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 •  November 9

Sabic has developed a fused deposition modeling filament for 3D printing. The new product is suitable for aerospace, consumer and automotive applications and forms part of the company’s range of additive manufacturing (AM) materials, which includes six filaments designed for use with Stratasys Fortus printers, and a range of reinforced compounds...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  November 1

Solvay Performance Polyamides has begun production of its engineering plastics in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This new facility will be used to produce the company’s Technyl range and was built in partnership with Chunil Engineering, an automotive Tier 1 customer. ‘This 10KT unit is fully operational and already serving our regional customers in the...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  March 23

Materials supplier Solvay has introduced Omnix LF-4050 and Omnix LF-4060 polyamides (PA) with long fiber glass content of 50 and 60% respectively. These materials are suitable for applications subjected to permanent load or operating conditions where metal is still prevalent. The new Omnix LF grades can be used in applications where the high...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  February 22

Desktop Metal, a start-up company specialising in metal 3D printing, says that it has raised a total of US$97 million in equity funding since its founding in October 2015, led by by GV (formerly Google Ventures). The announcement comes as the result of a latest investment of US$45 million from GV as well as BMW i Ventures and Lowe’s Ventures....

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 28, 2016

The global aerospace composites market is projected to reach US$32.35 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.95% from 2016 to 2021, according to market analyzers Research and Markets. The major drivers of growth are the increasing demand for lightweight, fuel efficient and high performance materials from commercial airline companies, the increased...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 28, 2016

Cristex Composite Materials has introduced a new slitting and rewinding service to convert master rolls of glass and carbon fiber fabrics to narrow width tapes, which are typically used in areas of high stress where reinforcement is required. Master rolls of up to 1.7 m in width can be accommodated and the company offersISO9001 certification and...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 22, 2016

AOC Resins has announced price increases for resins, gel coats and pigments effective for all orders shipped on or after 15 January, 2017. The increase for resins is US$0.05/lb for the US, and CND$0.15/Kg for Canada. The increase for gel coats and pigments is US$0.06/lb for the US, and CND$0.175/Kg for Canada. This action is due to continuing price...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 21, 2016

Sicomin’s epoxy resin PET foam sandwich panel has been tested to EN45545-2. Sicomin and 3A Composites Core Materials of Switzerland say that their epoxy resin PET foam sandwich panel has been tested to EN45545-2. This unified European fire protection standard assesses the performance of components through rigorous flammability, toxicity and smoke...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 19, 2016

The members of the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) have elected a new board under the organization’s regular cycle.
Two members are leaving the current board for personal reasons at the end of this year: Heike Wolfangel, managing director of Wolfangel GmbH, and Gerd Esswein, managing director of Freudenberg New Technologies SE.
The...

Reinforced Plastics

 •  December 19, 2016

Researchers from the University of Sunderland have shown that adding graphene to glass-fibre composites could improve their crash performance. There’s no doubt that the automotive industry is in a state of transition. Hybrid and electric vehicles are growing in popularity, and driverless cars no longer feel quite so futuristic. But there’s another...