Jiangsu Hansu launches high-performance UD composite tapes featuring SABIC’s ULTEM™ powder at China Composites Expo 2020

Jiangsu Hansu New Material Co., Ltd. introduced at China Composites Expo 2020, in booth #3511, its new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM™ 1000F3SP powder.Jiangsu Hansu New Material Co., Ltd. introduced at China Composites Expo 2020, in booth #3511, its new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM 1000F3SP powder. Jiangsu Hansu, a leading thermoplastic composites manufacturer based in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, worked with SABIC to develop the new UD tapes for potential use in high-performance aerospace applications such as seat frames and luggage compartments. As a possible replacement for metal, these UD tapes provide opportunities to reduce weight, improve fuel efficiency and support sustainability—key goals for the aircraft industry. SABIC’s ULTEM powder, a special form of advanced polyetherimide (PEI), elevates the performance of tapes by supplying inherent flame retardance, long-term heat stability, outstanding strength and stiffness, and dimensional stability.

Henkel and Carbon Revolution join forces

Henkel and Carbon Revolution join forces to speed OEM automotive one-piece carbon fibre wheels development. (Photo: Henkel, PR076)Henkel, a global leading provider of high-impact solutions based on adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has reached a strategic material supply agreement with Carbon Revolution, the world-leading Australian manufacturer of one-piece automotive carbon composite wheels. The collaboration includes dedicated manufacturing facilities established at Henkel’s existing plant near Melbourne.

100% recyclable RENOLIT TECNOGOR composite sheet production starts in India for automotive interior market

Team: APPL GOR Plastics India. 
(Photo: RENOLIT COMPOSITES, PR003)RENOLIT GOR S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic and thermoformable materials for the global automotive market, has responded to growing global demand for RENOLIT TECNOGOR. The RENOLIT COMPOSITES business unit has added a new production line to the APPL GOR Plastics India Pvt. Ltd. plant for customers in India and the Asia Pacific region. The new extrusion line, located in Pune, near Mumbai, is the first facility outside of Europe able to produce, clean, safe RENOLIT TECNOGOR thermoformable sheets and rolls, along with other lightweight, 100% recyclable, sustainable products in the RENOLIT COMPOSITES range.

RENOLIT Promoting 100% Recyclable, Lightweight Automotive Interior Material Solutions at Automotive Interiors Expo 2019, Stuttgart

Parcel shelf made with RENOLIT TECNOGOR. (Photo: RENOLIT COMPOSITES, PR002)RENOLIT GOR S.p.A., with a leading global position in the production of thermoplastic and thermoformable materials for the automotive market, is promoting its extensive range of 100% recyclable, thermoplastic composite material solutions for vehicle interior trim parts at AIE (Automotive Interiors Expo) 2019 (21-23 May), Stuttgart.

Polyscope Polymers Wins JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Automotive Sunroof Thermoplastic Composite Guide Rails

From left to right: Henri-Paul Benichou (Sales & Business Development Manager, Polyscope) Ferdi Faas (Business Unit Director Engineering Plastics, Polyscope), Sem Sals (Product Development Engineer, Polyscope), Michel Baseotto (Business Development Manager, Polyscope), Paul van den Heuvel (Market & Application Development Manager, Polyscope) and Maarten Camps (Secretary General Ministerie of Economic Affairs and Climate) receiving the JEC Innovation award at JEC World 2019, Paris. 
(Photo Polyscope, PSPR019)Polyscope Polymers B.V. (Geleen, The Netherlands) is this year’s winner of the JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Application category. Polyscope’s XIRAN® SGH30EB glass filled thermoplastic composite was specified by Webasto France and the Groupe Renault (Boulogne-Billancourt, France) for the roller-blind guide rails on the panoramic sunroof modules installed, since 2016, in Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic MPV (multipurpose vehicle) models.

A revolutionary change in vehicle panel production featuring SABIC’S UDMAX thermoplastic composite tape

Produced using a highly efficient, one-shot process of lamination and low-pressure molding, the bulkhead featuring UDMAX™ tape is 35% lighter and complies with ISO 27956 standard for securing cargo in delivery vehicles.SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite. This innovative technology, which is designed to replace traditional panels made of metal and thermoset materials for interior and exterior automotive applications, will soon be commercialized in the bulkhead of a light commercial vehicle (LCV) produced in large scale for the global automotive market.