Composites


KRAIBURG TPE at Fakuma 2017: Hall B5, Booth 5303

The new TPE compounds with adhesion to EPDM are developed for Automotive Exterieur. 
(Photo: © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will use the upcoming 25th Fakuma to exhibit its customer-oriented core competences. At Booth 5303 in Hall B5 the company will also present innovative material developments, including a new TPE series with outstanding adhesion to EPDM.

Henkel opens new composite test center in Asia – the Composite Lab

Henkel’s new Composite Lab in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Japan where automotive customers can work with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts, and also optimize series production process conditions. They can carry out trials on Henkel’s own HP-RTM equipment coupled to a 380-tonne press. (Photo: Henkel, PR035)Düsseldorf, Germany – Henkel has opened a state-of-the-art test facility for composites in Japan. The new Composite Lab in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, will allow automotive customers from across Asia to team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts, and to establish the best process conditions to make their ideas ready for market.

Innovation with THERMOLAST® M

Innovative “BabyPyke” sunglasses with flexible frames of easy-flowing THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE. The sunglasses feature an optimal fit for complete eye protection and hypoallergenic skin-friendliness.
(Photos: © Pyke)Using THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE the Belgian company Pyke S.A. has developed hypoallergenic sunglasses with an extremely ergonomic design for babies and small children.

New TPE compounds for premium lifestyle products

KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety satin surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics, and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Amongst others, they address particular needs of premium lifestyle products.
(Photo © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety, satin-smooth surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Addressing the particular needs of premium lifestyle products, they made their debut at CHINAPLAS 2017.

SABIC and Airborne International join forces in the development of fully automated and digitized composites production processes

SABIC’s investment in Airborne will enable the development of automated manufacturing process - with enhanced yields, cycle times and system cost - for composites applications made with high performance UDMAX™ tapes.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 3, 2017 - SABIC, via its corporate venturing arm, has invested growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International B.V. (“Airborne”) in The Hague. With this investment, SABIC joins a growth financing round by existing shareholders including Pangaea Ventures Fund III, L.P., HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., Participatiemaatschappii Innovation Quarter B.V. and Innovatiefonds Brabant B.V.. The financing round will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitization of composite manufacturing of goods that require less weight and higher strength from an array of industries.

Henkel partnership with Benteler-SGL pays off with composite leaf springs on more Volvo models

Henkel partnership with Benteler-SGL pays off with composite leaf springs on more Volvo models. (Photo: Henkel, PR024)Düsseldorf, Germany – Volvo is adopting high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models following their successful introduction several months ago on its premium crossover SUV, the XC90. Volvo is now also using the innovative concept on its new S90 luxury sedan and V90 station wagon models.

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