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Currently, when moulding carbon fibre composites in an autoclave, it is common practice to also make the tools from carbon fibre prepregs. This ensures that there are no significant differences in the thermal expansion...
Published on: November 29, 2018
There is a need for sophisticated materials which can meet stringent flame resistance regulations and are suitable for use in lightweight constructions. The latest addition to Biesterfeld’s product range is the Balsasud Core material from CoreLite. It is...
Published on: November 8, 2018
The component, which is 1 meter long but weighs less than 5 kg, passed a wide range of tests performed by Element. The evaluation included static loadings, fatigue cycles and fire testing to EN 45545 according to the...
Published on: October 18, 2018
The EPTA industry briefing, Opportunities for pultruded composites in the rail market, discusses the drivers for increased adoption of composite materials in the rail sector and the growing number of applications for...
Published on: September 19, 2018
Although the panels are low weight, their innovative construction and design makes them remarkably strong. Additionally, Stadeck panels have grood weather-and chemical resistance, have anti-slip properties and good fire...
Published on: August 3, 2018
With the implementation of this project, it is expected to improve the railway infrastructure regarding costs, functioning and reliance, as well as timeliness, increase of the capacity and energy efficiency, as well as...
Published on: July 25, 2018
The key is the technology’s versatility of materials, combined with a high-speed, continuous, cost-efficient production process. EconCore’s ThermHex process allows users to provide performance-to-weight-optimized...
Published on: June 28, 2018
The company focussed its attention on thermoset composites such as glass and carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs). The ability to deliver good strength (similar to or better than steel) at a significantly lower weight is a critical performance...
Published on: June 26, 2018
Until now, carbon composites have not been suitable for use in fire or high temperature industrial applications.  Developed in response to global demand from end users, CFP's unique FR10-2 product solves this problem. At...
Published on: May 10, 2018
Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) have been a standard in lightweight construction for a while now. One alternative trend in manufacturing, however, has turned to natural materials, which can be produced with lower energy...
Published on: March 12, 2018
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