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 •  October 17

SGL's business units Composites – Fibres & Materials (CFM) and Graphite Materials & Systems (GMS) will exhibit on a joint booth at this year's Fakuma plastics trade fair on 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany, The CFM business unit will showcase established products such as short and milled carbon fibres, as well as semi-finished products...

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 •  October 3

Biesterfeld Plastic will be presenting its products for the e-mobility market at this year’s Fakuma exhibition on 17-21 October. The distributor’s portfolio includes products for power electronics, thermal management and drive technology applications as well as charging station components. The company also supplies raw materials to the battery and...

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 •  September 26

This year’s Composites Europe trade fair held on 19-21 September in Stuttgart, Germany, attracted a total of 406 exhibitors from 28 countries. This year’s visitor numbers of 8,342 fell just short of last year (8,622), 40% of visitors came from outside Germany. While most visitors hailed from other European countries, some journeyed from Brazil, the...

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 •  September 19

LANXESS will focus on the sustainable in-vehicle applications of its thermoplastics during the Fakuma trade fair. “We want to show that our high performance plastics contribute significantly to environmentally and climate-friendly mobility,” says Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA HPM (High Performance Materials) at LANXESS. “We are also presenting...

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 •  September 5

A consortium of international companies has come together to drive the future of sheet moulding compound (SMC), an established, cost-efficient material for the production of lightweight components. The companies will kick off a Joint Market and Technology Study on 12 September 2017 designed to pave the way for establishing a new generation of high...

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 •  August 8

Altair and the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) have announced the winners of the 5th annual Altair Enlighten Award, which strives to promote and celebrate innovation in automotive lightweighting. The winner of the Full Vehicle category was the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which is 249 lbs (113 kg) lighter than its predecessor. Toyota’s carbon fibre...

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 •  July 18

In a collaboration with HELLA, LANXESS has developed a thermoplastic compound for the manufacture of flame-retardant housing components for electric vehicle battery systems. The product, Pocan AF4130, is a blend of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and acrylic ester-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) and contains 30% by weight glass fibres and a...

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 •  July 11

Sigmatex has signing a strategic partnership agreement with Hong Kong-headquartered composites manufacturer Hengrui (HRC), which will formalise the existing relationship between the two companies and provide a more strategic focus on the automotive market, especially within the Asia region. Sigmatex reports that both companies recognise the growing...

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 •  June 27

KraussMaffei and Roctool have announced that they are intensifying their cooperation in the global marketing of Roctool's inductive mould heating technology HD Plastics (High Definition Plastics). Within the context of a global collaboration agreement, KraussMaffei will be able to offer all injection moulding machines from its range with this...

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 •  June 13

Hexcel’s Chris Harrington will be presenting new composite technologies for the high volume manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)/metal hybrid structures in the automotive industry at Multicomp 2017, Nottingham, UK, on 14-15 June. Multicomp is a new conference organised by NetComposites to bring together researchers, designers,...