19 March 2013
19 March 2013
TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites, with a goal to develop optimal solutions in thermoplastic composites for automotive mass production.
In this strategic alliance, Owens Corning explains that it brings the technology to develop superior and tailor made fabrics and glass reinforcement solutions, where BASF contributes comprehensive knowledge in the production and formulation of thermoplastic resins, and TenCate Advanced Composites brings its expertise in composites manufacturing.
According to Owens Corning, global emission standards for vehicles continue to increase the need for lighter vehicles that maintain strength and durability. It says that compared to metal parts, fibre reinforced plastic composites can be 30 to 50% lighter. Thermoplastic composites help increase fuel efficiency in automobiles and reduce costs for consumers. Thermoplastic processing also dramatically reduces production cycle times. Additionally, these products have no limitations in shelf life and can be recycled.
Short-lived bridge products that require constant care and regular replacement have prompted parks and recreation agencies to look for longer lasting alternatives.
During 2017 Brazilian company Fibermaq consolidated its filament winding portfolio.
Graphenano Composites has signed an agreement with Tecnivial to improve the properties of the composites used in the Spanish company’s traffic safety signs for airports, railways and roads by the incorporation of graphene.