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Biocomposites to improve air quality

Composite materials allow the replacement of traditional materials and provide more options allowing higher design freedom to designers.

A new innovative SLS front air inlet is born

New materials create higher-performing components. This can be seen with materials such as composites for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Dylan Neal from Iowa State University about the PrISUm solar car project.

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

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

Now that natural fibers have lost a lot of their traditional market shares to synthetic fibers, they are gearing up to conquer new markets.

Residents across North America and the Caribbean are still feeling the impact of one of the most destructive hurricane seasons in recent memory.

Fibrelite has formed a number of strategic partnerships with major precast manufacturers in Europe and the USA.

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.

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

UK glass fiber specialist MPM had positive news last month and announced that the company anticipated a major 40% growth in 2016.

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

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Paul Walsh from Ascent Aerospace about its composite tooling technology and its application in the aerospace industry.

Material manufacturers are finding new ways to combine the benefits of composites with the need for high volume production.

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

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