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 •  October 16

Injection molding machinery specialist ENGEL (Schwertberg, Austria) has created a new division called ENGEL Composite Systems to support its customers in the project planning and series launch of production systems for the manufacture of fiber-plastic composite components. Further, the company says its Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies,...

Composites World

 •  September 29

Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings. As interest in composites grows, so do opportunities for companies with innovative materials and/or process technologies that boost production efficiency, reduce part mass and cost while improving performance and broadening product design options.

Composites World

 •  September 28

I attended the 2017 SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in September, in Novi, MI, US. This event is, arguably, the composites industry’s authoritative go-to conference for the latest on materials, processes and emerging technologies for automotive manufacturing. It draws OEMs and suppliers alike. As you might expect, the...

Composites World

 •  September 27

Researchers in Germany are investigating the use of in-mold pressure sensors to control mold filling in high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM). The goal is a potential new means of improving part-to-part consistency and decreasing cycle time — improvements that could lead to long-sought, mid- to high-volume automotive part production. The...

Composites World

 •  September 25

The Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (AVK; Frankfurt, Germany) has published this year’s market report for glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GRP). In the European countries included in the 2017 study, the GRP market is expected to grow by around 2% compared to 2016, with production forecast to total 1.118 million tonnes. AVK says growth...

Composites World

 •  September 25

Plataine (Waltham, MA, US), a provider of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing optimization software, announced on Sept. 19 that it has been granted United States Patent #9740896, titled, “A Method and System for Managing an Efficient Production Floor via The Internet of Things.” Plataine’s new patent covers a set of IIoT- and...

Composites World

 •  September 25

Composites UK will officially launch its new sustainability subgroup on October 3rd with an event held at Scott Bader Company Ltd.’s (Northamptonshire, UK) premises on the subject of “A Sustainable Future for Composites.” The subgroup, which is chaired by Steven Brown, polymer development manager AAC and composites at Scott Bader, will incorporate...

Composites World

 •  September 25

EconCoreEconCore (Leuven, Belgium) reports that Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has adopted an interior part using a honeycomb material solution for its new hybrid model Prius PHV launched earlier this year. The solution, based on ThermHex (Halle, Germany) thermoplastic honeycomb core technology developed by EconCore, is implemented in the trunk...

Composites World

 •  September 25

INEOS Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) and Roctool Inc. (Le Bourget du Lac, France) have worked on a joint development resulting in a time-saving manufacturing process for its new generation of aesthetic thermoplastic composite StyLight. The StyLight composite was first introduced at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Just recently, a partnership with...

Composites World

 •  September 25

Teijin Aramid B.V. (Arnhem, The Netherlands), the core company of the Teijin Group's (Tokyo, Japan) aramid business, announced on Sept. 25 that its para-aramid fiber Twaron will be deployed in the solar- powered vehicles being developed by the KU Leuven and University of Michigan teams taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the...