Category Archives: Carbon Composites

BASF, IKV Join Forces to Speed Carbon Composite Molding

A new German system could greatly speed production of molded carbon composites to as low as six minutes. The fastest production speed currently in use is a brand-new [..]

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Boeing and BMW Tackle Carbon Composite Recycling

Re-use of carbon composites will be a major factor in the future of the strong, lightweight material. Boeing has launched several initiatives to find meaningful second uses for [..]

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First Product Emerges from Dreamliner CFRP Scrap

Production of carbon composites for aircraft production creates a large amount of scrap—expensive scrap because of the high content of carbon fiber.  A Boeing engineer says that more [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Consumer Goods, Design, Injection Molding, North America, Reinforcing Material

Intel Readies Dreamliner Approach for Ultrabooks: Carbon Fiber Plastic

Intel is borrowing a page from the fabulous success of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program to substantially reduce costs of its ultrabook computers. Weight of the Dreamliners was [..]

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Plastics Star in New Flying Car

Polycarbonate has not won favor as automotive glazing, but it will be used for windows in a car that flies. Engineers of a novel vehicle called Terrafugia have [..]

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Turkish Partner Is Key In New Ford/Dow Composite Venture

Targeting weight reductions of up to 750 pounds per vehicle, Ford and Dow engineers and researchers will combine efforts to develop low-cost carbon fiber and component-level manufacturing processes. [..]

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New SABIC Executive Discusses Bold Moves At NPE2012

It’s becoming increasingly clear that SABIC’s acquisition of the GE Plastics business five years ago for $11.6 billion was a positive development for the American plastics industry. At [..]

Africa/MidEast, Aircraft, Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, North America, Polyacetal, Polyurethane foam

CFRP Super Car Smashes Land Speed Records

A Norwegian super car developer that almost acquired Saab is showing nifty carbon fiber technology at the Geneva Motor Show this week in Switzerland. Its 2013 Agera R [..]

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Conductive Composites Get A Big Asian Boost

The marriage of plastics and electricity is a big emerging story. One of the companies of interest is little-known Integral Technologies of Bellingham, WA, a research company that’s [..]

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What Is The Casing For The iPhone5? How About Metallic Glass

What is the widely rumored “new casing” in the iPhone5? The Apple blogosphere is buzzing, but true to form, Apple will not comment. These things can be stated [..]

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