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Japan’s Teijin acquires Portuguese automotive composite supplier

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Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plásticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal, via its holding company in the Europe-Teijin Holdings Netherlands B.V. The acquisition was completed at the beginning of August 2018, following regulatory approval.

Inapal, headquartered in Leca do Balio, Porto, Portugal, is a Tier One supplier of composite components to the automotive and heavy truck industries. The company’s capabilities include Class A body panels, structural and underbody components using a variety of materials and processes, including sheet molding compound (SMC), carbon fiber SMC, pre-preg compression molding (PCM), direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) and glass mat thermoplastic (GMT). The company has two manufacturing locations in Portugal serving a variety of European OEM customers including Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Bentley.

In addition to its automotive and heavy truck business, Inapal supplies components to the heating and cooling industry, as well as passenger seating components to the bus and rail industries. The company had sales of €31.9 million ($37 million) in 2017.

“We are leveraging our lightweight, strong, high-performance materials and integrated composite technologies as one of the key focuses of the transformation strategies for our medium-term management plan,” said Jun Suzuki, president and CEO, Teijin Limited. “The acquisition of [US-based] Continental Structural Plastics [CSP] positioned us as a Tier One supplier of high-performance composites to the global automotive market. In July, we announced the acquisition of J.H. Ziegler GmbH (Ziegler), a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany. Now the acquisition of Inapal enables us to deliver on our promise to stakeholders to expand our technologies on a global basis, including in Europe. We will seek synergies by leveraging the business capabilities of CSP, Ziegler and Inapal to continue to grow as a supplier of multi-material components.”

“The addition of Inapal positions CSP well as a global leader in the lightweight composites industry,” added Steve Rooney, CEO of CSP. “With this, we can truly say we are among the world’s largest suppliers of lightweight composite components to the automotive industry, we are strategically located to meet our customers’ needs, and we’re ready for the rapid changes that are taking place in the industry today.”

Teijin expects its automotive composite business revenue to reach approximately €1.7 billion ($2 billion) by 2030. The company now has the ability to serve customers in most major regions of the world, including North America, Europe and Asia, and has established business with every major global automotive OEM.

Following the 2017 acquisition of CSP, Teijin has committed to expand its automotive capabilities globally. Technology developments include Sereebo, the world’s first mass -production technology for carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP), and in Europe, TENAX Part via Preform (PvP). Developed by Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH, the group’s core carbon fiber business, PvP is a material process technology that enables the highly efficient production of thermoset carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). PvP is recognized as a Tier One technology by European OEMs and is in production as a structural application on a current automotive platform. Finally, CSP’s European facility in Pouancé, Maine-et-Loire, France, recently announced that it will be installing a sheet molding compound (SMC) line, making the company’s patented, award-winning composite material technologies readily available to customers in Europe.

Hanwha Total Petrochemical Invests in a New Polypropylene Plant

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Hanwha Total Petrochemical Invests in a New Polypropylene Plant

Hanwha Total Petrochemical, a 50/50 joint venture between Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) and Hanwha, will invest nearly $500 million to further expand its Daesan integrated refining and petrochemical complex in South Korea

The planned investment will increase polypropylene capacity by close to 60% to 1.1?million tonnes per year by the end of 2020.?The ethylene capacity will simultaneously increase by 10% to 1.5?million tonnes.

This project complements the ongoing investments totaling $750?million to increase the complex’s ethylene production capacity by 30% to 1.4 million tonnes per year by mid-2019 and to expand polyethylene production capacity by 50% to 1.1 million tonnes by end-2019. All these investments are designed to take advantage of competitively priced propane feedstock, which is abundantly available due to the shale gas revolution in the United States. With this new investment, Daesan will be in a position to capture margins across the propylene-polypropylene value chain, as it already does in the ethylene-polyethylene value chain.

The additional production of high-value-added polymers will allow the complex to meet local demand and supply the fast-growing Asian market.

“This new investment in Daesan is fully in line with our strategy of growth in petrochemicals to meet global demand, focusing investments on our world-class facilities and leveraging competitively priced feedstock. This polypropylene project complements our offering of high-value-added polymers to the fast-growing Asian market,” said Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals at Total.

AMRC signs agreement with National Research Council of Canada to develop novel composites for aerospace

AMRC signs agreement with National Research Council of Canada to develop novel composites for aerospace published on


The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has signed a collaborative research agreement with the National Research Council of Canada in a ceremony that took place at the Canadian High Commission in London.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement is to develop novel composites for aerospace and is the first project under the broader CAN-UK science, technology and innovation research partnership.

The objective of the complete two-phase research project is to develop the analysis methods and manufacturing knowledge required to design and produce optimised curvilinear variable stiffness laminates fabricated by Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) and demonstrate application of the technology on a representative civil aircraft structure

Professor Keith Ridgway, Executive Dean of the AMRC, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with our academic colleagues in Canada and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

As well as the AMRC and NRC, additional project partners will be required for phase two onwards. Industry partner involvement will ensure the technology and specific applications being developed are directly relevant to near-future aero-structures.

Fran?ois Cordeau, Vice President of the Transportation and Manufacturing Division of the National Research Council of Canada, said: “Manufacturing makes up nearly half of Canada’s aerospace sector. The NRC is excited to work with the global aerospace industry by collaborating with the University of Sheffield on advanced manufacturing methods for cost-effective and environmentally-friendly aircraft.”

It was announced in the same week as the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and NRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the delivery of collaborative, jointly-funded research and innovation programmes.

3D woven technical textile composites take into account rigidity and damping ability

3D woven technical textile composites take into account rigidity and damping ability published on

The University of Surrey in the UK (Universityofsurrey) has reportedly teamed up with Hopkins University (hopkinsuniversity) to produce a new material that could be used in future car manufacturing. The new material is resistant to intense vibrations and has excellent noise suppression effects (muffler, sounddampening).

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The University of Surrey has reportedly teamed up with Hopkins University to produce a new type of material that might make its way into future automobile manufacturing. The new material in question can withstand vigorous vibrations and has superior sound dampening qualities.

The researchers used multi-layer 3D weaving Technology Textile structural composites (3Dwoventechnicaltextilecomposites) as fiber materials, the arrangement of each layer of materials makes the intermediate textile structure layer active, while the external layers of materials remain rigid, Thus, in the case of high rigidity can also obtain a good damping effect.

The researchers used layers of 3D woven technical textile composites as fiber materials. This arrangement of layers will enable the middle layers of the textile to move while the outside layers stay rigid. This is how the new material maintains high rigidity while having dampening abilities.

The properties of such materials are rare in conventional materials because the increased rigidity means that the mobility of the internal particulate matter decreases, resulting in a weakening of the damping effect. Conversely, while ensuring damping ability, rigidity will weaken. This is why metals having high rigidity with a low dampening ability and a material like foam being less rigid but having high dampening ability.

There is no doubt that the researchers ‘ new inventions are impressive and will have a big impact on the manufacture of many products, especially those that require both these properties.

Think about replacing the standard body panel materials like aluminum and steel with this new material. Passenger cabin among cars will become more silent when vehicle is moving. Today, automobile enterprises have adopted a large number of soundproof materials to keep sound and vibrations away from getting into the passenger cabin.

However, this requires sacrificing the overall vehicle performance and fuel economy, and the introduction of soundproof materials will not only affect the performance of the vehicle, but also reduce the space inside the car. However, the use of 3D woven textile structural composites, not only to achieve the vehicle weight reduction target, but also to enhance the space inside the car. In addition, the material is promising, thanks mainly to its high temperature resistance.

As described in the research paper, “In addition to damping and 13 mechanical properties, this 3DW lattice materials also demonstrates customized fluidic permeability, thermal transport and high temperature resistance, which can provide a variety of functions for future research. ”

High temperature resistant material used in sealing machine Material

High temperature resistant material used in sealing machine Material published on

The main popular color of high-temperature cloth for sealing machine is brown or deep-brown. It is made of high-quality glass fiber cloth and is made by using ultra-wide dipping machine repeatedly and repeatedly coated with high-quality Teflon resin. The thickness is generally 0.08. Mm, 0.11mm, 0.13mm, the weave type is mainly plain.

High temperature resistant material used in sealing machine Material and characteristics of high temperature cloth for sealing machine

It generally has the following characteristics and advantages:

1, temperature resistance. It is used for low temperature -196℃, high temperature 360℃, weather resistance and anti-aging.
2, non-adhesive: It is not easy to adhere to any substance. It is easy to clean all kinds of oil stains, stains or other attachments attached to its surface; almost all adhesive substances such as paste, resin, paint, etc. can be easily removed;
3, resistant to chemical corrosion,it can withstand the corrosion of strong acid, alkali, aqua regia and various organic solvents.
4, low friction coefficient (0.05-0.1), is the best choice for oil-free self-lubrication.
5, with high insulation performance (different dielectric constant: 2.6, tangent below 0.0025), UV protection, anti-static.
6, good dimensional stability (extension coefficient less than 5 ‰), high strength. Has good mechanical properties.
7, drug resistance, non-toxic. Almost all drug items are available.
8, fire retardant.

How to use the high temperature cloth tape of the sealing machine:

PTFE tape special (iron) From high-temperature tape is made of imported glass fiber woven various base fabrics, and then coated with imported PTFE. It is processed by special process. It is a new high-performance, multi-purpose composite material. It is widely used in paper, food, environmental protection, printing and dyeing, clothing, chemical, glass, medicine, electronics, insulation, grinding wheel slicing, machinery and other fields.

Main features of Teflon tape :

1, for low temperature -196℃, high temperature 300℃, with weather resistance, anti-aging. After practical application, such as continuous temperature for 250 days at 250℃, not only the strength will not become low, but also the weight is not reduced; at 350℃.After being placed at high temperature for 120 hours, the weight is only reduced by about 0.6%; under the condition of -180℃ ultra-low temperature, the original softness can be maintained.
2, non-adhesive: the surface is smooth, not easy to adhere to any substance. It is easy to clean all kinds of oil stains, stains or other attachments attached to its surface; almost all adhesive substances such as paste, resin, paint, etc. can be easily removed.
3, resistant to chemical corrosion,it can withstand the corrosion of strong acid, alkali, aqua regia and various organic solvents.
4, drug resistance, non-toxic. Almost all drug items are available.
5, with high insulation performance (different dielectric constant: 2.6, tangent below 0.0025), UV protection, anti-static.
6, fire retardant.
7, easy to use, long service life. 9. It is easy to tear off, and it is sticky at the same time, and it does not leave glue after tearing off. This is something that many manufacturers can’t do!

The scope of application of tape:

1. It is a heat-sealed pressure-bonding part for packaging food, rice pockets, medicines, etc.
2. Used as a heat seal for plastic film.
3. It is used to package the surface of the precision roller for dyeing and resin processing.
4. Used to package the surface of the roll of the adhesive, applicator coating machine.
5. It is used to wrap the friction surface of the hopper and guide rail.
6. Used to package non-adhesive and areas that need to maintain smoothness.
7. Used as a lining for equipment accessories.
8. Used as insulation gasket, insulation over-lock for insulation parts and other insulation over-locks.

What color does Teflon tape have? Does the color of Teflon tape affect temperature resistance?

What color does Teflon tape have? Does the color of Teflon tape affect temperature resistance? published on

High temperature resistant Teflon tape is made of woven fabric which was made by imported glass fiber yarn and coated with Teflon (PTFE) resin or Teflon turning film, and treated with silicone pressure sensitive adhesive.high temperature Teflon tape, because of the different transliteration methods, also known as Teflon tape, ptfe tape, because of its sticky, also known as Teflon adhesive tape, ptfe adhesive tape, PTFE adhesive tape,etc.

What color does Teflon tape have? Does the color of Teflon tape affect temperature resistance?

The temperature resistance of Teflon tape is mainly determined by the properties of the adhesive, and it is not affected by the color. Whether it is Teflon fiberglass tape or Teflon tape, they all use the same adhesive. Therefore, the long-term working temperature can withstand 260 degrees, and the short-term temperature can withstand up to 280 degrees.

The color of Teflon fiberglass tape is mainly brown, also known as deep-brown, and black;The color of Teflon film tape is mainly gray, the thin color is dark gray,the thick color is light gray; customers if you have high requirements on color matching, you can choose among the above colors, Do not worry about the effect of color on temperature resistance.

Features of high temperature resistant Teflon tape

Teflon tape has a smooth surface, good anti-adhesion, chemical and high temperature resistance and excellent insulation properties. It is widely used in packaging, thermoplastic, composite, sealing and sealing, electrical and electronic industries, etc. Corrosion insulation and other parts can be pasted and have a repeating paste function. The fabric-reinforced Teflon tape is more powerful and can be applied to the sizing machine drum, thermoplastic demoulding and other industries, and can be used repeatedly and easily replaced. It can be directly attached to various large flat surfaces and regular curved surfaces (such as rollers) for easy operation. Elimination of the need to spray PTFE materials requires specialized equipment, special processes and must be transported to a professional spray factory for processing.

Good temperature resistance (continuous use temperature can be -70 to 260℃), it is safe to use even when used on overheated heaters.

Good anti-adhesiveness , and the “slag” of the melted packaging film will not stick to the heater.

Excellent electrical insulation.
Good running stability, good durability and easy maintenance.

Manufacturing principle of anti-static high temperature cloth and the static harms

Manufacturing principle of anti-static high temperature cloth and the static harms published on

The graphite is added to the anti-static high temperature cloth in order to make the high temperature cloth appear black, and the anti-static agent is added so that the anti-static coefficient of the high temperature cloth reaches 106. The manufacturing principle: adding graphite and anti-static agent in the manufacturing process, making the material called anti-static material or conductive material, its excellent electrical conductivity makes it widely used in electronics industry, plastic industry, textile industry, printing industry, etc. .

Manufacturing principle of anti-static high temperature cloth and the static harms

Static harms

1. Electronics industry: adsorption of dust, breakdown of integrated circuits and precision electronic components, or aging components, reducing production yield; causing malfunction or malfunction of electronic equipment, causing electromagnetic interference; small charge can damage semiconductor components, most components on the device can be damaged with less than 1000 volts, and some can be damaged below 10 volts.

2.High-voltage electrostatic discharge causes motor to endanger personal safety.

3.Explosions and fires are easily caused in places where flammable or explosive materials or dust and oil mist.

4.Film and plastics industry: shrinking film which affecting quality.

5.Paper printing industry: paper winding is not uniform, overprinting is not allowed, serious suction, even paper bonding.

6.Textile industry: causing the roots to flutter, the yarn entanglement and other harms.

Application and attention of PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt on heat shrink packaging machine

Application and attention of PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt on heat shrink packaging machine published on

Due to the working environment of the heat shrinking machine, it is required to withstand high temperature and high gas permeability. Therefore, the PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt has been widely used due to its own advantages. PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt can be called a heat shrinkable mesh belt or a film wrapping machine belt.

Application and attention of PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt on heat shrink packaging machine

The normal size of mesh: 1*1mm, 2*2.5mm, 4*4mm, 10*10mm; The normal color: brown and black. Comprehensive comparison, we recommend to choose our 4*4mm mesh belt, because we are using the double-twisted double-grain fiberglass mesh to impregnate the PTFE (Teflon) emulsion, the color is brown, the quality is good, and the price is relatively cheap.

Another point of attention related to the use of the mesh belt is that the machine must be installed horizontally, otherwise the service life of the electric heating tube will be shortened; for the machine with the conveyor belt, the inclined installation will cause the conveyor belt to deviate from the center and shorten the service life of the mesh belt.

PTFE (Teflon) mesh belt is made of PTFE emulsion and impregnated with high-performance glass fiber mesh. It is a high performance, multi-purpose composite product, and it’s widely used in paper, food, environmental protection, printing and dyeing, clothing, chemicals, glass, medicine, electronics, insulation, grinding wheel slicing, machinery and other fields.

Teflon mesh belt features

1. Temperature resistance -70℃ to 260℃, weather resistance and anti-aging. After 200 days at 250℃, the strength and weight of the belt are kept the same.
2.Non stick: not easy to stick any substance. It is easy to clean, all adhesive substances such as paste, resin, paint, etc. can be easily removed.
3. Chemical corrosion resistance, which can withstand the corrosion of strong acid, alkali, aqua regia and other organic solvents.
4. Good dimensional stability (extension coefficient less than 5‰) and high strength.
5. Anti-bending fatigue.
6. Non-toxic.
7. Fire retardant.
8. Reducing the heat source cost and improving the drying efficiency.

Characteristics of Teflon tape、 Application of Teflon tape in the rubber industry

Characteristics of Teflon tape、 Application of Teflon tape in the rubber industry published on

In the on-site production process, all processes are basically related to the operation of machinery, technical processes and personnel. The normal operation of the machine depends on the normal operation of each link. What role does Teflon tape play in the release of the rubber industry? What are the advantages of Teflon tape for shoe molds?

Characteristics of Teflon tape

First, the release of Teflon tape in the rubber industry:

(1) Guarantee complete demoulding and greatly reduce the scrap rate;
(2) Easy to demould and reduce labor intensity;
(3) Elimination of mold release agents, reducing cost and environmental pollution and preventing the vulcanization and adhesion of rubber;
(4) There is no glue on the mold, no need to stop the mold, which greatly improves the production efficiency and reduces the mold loss and energy consumption.
(5) The surface gloss of the product is even, which greatly improves the product grade;
(6) Teflon coating has excellent adhesion,It is not easy to fall off, and it is very durable.

Second, the advantages of the shoe mold:

1. It is easy to remove and avoid the mold sticking with rubber particles;
2, no need to remove the agent, to avoid affecting the paste effect and pollute the environment;
3, matte rubber outsole, uniform color;
4. Reduce the color mixture of multi-color rubber base color;
5, Phylon (secondary vulcanization) mold does not need to pre-coat soapy water to speed up production and reduce pollution;
6, a large reduction in scrap rate;
7, the paint life is up to 4,500 times;

Teflon tape performance characteristics

1, for low temperature -196℃, high temperature 300℃, weather resistance, anti-aging. After practical application, if placed at a high temperature of 250℃ for 200 days, not only the strength will not become lower, but also the weight will not decrease; when placed at 350℃ for 120 hours, the weight will only decrease by about 0.6%; at -180℃ can maintain the original softness under ultra-low temperature conditions.
2, non-adhesive: the surface is smooth, not easy to adhere to any substance. It is easy to clean all kinds of oil stains, stains or other attachments attached to its surface; almost all adhesive substances such as paste, resin, paint, etc. can be easily removed;
3, resistant to chemical corrosion, it can withstand the corrosion of strong acid, alkali, aqua regia and various organic solvents.
4, drug resistance, non-toxic. Almost all drug items are available.
5, with high insulation performance (different dielectric constant: 2.6, tangent below 0.0025), UV protection, anti-static.
6, fire retardant.
7, easy to use, long service life.

How to use Teflon tape? Teflon tape use steps

How to use Teflon tape? Teflon tape use steps published on

PTFE Teflon tape has a smooth surface, good anti-adhesion, chemical and high temperature resistance and excellent insulation properties. It is widely used in packaging, thermoplastic, composite, sealing and sealing, electrical and electronic industries. Fabric-reinforced PTFE Teflon tape is more powerful.

Teflon tape use steps

1. Clean the surface of the drying cylinder that needs to be taped, pay attention to the surface without iron filings, and the surface is smooth.

2. Cut the tape longer than the required length (about 5 cm longer than the required length).

3, tear off the release paper, pay attention to tearing the edge paste, do not tear all at once, in the process of the paste can be used a piece of cloth (or newspaper) on the tape to flatten the friction, after the tape is finished to ensure both sides of the tape Rejoined together.

4. In the middle of the overlap of the tape, use a utility knife to draw a straight line (the length of the drying cylinder), tear off the A (as shown) with tape and open

5, after the Teflon tape is attached, carefully check whether there are small bubbles between the tape and the drying cylinder. If there is, you can use a sharp object such as a pin to exclude small bubbles, and flatten the tape at the B to tear off Tape at C, and finally stick B, and flatten the tape at B and D.