19 February 2006
19 February 2006
Three new unsaturated polyester resin formulations now available from Ashland reduce weight and improve the painting characteristics of automotive composites.
The new resins, available in one Class A and two low-density structural formulations, are the latest enhancements to Ashland’s Arotran line of resins for the transportation industry.
“Our new formulations are the next generation of ‘tough’ resins,” said Cedric Ball, global market manager, Ashland Composite Polymers. “We achieved toughened Class A performance without sacrificing physical properties. This is also the first toughened resin in a low-density system offering tremendous weight savings to OEMs.”
The new Class A formulation specific gravity measures 1.6, while the two structural formulations boast densities of 1.3 and 1.2. The Class A formulation is claimed to provide excellent paint pop resistance, help decrease scrap and lower overall costs.
SABIC is launching its STADECK heavy-duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic resin, the lightweight panel is said to offer significant advantages across a range of applications where weight saving is important.
On 27-28 June 2018, composites manufacturing business leaders and experts from North America and Europe assembled in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, for the inaugural Global Composites Conference. The new international composites industry event, hosted by American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and NetComposites, was designed for corporate leaders in the industry with a focus on global business, trends and insights for the global composites market.
3M is adding Scotch-Weld Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives DP6310NS and DP6330NS to its portfolio of structural adhesives. These products are designed for lightweight assemblies in trucks, buses, RVs, speciality vehicles and passenger rail, and other markets like sporting goods and panels.