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.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.