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The composites industry: plenty of opportunities in heterogeneous market

Fiber reinforced plastics have been attracting enormous media interest over the last few months, especially in lightweight construction.

High speed cost efficient honeycomb core technology

For some years now many leading companies have used EconCore ThermHex technology for making thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and panels.

Innovating in parallel with the composites industry, Chomarat has developed a new textile solution.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Hinrich Hampe from Toho Tenax Europe GmbH.

How one of the strongest, lightest automotive construction materials is overcoming the problems that have so far kept it from entering the mainstream.

When producing high-strength lightweight parts in large volumes, the length of the structural reinforcing fibers is of key importance.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Steven Bassetti from Michelman about its fiber technologies and the current trends in the composite industry.

Revolution Fibres have developed Xantu.Layr®, the world's first commercially available nanofiber interleaving veil.

UK glass fiber specialist MPM had positive news last month and announced that the company anticipated a major 40% growth in 2016.

Motor racing has spawned or catalyzed countless technological innovations that have made road cars safer and more efficient.

The latest advancements in composite technology are changing the way these materials are designed, tested and used in manufacturing.

Reinforced Plastics spoke with Paul Walsh from Ascent Aerospace about its composite tooling technology and its application in the aerospace industry.

Material manufacturers are finding new ways to combine the benefits of composites with the need for high volume production.

From the dawn of civilization, carbon black has been a component of humankind’s tool chest.

Delft University of Technology and the University of North Carolina are researching nanofillers like nanotubes and graphene in high performance polymers.

The application of ultrasonic guided waves (UGW) to the field of preventive maintenance of composite structures is in continuous increase.

Lightweight parts are of interest for many industries, first among them the automotive sector, but also transport and logistics.

A new report from Textile Media Services suggests this is the ‘make-or-break’ decade for carbon fiber composites in vehicles.

Composite body armor protects a wide range of civilians from security guards to police officers and from bailiffs to VIPs.

Liz Nickels looks back at the groundbreaking composite commercial spacecraft eleven years on.

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