Composites

2022-11-10

Grand Largue Composites and Sicomin enable first flax-fibre-built Class40

Fibres, fabrics, epoxy resins and adhesives from Sicomin have been used by Grand Largue Composites (GLC) to construct the first Class40 racing yacht to feature a significant quantity of flax-fibre reinforcements.

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Composites

2022-10-20

DORNIER's focal points at K 2022: Longer line service life and recycling management

The increased hygienic requirements during the Corona pandemic have also fuelled the demand for packaging. At Lindauer DORNIER GmbH this has led to an unprecedented level of incoming orders for film stretching lines. At the K (19 - 26 October in Düsseldorf), the technology leader will therefore focus on spare parts supply and additional services for the newly sold lines.

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Composites

2022-10-20

Better sustainability for the new Volkswagen Multivan with Borealis Fibremod™

Borealis Fibremod™ is used to produce first and largest-ever all-thermoplastic tailgate for the new Volkswagen Multivan. The revolutionary tailgate of the new Volkswagen Multivan demonstrates how customer-centric innovation and collaboration can produce high-performance parts which can lower the overall carbon footprint of vehicles. The Fibremod™ portfolio of lighter-weight polypropylene (PP) compounds is giving Tier One suppliers and OEMs the freedom to design and manufacture more sustainable and lightweight solutions for leading automotive brands and their increasingly electric fleets.

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Composites

2022-10-06

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Modern Wing featuring Teijin-supported large-scale composite facade celebrates 10th Anniversary

Teijin Limited announced today that the modern wing of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam featuring the world’s largest composite facade, made with Teijin Group’s Twaron® para-aramid fiber and Tenax™carbon fiber, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Teijin, which operates group companies in Europe under a regional headquarters located in Amsterdam, has been sponsoring the museum since 2007 as a cultural initiative inspired by the company’s philosophy of growing and evolving in harmony with society.

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Composites

2022-09-29

With around 170 employees, fiber composite components for the automotive industry are produced in large series at SGL's Austrian site in Ort im Innkreis. Apart from structural vehicle components, the focus here is on composite leaf springs and battery box components. The customers are well-known: Leaf springs made of fiberglass-based composite material are produced at the site for car manufacturers such as Ford and Volvo.

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Composites

2022-09-08

Due to the continued good business development, especially in the Carbon Fibers Business Unit, SGL Carbon SE is increasing its Group sales and earnings guidance for the current fiscal year and now expects Group sales of approximately €1.2 billion (previously: approximately €1.1 billion). The company expects to achieve adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA pre = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization before one-off effects and non-recurring items) of €170 - €190 million (previously: €130 - €150 million) in 2022.

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Composites

2022-08-25

Trelleborg launches low friction lightweight thermoplastic composite bearing

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches its latest lightweight thermoplastic composite bearing, the HiMod® Advanced Composite Bearing Plus, an enhanced dual-layer bearing with a low-friction modified PEEK layer that reduces friction and increases wear performance for use in bearing, wear ring, and bushing applications.

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Composites

2022-08-11

Kordsa strengthens its leadership with record growth

Kordsa increased its sales by 47% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year and achieved a turnover of 599 million USD (8,8 billion TL) in the first half of the year. During the same period, the company's EBITDA was 92 million USD (1,4 billion TL), and its net profit was 61 million USD (892 million TL).

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Composites

2022-08-04

SGL Carbon remains on track

Despite uncertain general conditions in the first six months 2022, SGL Carbon's business model is proving its resilience. After €270.9 million in Q1 2022, SGL Carbon was able to increase sales to €278.9 million in Q2. Accordingly, sales for the first half of 2022 amount to €549.8 million, which corresponds to a sales plus of €53.1 million or 10.7% compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Composites

2022-07-14

The Teijin Group announced today that it has extended its multi-year partnership with Envision Racing Formula E Team to support the team’s continuing participation in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship electric-vehicle racing. The Teijin Group has been supporting the team since 2020, helping to raise awareness of the company’s contributions to climate-change mitigation and adaptation.

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Composites

2022-06-09

Teijin Automotive Technologies (formerly Continental Structural Plastics) today announced it is manufacturing the pickup boxes for the next generation 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickup truck. These boxes are being produced at the company’s new facility in Seguin, Texas.

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Composites

2022-06-09

KARL MAYER presented sustainable solutions at JEC World

After a three-year break due to corona, the global composites industry came together again for the first time at a JEC World. The leading composites industry event was held in Paris from May 3-5, 2022. It exceeded all expectations in terms of product launches, content, business activities and attendance. In total, more than 32,000 trade visitors from over 115 countries were counted in Paris and on the JEC World Connect digital platform. The online format celebrated its premiere and was offered parallel to the presence event.

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Composites

2022-05-25

New report by COBRA details key manufacturing innovations in windsurfing

Cobra International has launched an innovation report highlighting its key composite manufacturing innovations that have reshaped the Windsurfing industry.

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Composites

2022-05-12

New DOMO injection moulding simulation database ensures faster development times for customers

Until now, customers needed to update their simulation software to obtain the latest injection moulding databases from providers, with a significant lag between new material availabilities and public database updates – sometimes more than a year. They also needed to reach out to multiple contacts on a regular basis to check for the latest resource availabilities from material providers.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-11-24

Lenzing introduces carbon neutral lyocell fibers from U.S. specialty production site

Lenzing is dedicated to offering products based on renewable material wood, derived from sustainably managed forests, and the new carbon neutral lyocell fibers available in North America is the latest example of how they’re making significant strides in achieving new certification standards while reinforcing Lenzing’s commitments to carbon neutrality. [1] They are dedicated to implementing real change in the industry and embracing climate action through the zero carbon commitments and ongoing innovations.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-11-24

Hygienix™ connects 500 absorbent hygiene & personal care industry professionals

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry convened 500 absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals from 30 countries and throughout the supply chain to participate in the eighth edition of Hygienix™ ­– the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets – held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 14-17.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2022-11-23

Sustainable solutions at nonwovens - Reducing gas consumption at drying of spunlace production

Energy management and efficiency have never been more important than nowadays. This applies especially to energy intensive processes such as the nonwoven production. To address this topic, the Center of Excellence in Nonwovens at the STFI (Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V., in Chemnitz, Germany aimed to design an energy efficient spunlace production.

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