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Exploring composites and their modern uses

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

We should celebrate the hidden heroes of plastics

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.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Christoph Geyer from SAERTEX about their materials and their impact.

The awakening of the public’s awareness that single-use plastic is damaging our environment and oceans gathers more belief than world climate change.

Bcomp, a Swiss company specialized in lightweighting, used natural fiber composites to make innovative skis.

This article reviews what Industry 4.0 is, what it means for composites, and how far technology has already come in the sector.

Dr Ashlee Jahnke, head of research and development at Teysha Technologies, suggests a sustainable solution to the plastic pollution problem.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Dr. Johannes Martin from Biesterfeld Spezialchemie about composites manufacturing.

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