ISS5 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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CAM X 2017 13 Thursday, December 14, 2017 NEW TECHNOLOGY Composite Materials Testing Services Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (WMT&R, Youngstown, Pennsylvania; Banbury, UK) is emphasizing its materials testing capabilities for the aerospace, automotive, medical and nuclear industries. WMT&R says it has earned a reputation for having the capabilities to test high volumes with quick turnarounds and accurate results. WMT&R is Nadcap- and A2LA-certified and approved by more than 60 companies in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and power generation industries. In the UK, WMT&R is accredited to UKAS ISO/ IEC 17025 and Nadcap standards. Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Booth Q62 Precision-cut Fibers for Pelletized Thermoplastic Engineered Fibers Technology LLC (EFT, Shelton, Connecticut) is showing a range of its preci- sion short-cut fibers with lengths of 0.10 mm to several centimeters. EFT provides fibers tailored to a customer's engi- neering application. Available short-cut fibers include carbon fibers, nickel- and metal-coated carbon fibers, quartz, S-2 glass, basalt, stainless steel and ceramic fibers. Polymeric short-cut fibers include PEEK, PEI (Ultem), PPS, aramid (para and meta), PTFE, Vectran LCP, cellulosic (trademarked BioMid), PLA, PVOH, high-tenacity polyester and micro-denier and bi-component fibers, among others. EFT is introducing two grades of a new short-cut, high-silica glass fiber with textile softness for high-tem- perature applications. Coated Short-Cut Fiber Strands with Engineered Strand Integrity (ESI) are among the most recent product additions from EFT. A range of coatings, including polyurethane, phenoxy, epoxy, polypropylene and other specialty materials, can be applied to various filament yarns, such as carbon, glass, basalt, quartz, and polymeric fibers. After cutting, these free-flowing fiber pellets are designed for fiber conveying and improved matrix adhesion when used in fiber-reinforced composites. EFT also is exhibiting EFTec Nanofibrillated Fibers produced from biodegradable, naturally sustainable and synthetic materials including Lyocell, regenerated cellulose, PAN, aramid and Vectran LCP. The nanofibrillation process produces fiber diameters equal to those observed in electrospinning and melt spinning nanofibers and nanofiber webs. Engineered Fibers Technology LLC, Booth C81 EFT is introducing two grades of a new short-cut, high-silica glass fiber with textile softness for high- temperature applications.

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