BASF, SGL to develop advanced polyamide for CF composite production

10/10/2012 | PlasticsToday.com

BASF and SGL Group are looking to co-develop a carbon-fiber-based composite material for thermoplastic resin transfer molding and reactive injection-molding processes. "To achieve good wetting of the fiber and short cycle times in T-RTM or reactive injection molding, we start from low-viscosity highly reactive caprolactam formulations," said Martin Jung, who leads BASF's structural materials research unit.

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