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Marine composites set sail

Liz Nickels spoke to marine composites company Nautech Composites about a recent shipyard move and about the current state of shipbuilding in the UK.

Design for the future

Liz Nickels spoke to Teton Composites about 3D printing reinforced plastics, stress analysis software, and the importance of analysis in composite design.

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

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Gino Francato from SABIC about composites manufacturing and current trends in the composite industry.

Newcomers Composite Prime describe their journey into the composites market.

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

Manufacturers have become attuned to the need for process improvements that generate real cost savings, accelerate production and improve part quality.

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.

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.

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.

Composite body armor protects a wide range of civilians from security guards to police officers and from bailiffs to VIPs.

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

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

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