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Materials features, January 2007

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Composites in construction – gearing up for growth

The 2007 Conference on Construction, Corrosion and Infrastructure was held in Las Vegas this April, showcasing the current activity and prospects for compo

Europe's glass fibre association celebrates 20 years

In this exclusive article, Gilbert Maeyaert, general secretary of the 20-year-old European glass fibre association APFE, offers his view of the industry's

The future for reinforced plastics in the aircraft industry looks bright. Marcus Reichl talks to German suppliers to the aviation sector.

Reinforced plastic underground storage tanks (USTs) have been in use since the 1960s as an alternative to steel. Vicki P. McConnell examines international

Alan Ensign, vice president and general manager of Wyandotte, Mich.–based Cadon Plating & Coatings, is no stranger to trying times. When the company abando

A few weeks ago I headed off to the state of Michigan—reporter’s pad and camera in tow—with the goal of sizing up a handful of plating and finishing operat

The global wind energy industry experienced an annual growth rate of 32% in 2006. Amanda Jacob reviews the latest statistics.

Low weight but high strength and rigidity – these properties make composites useful as construction materials in various industries, including the wind pow

The annual output of the Chinese fibreglass industry reached 950 000 tons in 2005, making China the world's second largest glass fibre manufacturer. We rev

When it comes to bonding composites, epoxy adhesives create secure joints, provide cost economies and reduce component weight. Mike North, Application Engi

A demonstration of the unique properties of FRP by FormaShape was enough to persuade Husky Energy Inc to overhaul the architectural fascia on its entire ne

Advanced composite materials and technologies, particularly direct manufacturing processes such as resin infusion are becoming the preferred manufacturing

Basalt fibre offers an alternative to carbon and glass in the filament winding of compressed natural gas cylinders. Dmitri Pavlovski, Boris Mislavsky and A

Mahindra is one of India's top industrial groups. It is a leading player in the Indian automotive and tractor markets and has a growing presence outside of

Rick Lowery of Norplex-Micarta describes how a glass epoxy composite designed to withstand cryogenic conditions is playing a critical role in NASA space ob

New powers that exist within the hazardous waste regulations have significantly increased the regulatory compliance burden for many companies and yet there

A ‘one stop filament winding equipment shopping centre’ might be desired by OEMs of FRP components, but there's more to this method than just wrapping fibr

Anthony Grant visited Swedish manufacturer Carbonia Composites.

George Marsh and Amanda Jacob review recent projects which illustrate some of the latest trends in the use of composites in the marine applications market.

Sangeeta Baksi and Soumitra Biswas of the Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council and Alok Somani of Black Burn Co Pvt Ltd, India, discuss

Plastics continue to replace traditional materials such as metals in many high performance applications. Developments in fibre reinforcement for thermoplas

Jaap Ketel, owner and director of Ketel Consulting Agents BV in Leusden, the Netherlands, has been involved in the composites industry for over 40 years. H

The global carbon fibre reinforced plastic market is expected to be worth US$13.6 million by 2010, representing an increase of 37% over 2006 figures. Consu

George Marsh takes a look at the non-destructive testing of composites at the UK's NDT Validation Centre in Wales.

For those who think sheet moulding compounds have reached maturity in automotive applications, Vicki P. McConnell discovers the material has performance en

Freelance writers Mike and Pam Brady report from the 6th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition.

A single-shot casting system minimises production time, materials and waste. Udo Buchholz, Global Marketing Manager, Huntsman Advanced Materials, Design &

Record amounts of wet flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) equipment made from fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) are currently being installed in coal-fired power

Reinforced Plastics celebrated 50 years of publication in 2006. Over the years, the magazine has grown alongside the composites industry to become the lead

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