Category Archives: Compression

Lightweighting Shines In Europe

Impact on climate change will be the biggest fallout from Donald Trump’s efforts to unwind strict federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions that would have required vehicles to [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Compression, Europe, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

PEEK Overmolds Press-Formed Composite Part

Composite engineering will become increasingly complex to provide strong structural parts for aerospace and automotive load applications. A good example comes from the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Compression, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, PEEK, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

New RocTool System Cuts Costs, Cycle Times

RocTool, a 16-year-old French company, is rolling out a new molding technology that does not require a molding machine. The goal is to reduce costs to make large [..]

Aircraft, Compression, Europe ,

Unilever Uses IML Compression In The Mold

Procter & Gamble has been getting most of the press for low pressure thin-wall packaging developments, but Unilever is also in the game. Unilever started working on new [..]

Compression, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Packaging , ,

Treated Glass Bubbles Slash Weight on New Corvette

Don’t write off glass thermoset composites as weight-saving automotive body panels. A new version called TCA Ultra Lite from Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is in production on the [..]

Automotive, Compression, Design, Filler, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Green, North America , ,

Low Pressure Is Hot In Package Molding

Low pressure molding is gaining in importance as a way to improve productivity in the production of high-volume, thin-walled packaging. Procter & Gamble is developing low pressure injection [..]

Automation/Robotics, Compression, Design, Injection compression, Molds & Moldmaking, Packaging, polypropylene, Stack , , , , , ,

PullPress Makes Complex Carbon Composite Parts Quickly

Pultrusion and compression molding are combined in the PullPress process developed by Secar Technologie and Evonik to produce complex carbon composite parts that include light weight rigid foam [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Compression, compression molding, Epoxy, Europe, Foam, Foam molding, Insert Molding, Resin Transfer Molding, Sports ,

Stock Price of Thermoset Molder Suddenly Rockets

The sleepy business of molding reinforced plastics for truck hoods and other components at Core Molding Technologies (CMT) of Columbus, Ohio, is suddenly attracting a lot of interest [..]

Compression, Glass-Reinforced Composites

GMT Molding Replaces Steel Assembly In Mustang Seatback

GMT, a granddaddy of thermoplastic composites, has had slow market penetration since its commercial roll-out by PPG Industries and GE in the 1970s and 1980s. There was some [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Compression, Design, Glass-Reinforced Composites, North America, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Unique Phenolic Molding Process Cuts Costs For Belts

One of the great things about molding is its technical diversity. I came across a new twist today called the injection core compression molding process. In this proprietary [..]

Automotive, Compression, Europe, Phenolics , ,