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BASF, TenCate Join Forces on Car Composites
11/26/2012

German chemical and plastics giant BASF, and The Netherlands-based aircraft composites maker TenCate Advanced Composites, have joined forces to develop and produce glass and carbon continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics for high-volume car production.
  (Source: TenCate Advanced Composites)
German chemical and plastics giant BASF, and The Netherlands-based aircraft composites maker TenCate Advanced Composites, have joined forces to develop and produce glass and carbon continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics for high-volume car production.
(Source: TenCate Advanced Composites)

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Re: How strong are composites?
Ann R. Thryft   12/10/2012 4:03:07 PM
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Rob, as the article points out, this is one of several partnerships and consortia aimed at making composites, especially carbon ones, more affordable and adaptable to high-volume automotive apps. In my feature on composites for automotive manufacturing, http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=249597 we mention several of these partnerships and how they are approaching R&D.

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