30 September 2003
30 September 2003
Johns Manville is presenting 4 new product ranges at Composites 2003, under the theme ‘Innovative Growth’
Thermoflow – a new generation of engineered chopped strands for PP, PA and PBT reinforcements of thermoplastics with excellent processing in the compounding process.
LFTplus, direct roving for the long fiber thermoplastic technology used in structural automotive parts and industrial applications. The sizing is developed for PP and PA, and the roving has a better mechanical performance and very good wettability properties.
StarStran, a direct E-glass roving for large structural parts, windmill blades and sporting goods with excellent performance in high speed multi-axial weaving and knitting processes.
SMC Aplus, JM’s premium assembled roving for automotive body panels with a Class A surface quality, excellent dispersion, customized solubility, outstanding mechanical performance and superior processability.
JM has also recently announced that it is to build a new greenfield plant for reinforcements in Trnava/ Slovakia to be operational by October 2004.
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.
A pair of multihulls built by Gougeon Brothers with WEST SYSTEM epoxy resin decades ago won races on the Pacific Ocean and Great Lakes in 2018.