Incorporating recycled nylon 6 material reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets, the long-fiber composites provide stiffness, strength, and toughness on par with formulations using virgin resin, according to Avient.
Precision pyrolysis technology will be applied to recycling of composites via removal of matrix resins.
Subsidiary Diamond Edge Ventures has invested in California-based startup Lingrove. Its plant-based composites have 15% lower density than carbon fiber and a stiffness-to-weight ratio that surpasses aerospace fiberglass.
The Swiss startup has developed a cost-competitive process that allows structural carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic (CFRP) parts to replace metals in aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and other demanding applications.
Stratasys partnered with Radford to fabricate components for the Type 62-2 coachbuilt sports car.
The use of a Tepex composite from Lanxess in a hybrid molding process results in an ultra-thin, lightweight electric skateboard with exceptionally high bending and torsional strength.
Compared with the conventional steel version, the toolbox made of a plastic composite hybrid achieves an approximate 30% weight reduction.
Thermoplastic liquid methyl methacrylate matrix resin is used as a composite material.