14 November 2017
14 November 2017
Technology from Dow Automotive Systems that is designed to enable the processing speed and recyclability needed to utilise carbon fibre composites in mass production has been selected as a 2018 Automotive News PACE Award finalist.
VORAFUSE P6300 epoxy intermediates are said to offer zero tack and rapid transfer advantages in compression moulding of carbon fibre prepreg.
“One of the biggest challenges with implementing carbon fibre reinforced composites as a lightweight solution for transportation manufacturing is to make them effective in high-volume production scenarios,” explains Dave Bank, R&D Fellow, Dow Automotive Systems. “Working closely with customers and other partners, we have proven the capabilities of VORAFUSE and are optimistic that this solution will work across the industry.”
The PACE Awards recognise supplier innovations that have entered the market and are delivering measurable customer benefits. Finalists include a total of 33 innovations from 27 component and technology suppliers around the world. The winners will be announced in April.
A portable solar generator featuring pultruded polyurethane composite parts is helping provide power to Puerto Rico following the impact of Hurricane Maria.
Advanced Engineering 2017 takes place on 1-2 November at the NEC, Birmingham. Some of the industry’s biggest names, including Airbus, Hexcel and Dassault Systèmes, will be looking to meet and do business across the supply chain with visitors from a range of engineering specialisms including automation, fluid handling, process control, machining and many more.
Spolchemie reports that EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic material, is an epoxy resin whose input is waste glycerine from biodiesel production, containing 28% of biocarbon (ASTM D6866).