10 July 2018
10 July 2018
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.
The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) edition Tesla also leverages the flax fibres unique translucency as the roof has a fully integrated LED screen that will display statistics and information during races.
The powerRibs flax fibre reinforcement technology forms a grid that supports thin-walled shell structures for applications such as motorsport body parts or automotive interiors. Combining high performance with low weight and safer crash behaviour, powerRibs can be employed with ampliTex flax fibre fabrics to create a high-performance, flax fibre panel.
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Sumitomo Chemical reports that its polyethersulfone (PES) micro-powder additive SumikaExcel 5003P boosts fracture toughness and resistance to micro-cracking for fibre reinforced epoxy composites over a broad temperature range without negatively impacting dimensional stability, flame/smoke/toxicity (FST), creep resistance, modulus, impact, or yield strength.
Renault, Webasto, ARRK-Shapers and Polyscope Polymers won the People’s Choice award for the most innovative composite part at the 18th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.