conference attracts more than 50 delegates from OEMs, Tier suppliers and research institutions which are finding numerous composite opportunities in electric motors, UAM.  


Hexcel opens new R&T center in Salt Lake City

Hexcel’s new 100,000-square-foot Center of Research & Technology Excellence at its Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., campus, will be the focus of the company’s innovation efforts.

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JEC World 2023 preview: CompoTech

Custom-designed carbon fiber/epoxy components and automated fiber winding machine offerings will be on display, emphasizing CompoTech’s focus on designing and supplying turnkey composites technologies.  

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.
#automation #sheetmoldingcompound #outofautoclave

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Carbon Fibers

Thermoset-thermoplastic joining, natural fibers enable sustainability-focused brake cover

Award-winning motorcycle brake disc cover showcases potential for KTM Technologies’ Conexus joining technology and flax fiber composites.
#sustainability #biomaterials #focusondesign


CDZ Compositi introduces patented 3D Flex Composite

Specialist in structural and aesthetic prepreg press parts enhances 3D shaping and flexibility in composite parts using carbon and other reinforcement fibers.


Composites enable epic interior for Museum of the Future

For this one-of-a-kind lobby, AFI pioneered digital, reconfigurable molds to achieve organic-shaped, multifunctional panels and stairwell cladding.


Plant tour: ÉireComposites, Galway, Ireland

An in-house testing business and R&D focus has led to innovative materials use and projects in a range of markets, from civil aerospace to renewable energy to marine.
#wingoftomorrow #space #planttour


Applied Molecules launches UV-curable repair and filler resin

Applied Molecules LLC has launched the AJ13 Series of UV-curable composite repair and filler materials.


Overair's Butterfly eVTOL prototype to integrate composites-intensive design

Aiming for first flight tests in the latter half of 2023, Overair’s Butterfly aircraft uses Toray carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg strategically to cut weight on its battery-powered, quiet aircraft.
#wingoftomorrow #space #trends


Swancor launches recyclable thermosetting epoxy resin

When used with composite reinforcements, EzCiclo can be recycled and degraded via the company’s CleaVER recycling technology with waste elimination and a final fiber with equivalent virgin fiber mechanical performance.


Vestas unveils circularity solution to end landfill for turbine blades

A novel chemical process, developed within the CETEC initiative with partners Olin and Stena Recycling, is capable of breaking down epoxy resin to virgin-grade material.  
#windblades #sustainability


EuCIA welcomes Epoxy Europe as a new member

The sector group will support EuCIA’s climate-neutral ambitions, contributed through strategic projects and promotion of composites sustainability.  


Magnolia Advanced Materials adhesive added to quality product listing for Lockheed Martin

Magnolia 6389 A/B is a carbon fiber-filled epoxy designed for use as a liquid shim gap filler in composite applications that meets Lockheed’s specification requirements.  


Grand Largue Composites, Sicomin enable flax fiber-built Class40 racing yacht

Fibers, fabrics, epoxy resins and adhesives from Sicomin helped realize the lightweight, strong and stiff Crosscall yacht, capable of tackling extreme ocean racing conditions.  


CompoTech, RTI collaborate on composite mast, telescopic boom for mobile cranes, davits

Cost-competitive carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy crane design uses CompoTech’s automated composites processes, eliminating welding or heat treatment and producing 50-70% stiffer structures.

Urban Air Mobility

Toray, Specialty Materials strengthen partnership for next-gen aerospace applications

Commercial partnership enables novel solution innovations with domestically produced, high-quality products within the U.S. supply chain.  
#wingoftomorrow #space



CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Solvay

Fast-curing epoxy surfacing film SolvaLite SF200 generates a smooth surface and Class-A finish desired in composite automotive applications.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: AGY

An S-2 Glass fiber/epoxy material produced collaboratively between AGY and Kaneka Aerospace offers tunable transparency, low haze, good impact and mechanical properties.


Solvay launches LTM 350 low-temperature composite tooling prepreg 

Carbon fiber epoxy prepreg sets new standards in cost-efficient composite tooling with fast layup, fast initial cure and short post-cure cycles.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Conductive Composites

Conductive Composites expands its portfolio of multifunctional electrically conductive composite materials with a new line of NiShield nonwovens and NiBond electrically conductive two-part structural epoxy adhesive.  
#adhesives #camx


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Polytek Development Corp.

Endurance Technologies brand, Custom Polymer Designs, demonstrates CPD 2110A/9234B capabilities in the Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone, alongside featured Polytek-brand tooling board.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Olin Epoxy

Olin Epoxy offers a portfolio of epoxy systems for challenging applications. Litestone, Voraforce and Airstone aim to resolve problems and support customers’ business growth.
#hydrogen #frprebar #hprtm