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What does the future hold for composites in transportation markets?

As a rule, predicting the future should only be done in the privacy of your own mind, or if need be: verbally.

Carbon composites continue to find new markets

Carbon fiber manufacturers are adding production capacity to meet an increasing number of high performance applications.

An innovative building technique using stackable, sand reinforced polyester bricks could speed up the construction process.

A growing environmental problem and the increasing scarcity of non-renewable resources are heavily modifying our habits.

POLYTEC gives us a look behind the scenes in the development process of automotive parts.

Liz Nickels looks at current research into the use of ‘wonder material’ graphene to improve fiber reinforced plastics.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Bryan Minges about high- and low-pressure filament winding applications.

A lot of money and materials gets wasted. The website www.composite-trade.com was conceived to put an end to all that.

Scott & Fyfe, an employee owned technical textile manufacturer, has become a member of the Composites UK trade association.

Since the early fifties, the “made in Italy” plastics and rubber processing machinery and molds has steadily grown.

Liz Nickels delves into the world of internet business funding sites to see which innovative composite projects have captured the interest of investors.

Reinforced Plastics investigates which new fibers might be popular in composites in the future.

Current take up for carbon fiber has fallen far short of expectations. Is one of the biggest restraints caused by the composite industry itself?

Liz Nickels looks back at the groundbreaking composite commercial spacecraft eleven years on.

Lightweight construction represents one of the greatest opportunities for the fiber composites industry.

A start-up company in the US has patented a new technique that can create authentic hinges in carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

George Marsh discusses the future of wind energy and how the widespread use of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) will impact reinforced plastics.

A new report commissioned by Composites Germany shows the growth of glass fiber reinforced plastics in Europe.

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Dr Soraia Pimenta about a new area of multi-scale discontinuous composites.

Django Mathijsen discusses structural health monitoring (SHM) and how it is entering real world applications.

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