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Reinforced Plastics News - 15 Oct 2014

Editor's Choice

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – 3D non-crimp fabrics; Polyimide resin; Recycling composites The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Laser surface preparation of composite materials(Part 1) General Lasertronics Corporation has examined the degree to which laser surface preparation of composite material enhanced the repeatability and fracture toughness of adhesive bonds, compared with conventional abrasive-plus-solvent wipe processes. Robert Cargill and Jim Russell of Lasertronics describe the project. More

ROHACELL HERO foam core impresses in aircraft study In a comparative trial on an aircraft component, a composite sandwich design based on Evonik’s ROHACELL® HERO polymethacrylimide (PMI) foam core material was found to result in reduced manufacturing costs, and lower part weight, over a typical honeycomb cored design. More

Airtech Advanced Materials Group
 
Established in 1973 Airtech Advanced Materials Group is the leading manufacturer of processing materials to the world's composite and tooling industries.
Airtech offers the auxiliary materials for the vacuum bagging, wet lay-up and resin infusion processes. Airtech product range consists of: vacuum bagging films up to ultra-high temperature and very large width, release films and release liquids, pressure sensitive tapes, peel plies, breathers and bleeders, vacuum bag sealant tapes, vacuum bag connectors and hoses, rubber, tooling materials, carbon and glass reinforcements.
Airtech is an ISO 9001:2008 and EN/ AS 9100:2009 registered company. 

Aerospace

Boeing to expand St. Louis composites facility to supply parts for 777X
Boeing has announced that it is expanding the composites facility at its St. Louis, Missouri, site to accommodate the production of parts for its new composite-winged 777X aircraft.... More

Scott Bader

Are you are looking for high quality resins, gelcoats, adhesives and pigments which can be relied upon to process easily and consistently while offering the best long-term performance? We have the solution for you!

Crestapol® Resins
A unique resin series enabling you to achieve a market-leading industrial-scale performance across a range of processes

Advanced Gelcoats
Extensive range of high-quality gelcoats, combining ease of processing with spectacular long-term exterior performance

Adhesives
A versatile range of structural and patented-technology MMA and Urethane Acrylate adhesives and bonding pastes, used for bonding a wide variety of dissimilar substrates

For more information visit our stand at the upcoming shows or;
email: enquiries@scottbader.com
Phone: +44 (0)1933 666638
Visit:  www.scottbader.com

Automotive

Momentive carbon fibre door wins automotive award
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc's carbon fibre/epoxy car door structure won the People’s Choice Award for the Most Innovative Composite Part at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) last month.... More

MVP

Looking for the best system to dispense adhesives or putties? MVP has 6 to choose from.  5-gal. & 55-gal. models, in multiple ratios, able to dispense multiple materials. Visit www.mvpind.com to find yours.

Business

Bayer to separate its Life Science and MaterialScience businesses
Bayer has announced its intention to focus entirely on its Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and float its MaterialScience business on the stock market as a separate company. ... More

Hexagon Composites acquires assets of MasterWorks Machining and Helman Tensioners
Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has closed on a transaction acquiring the main assets of MasterWorks family of businesses: MasterWorks Machining, MasterWorks Composite Solutions and Helman Tensioners.... More

TenCate Advanced Composites expands UK facility
TenCate Advanced Composites, a producer of thermoplastic and thermoset prepregs, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Langley Mill, UK. The plant will become a centre of excellence for thermoset products and serve the European region. ... More

Lifetime achievement award for Scott Lewit
Scott Lewit, president and co-founder of Structural Composites, Inc has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology at the Florida Technovation/TechExpo.... More

Composites UK announces 2014 Industry Award Winners
Composites UK, the accredited trade association for the UK composites industry, has announced the winners of its 2014 industry awards, which will be presented on 11th November 2014.... More

Reichhold Inc files for bankruptcy
US-headquartered composite resins producer Reichhold Inc has filed for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware. Reichhold affiliates outside the US are not included in the filings.... More

Chromaflo Technologies

Chromaflo Technologies is a leading provider of colorant technologies for the global thermoset plastics market. Learn how we solve our customers’ toughest color, appearance and performance challenges at www.chromaflo.com

TenCate Advanced Composites

TenCate CCS Composites is a leader in chopped fiber composite compression molded parts. Bridging the ease of injection molded plastics with the high strength of advanced composites. Visit us online to see what is possible. 

Construction

Talon Technology develops carbon fibre/Kevlar hinge
Australian company Talon Technology claims to have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest carbon fibre/Kevlar hinge.... More

Jushi advert
McClean Anderson

McClean Anderson, a world leader of advanced filament winding equipment since 1961, provides innovative and cost-effective filament winding equipment solutions to customers worldwide. Please visit our new website at www.mccleananderson.com for detailed information. 

The UK’s largest ever Composites Event
 
Network and do business at the Composites Engineering Show, plus co-locating Aero Engineering Show, and Automotive Engineering Show - part of Advanced Engineering UK 11-12 Nov, NEC, UK

Materials technology

Lingrove introduces linen and bio-based resin prepregs
Lingrove Natural Composites has launched a range of linen prepregs, dry reinforcement and other bio-based solutions at CAMX 2014.... More

Eastman advert
Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC
 
Easy Dispersion: Carbon NanoStructure (CNS)-infused chopped glass product is designed for use as a reinforcement for thermoset and thermoplastic resins that not only makes the material conductive but greatly enhances strength and modulus.   www.appliednanostructuredsolutions.com
Composites books – Elsevier survey

The Editor for Plastics and Composites books for Elsevier is currently running a survey of the community, to get more insight into what books Elsevier should be publishing in this area. The survey only takes 10 minutes, and you’ll receive a discount code for Elsevier books at the end.

Wind energy

Nordex rolls out wind blade strategy with Carbon Rotec
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is extending its partnership with composite wind turbine blade producer Carbon Rotec.... More

Events

CAMX 2014 – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
Dates: 13 October 2014 until 16 October 2014
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website: http://www.thecamx.org/
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JEC Americas 2014
Dates: 28 October 2014 until 29 October 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com
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FEIPLAR Composites & FEIPUR 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 until 13 November 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Website: http://www.feiplar.com.br
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Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 (1 day event)
Location: Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.compositesuk.co.uk/EventsandExhibitions/Composite...
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Composites Engineering UK 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 until 12 November 2014
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.advancedengineeringuk.com/
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JEC Asia 2014
Dates: 17 November 2014 until 19 November 2014
Location: Singapore
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com
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Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2014
Dates: 01 December 2014 until 03 December 2014
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.amiplastics.com/events/event?Code=C608
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For a full list of events and conferences, please visit
http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/events/

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