ISS5 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 / ORLANDO, FLORIDA CAM X 2017 12 SHOWDAILY NEW TECHNOLOGY SAVE THE DATE COMBINED STRENGTH UNSURPASSED INNOVATION CONFERENCE Oct. 15-18, 2018 EXHIBITION Oct.16-18, 2018 Co-Located with IFAI Expo 2018 DALLAS, TX 2018 Presses for SMC, RTM, Thermoforming and More Composites machinery specialist Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH (Krefeld, Germany) is spotlighting its compression equipment for sheet molding compound (SMC), phase-change material (PCM), resin transfer molding (RTM) and thermoplastic forming. Tonnages for these machines range from 150 tons for lab applications up to 3,000 tons for complete production lines. Features include good closed-loop control of the ram plate, with fast closing and high accuracy. Siempelkamp also provides complete Personal Protection Stretch Fabrics solutions, which include peripheral systems for handling, loading and unloading as well as post-processing. Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, Booth F83 VitaFlex (Burlington, North Carolina) is exhibiting its line of Soft-stretch Hoods for use when laying up glass fiber materials and when performing sprayup. The hoods are made with PPE that is said to provide effective barrier protection against micron-sized particles, glass fibers and paint or coating overspray. Made of latex-free elastic nonwovens, the Soft-stretch Hood securely covers the entire head, face and neck for a comfortable form-fit. VitaFlex notes that most protective clothing is made with a nonwoven polypro- pylene (PP), which tends to be stiff. VitaFlex applies a nonwoven "elastication" technology to create elastic fabrics from regular rigid nonwovens without adding latex or other elastomers. The result is a latex-free, elastic nonwoven fabric that offers a soft, stretchy structure while maintaining the breathability and barrier functionality of nonwovens. A limited number of free samples of Soft-stretch Hoods are available to VitaFlex booth visitors. VitaFlex, Booth T74

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