Huntsman Presents High Performance Materials for Fabricating Composite Parts at CAMX 2017
12 December 2017
Huntsman’s Advanced Materials and Polyurethanes divisions will highlight composite resin systems and adhesives that help manufacturers build stronger, lighter weight composite parts at CAMX 2017, 12-14 December in Orlando, Florida, US.
Both businesses will have customer parts on display, including:
Automotive ‘body-in-black’ carbon fibre structural honeycomb component produced with VITROX polyurethane resin in a spray compression forming process produced by Bright Lite Structures, UK.
Carbon fibre torque tube for Mercedes AMG-GT R produced by Advanced Composite Engineering, Germany. Featuring ARALDITE LY 8615/ARADUR 8615 composite resin system, the torque tube is 40% lighter than its aluminium counterpart, significantly improving the driving experience of the car. Thanks to its integrated composite design, the need for metallic connecting flanges has been removed, allowing for extremely low weight to be achieved, while meeting torque loading (700 Nm) and noise vibration harshness (NVH) requirements.
Assembly carrier for Porsche GT3 Cup II produced by Toho Tenax Europe. The ARALDITE resin system used allows for fast serial production of high surface quality parts in less than 5 minutes via HP-RTM. The formulation was fine-tuned for compatibility with an in-mould coating solution. The finished support for the spoiler and rear fender weighs only 1.5 kg.
BOXSTROM carbon hybrid composite wheel produced by DYMAG GROUP, UK. In addition to a glass transition temperature of more than 200°C, the ARALDITE resin system allowed the design of a wheel with a fully optimised load path to ensure the lowest weight. The 9.1 kg wheel weight is typically 25-40% lighter than equivalent aluminium wheels and offers up to 50% lower moment of inertia, all resulting in significant energy savings during driving.
Interior airplane composite panel produced by Huntsman Advanced Materials. The panel is infused with ARALDITE 35710 FST Benzoxazine Resin System, which is said to enable stronger, higher quality, lighter weight parts. Benzoxazines offer superior performance over phenolics, such as high resin modulus, good lamination and no voids during cure.
More than 1,800 visitors attended the KraussMaffei Competence Forum in Munich, Germany, on 6-7 June to celebrate the company’s 180th anniversary under the theme ‘Technology Pioneers – from Tradition to Innovation.’
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will exhibit nonwovens for use in surface finishing, imparting EMI shielding or fire protection, and other transport applications, at the JEC Conference on The Future of Composites in Transportation, taking place in Chicago, US, on 27-28 June.
Advanced Engineering 2018, the UK’s annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals, has opened registration for its 10th anniversary show. The first 50 people signing up will be offered a free Ultra High Capacity Power Bank for mobile phones and laptops, to be picked up at the show.
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