20 June 2011
20 June 2011
Prepreg materials from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) have been used by French automotive design and parts manufacturer Applications Composites to manufacture the driver’s shell of the Citroen Survolt.
According to ACG, their BPS240 composite body panel system was used to mould the central driver’s shell. ACG explained their BPS240 was specifically developed for the rapid processing of complex automotive parts as it creates curves and angular return features with a paint-ready finish directly from the mould and in their experience, reduced manufacturing times by up to 80% compared with traditional prepreg materials.
BPS240 is a ZPREG rapid deposition system with a stable, high temperature and integrated surface film capable of producing ‘Class A’ surfaces for both low and high bake paint systems.
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.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.