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Thermoplastic and nonwoven composites: trends to 2020

Thermoplastic and nonwoven composites are enjoying high growth, according to Dr George Kellie of UK-based Kellie Solutions.

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Structural weight-saving technologies using natural fibres

Bcomp in conjunction with a partner has developed a range of grid fabrics for automotive composite applications. The Switzerland-based company’s PowerRibs technology is based on the concept of “leaf veins”, which rigidify a surface with minimum weight.

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Recyclable bio-based automotive composites

The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) will present a number of innovations at the Sachsen Live booth during JEC World in Paris, France, from 8-10 March.

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Energy-saving sails for cargo ships

GH Craft, the Teijin Group’s composite structure design development and evaluation unit, has been taking part in the Wind Challenger Project, an industry-university joint research project, since October 2009.

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Tailor-made polypropylene fibres for automotive composites

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibres are used in several automotive applications, including the luggage compartment, undershields, floor carpet systems, arch liners and seam reinforcement.

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New fibre composite materials trade fair to be held in Augsburg

A new event called Experience Composites will be staged in Augsburg, Germany, from 21-23 September 2016. It is being set up by Messe Augsburg in collaboration with the JEC Group and Carbon Composites.

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Fibre reinforced lining contains explosion in luggage hold of aircraft

A bomb-proof composite lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK’s University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus A321.

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Carbon fibre for aircraft and automotive applications

Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, has announced the development of Tenax XMS32, a new carbon fibre that is said to achieve both high-intensity and high-tensile modulus required for aircraft and automotive applications.

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Solvay to acquire Cytec Industries

Solvay, the Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals major with 2014 sales of US$10.2bn is to acquire Cytec Industries in a deal that values the composites producer at US$6.4bn.

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Hexcel launches site for new carbon fibre plant in France

Hexcel has officially opened the site in Roussillon, France, where it will invest US$250m in the construction of a carbon fibre plant.

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