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Exploring composites and their modern uses

Robert Glass, Head of Marketing at leading composites technology company, Exel Composites, examines the progress of composites.

We should celebrate the hidden heroes of plastics

Materials scientist Pete Beavis explains why we need to stop demonizing plastics and celebrate those who are reducing the impact on the environment.

A revolutionary 3D weaving system that redefines current industry standards – deploying cutting edge technology both in concept & design.

We look at the challenges of joining composite materials together and the advantages that adhesives and tapes have over traditional metal fasteners.

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

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.

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