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The changing dynamics in Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels and Sheets Market with covid-19 impact assessment
The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels and Sheets Market. It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the...

Parker Hannifin has Acquired LORD
Parker Hannifin Corporation has completed its acquisition of LORD Corporation for approximately $3.675 billion in cash. The strategic transaction creates a combined organization with strong materials science capabilities, electrification and aerospace product offerings that are highly...

Pratt & Whitney is Opening New Facility Especially for Ceramic Matrix Composites
Pratt & Whitney announced the opening of a new ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) research & development (R&D) facility in Carlsbad, California. Pratt & Whitney will be adding up dozens of employees focussed on the design, development, and production of CMCs for aerospace...

Hexagon Resources is aiming to Integrate Graphite Business
Hexagon Resources is currently focussing in becoming a vertically integrated graphite business supplying high-specification graphite materials to the energy storage sector, sophisticated technology applications and high-end industrial uses from its McIntosh project in Western Australia. The...

Continuous Composites Partners with Arkema in Advancing Continuous Fiber 3D Printing
Continuous Composites have announced a strategic partnership with Arkema, through its Sartomer business line, in combining Continuous Composite’s patented Continuous Fiber 3D (CF3D) Printing technology with Arkema’s photocurable resin solutions, to accelerate the advancement of additive...

KARL MAYER Technische Textilien Launched New Thermoplastic Line for Producing Unidirectional Tapes
KARL MAYER Technische Textilien has launched SIM.PLY, a new line for producing thermoplastic, unidirectional, fibre-reinforced tapes (UD tapes), at the ITMA 2019 trade fair in Barcelona as part of their motto to extend their operations along the way to becoming a systems supplier for the production...

Diab Group Enters in a Long-Term Contract with Vestas for Core Material Supply
Diab announced a five-year-long core material supply contract with one of the world’s leading OEMs for wind turbines, Vestas. The contract will utilize the capacity of several existing and new PET production lines, as well as existing IPN/PVC core material production lines, and is expected...

ExOne Licensed from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Method of 3D Printing Lightweight Ceramic-Metal
The ExOne Company announced about its licence from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), for the method of 3D printing aluminium-infiltrated boron carbide (B4C) collimators and other components in neutron imaging. A team at ORNL led by David C. Anderson, group...

Teijin Used Aramid and Carbon Fibers for Museum Facade Panels
The Teijin Group announced that the 185 composite panels for the façade and canopy of a new wing of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands) has been constructed using Twaron para-aramid fiber and Tenax carbon fiber of Teijin. The museum is the world’s first and...

INEOS acquired Ashland Composites Business
INEOS Enterprises have acquired the entire composites business from Ashland Global Holdings Inc., including a BDO facility in Germany. After the acquisition, the business will continue providing gelcoats and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). The BDO facility produces key intermediates for high...

PRF Composite Materials have added the latest epoxy prepreg system, RP542-4 for woven carbon fabrics
PRF Composite Materials have come up with RP542-4 that can be stated as a compliment to their existing systems RP542-1 and super-toughened RP549 systems. The latest epoxy prepeg system will be producing excellent results on unidirectional and woven carbon fabrics. Head of Technology, Heather...

Covestro sets a new aesthetic direction by using thermoplastic composites in automotive exteriors
Coverstro has brought a new tool to automotive designer’s toolbox for designing unique appearances through unidirectional carbon fiber optics and a high-quality surface offered by the polycarbonate matrix, Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. They have given the ES8...

Hyosung plans to invest $825 million to boost its carbon fiber capacity by 2028
Hyosung has planned to invest $825 million by the year 2028 in its business of carbon fibers to expand its production capacity from the current 2,000 tonnes per year (one line) to 24,000 tonnes per year (10 lines). The investment will gain the reputation of becoming the world’s single-largest...

Gurit will supply core materials to the globally leading wind OEMs
The new contract of continuous four years is in continuation of the existing supply contract of core materials and are in line with communicated Group Sales targets for 2019. They will support organic growth in 2020/21 and are expected to deliver Net Sales of CHF 200 million over the respective...

AREVO will display world's first 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Unibody Bike Frame and Rim
AREVO has announced that the company will display the first 3D-printed carbon fiber unibody production bike frame of the world at the Eurobike 2019 that will be held from 4th September to 7th September. Also, the company will come up with the first 3D printed thermoplastic rim of the world that has...

EU Project "ComMUnion" develops industrial process for hybrid metal and polymer-matrix composites
In the EU research project “ComMUnion”, the two Fraunhofer Institutes based in Aachen, Germany – Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) – are working in collaboration with 14 partners from industry, research...

Advanced thermoplastic composite technology - a sustainable solution for reduced carbon footprint in the electronics industry
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has found a laptop cover made of Maezio™ continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Covestro that can significantly reduce the carbon footprint by more than 70 percent compared to one made from conventional aluminum-magnesium...

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