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Composite processing features, January 2013

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Composite moulding – why consider reusable vacuum bags?

This article discusses the use of reusable vacuum bags made of silicone and their advantages over conventional consumables.

Infusing quality at Discovery Yachts

Why composite boat builders such as Discovery Yachts are moving from wet lay-up to the resin infusion process.

The great migration of manufacturing from North America to China began 20 years ago when companies, believing they could reduce production costs, began est

Millions of pounds are being invested in resources in the UK a bid to upscale academic projects and make polymer composites the first choice when designing

This article provides an overview of the materials and processing techniques that can be used to create bio-composites, and looks at some of their applicat

Tom Preece, Business Manager, Composites Skills Alliance, explains how the composites skills shortage in the UK is being addressed.

According to the UK’s Automotive Council weight targets for 2030 are unlikely to be met in some vehicle types even if the body chassis and shell are made o

According to market research firm Lucintel, the North American composites market will be completely recovered from the economic recession of 2008/2009 by 2

Global trends for increasing quality of life, personal health and convenience are driving the introduction of new consumer products and services. This arti

Anticipating increasing environmental pressure on cobalt, AkzoNobel has developed a range of cobalt-free accelerators for the unsaturated polyester resin m

Global trends for increasing quality of life, personal health and convenience are driving the introduction of new consumer products and services. This arti

Self-healing composites, laser joining of carbon fibre reinforced plastic to zinc-coated steel, retrofitting of reinforced concrete buildings using glass a

This section summarises a selection of recent composites-related research papers published in Elsevier’s journals.

Fibre reinforced plastics are increasingly being used to make trains as well as infrastructure including railway bridges, platforms, and sleepers. However,

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris on 12-14 March. We take a look at some of the new products and technologies exhibitors will be showcasing.

A startlingly different approach to scaling up wind turbine rotors is that advocated by Blade Dynamics Ltd, a young company located in the Isle of Wight, U

With environmental pressure on cobalt gaining momentum, AkzoNobel has developed a range of cobalt-free accelerators for the unsaturated polyester resin mar

Fibre reinforced plastics (FRPs) are increasingly being used to make trains as well as infrastructure including railway bridges, platforms, and sleepers. H

The UK NOVA project team has achieved a key milestone with the successful construction of the sails for a 50 kW prototype demonstrator of its concept 10 MW

The continued development of offshore wind farms has created a growing market for support boats to transfer personnel and equipment to the turbines. We see

The continued development of offshore wind farms has created a growing market for support boats to transfer personnel and equipment to the turbines. We see

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