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Materials features, July 2006

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Composites get in deep with new-generation engine

George Marsh investigates the growing use of composites in aircraft jet engines.

Getting back to the basics

Reichhold is the world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites and a leading supplier to the coatings sector. Amanda Jacob spoke

The world has to act now on climate change or face devastating economic consequences, according to a new report compiled for the UK government. Will the ou

Reinforced polymeric composites have offered advantages in armour systems since World War II. Vicki P. McConnell finds that new combat conditions and highe

Ian Snowdon and Mike Rigby of Marbocote Ltd discuss the many issues that face composite moulders and how the release agent manufacturer has tried to solve

The RTM process offers a challenge to mould release technologies because of its particular features. Fernando Castro of Zyvax explains this challenge and o

A recent tour of the Isle of Wight hosted by the Isle of Wight Economic Partnership (IWEP) and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) emphasised

DSM is European market leader in unsaturated polyester resins and the global leader in sizings and binders. It is also a European distributor of FRP produc

Controlling and minimizing pollutant emissions is critical for meeting air quality regulations. This article provides a basic primer on an important pollut

That means, in race boat crew-speak ‘devilish fast and exciting’ and was the verdict of the crew of AMRO ONE after their Volvo 70 had blasted them round th

Hungarian company Pauger Carbon is producing the Russell Coutts 44 racing yacht using carbon composite technologies. Amanda Jacob visited the company's boa

Anyone who has visited Jushi Group's fibreglass plant in the Tongxiang Economic Development Zone, China, cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer size of t

As part of our celebrations of Reinforced Plastics' 50th year of publication, George Marsh looks back at 50 years of composite boat building.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is calling for the disposal of composites waste by the cement kiln route to be accepted as ‘recycling’

A composites processing technique developed by an Australian company is now being showcased at facilities in Europe, the USA and Australia. George Marsh ta

Richard Downs-Honey of High Modulus gives an overview of China's boat building industry.

India is the third largest Asian economy and the second fastest growing after China, with an annual growth rate of 7-8%. Amanda Jacob takes a look at the c

Hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) are starting to open up new possibilities in the composites industry. HGM cores enable the faces and cores in sandwich con

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