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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.

Revolution Fibres have developed Xantu.Layr®, the world's first commercially available nanofiber interleaving veil.

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.

The latest advancements in composite technology are changing the way these materials are designed, tested and used in manufacturing.

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.

The application of ultrasonic guided waves (UGW) to the field of preventive maintenance of composite structures is in continuous increase.

Lightweight parts are of interest for many industries, first among them the automotive sector, but also transport and logistics.

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.

Michael Tolinski provides an excerpt from the 2015 second edition of his book Additives for Polyolefins, available from Elsevier.

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.

Liz Nickels looks at current research into the use of ‘wonder material’ graphene to improve fiber reinforced plastics.

There are many technologies which can be used for non destructive testing. But the pace at which these new technologies are developed can be slow,

Download the first chapter of "Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Across Nanometer Vacuum Gaps".

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