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At Toronto Boat Show on January 10th – 18th 2015 they are introducing their popular Prospector 16 model built with a TeXtremehybrid fabric made of co-mingled carbon fiber and Innegratapes. “Advancements in carbon fiber technology are changing the way we...
Published on: January 8, 2015
Reinforcements
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The reinforcements are the backbone of the composites. Progresses and enhancements are continuing to be made in this field which could look, at first, totally mature. Here are few of the latest annoucements and innovations in this key topic.
Published on: January 7, 2015
The ‘dibber’ was created by Helene Jones from the Department of Aerospace Engineering who has been exploring the existing design space in the manual layup of composite components as part of her PhD project.Processing aids and tools play an important part...
Published on: January 7, 2015
By utilizing TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics, the stick weighs just 183 grams and is one of the lightest stick introduced to the market.  TeXtreme spread tow carbon reinforcements are a kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce...
Published on: December 30, 2014
The award was presented to Hexcel’s Thierry Merlot, VP and General Manager, by Alain Tropis, COO Development at Aerolia and Raphaël Duflos, Chief Procurement Officer at Aerolia.Hexcel worked with Aerolia SAS to design and manufacture an aircraft fuselage...
Published on: December 29, 2014
Formax is located in Leicester, UK with estimated sales in 2014 of approximately $45 million. Hexcel’s interest is to advance knitting technology for future Aerospace applications and provide scale for growing Industrial markets. This announcement follows...
Published on: December 16, 2014
TeXtreme is based on using spread tows instead of yarns to achieve ultra light weight and high-performance products. Companies utilizing the TeXtreme Technology achieve good properties on weight, stiffness, strength, etc. compared to those using other...
Published on: December 2, 2014
Active for more than 10 years in the material characterization, for liquid composites molding technologies development and modelization, PPE is an actor in permeability measurement of reinforcements for composite application. Based on this experience, PPE...
Published on: November 14, 2014
With their complete portfolio of carbon multiaxials having already achieved the same status, a significant proportion of Formax products have now been accredited by this leading certification body. The company remains focused on supplying bespoke,...
Published on: November 10, 2014
According to a recent report* by Applied Market Information, LLC, the North American long fiber thermoplastics market is expected to grow by 7.3 percent each year through 2018, driven by changes in environmental regulations, functional integration, and...
Published on: November 3, 2014