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Composites news, November 2019

Polymer coating to make a non-stick toilet bowl

Using an electron microscope, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that make nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, so hard and resilient.

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

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Addition of titanium carbide-based materials significantly reduces friction and wear

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Researchers have developed a new polymer composite that can change its behavior depending on temperature to perform specific tasks.

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Researchers have made their transparent wood more sustainable by replacing fossil-based polymer fillers with versions made from orange peel.

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