08 May 2018
08 May 2018
Solvay is introducing Evolite F1050, a high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fibre reinforcement, for demanding offshore oil and gas applications.
Evolite F1050 is a unidirectional tape combining the chemical and temperature resistance of Solef PVDF with the high strength performance of carbon fibre.
Evolite F1050 is said to offer the performance and ease of processing required by the oil and gas industry, as demonstrated by:
Typical oil and gas applications for Evolite F1050 include offshore hybrid flexible pipes and thermoplastic composite pipes (TCPs).
Solvay states that Evolite F1050 is the first launch in a portfolio of products that will enable lower total installed cost solutions for oil and gas operators through the weight reduction it offers.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced the Phase I completion of a project led by DuPont, partnering with Fibrtec and Purdue University, focused on the creation of a new carbon fibre composite manufacturing process that exhibits improved fabric formability characteristics compared to traditional woven materials.
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with Magnum Venus Products and IACMI–The Composites Institute, are organising Advances in Wind Energy, a two-day workshop exploring advanced materials, manufacturing processes and repair techniques for wind energy applications.
On 5 June 2018 at 11:00 am EST (5:00 pm CEST), Matthias Lange, Product Manager at LAP, will deliver a free webinar on the topic of Camera-Assisted Laser Projection for Acceleration of Manual Composite Lay-Up, which will give practical and technical insights into camera-assisted laser projection.