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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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Now displaying: July, 2022
Jul 28, 2022

This week Jake Fallon, the product manager at Braskem joins me on the podcast show to discuss some of the new filaments they have developed for the additive manufacturing industry. 

Created in August 2002 by the merger of six companies today Braskem is the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and the world's leading biopolymer producer. 

As one of the world’s largest producers of polyolefins, it made sense for Braskem to enter the world of 3D Printing. 

Braskem offers solutions for many of the primary 3D printing technologies such as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF),  and High-speed Pellet Extrusion. 

Through their decades of expertise in materials science and product development, their state-of-the-art 3D printing labs, and their strategic partnerships with industry leaders, they've been committed to delivering new and innovative products to the market. 

You can learn more by visiting them at https://www.braskem.com

Jul 21, 2022

On this episode I welcome Andrew Pokewaldt of the ACMA back on the show as we discuss the rise of thermoplastic materials in the composites industry. Thermoplastics are growing in the composite market, with the benefits they offer of reusability and sustainability. Reports from Marketsandmarkets show that the thermoplastic composites market is projected to reach USD 36 billion by 2024.

Thermoplastic composites have been around for some time, especially for short fiber applications. But new developments are being seen for long fiber applications as well. 

On this episode, Andrew will be sharing some of the advantages he's seeing with thermoplastic composites as well as some of the applications they are being used in. 

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