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Chemical superglue: Improving adhesion with molecules

A new way of finishing reinforced plastic surfaces at the molecular level could lead to better bonding and a wider range of materials.

Smart materials hold a lot of promise

This trend for smarter technologies extends beyond electronic devices and into the materials that create them.

A UK company has recently doubled its capacity for precision cutting of composites – reducing waste and improving efficiency.

We propose moving to a newly invented biopolymer platform to resolve the problem of single use plastics in medical applications.

Chris Matenaers, marketing director of Zoro UK stresses why it is important that SMEs must have confidence in PPE suppliers.

A biopolymer made from renewable feedstocks could answer the UK’s ban on single-use plastics.

A UK composite parts manufacturer has experienced a 50% growth over six months. Liz Nickels spoke to Rockwood Composites about what prompted the growth.

Sicomin is a leading formulator and manufacturer of advanced epoxy systems.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with Dr Dave Hampton of Camstent to talk about the company’s recent innovations in the composite market.

A UK company has recently increased its capacity for parts using recycled carbon fiber prepreg.

Alongside the many mainstream plastics technologies on show at K, a number of new composite manufacturing processes and materials were presented.

EconCore, based in Leuven (Belgium) and founded 2005, provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials.

Innovative and more sustainable heavy-duty panels are replacing wooden and metal panels in applications in the building and construction industry.

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

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.

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