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Expert insights in Europe's booming composites market

Composites are a dynamic, high-volume growth industry in Europe.

New material: vitrimers promise to impact composites

Vitrimers are ‘malleable thermosets’ which are challenging the status quo in the composites industry.

Over the past several years, lightweight construction has undeniably become a driving force in many areas of transportation.

As research into how carbon fiber composites will perform in an airplane crash is ramping up, we talk to one of the researchers investigating it.

The benefits of composite materials are now widely appreciated in the automotive industry.

Fiber reinforced plastics have been attracting enormous media interest over the last few months, especially in lightweight construction.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Hinrich Hampe from Toho Tenax Europe GmbH.

How one of the strongest, lightest automotive construction materials is overcoming the problems that have so far kept it from entering the mainstream.

When producing high-strength lightweight parts in large volumes, the length of the structural reinforcing fibers is of key importance.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Steven Bassetti from Michelman about its fiber technologies and the current trends in the composite industry.

Motor racing has spawned or catalyzed countless technological innovations that have made road cars safer and more efficient.

From the dawn of civilization, carbon black has been a component of humankind’s tool chest.

Delft University of Technology and the University of North Carolina are researching nanofillers like nanotubes and graphene in high performance polymers.

Carbon fiber offers a great many performance and lightweighting benefits for composites.

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.

The biennial World Solar Challenge is the world's biggest solar car race which covers 3000 km across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide.

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