Axel Plastics Research Laboratories have announced two new internal mould release additives for dicyanamide cured epoxy resins. MoldWiz INT-1322 and INT-1329. By nature, DICY cured epoxies are among the most tenacious in their bonding properties, prompting many in the industry to search for more effective ways to release DICY epoxy, resins, compounds, prepregs and laminates. [...]
Bio Composite materials are heading for the slopes after engineers at the AMRC Composite Centre produced a prototype snowboard from flax
An incredible selection of original movie props go under the hammer in the next couple of days, from The Ten Commandments and Gladiator to cult Sci-Fi films and TV show like Star Wars, Aliens and Star Trek. Profiles in History a leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts [...]
3M Advanced Composites and TenCate Advanced Composites have announced that they will now jointly develop, market and sell a comprehensive portfolio of tooling resins and prepregs. The new products will be launched at SAMPE Tech next week. Subsequent products will include a high temperature bismaleimide (BMI) tooling prepreg developed by 3M and a high temperature [...]
In this episode of Surf Sufficient, they take a comprehensive look at ding repair basics with professional surfboard repair specialist Franklin Pierce. Author of the classic manual, “Fiberglass Ding Repair,” Franklin walks us through the steps to seal a ding properly.
Sika have announced the launch of a new epoxy resin family which boasts greater performance in high temperatures. The new resin is accompanied by 4 new hardeners all offer similar properties but with working times ranging from 60 to 210 minutes. The new system named CR132 can reach temperatures of over 130°C when properly cured. [...]
This week, engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville moved a Composite Crew Module (CCM) into the Environmental Test Facility vacuum chamber to gauge how well a space structure fabricated with composite materials will react in a simulated space environment. Data gained during this test series will aid in the design and development [...]
This is the Subwing, invented by Simon Sivertsen in 2010 the subwing works in a similar way to a fish fin, pressing the leading edge of the device down will cause the rider to dive, pulling up will make the rider surface and twisting it left or right will change direction – at least as [...]
AOC has launched a new vinyl ester series designed for high performance CIPP applications
3B the fibreglass company have announced the introduction of a renewed range of reinforcements each designed for specific resin systems and engineered to provide optimum performances for the manufacture of wind turbine blades.
Brazilian industry of composite materials sold USD 440 million in the first quarter, 16.3% increase compared to the same period of last year.