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Composite industry features, July 2008

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Rail – an evolving market for FRP components

Composites make the grade in rail applications that now demand faster transport with better FST properties. Vicki P. McConnell finds fibre reinforcement in

Composites that grow in fields

Recently there has been significant interest in the development of natural fibres and bio-derived plastics to replace the oil-derived polymers and mineral

Composite Integration and Princess Yachts have been developing new methods of process control for resin infusion and resin transfer moulding (RTM) processe

During the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair in September 2008, the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, AVK, released its latest estimates on the composit

Nano-graphene platelets (NGPs) promise a cost effective yet high quality alternative to carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibres (CNF) in composite applicati

Sports products have always been a proving ground for composites innovation. In premium athletic gear, Vicki P. McConnell finds premium materials applicati

The Middle East, and particularly the United Arab Emirates, promise significant growth for composite applications over the coming years. S. Sundaram offers

Russia has once again become a key player in the international arena and Western goods and expertise are in demand. The country's composites industry is re

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2008 takes place on 23–25 September at the Essen Exhibition Centre in Germany. The third event in the series, this year's show boasts 270

Composites were more visible at this year's Farnborough International Airshow as the aviation industry focuses on improving the performance and fuel effici

DSM celebrated the opening of its new sizings plant in China in September. This increases the company's ability to offer local supply to Chinese customers,

Cost effective recycling solutions are key to the future growth of the reinforced plastic composites industry. Dick McKechnie of Owens Corning and Thomas W

Robust growth of carbon fibre composites for aerospace and industrial products have suppliers rushing to expand production capacity. Does this mean the car

Michael Stevens, senior staff scientist, Elodie Bugnicourt, R&D scientist, and Jacques Seignan, European FR industry manager, Ashland, discuss the importan

Today, end of life composites are generally shredded and sent to landfill or incinerated. A number of organisations are trying to develop viable recycling

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