15 April 2003
15 April 2003
The TEPEX x08 range of materials has become available commercially, using TPU as matrix material. The formulation of the TPU resin itself is very new as it obtains properties of standard engineering plastics, where standard TPU systems tend to be very soft.
The integration within composites can be seen as a small revolution in thermoplastic composites as it eliminates many of the draw backs of standard thermoplastic composite systems. In addition these materials will be available in different colours. The materials are manufactured by Bond-Laminates and offer excellent mechanical properties, processing temperatures of 200-220 degC and high impact properties.
Bond-Laminates also presented a demonstrator automotive application at the JEC show, manufactured with TEPEX Glass/PA66 and D-LFT-PA66. The development of a Direct LFT formulation based on PA 66 enabled the manufacturing of applications with a combination of LFT and TEPEX, shown here on a front end courtesy of BMW, Fraunhofer ICT and Dieffenbacher.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.
Brazilian company Tecniplas has supplied two composite elution columns to mining company Leagold.