Composites


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.

SABIC spotlights major milestone in trailblazing initiative with Airborne to digitize, automate large-scale composites manufacturing

SABIC will highlight, in collaboration with Airborne, its Digital Composites Manufacturing line through a 360-degree virtual reality experience at the 2019 JEC World Exhibition. The line is one of the three finalists in the category “Industry & Engineering” at the 2019 JEC Innovation Awards.SABIC is celebrating a major milestone for its ground-breaking Digital Composites Manufacturing line here at JEC World 2019 (Hall 6, stand P12). The company, in collaboration with Airborne and powered by Siemens and Kuka technologies, has successfully completed the pilot phase of the world’s first automated digital system for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing using SABIC’s continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape. The Digital Composites Manufacturing line has been nominated for the 2019 JEC Innovation Awards in the category “Industry & Engineering”. The winner will be announced at the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony, on Wednesday 13 March at 4.30pm at the Agora stage.

SABIC demonstrates key milestones for the mass adoption of its advanced composites at JEC World 2019

Under the theme “INNOVATIONS OF SCALE”, SABIC is highlighting at JEC World 2019 (Hall 6, stand P12) the most recent accomplishments that propel its long-term strategy in enabling the mass adoption of advanced thermoplastic composites.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is highlighting at JEC World 2019 (Hall 6, stand P12) the most recent accomplishments that propel its long-term strategy in enabling the mass adoption of advanced thermoplastic composites.

Henkel to showcase growing Loctite MAX resin portfolio at JEC World 2019

Henkel’s growing range of Loctite MAX resin matrix systems help OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers implement a new generation of lightweighting and high-productivity composite parts, such as wheels, with superior heat resistance, mechanical integrity and surface aspect. 
(Photo: thyssenkrupp Carbon Components, PR065)As a world leader in the field of polyurethane-based resin systems, Henkel is actively expanding its Loctite MAX polyurethane (PU) matrix resins portfolio by a family of high-performance materials based on epoxy. This resin portfolio is targeting the market of demanding automotive composite high temperature applications, such as wheels. Loctite MAX5 NextGen exhibits exceptional clarity for a rich carbon look, while upcoming Loctite MAX6 combines ultra-high heat resistance with unique toughness.

Henkel to showcase enhanced efficiency and sustainability at JEC 2019

Henkel addresses the needs for enhanced efficiency and sustainability in aerospace composite structures at JEC World 2019. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR066)In a busier sky than ever, the aerospace industry relies on strong partners capable of meeting its growing demands for more efficient and lightweighting composite materials with an uplift in global availability. Henkel answers these needs with the expansion of the company’s production facilities at Montornès del Vallès in Spain and a continuing focus on innovative solutions designed to enhance the sustainability and consolidation of composite structures.

RENOLIT Taking Off in Automotive Interior Applications

Suzuki Vitara Rear Shelf in RENOLIT TECNOGOR. 
(Photo: RENOLIT COMPOSITES, PR001)RENOLIT GOR S.p.A., with a leading position in the automotive extrusion and thermoforming market globally, has seen demand for its innovative RENOLIT TECNOGOR take off as the next generation, safe, clean, 100% recyclable glass fiber composite for automotive interior applications. Tier 1 thermoformers have been able to combine superior part performance with consistent quality, higher productivity and lower costs of the production process, which has attracted the attention of many OEM automotive buyers. Leading German, Italian, French and Japanese carmakers are now using RENOLIT TECNOGOR for a variety of thermoformed, custom coated, interior 3D trim parts for vehicles. Applications include: parcel shelves, load floors, seat back covers, dashboard inserts and trunk trims.

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