Posts Tagged carbon

Major new automotive carbon-composite production part is close

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Plasan Carbon Composites (Wixom, MI) has signed a development contract for a major carbon composite part for a 2016 model year car. “It will shock people when they find out the part and the OEM,” said Gary Lownsdale, technical director of PCC in an interview with PlasticsToday. “It’s not an OEM people would expect.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  ACCE Composite Plasan Toray read more

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Airbus airplane door frame goes composite route

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

Wickert Maschinenbau GmbH (Landau, Germany) will be presenting a complete inner core door frame molded using the resin transfer molding (RTM) for the Airbus A 350 at this year’s Composites Europe 2013 to be held 17-18 September at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. The highly stressable carbon fiber composite component is manufactured at Eurocopter in Donauwörth, Germany. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Carbon dioxide to debut as PUR raw material

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 | Permalink

Following a successful test phase, Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) is aiming to commercialize the use of carbon dioxide as a raw material for polyurethane (PUR) plastics. The company has started the planning process for the construction of a production facility at its site in Dormagen, Germany, where carbon dioxide will be used to produce a precursor for high-quality foam. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  climate change co2 reduction polyurethane foam bayer read more

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Lightweight handcrafted hybrid heavy on CFRP, aluminum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | Permalink

The XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle from Volkswagen has gone into limited production at the automaker’s Osnabrück plant in Germany with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum dominating as materials of construction. The vehicles boasts fuel consumption of just 0.9 l/100 km (approx. 261 mpg US). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Low cost pitch-based carbon fiber debuts

Monday, March 11th, 2013 | Permalink

The high price of pitch-based carbon fiber normally restricts its use to limited applications such as heat dissipation materials for electronic devices installed in satellites. Now, a Japanese company is targeting wider adoption of such fibers with a new material that costs around half as much to manufacture Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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