Composites


Solvay Introduces a New Flagship Epoxy Prepreg for the Aerospace Market

Solvay has launched CYCOM® EP2190, an epoxy-based system combining superior toughness for thick and thin aircraft primary structures with excellent in-plane performance in hot/wet and cold/dry environments. (Photo: Solvay, PR006)Solvay has announced the launch of CYCOM® EP2190, an epoxy-based system offering outstanding toughness in thick and thin structures combined with excellent in-plane performance in hot/wet and cold/dry environments. As the company’s new flagship product for aerospace primary structures, the material rivals incumbent solutions for wing and fuselage applications across most aviation market segments, including urban air mobility (UAM), private and commercial aerospace segments (sub and supersonic) to defense and rotorcraft.

Solvay adds new thermoplastic composite capacity in the United States

SolvaySolvay announced today the installation completion of its new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing facility at its Greenville, South Carolina site. At full production capacity, the new line will add more than 30 positions at the 27,000-square-foot facility.

ELIX Polymers launches E-LOOP brand for Circular Economy activities

ELIX Polymers launches E-LOOP brand for Circular Economy activities.
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR060)ELIX Polymers, a global leader in specialised styrenic-based thermoplastics, has put all of its Circular Economy activities under a new brand name, E-LOOP.

ELIX Polymers publishes its 2019 Sustainability Report

ELIX Polymers publishes its 2019 Sustainability Report. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR059)ELIX Polymers is a leading producer specialised in thermoplastic materials, and since 2016, the year when it issued its first sustainability report, ELIX has been continuously strengthening its commitment to transparency and its defence of a growth model that is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

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.

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