20 May 2011
20 May 2011
Armacell are now able to manufacture foam cores, which are used in trans¬port, wind turbine construction or shipbuilding, from the recyclate of PET bottles.
PET is 100% recyclable and is fed back into the economic cycle as a high-quality resource which means that Armacell are now able to offer a product which is manufactured entirely from a recycled raw material.
Armacell explain that the recyclability is not the only advantage of the polymer and that it is also an ideal material for lightweight construction applications. It also said that ArmaFORM PET foams have high mechanical strength in combination with residual flexibility and excellent fatigue resistance and that they are high-temperature resistant and withstand short-term curing temperatures of up to +180 °C.
Intended areas of application for ArmaFORM PET are marine (boat hulls, cabin interiors), transport (carriage body, interior panelling in trains, buses, trucks and cars) and wind turbine construction (rotor blades, nacelles).
Haydale has supplied graphene enhanced prepreg for Juno, a 3 m wide composite-skinned unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was revealed during Futures Day at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.
Shape Machining has pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) over an optimised, long fibre carbon ShapeTex preform.