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Bobbin to preform with PvP
Wednesday, 29 October 2014

alt Teijin company Toho Tenax has released further details of its new process for the production of highly efficient thermoset carbon fibre composites it is calling Tenax Part via Preform (PvP). 

The technology is based on a one-step carbon fibre bobbin to preform concept, employing Tenax binder yarn, which combines carbon fibres with a binder resin.

The yarn can be processed by random fibre placement for isotropic behavior, and by aligned fibre placement in those areas where higher mechanical performance is required. Both random and aligned fibre placement can be combined to meet specific mechanical and/or cost needs.   Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

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Halogen-free FR advances

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Composite first for the Audi 6

Friday, 10 October 2014

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