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Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

The Fraunhofer project group for new drive systems (NAS), which is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, has collaborated with Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd., Japan, to develop an experimental engine with lightweight cylinder casing made of fiber-reinforced composite material. [More]
VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastic, latex and rubber, is set to participate in the 2015 International VDI Conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering.” The VDI Conference serves as an excellent opportunity for Trinseo Automotive, previously known as Styron, to showcase its top-notch engineering capabilities and commercial successes with key global automotive players throughout the industry. [More]
Schaeffler Becomes an e-F@ctory Alliance Partner

Schaeffler Becomes an e-F@ctory Alliance Partner

Schaeffler is now a partner in the e-F@ctory Alliance, a factory automation initiative by Mitsubishi Electric Europe. The FAG SmartCheck condition monitoring device from Schaeffler is now a certified e-F@ctory Partner Product and will play a leading role in helping customers move towards Industry 4.0. [More]
Astronaut Ron Garan to Deliver Keynote at JEC Americas Houston Composites Show and Conferences

Astronaut Ron Garan to Deliver Keynote at JEC Americas Houston Composites Show and Conferences

JEC Group proudly announces that Ron Garan, a decorated former NASA astronaut who has traveled more than 71.million miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet, will serve as the special guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas Houston Composites Show and Conferences at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. [More]
RocTool, Volvo Cars Announce License Agreement Focusing on IntelliSafe Body Part Production

RocTool, Volvo Cars Announce License Agreement Focusing on IntelliSafe Body Part Production

RocTool (Alternext – FR0010523167 – ALROC), specialist in the design and development of technologies for rapid molding of composite and plastic injection announced that it has signed a license agreement with Volvo Cars (“Volvo”), the Swedish premium automobile manufacturer headquartered in Gothenburg. [More]
Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to Lux Research. [More]

Tetronics Supplies World-Leading Technology to US Waste Management Firm

Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, has today announced the signing of a deal to provide its plasma arc technology to Duncan Recycling & Refining (DR2), U... [More]
Researchers Recommend Nanoporous Materials for Methane Storage in Cars

Researchers Recommend Nanoporous Materials for Methane Storage in Cars

Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and EPFL have conducted a collaborative study using computer simulations in order to determine the best material to store methane obtained from natural gas. [More]
PPG to Acquire Major Stake in Le Joint Francais’ Aerospace and Automotive Sealants Businesses

PPG to Acquire Major Stake in Le Joint Francais’ Aerospace and Automotive Sealants Businesses

PPG Industries announced today that it has submitted an offer to acquire a majority interest in the aerospace and automotive sealants businesses of Le Joint Français (LJF). LJF is a supplier of sealants and adhesives products for the aerospace and automotive industries and has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology. [More]
Alcoa’s Expanded Wheels Manufacturing Plant Officially Opened in Hungary

Alcoa’s Expanded Wheels Manufacturing Plant Officially Opened in Hungary

Lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa today officially opened its expanded wheels manufacturing plant in Hungary. The larger facility doubles Alcoa’s capacity to produce its Dura-Bright® EVO surface-treated wheels compared to 2014 production levels. [More]