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Liquid thermoplastic resins processable with thermoset composite techniques

Monday, March 10th, 2014 | Permalink

A family of liquid thermoplastic resins can be transformed into practical parts and components using processing technologies normally associated with thermoset resins, such as resin transfer molding (RTM). Arkema , the supplier of the materials, says application has commenced on a commercial basis in 2014, where their lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable nature is being exploited. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  acrylic resin carbon fiber composite glass fiber composite recyclable read more

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Mineral filler reduces resin usage, improves flow properties

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 | Permalink

Minerals Technologies Inc. (New York, NY) has launched a new calcium carbonate product for reinforcement of plastic, called Vicron FRP, for use in such applications as sheet molding compound (SMC), bulk molding compound (BMC) and thermoset polyesters. The product was developed by Specialty Minerals Inc. (New York, NY), a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies and leading supplier of mineral additives. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Major glass fiber price hikes loom

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

A five-year slump in glass fiber pricing may soon be coming to an end. The industry built up global capacity just in advance of the Great Recession that began in 2008. As a result, prices dropped and have failed to match gains made in thermoset resins or competing materials such as steel and aluminum. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  composites Owens Corning read more

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