08 March 2011
08 March 2011
Two more HexPly carbon fibre UD prepregs, HexPly M9.6G and M19G, have now been certified by Germanischer Lloyd for use in wind energy applications.
HexPly M9G is Hexcel's established standard cure product and HexPly M19G is an innovative system that cures in 15-20% less time. Hexcel say that both prepregs are suitable for shells, spars and the root end.
The Germanischer Lloyd Statement of Approval for Hexcel's prepreg means that wind blade manufacturers and design companies can select certified carbon fibre/epoxy materials that have been approved for blade construction following rigorous testing and data analysis.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.