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Japan’s Teijin acquires Portuguese automotive composite supplier

Japan’s Teijin acquires Portuguese automotive composite supplier published on

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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

Hanwha Total Petrochemical Invests in a New Polypropylene Plant published on

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.

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).

The Methods of Repairing the local wear of Teflon conveyor belt in time

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.

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.

The Methods of Repairing the local wear of Teflon conveyor belt in time

The Methods of Repairing the local wear of Teflon conveyor belt in time published on

Because of large load bearing capacity and high running speed,the higher flame retardant performance of teflon conveyor belt is also required. However, if the technology is not reach the quality standard, the wear resistance of the conveyor belt will decline. If the conveyor belt is seriously worn, the glass fiber will leak out. It won’t work and even be scrapped without a timely fix, which will have a bad impact on the production schedule. Therefore, it is of great significance to repair the local wear of teflon conveyor belt in time to ensure normal production.

1.Rubber Patching: The biggest advantage of using of rubber patching that came from the German technology is the fast repair speed. Its downside is that the rubber usually falls off after 60-90 days. What’ more, if the conveyor belt operats in a moist environment, the water vapor will accumulate in the gap between the bonding surfaces and rust the steel wire ropes. It will rust and break the wire rope for a long time, and even cause the breakage of the whole conveyor belt . In addition, this repair method costs a lot.

The Methods of Repairing the local wear of Teflon conveyor belt in time

2.Local Rubber Vulcanization: The partial damage place is vulcanized by the small vulcanizing device. Due to the size of the vulcanizing device, repairing speed is only about 05M/H. This method is not suitable for long-distance reparation.

3.Rubber Repair Adhesive Covering : The rubber repair adhesive produced at home and abroad is two-component polyurethane adhesive liquidhome and abroad. After mixing the two together, they are filled into the worn surface, and they can form an elastomer that is similar to rubber in a certain time.The time required for curing is generally 5-6h, which is related to the temperature. Laboratory data indicated that the peeling strengthcan reach 6kn/m180 degree, so the combination of repair surface and sealing is pretty good, and do not happen the situation that water vapor cracks into the binding surface and rusts wire rope. What’s more favorable is that its wear resistance is is quite excellent. And the superior wear resistance is the key requirement of the conveyor belt local wear repair. In summary, this method is the most effective way to repair the local wear of conveyor belt.

The Methods of Repairing the local wear of Teflon conveyor belt in time

Through the comparison of three kinds of patching methods and the practice of repairing, we believe that the rubber repair adhesive covering is the most effective method. Furthermore, it can effectively prevent the corrosion of Teflon conveyor belt,which willl result in belt breakage accident.

Installation and commissioning of Teflon conveyor belt on conveyor

Installation and commissioning of Teflon conveyor belt on conveyor published on

There are many kinds of Teflon conveyor belt, such as Teflon mesh conveyor belt, Teflon coated fiberglass belt, Teflon seamless belt, Teflon seam belt, Teflon welding machine belt, etc.

Conveyor is a kind of material handling machinery that can continuously convey materials on certain lines, it can be used to transport all kinds of light materials, with a large amount of transportation, low operating costs, a wide range use of features. Teflon conveyor belt is usually used on the conveyor, then how to install and commission the Teflon conveyor belt?

With the transmission part of the unit, the general shipping choice is packing shipping, we must pay attention to avoid bump when unpacking, the Teflon conveyor belt should be checked before installation, if any dirt, the belt should be cleaned first. When lifting, we should be careful to avoid deformation of the parts.

After the transfer tower and bunker can be installed. Normally, Teflon conveyor belt do not need embedded when installing, fix the device with expansion bolts first, no need special treatment on the ground, because the device foot height can be adjusted. Then draw the center line of each device on the ground according to the size marked on the general drawing, this center line must be consistent with the center line of the relevant equipment, the installation must follow up the line, tighten the feet with expansion bolts. To Install according to geological parameters and drawing requirements, and ensure that all moving parts are flexible. To adjust the height, straightness and level of each conveying surface according to the drawings. Then laying electrical slot (tube), install distribution cabinets and wiring etc. To adjust the appropriate degree of the tensioning device in accordance with the requirements.

The commissioning will be carried out after installation in order to meet the requirements, the individual equipment can be a manual test and combined with commissioning to see if it can meet the operational requirements. Before commissioning, the gear units and moving parts should be filled with the correct lubricating oil. In order to have good performance of the equipment and to achieve the designed function and status, the electrical part of the commissioning Teflon conveyor belt includes the commissioning of the electrical wire connections and function.

During the storage and transportation of the conveyor which installed Teflon conveyor belt in summer, take precautions and avoid direct contact of parts with rain.

Shenzhen Core-Tex is specialized in Teflon coated fiberglass products, with many years experience in Teflon products R & D design and application. If you have any questions in the use of Teflon conveyor belt, please feel free to contact us system@corefrp.com, our engineers will answer your questions in time.

How to prevent the deviation of Teflon mesh conveyor belt

How to prevent the deviation of Teflon mesh conveyor belt published on

As technology advances and the tireless efforts of manufacturers, Teflon mesh conveyor belt technology has been very mature. Previously, the phenomenon of deviation often occurs, but it is not easy to appear now, But it does not mean that there is no such phenomenon, so the use of the process should also be guarded, prevent the deviation, reduce unnecessary trouble, to ensure the normal operation of production.

Teflon mesh conveyor belt in the machining process, the quality of the joint is very important, The joint quality affects whether the Teflon mesh belt will appear deviation. Second, any of the details of the installation process may affect whether it will appear deviation, so the installation should pay attention to the details of the problem; Teflon mesh belt in the operation process, to strengthen the inspection and maintenance, if you find the problem to be resolved in time. When loading to ensure that no deviation; Finally, check the cleaning device regularly to ensure proper operation.

If Teflon mesh conveyor belt with deviation, than how to do it? If the Teflon mesh belt deviation range is relatively small, can be installed aligning roller in the conveyor belt deviation; If the Teflon mesh conveyor belt suddenly left and right deviation, the direction is uncertainty, maybe the Teflon mesh conveyor belt is loose, you can make appropriate adjustments to tighten the device to eliminate deviation. If the Teflon mesh conveyor belt has remained to the side of the deviation, a number of vertical rolls can be installed within this range, So that the Teflon mesh conveyor belt to restore the original location, If the deviation of the largest position in the joints, you can correct the Teflon mesh conveyor belt joints and conveyor belt center line vertical, so you can eliminate the deviation; if the Teflon mesh conveyor belt deviation in the roller, maybe there is some problem in roller, Adjust the roller to the horizontal position to rotate normally to eliminate the deviation. If the direction and distance of the Teflon mesh conveyor belt deviation are certain, we can in the direction of the opposite side of the run, pad a number of high roller to eliminate the deviation; If the direction of the deviation does not change, maybe the middle of the roller and the Teflon mesh conveyor belt is not vertical line, check the adjustment roller to eliminate the deviation; Deviation point unchanged, if you find some appendages when checking trailer and roller, as long as the removal of the appendage can eliminate the deviation; If the direction and location of the deviation does not change, but the deviation is very serious, it may be that the scaffold level and verticality are incorrect and can be adjusted to the correct position.

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How to choose Teflon tape and Teflon mesh conveyor belt

How to choose Teflon tape and Teflon mesh conveyor belt published on

When you select Teflon tape, the first turn back and forth different products, fold the same number of times, carefully observe whether the product will appear cracks, or coating drop, or there are white marks, if any, that product quality is not good. Usually, high quality Teflon tape with very smooth surface and a certain gloss, poor quality of the product surface is very rough, and the surface is not shiny, which can feel through the touch.

In addition to the above method, you can also use your fingers to scratch the coating, if the coating is easy to be scraped, then that product quality is poor; Carefully observe Teflon tape, if the quality is poor, the surface will have a clear white cracks, and glass fiber yarn has traces of leakage.

Teflon mesh conveyor belt with brown, beige, black and other colors. These colors have different functions, but not most people think that these colors are the same.

Teflon mesh conveyor belt in the production process, glass fiber mesh cloth impregnated with suspension Teflon emulsion, after drying to form brown color, There is no problem if brown color Teflon mesh conveyor belt through the infrared dryer, but if through ultraviolet radiation, the color will be changed to white, thus affecting product quality. In order to anti-ultraviolet, in the production process will be added to anti-ultraviolet and anti-static ingredients, but the color of the ingredients are black color, than the produced anti-ultraviolet and anti-static Teflon products are black, so if it is used for UV light curing machine and other ultraviolet occasions, you must choose a black Teflon mesh belt, for other occasions can direct to use brown.Teflon mesh belt.

As the production process of black Teflon mesh belt is cockamamie, but the performance is very good, so the price is expensive than brown color and white color belt. Should be based on the actual use of occasions to select the suitable Teflon mesh conveyor belt.

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Ten Series of Conveyor Belt

Ten Series of Conveyor Belt published on

Common conveyor belt
Conveyor belt is the main component of tape conveyor, plays the role of carrying materials, it is widely used in steel, coal, alloys, chemicals, building materials, food and other industries.
Using a conveyor belt as a transport carrier compared with its mode of transport, it has advantages of the operation of safe, easy to use, easy maintenance, low freight and can achieve continuous, shorten the transport distance and so on. In a certain range, it has become a highway, rail transport alternative.
This type of conveyor belt is suitable for general conditions of transport without special corrosive normal temperature block, granular, powdery material.

EP conveyor belt compared with ordinary cotton core conveyor belt, it has advantages of high strength, good elasticity, impact resistance, light weight, good groove, etc., It can effectively reduce costs, to achieve high-speed, large span and long-distance transport.
In addition to the advantages of nylon conveyor belt, polyester conveyor belt (EP) also has the unique advantages of small elongation and wet strength does not reduce. This is especially important for long-distance transport and wet working conditions.

Heat-resistant conveyor belt
Heat-resistant conveyor belt is main used for transport high temperature materials, such as sinter, hot coke, cement clinker, hot castings and so on.

Acid resistant and alkali resistant conveyor belt
This kind of conveyor belt is suitable for the work environment in contact with the acid and alkali , such as phosphate fertilizer manufacturing and obtaining salt by evaporating brine.

The whole core flame retardant conveyor belt
This kind of conveyor belt has the characteristics of large strength, large transport capacity and transportation balance, it also has good flame retardant, anti-static, impact resistance, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and other properties. This product is mainly used for underground mine transportation, can also be used for the material transport of metallurgy and chemical industry. The whole core flame retardant conveyor belt can be divided into PVC type and PVG type.

Pattern conveyor belt
Inclination 0-45 degree to prevent material decline, improve the transport capacity.
According to the coverage of different performance is divided into ordinary type, oil resistant type, acid and alkali resistant type , heat resistant type and so on.

Rubber lifting conveyor belt
This kind of conveyor belt is made of multi-layer hanging fabric stacking, it should generally covered rubber in the core of the conveyor belt.

Oil-resistant conveyor belt covered with high-acrylonitrile-based nitrile rubber as the main material.

Rubber sealing conveyor belt is generally used in large concrete structures such as dams, reservoirs, basements and so on.

Corrugated conveyor belt

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