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Longer fibers, increased strength

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

Interview with Steven Bassetti

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.

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.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Bryan Minges about high- and low-pressure filament winding applications.

A lot of money and materials gets wasted. The website www.composite-trade.com was conceived to put an end to all that.

Scott & Fyfe, an employee owned technical textile manufacturer, has become a member of the Composites UK trade association.

Since the early fifties, the “made in Italy” plastics and rubber processing machinery and molds has steadily grown.

Liz Nickels delves into the world of internet business funding sites to see which innovative composite projects have captured the interest of investors.

Reinforced Plastics investigates which new fibers might be popular in composites in the future.

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The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, in the UK, has released its second call for feasibility studies.

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Composite component manufacturer Safran Nacelles received business opportunities from its participation at Composites UK’s North West Regional Roadshow.

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EuCIA reports that it recently focused on sustainability in composites as part of a Lightweight, Durable and Sustainable Composites seminar.

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Attendance for the Advanced Engineering show which took place recently in Birmingham, UK, was up 15%, according to its organizers.

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Chemicals company Lanxess plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business of Belgian chemical group Solvay.

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