Composites


Vorwerk selects ELIX 5120 premium ABS-Blend for Thermomix food processor – and awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers

Vorwerk selects ELIX 5120 premium ABS-Blend for Thermomix food processor – and awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers. 
(Photos: ELIX Polymers, PR036)Tarragona, May 2, 2018 – Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH has selected ELIX ABS-Blend 5120 for the control panel housing of its new Thermomix TM5 food processor. ABS Blend E.5120 is produced by ELIX Polymers S.L., a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe.

EconCore shines light on successes in continuous thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich panel. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR007)Thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology provider EconCore will unveil its latest successes at NPE2018, running from May 7 to 11 in Orlando, FL. The Belgian company, which licenses its ThermHex technology around the world for production of polypropylene (PP) honeycombs and sandwich materials, will also provide information on an elaboration of its process capabilities that enables production of honeycombs in high performance thermoplastics. A further development enables the integrated production of what it terms organosandwich — honeycomb cores with continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic skins.

SABIC's Pre-NPE News

SABIC Body in White Reinforcement Components.ORLANDO, U.S.A., March 21, 2018 - Under the banner of “Chemistry that Matters™,” SABIC will exhibit at NPE 2018 (booth #S19001) with the theme: “What Matters to You?” – representing the company’s ongoing commitment to listen closely to its customers, share ideas and expertise, and work together to achieve new levels of performance. In the form of a question, the theme recognizes that ideas and innovative solutions take shape from a deep understanding of customers’ key needs and challenges.

SABIC releases at JEC World 2018 results of lifecycle assessment of car doors made with UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape

An externally certified LCA study revealed that doors made with SABIC’s thermoplastic composites revealed a lower global warming potential and cumulative energy demand than metal doors.PARIS, FRANCE, March 8, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is releasing here at JEC World 2018 in stand L84, hall 5, the results of a recent lifecycle assessment of passenger car side doors using hybrid material solutions including laminates made with its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC), the UDMAX™ GPP 45-70 tape. The material system aims to help improve compliance with stringent energy and emissions regulations. The externally certified, cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment (LCA) found that doors made with the glass fiber polypropylene-reinforced composites outperformed metal car doors in two key environmental categories: global warming potential and cumulative energy demand. In addition to weighing significantly less than steel, aluminum and magnesium, the CFRTC parts deliver exceptional strength, corrosion resistance and the ability to be produced in high volumes using injection molding.

SABIC previews breakthrough mass production technology for thermoplastic composite laminates

As consumer electronics devices become increasingly lighter and thinner, SABIC is investing in the full digitalization and automation of mass production of composite laminates that can contribute to weight-out and design flexibility of device covers.PARIS, FRANCE, March 7, 2018 - Thermoplastic composites are prized for their light weight and exceptional strength. However, mainstream adoption has lagged due to shortcomings in existing production processes, which are slow, costly, and labor- and waste-intensive. To drive broader use of these advanced materials across multiple industries, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has invested in the composites industry’s first automated, digital system for the large-scale manufacturing of laminates made with its continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC) tapes.

SABIC launches new UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape featuring high strength for pipe and pressure vessel reinforcement 

The new UDMAX™ GPE 46-70 tape is designed for reinforcing industrial applications, such as pipes and pressure vessels, offering unmatched tensile strength.PARIS, FRANCE, March 6, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is introducing here at JEC World 2018 in stand L84, hall 5, new UDMAX™ GPE 46-70 tape, the newest addition to its expanding portfolio of UDMAX™ unidirectional fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape products. Commercially available worldwide, the new glass-filled high-density polyethylene grade is designed for reinforcing industrial applications, such as pipes and pressure vessels, offering unmatched tensile strength. This novel product has one of the highest glass content available in the industry today combined with optimal thermoplastic resin impregnation, thanks to SABIC’s proprietary high-pressure fiber impregnation technology (HPFIT™). By using UDMAX™ tape to reinforce oil, gas and water pipes, boilers and storage tanks, customers can significantly increase mechanical performance while reducing weight and help improve corrosion resistance in the most demanding environments.

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