Solvay presented its latest composite technology developments at SAMPE 2018 in Long Beach, California, US, on 21-24 May.
Solvay promoted technologies that enable the industrialisation of composite part manufacture:
CYCOM 5320-1 for cost-effective OOA processing of aerospace structures;
APC PEKK for rapid consolidation of thermoplastic composite structures. This unidirectional tape product enables affordable manufacturing processes with excellent toughness, damage tolerance, FST, and notched property performance;
PRISM technology for high rate manufacture of integrated composite structures.
The company also showcased products and technologies that offer reliability and cost efficiencies:
FusePly further enables the build of reliable, bonded composite parts through the creation of covalently bonded surfaces thus streamlining part integration and reducing assembly time in composite structures;
Evolite F1050, newly launched product for oil and gas thermoplastic composite pipe applications;
SolvaLite 730, a thermoset prepreg resin system specifically developed for high-volume automotive applications. This prepreg offers very short cycle times, enables robotic handling and eliminates the need for freezers and temperature controlled transportation;
Tegracore PPSU Foam, a foam core under development ideal for thermoset or thermoplastic sandwich panels. It offers a high level of structural and functional integration and is lightweight (53 kg/m3) with a high strength -to-weight ratio.
VAC-PLY VMS3, a multi-layer microporous vacuum channel for resin infusion specifically designed to maximise air removal during resin infusion processes, thus optimising impregnation and avoiding dry spots.
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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