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News for July 2018


Hexcel and Secar Develop Audi R8 Carbon Fibre Engine Bay Brace

Hexcel and Secar Develop Audi R8 Carbon Fibre Engine Bay Brace

3rd July 2018 0 comments

Audi, Hexcel and Secar Technologie have developed a composite engine bay brace for the Audi R8 using an overmoulding process to produce a hybrid structure combining Secar pullwound carbon fibre sections and Hexcel’s HexMC-i 2000 carbon fibre/epoxy moulding compound.

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Galeon Yacht Utilises Scott Bader’s Crestapol Urethane Acrylate Resin

Galeon Yacht Utilises Scott Bader’s Crestapol Urethane Acrylate Resin

3rd July 2018 0 comments

European boat builder Galeon is using Scott Bader’s Crestapol urethane acrylate resin with carbon fibre reinforcements in the construction of its new 640 FLY yacht to deliver weight savings whilst maintaining high strength.

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Hexagon Launches TITAN 53 with World’s Largest Composite Cylinders

Hexagon Launches TITAN 53 with World’s Largest Composite Cylinders

3rd July 2018 0 comments

Hexagon in introducing the TITAN 53, a new Mobile Pipeline gas transport module which the company says employs the largest composite cylinder tanks in the world.

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Lightweight Technologies Forum in Parallel with Composites Europe 2018

Lightweight Technologies Forum in Parallel with Composites Europe 2018

3rd July 2018 0 comments

The Lightweight Technologies Forum will take place in parallel to Composites Europe, on 6-8 November 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Prepreg Resin Achieves Automotive Environmental Accreditation

Prepreg Resin Achieves Automotive Environmental Accreditation

3rd July 2018 0 comments

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) reports that the X4-160 high performance resin system, manufactured in Italy by Microtex, has exceeded the requirements of the PV1200, PV1300 and PV1300 2 environmental simulation standards for the automotive sector.

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EconCore Highlights Lightweighting Benefits of Honeycomb Panels in Transportation

EconCore Highlights Lightweighting Benefits of Honeycomb Panels in Transportation

3rd July 2018 0 comments

ThermHex Waben and EconCore will exhibit at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 20-27 September 2018.

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Polinox’s Brasnox DM50 Offers Advantages in Gelcoat

Polinox’s Brasnox DM50 Offers Advantages in Gelcoat

3rd July 2018 0 comments

One of the most challenging applications for methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) occurs in gelcoats, reports Brazilian company Polinox. Hybrids of resins and pigments that protect and finish composite parts, gelcoats undergo important changes in their performance if the peroxide exhibits, for example, a high concentration of water. The company says defects such as roughness and early yellowing of the laminate can be avoided with the adoption of peroxides such as its Brasnox DM50.

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Owens Corning Enters Strategic Cooperation with CPIC

3rd July 2018 0 comments

Owens Corning has entered into a Strategic Cooperation and Supply Agreement with Chongqing Polycomp International (CPIC) for joint investment in technology, and construction and operation by CPIC of a new facility dedicated to the manufacture of high-modulus glass fibre products in China.

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AOC Raises Prices in North America

3rd July 2018 0 comments

AOC has announced a price increase for all products of US$0.06/lb for the US and C$0.175/kg for Canada.

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Polynt Composites US Announces Price Increase

3rd July 2018 0 comments

Polynt has announced a price increase of US$0.06/lb effective 16 July 2018 due to rising costs for raw materials, transportation and packaging.

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