Posts Tagged ‘SMC’

Chromaflo Technologies launches new pigment paste product lines

September 11th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Innovation, Marine, Sports industry, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Meet Chromaflo in Stuttgart next week – booth A40 in hall 6!

The largest independent global supplier of advanced colorants and chemical dispersions for the paint, coatings and thermoset plastics industry, will launch a number of pigment paste lines and a chemical thickener line in Europe during Composites Europe in Stuttgart.

Image-20981The new product lines in Europe include specialized pigment pastes for unsaturated polyester (CF line), polyurethane pultrusion (UPL line), other polyurethane processes (DL line), epoxy (EDC-ND line) and plasticizer applications (DH line). Along with these standard product lines, Chromaflo Technologies also provides custom-formulated dispersions, color matching and toll processing. Read Full Post

International AVK Conference on 26 – 27 September 2011 – programme is online!

August 3rd, 2011 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Awards, Biocomposites, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Engineering, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

This year, once again, the AVK conference is the opening event of the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair, which is an important market place for your business with participants from the every stage of the industry’s value chain from 27 – 29 September.
The presentation of the AVK Innovation Award and Composites Night frame the event and provide an opportunity for informal communication.

The International AVK Conference in the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart has a brand new concept.

In two series of lectures, prominent experts offer their insights into the many and diverse applications for fibre reinforced plastics. In order to reflect the needs of the different interest groups even more closely at the conference, the two series are divided into thematic blocks presented by executives and technology specialists respectively.

The speakers will focus on current developments and innovations in technologies, materials and new processes as well as on the general condition of the GRP and CRP market.
Some of the fascinating lectures include:

  • „Structural lightweight applications made from thermoplastic composites“ by Joachim Graefe, Quadrant Plastic Composites AG
  • „Thermoplastic composites for the A350 XWB“ by Dr. Klaus Edelmann, Airbus Operations GmbH.
  • Dr. Walter Aichholzer of Mercedes-Benz talks about the SMC decklid used in the premium automotive segment.

AVK represents the interests of all companies and institutions in the value chain involving components made of fibre-reinforced plastics and engineering thermosets

In a special lecture block „Research for practical application“ professors from renowned universities and institutes report on trends, comparative studies of materials, series manufacturing applications and the wide range of design possibilities offered by fibre reinforced plastics.
The conference closes with a panel discussion titled „The future of fiber composites and plastics in the automotive sector“ in which well-known participants from the automotive industry and its suppliers consider the current state of technology.

Have a look at the AVK conference programme now here.

You can register online here.


From lakes to the ocean – Composites conquer the naval industry

Februar 2nd, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Boatbuilders, Marine | No Comments »

2009 was also a difficult year for the processors of fibre composites.  According to the information given by the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK), the demand for and the production of duroplastic SMC and BMC components was determined by market developments in the main automobile and electronic applications. 

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The “Envirez” material from Ashland Performance Materials is used in boatbuilding (Photo: Ashland).

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Dieffenbacher direct processing technology for lightweight car components and clean energy systems

Oktober 19th, 2009 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Composite production, Exhibitors, Innovation | 1 Comment »

1DieffenbacherDieffenbacher one of the world’s market leaders in supplying complete manufacturing system for forming fibre-reinforced plastics will be presenting its products and services at the Composite Europe 2009 in Stuttgart from October  27th to 29th 2009. Highlights from the market leader are the cost effective innovative production solutions for the manufacturing of light weight car components and the clean energy industry parts such as solar panels.

Highlights from the market leader – the only manufacturer in this sector to supply all its products and services from a single source – include the new, energy-saving Compress Plus press generation, rapid advancements in the Dieffenbacher direct processes, LFT-D (long-fibre thermoplast, direct process) and D-SMC (direct strand molding compound) technology, and automated SMC processing with highly lucrative, innovative technologies for producing lightweight components for structures and semi-structural applications.

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