Xenia® 3DP Materials Official Debut

Xenia® Materials ein Globaler Spieler in der Entwicklung und Herstellung von Hochleistungs-Thermoplasten wird auf der FORMNEXT – EXPO 2023 neue Materialien für den 3D-Druck vorstellen.

Ein neuer Geschäftsbereich mit einzigartigen Thermoplasten, verstärkt mit Fasern und modifiziert mit Additiven, für den Einsatz jeder Art von FDM-Drucker auf Granulat-Basis sowohl für die Produktion von hochpräzisen Teilen als auch für LSAM-Produktion.

Produkte der Xenia® 3DP MATERIALS Familie zeigen hohe Steifigkeit und Stabilität, niedriges Gewicht, geringe Wärmeausdehnung und eine höhere Lebensdauer sowohl bei niedrigen als auch hohen Temperaturen.

Xenia® bietet seinen Kunden die Produktfamilien Xecarb®, Xebrid™, Xelight® und Xegreen® nach Modifizierung jetzt auch an für den 3D-Druckprozess.

Die Herausforderungen unserer Kunden inspirieren uns gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern Innovationen und neue Möglichkeiten in der AM-Welt herauszufinden.

Mit der Business Unit von 3DP MATERIALS konnte Xenia® gemeinsam mit den eigenen Kunden innovative Lösungen entwickeln.
Diese hoch recycelbaren und leistungsstarken Materialen eignen sich für einen Vielzahl von Anwendungen und Märkten, von der Industrie bis zum Sport, von nachhaltiger Mobilität bis zur die Verteidigungsindustrie.

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Soft Materials™: Flexible Thermoplastic Composites

SOFT MATERIALS™, eine neue Familie von flexible Verbundwerkstoffen auf Basis von Thermoplastische Elastomeren verstärkt mit Kohlefaser und Glasfaser, entwickelt von Xenia, wird auf der internationalen Fachmesse FAKUMA vorgestellt.

Die Fachmesse FAKUMA findet statt in Friedrichshafen vom 17. bis 21. Oktober 2023.

Das Sortiment wurde konzipiert mit der Absicht eine Reihe von Werkstoffen mit unterschiedlichen physikalisch-mechanischen Eigenschaften anzubieten, mit behalt von jedoch die intrinsische Elastizität von Thermoplastische Elastomeren.

Kombiniert mit Kohle- und Glasfaserverstärkung, bietet die SOFT MATERIALS™ Familie eine außergewöhnliche Bandbreite an technischen Lösungen in Bezug auf Gewichtreduzierung, Steifigkeit und Schlagzähigkeit auch bei niedrigen Temperaturen.

Für Anwendungen in Sport, Industrie, Automatisierung sowie autonomer Mobilität, bietet SOFT MATERIALS™, mit seiner einzigartigen Kombination von Funktionen, neue Möglichkeiten an Designern und Ingenieuren mit der sie die schwierigsten Herausforderungen auf dem heutigen Markt bewältigen können.

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XEGREEN®, DAS 100% NACHHALTIGE KONZEPT VOM XENIA®

Die Produktfamilie der thermoplastischen Verbundwerkstoffe XEGREEN® entsteht aus der Kombination von Fasern und Recyclings-Polymeren aus verwerteten und mit größter technischer Sorgfalt aufbereiteten Altindustriematerialien und Abfällen.

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Nach der Xenia-Philosophie besteht die Besonderheit dieser Materialen darin, mechanische Leistungen und Leichtigkeit zu gewährleisten und gleichzeitig eine konstante Verarbeitbarkeit von Charge zu Charge zu halten.  Als Expert in der Entwicklung und Herstellung von thermoplastischen Hochleitungsverbundwerkstoffen, bietet Xenia Leistungen, die mit den entsprechen Neumaterialien vergleichbar sind. Formulierungen werden nach den mit den Kunden abgestimmten Anwendungszielen vorbereitet.

Das Engagement für die Realisierung immer nachhaltigerer Produkte hat in den Letzen Jahren die Hersteller dazu angespornt, nach Lösungen zu suchen, um reine Kunststoffe mit recycelten Alternativen zu ersetzen. Das Ziel ist natürlich die Rückgewinnung eines Teils der Abfälle und Altindustriematerialien in die Produktionskette.

Leider wird dieser Übergangsprozess sehr oft durch die schlechten mechanischen Leistungen dieser Alternativen begrenzt bzw. erschwert. Ihre Benutzung wird besonders schwierig in Anwendungsbereichen in denen erhöhte mechanische Eigenschaften erfordert werden.

XEGREEN® bietet eine Lösung und ermöglicht den Ersatz-Strukturmaterialen mit hohen mechanischen Eigenschaften durch hochqualitative Alternativprodukten aus dem Recycling von Abfällen.

Allen Marktteilnehmern auf der Suche von alternativen Recyclings-Materialien mit ebenfalls erhöhter mechanischer Festigkeit und Leichtigkeit bietet XEGREEN® die Möglichkeit, einen entscheidenden Schritt in Richtung einer nachhaltigen Zukunft zu machen.


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Xenia® verbessert den Look der bio-based Produkte

Xenia® verbessert den Look der bio-based Produkte

Ein neues Webdesign wird die hochleistungs-thermoplastischen Polymere von Xenia, die aus erneuerbaren Quellen stammen, charakterisieren. Alle derzeit im Katalog enthaltenen bio-based Produkte werden nun den Inhalt in erneuerbaren Inhaltsstoffen in den technischen Datenblättern integrieren. Ein kleiner Unterschied, der jedoch in einer immer umweltbewussteren Welt von großer Bedeutung ist.

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Xenia® Thermoplastic Specialties launches XECARB® ST supertough carbon fiber composites

Xenia® Thermoplastic Specialties launches new range of supertough carbon fiber composites

New XECARB® ST family of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites combines advanced lightweighting benefits with superior impact strength.

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Xenia® Materials, a global leader in thermoplastic specialties, has announced the introduction of XECARB® ST, a new family of supertough carbon fiber composites custom-engineered to close a performance gap in the market and provide superior impact strength performance.

There is a growing demand for lightweight composites in various new markets, such as sustainable mobility and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where we have identified a need for higher impact resistance than previously offered by carbon fiber reinforced composites,” says Cristian Zanchetta, Technical Manager for R&D at Xenia® Materials. “Our new XECARB® ST family meets these challenges while at the same time opening new opportunities for innovative applications in existing market segments, such as sports equipmentappliancessupercars and even additive manufacturing.

XECARB® ST builds on the proven mechanical strengths of Xenia®’s successful XECARB® range, but shows significantly higher notched impact resistancelow temperature ductility and tensile elongation at break. With slightly lower density, the new carbon fiber composite technology offers these unmatched advantages together with further lightweighting possibilities. Major customers seeking to improve the impact and cold impact performance of carbon fiber composite applications are already evaluating the added potential for weight reductionslower material and energy consumption, associated cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

XECARB® ST thermoplastic composites are based on selected polyamide matrix materials – PA66, PA6, PA11, PA12, PA6.10, PA6.12 and PA4.10 – addressing different mechanicalthermal and physical requirements. Standard carbon fiber content is 30 percent (CF30). The PA6-based composites are also available as CF20, CF25, CF35 and CF40 grades. In addition, the portfolio includes two high-modulus materials for enhanced flexural strength, and provides a wide engineering window for further customization depending on specific application needs.

Beyond winter and mountain sports equipment from boots and running shoes to bikes, these new high-impact carbon fiber composites will help us reach into other markets and further expand our customer base in EuropeAPAC and North America,” adds Enrico Mancinetti, Sales Manager. “Driving this growth, Xenia® Materials will also increase its European sales force with a strong focus on qualified local customer support and service.


XECARB® thermoplastic composites in Bft motors

Xenia® Materials introduces the new application of XECARB® thermoplastic composites.

Xenia®’s carbon fiber reinforced product is found in the new ELI AC/BT A: the range of underground motors developed by Bft Spa, an Italian company leader in the production of automation systems for accesses’ control.

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ELI represents the range of in-ground non-reversible electromechanical operators for swing gates. In particular, the durability, the reliability and the silent operation of the AC A 40 and BT A 40 models have been enhanced thanks to the new and exclusive gear realized in XECARB® thermoplastic composite, that has replaced the previous element realized in POM.

With respect to the previous gear, the new one, developed in XECARB® 17 thermoplastic composite, has shown an over two-times higher durability.

With an impact strength value of 120 MPa and an elongation at break of 5,2%, these materials result extremely performing in heavier automation systems, thus guaranteeing a longer lifespan of the product.

Originally engineered for application in the sport system and the aerospace markets, XECARB®17 thermoplastic composites, developed on PEBA, find several applications also in industrial sectors, due to their intrinsic mechanical properties maintained at low temperatures as well.

Xenia® Materials is an Italian company, specialized in engineering and production of innovative polymer-based materials used for the most advanced and challenging industries.

The company, located in Vicenza, incorporates an engineering team, which helps customers to develop high-tech components with a research and development department dedicated to product innovation.

Bft Spa was founded in 1981 in Thiene with one mission: develop cutting-edge technologies in the automation world, in order to simplify the technicians’ job and the final customers’ use.

The innovation, the research of new perspectives to manage the automation systems and the dynamism is part of our DNA and it allowed our company to grow over the years from a family- run business to a small multinational one.

Bft Spa is currently operating all over the world, with 20 branches and over 530 distributors in more than 120 countries.


Xenia® thermoplastic composites in the new Salewa® Ortles Couloir mountain boot

Only 725 grams. This is the weight of the newly designed, lightest, fully crampon-compatible mountain boot Ortles Couloir: the new high-tech creation of the Italian eagle brand Salewa®.

The Ortles Couloir boot carries the name of its own theatre of operations: the Ortles Mountain. Boasting a height of 3.905 m, the Ortles is the highest peak of the Rhaetian Alps and it is well known for its very challenging trails.

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After winning ISPO Gold Award 2021 in the Outdoor Equipment Mountaineering Boot category, Salewa®’s Ortles Couloir will make its appearance in stores from Fall 2021. Among the cutting-edge materials used to realize this boot, there are also Xenia® Materials’ thermoplastic composites. The toecap is, indeed, produced on a polymeric base supplied by the Italian company leader in the engineering and production of thermoplastic composites reinforced carbon fibre. This carbon solution offers and guarantees both stiffness and flexibility.

The processing of last generation’s carbon reinforced thermoplastic composites and the injection moulding process allow the standardization and realisation of structures with improved and optimized thickness, which would otherwise turn out to be very expensive and difficult to achieve through the traditional lamination process. Thermoplastic composites are, furthermore, easily and efficiently recyclable.

The compact, solid and agile design, characterized by a narrowed toe area, provides the Ortles Couloir with more precision while climbing both rock and ice. The boot’s frame has been brilliantly designed in carbon fibre in order to offer both lightness and stiffness. Moreover, its hinged joint closure ensures greater comfort while walking and more grip while climbing.

«This new boot was inspired by the Dolomite Mountains, our home, – explains William Starka, Senior Product Manager Footwear & Equipment of Salewa® – the absolute innovation in the alpine boots market is represented by its neat design, which allowed us to obtain great precision, total freedom of movement and an excellent stability for rock and ice climbing. To ensure a long-lasting performance, we selected durable and high-quality performing materials. The Ortles Couloir boot has brought the development of alpine boots into a completely new dimension». «Working with Salewa® and its partners has represented a great and exciting challenge. We began by developing a specific customization process which led to the selection of the polymer and a well-defined percentage of carbon fibre. This tailor-made project made us so happy and pleased» adds Enrico Mancinetti, Xenia® Materials’ Sales Manager.

To study and design together with the outdoor footwear brands the best applications of the thermoplastic-based composites, Xenia® Materials has recently started Xenia Footwear Materials Lab project which offers a turnkey service to the footwear industry companies and supports them step by step; from the choice of the material and co-design phase until the testing process and simulation of the footwear in specific circumstances.


XECARB® thermoplastic composites: the carbon fibre which provides lightness and stiffness to the two-time MTB Marathon World Champion sole

After winning in Grächen (CH) 2019, Leo Páez has conquered, with another outstanding performance, his second World Championship title in Sakarya, Turkey.

At his feet he was wearing Nox, the shoe specifically designed by Vittoria Cycling Shoes, an Italian company leader in the production of mountain bike cycling shoes.

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Nox’s sole is entirely realised in XECARB® 1-C30, a thermoplastic composite engineered and produced by Xenia® Materials.

The collaboration between Xenia® Materials and Vittoria Cycling Shoes started a few years ago, when Edoardo Vercelli sensed the possibility to substitute the prepreg epoxy matrix carbon – used in the high-quality cycling shoes’ soles – with XECARB® carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites.

This turned out to be a winning choice, not only because the weight of the shoe significantly decreased, but also because it has been reached the perfect balance between the necessary stiffness to transmit force/power on the pedals and the right flexibility that allows the best comfort on walking routes. This great combination is the key of Nox’s success.

The soles, produced in XECARB® thermoplastic composites, are guaranteed overtime and they have been precisely designed to facilitate the process of mud clearance and cleat connection, possible thanks to the wider shape of the cleat connection area.

Xenia® Materials is an Italian company, specialized in engineering and production of innovative polymer-based materials used for the most advanced and challenging industries.

The company, located in Vicenza, incorporates an engineering team, which helps customers to develop high-tech components with a research and development department dedicated to product innovation.

Established in 1976 by the professional cyclist Celestino Vercelli, Vittoria Cycling Shoes is an Italian company specialised in the realisation of cycling shoes, 100% made in Italy.

After 40 years of innovation, the origins of the company are as clear as they were in its early days. The technological evolution allowed the company to adapt to change and to exploit new opportunities, maintaining untouched its peculiar curiosity. Vittoria Cycling Shoes is projected towards the future. High-quality products, innovative technologies and continuous studies are at the core of this company.


XELIGHT™, the new ultra-light composites family developed by Xenia® Materials, based PEBAX® Thermoplastic Elastomer

Xenia® Materials introduces the new ultra-light composites family entirely developed on Pebax® thermoplastic elastomer, reference polymer in several flagship sports applications.

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Due to their exceptional density value, which is below 0,90 g/cm3XELIGHT™ grades stand out for their incredible lightness. At the same time, they feature a great impact strength, especially at low temperaturesgreat flexibility and high energy return, still maintaining the peculiarities of the base polymer.

The XELIGHT™ grades combine a good hydrolytic resistance and dimensional stability to a great processability and thermal resistance, furthermore, they are all colourable and available in biocompatible grades.

These new lightweight thermoplastic composites are the perfect solutions for many applications in the footwear world, especially where exceptional lightnesslow density and great flexibility are required, always maintaining their excellent impact strength value.


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Xenia® Materials and Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co., Ltd together for the distribution in China of the products of the Italian company

Xenia® Materials, Italian company specialized in the development and engineering of high-performance thermoplastic composites reinforced fibres and additives, announces a new partnership agreement with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co., Ltd.

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Thanks to this dedicated partnership, Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co., Ltd will distribute Xenia® Materials thermoplastic composites families, XECARB®, XEBRID™ and XEGLASS™, within the whole Chinese territory.

The next Chinaplas exhibition, world’s leading trade fair dedicated to plastics and rubbers, that will take place in Shenzhen from the 13th until the 16th April, will serve as the opportunity for Xenia® Materials and Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co., Ltd to present the main and latest news regarding thermoplastics and applications from the industrial sector to the sport system one.