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Sampling the sea

In the recent past, amid the massive efforts to halt climatechange, biodegradable plastics have been created.

A novel, environment-friendly approach to 3D printing metal–plastic hybrid structures.

Egyptian scientists have managed to extract long fibers with excellent properties from a plentiful bio-source that was previously overlooked: date palms.

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Eric Haiss from IDI Composites about the history of the company and the way forward post Covid.

How will composites companies deal with business, post-pandemic? Liz Nickels spoke to two top industry experts about the way forward.

A brief overview of Thermo Fisher company and its output.

Robert Glass, Head of Marketing at leading composites technology company, Exel Composites, examines the progress of composites.

Materials scientist Pete Beavis explains why we need to stop demonizing plastics and celebrate those who are reducing the impact on the environment.

This trend for smarter technologies extends beyond electronic devices and into the materials that create them.

Chris Matenaers, marketing director of Zoro UK stresses why it is important that SMEs must have confidence in PPE suppliers.

A biopolymer made from renewable feedstocks could answer the UK’s ban on single-use plastics.

A UK composite parts manufacturer has experienced a 50% growth over six months. Liz Nickels spoke to Rockwood Composites about what prompted the growth.

Sicomin is a leading formulator and manufacturer of advanced epoxy systems.

A UK company has recently increased its capacity for parts using recycled carbon fiber prepreg.

Alongside the many mainstream plastics technologies on show at K, a number of new composite manufacturing processes and materials were presented.

EconCore, based in Leuven (Belgium) and founded 2005, provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with a representative of Boston Materials to learn about their Carbon Supercomposite.

While maximum theoretical carbon yield for the carbonisation of viscose fibres is 44%, in reality the carbon yield is just in the range of 20%.

A breakthrough technology from the Technical University of Munich makes it possible to produce carbon fiber without any fossil materials.

Bio-based polymers, plastics and biocomposites can offer more sustainable materials with a lower environmental footprint and reduced carbon footprint.

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