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News for September 2018


ZSK’s Technology Showcase Demonstrates TFP Applications

ZSK’s Technology Showcase Demonstrates TFP Applications

18th September 2018 0 comments

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.

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AZL and IKV Study Thermoplastic Tapes in Injection Moulding

AZL and IKV Study Thermoplastic Tapes in Injection Moulding

18th September 2018 0 comments

The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.

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Composites Europe 2018 Presents Alternatives to Adhesive Technologies

Composites Europe 2018 Presents Alternatives to Adhesive Technologies

18th September 2018 0 comments

Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.

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Cobra Publishes Surfboard Case Study from 40 Years Book

Cobra Publishes Surfboard Case Study from 40 Years Book

18th September 2018 0 comments

Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.

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UK Composites Industry Backs Health and Safety Strategy

UK Composites Industry Backs Health and Safety Strategy

18th September 2018 0 comments

Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).

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AMSilk and Airbus Develop Next Generation Composite Fibres

18th September 2018 0 comments

AMSilk and Airbus have entered into a joint cooperation agreement to develop a new era of composites for use in the aerospace industry. The new composite material will be built using AMSilk’s Biosteel fibre technology, which enables lightweight construction with multiple shock resistance and flexibility.

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Renault Composite Sunroof Rails Win 2018 SPE ACCE People’s Choice Award

Renault Composite Sunroof Rails Win 2018 SPE ACCE People’s Choice Award

25th September 2018 0 comments

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).

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DSM Develops Carbon Fibre Filament for 3D Printing

DSM Develops Carbon Fibre Filament for 3D Printing

25th September 2018 0 comments

DSM is introducing Novamid ID1030 CF10, a carbon fibre filled PA 6/66 filament for 3D printing.

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Sumitomo Chemical PES Additive Boosts Toughness of Epoxy Composites

Sumitomo Chemical PES Additive Boosts Toughness of Epoxy Composites

25th September 2018 0 comments

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.

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TPAC Opens Thermoplastic Composites Research Facility

TPAC Opens Thermoplastic Composites Research Facility

25th September 2018 0 comments

The new laboratory facilities of recently founded TPAC (ThermoPlastic composites Application Centre) were opened by Anka Mulder, President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, on 14 September.

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