Composite Materials

Materials & Material Processing

Laurel BioComposite Receives BPI Certification for Bio-Res PLA

April 4, 2016

Laurel, Nebraska — More than 4 billion petroleum-based plastic containers are used annually according to a recent study by Iowa State University. That’s 832,000 tons and less than 2 percent of that amount is recycled or re-used. In fact, the U.S. has generated more plastic in the last decade than has been mass-produced in the last century. With manufacturers and retail segments on the hunt...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

FiberSystems Uses FRP Composites To Restore and Rebuild Packed Tower Aeration Systems

February 1, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio – With a removal rate that approaches 99 percent, packed tower aeration systems are a popular option for eliminating volatile organic compounds from ground water. When the City of Dayton’s [Ohio five packed tower aeration systems - installed in the late 1980s - began to fail, it needed a fix that could restore the structures to like new condition in performance and appearance....Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Composites target aerospace industry.

October 22, 2015

Comprising PAEK and carbon fiber based unidirectional tape and laminate panels, VICTREX® AE250 Composites enable production of continuously reinforced components that can perform under load, including brackets, clips, clamps, and housings used throughout aircraft in primary and secondary structures. PAEK composites are 100% recyclable and offer greater chemical resistance, fatigue performance, and FST properties than thermosets, while matching strength and stiffness. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cytec Highlights High Production Rate Composite Materials and Technologies and Emphasizes Its Commitment to the European Market at Composites Europe 2015

September 28, 2015

New composite materials and technologies for high volume automotive production Commitment to Europe – new kitting site in France and new technology application center in UK Composites Europe - Hall 5, stand F16 Woodland Park, NJ - Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) will be demonstrating new high performance materials and process technologies at the Composites Europe trade fair and forum...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

A. Schulman to Present Its Joint Portfolio with Its Latest Acquisition, Citadel Plastics, at Fakuma 2015

September 17, 2015

AKRON, Ohio– A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, will present its broad range of products at the Fakuma Plastics Processing Exhibition on October 13-17, 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Under the booth theme of "Our Definition of Success is Helping You Achieve Yours" A. Schulman will be...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites come in PP and ETPU.

August 31, 2015

Combining long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together in single, ready-to-mold pellet, Complet® Hybrid Composites are available in polypropylene and engineered thermoplastic polyurethane. Single pellet solution for combining long glass and carbon fiber provides optimized fiber dispersion, which minimizes performance reductions due to fiber attrition during processing. In addition to automotive sector, hybrid composites are suitable for use in consumer and sporting goods products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Bedford Reinforced Plastics to Exhibit at 2015 WEFTEC Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois

August 24, 2015

BEDFORD, Pa. –Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural profiles, pultruded and molded grating, will be exhibiting at the 2015 Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from September 26-30th. Founded in 1928, WEFTEC has not only grown...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Interchangeable Motorboat Propeller Blades Made from Complet MT Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Propels Piranha's Success

May 26, 2015

WINONA, MINN., USA– With repair costs from motorboat propellers striking submersed objects running up to several thousand dollars for complete lower unit rebuilds, Brad Stahl knew there had to be a better solution. His intuition led him to start Piranha Propellers of Jackson, Calif., which manufactures and sells replacement propellers featuring interchangeable blades made from long fiber...Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

PlastiComp and Xenia Partner to Develop Applications for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

March 17, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE– PlastiComp, Inc., a global leader in long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials and technologies, and Xenia, a materials development company specializing in carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites, announced at JEC Europe 2015 that they have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the partnership, Xenia will develop innovative solutions based on PlastiComp’s...Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composites offer smooth surface.

January 20, 2015

By producing smooth finish on external surfaces, Velocity® Series of High-flow Nylon 6 and 66 LFT Composites facilitate injection molding of high glass or carbon fiber content materials. Resin-rich surface free of fibers makes colors appear vibrant, is capable of holding fine embossed details, and virtually eliminates need for any type of secondary finishing operations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

TenCate Composite Materials Replace Titanium for Orion Space Capsule Heatshield and Backshell Structure

December 9, 2014

TenCate composite materials replace titanium for Orion space capsule heatshield and backshell structure TenCate Advanced Composites North America, a leading global composite materials company for space and aerospace applications, has developed and provided heat resistant composites for the heat shield and backshell structure of the Lockheed Martin Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle,...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Composite Materials create functional prototypes.

December 2, 2014

Available for ProJet® 5500X composite 3D printer, VisiJet® Functional Elastomers give users versatility to create models, functional prototypes, and end-use parts with multiple material printing. Flexible materials, available in black and translucent, offer Shore A value starting at 30 and rise in increments of 10. Combining materials with VisiJet ABS-like white or VisiJet polycarbonate-like clear materials, ProJet 5500X can create up to 14 unique materials in single print. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Non-Industrial Products

AXION Builds STRUXURE Wetlands Walkway with Centerville-Washington, Ohio Park District

October 9, 2014

New Commercial Boardwalk System Built in Western Ohio ZANESVILLE, Ohio– AXION International Holdings, Inc. (AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and polymer composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE building products, announced today that its STRUXURE Commercial Boardwalk products were used by the Centerville-Washington Park District to recently complete...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass and carbon fiber.

October 9, 2014

Suitable for consumer and sporting goods, Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber reinforcement together in single, ready-to-mold composite pellet. Nylon 6/6 hybrid 40% long glass+carbon fiber reinforced composite with 20% carbon fiber and 20% glass fiber has tensile strength of 41,200 psi and flexural modulus of 2,600 ksi. Inclusion of long glass fiber allows material to retain 78% of un-notched impact capability of glass at 18.8 ft-lb/in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Composite Pellet acts as drop-in die-cast magnesium substitute.

September 8, 2014

Complét® LFT duplicates mechanical and electrical properties of magnesium in injection molding or extrusion materials that offer up to 40% reductions in weight. Matching mechanical performance of pressure die-cast magnesium and aluminum with tensile modulus up to 42,000 MPa, pellets offer surface resistivity down to 0.2 Ω/sq and EMI shielding capabilities from 60–80 dB. Combination of mechanical and electrical properties provided in these composites is achievable in range of polymers. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

MILSPRAY Eyes Renewable Energy and Armour Composites Market as New CEO Targets Rapid Growth

August 20, 2014

Brian Feser’s vision is to exponentially increase MILSPRAY's top line growth over the next two years while planning for long term growth, sustainability and viability. Having taken over as CEO in May, Feser is restructuring the company and adopting a fast forward-looking strategy to take advantage of the opportunities in the armoured vehicle market as well as in other technology verticals...Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites offer 100,000+ psi tensile strength.

July 25, 2014

With Kyron® MAX Series, parts can be injection molded at high volumes with strengths that approach lay-up composites and metals. Composites are available in 3 performance levels, allowing designers to select option to match their needs. Low filler loadings generate high mechanical performance with lower fiber content, increasing material’s strain, which allows part to yield and not fracture. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Celanese to Showcase Award-Winning Composite Applications at JEC Americas Conference in Atlanta

May 15, 2014

DALLAS and ATLANTA – Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company – and four-time winner of the JEC Americas award for innovative composite applications – will be exhibiting and presenting a technical paper at the JEC Americas Composites Show & Conference May 13-15 in Atlanta. "Celanese has a proven track record for developing composites that...Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining

Celanese and Airborne Oil & Gas Sign Strategic Supply Agreement for Deepwater Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

March 14, 2014

Multi-year Agreement to Improve Materials, Systems and Solutions DALLAS, FRANKFURT, SHANGHAI– Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, and Airborne Oil Gas B.V., the global leading supplier of spoolable thermoplastic composite pipe systems for deepwater offshore operations, today announced the signing of a strategic supply agreement for the...Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Transportation Industry Products

AXION Receives Second Purchase Order from Russia for ECOTRAX 100% Recycled Composite Rail Ties

March 14, 2014

Installation with Second Metro Transit System in Russia NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.– AXION International Holdings, Inc. (AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE building products, today announced a second purchase order for ECOTRAX rail ties to be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a major transit...Read More