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

Date palm fibers: a promising new bio-fiber

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.

After finding some short-lived success in the 1980s, are Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs) about to take off again?

A US start-up has developed a material modifier which, at tiny concentrations, could increase composite toughness by 100%.

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

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

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%.

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.

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.

Long fiber thermoplastics expand into traditional composite market areas.

How professional 3D Printing and Windform® GT material helped in the construction of drone and medical devices.

Carbon fiber plastics reinforced no longer have to be incinerated or sent to landfill but can be recycled and reused.

An effective composite should be able to optimize the properties of the individual components as one.

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