Category Archives: Resin Transfer Molding

K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,

Engel, KM Take High-Pressure RTM Prime Time at K2013

The K Fair, held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a giant, 19-hall extravaganza of thermoplastics technology. Two exhibits at large machinery companies at this year’s K [..]

Automotive, Europe, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , ,

Toray, Plasan Team Up to Boost Role of CFRP

Toray industries, arguably the global leader in carbon composites technology, is opening a plant to produce industrial-grade fiber in the United States next year, and is putting even [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Carbon Composites Get Boost From Henkel, KraussMaffei

Best known for adhesives and personal care products, German chemical giant Henkel has developed a new matrix plastic for composites that could speed development of carbon fiber reinforced [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Epoxy, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Carbon Composites Players Build Technology Positions

The big players continue to make moves to further develop their carbon composite manufacturing capabilities, signaling a growing future for the high-priced, light weighting material. This month, Toray [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, North America, Resin Transfer Molding ,

RTM Process Cuts Cycle Times By 10; Uses Recycled CFRP

Cannon Afros has developed a process that cuts the molding time of a large part by a factor of 10. The new process, called ESTRIM (Epoxy Structural Reaction [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Fiber, Design, Epoxy, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding, Sports , , ,

Will Ford Lead With Printed Electronic Roof Headliner?

As new auto models are announced in the next two months keep an eye out for a game changer—a roof liner in which printed electronic circuits encapsulated in [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Engel Makes Auto Composites With In-Situ Process

Engel, the Austrian molding powerhouse, feels it may have found a route to fast, efficient molding of composites.   In a recent technology demonstration in Europe, inserts for [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding ,