18 October 2011
18 October 2011
Teijin Aramid has opened its newest plant for the production of their polyethylene tape (HP-PE), Endumax.
Teijin explain that Endumax tape is made from a special type of polyethylene (UHMWPE) and is 11x stronger than steel at the same weight, while its stiffness is comparable to carbon Fibre. The say the tape is extremely strong, chemical resistant, not brittle, light in weight and can easily and effectively be used in thin and flat structures. It is expected to play a significant role in making various materials stronger and lighter.
Teijin don't use solvent in the production of Endumax tape, which they say offer the advantages of a lower environmental impact due to less energy consumption and lower emissions into water and air as well.
Chomarat is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics).
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
Advanced composites solutions provider, TCS, and Brabham Automotive are pleased to announce a strategic partnership in advanced material and process development for current and future vehicle builds.