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Smooth sailing with recycled fibers

A UK company and boat team are working together to develop a more suitable future for composite boatbuilding.

MMA adhesives in the marine industry

Efficiency, cost-effectiveness and performance are always keymotivators for industry developments.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with a representative of Boston Materials to learn about their Carbon Supercomposite.

Components in medium to high volume require lean manufacturing technologies that allow for efficient material usage and precise, reproducible production.

Production machines do not utilize the full diversity of composite materials, To exploit this diversity, production machines have to be flexible as well.

While maximum theoretical carbon yield for the carbonisation of viscose fibres is 44%, in reality the carbon yield is just in the range of 20%.

A breakthrough technology from the Technical University of Munich makes it possible to produce carbon fiber without any fossil materials.

Bio-based polymers, plastics and biocomposites can offer more sustainable materials with a lower environmental footprint and reduced carbon footprint.

Jagan Mohan Raj – Innovation Director, RPC bpi recycled products outlines a different approach to the use of recycled polymers.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Christoph Geyer from SAERTEX about their materials and their impact.

The awakening of the public’s awareness that single-use plastic is damaging our environment and oceans gathers more belief than world climate change.

Bcomp, a Swiss company specialized in lightweighting, used natural fiber composites to make innovative skis.

This article reviews what Industry 4.0 is, what it means for composites, and how far technology has already come in the sector.

Dr Ashlee Jahnke, head of research and development at Teysha Technologies, suggests a sustainable solution to the plastic pollution problem.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Dr. Johannes Martin from Biesterfeld Spezialchemie about composites manufacturing.

A new coupling agent has been especially developed to improve the fiber-matrix adhesion in carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP).

State of the art composites technology and electric propulsion are enabling designers to rethink the fundamental concept of motorcycles.

Long fiber thermoplastics expand into traditional composite market areas.

A new relining process involving a styrene-free resin allowed engineers to renovate an old pipe in the middle of Amsterdam with minimal upheaval.

CRP Group’s technology is supporting the first Italian high performance electric motorcycle.

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