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Reinforced Plastics features, January 2014

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Thermoplastic sandwich panel promises weight savings for aircraft interiors

French company SMTC is introducing Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel reported to offer significant weight and cost savings in aircraft and train int

Corrective measures are now reinvigorating India’s Renewable Energy sector, which had been marred by uncertainty, and abrupt changes, in policy in the last

Japan's Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd (SB), a specialist in high performance plastics, has acquired Vaupell, a US-based manufacturer of moulded components for a

Developments in affordable lightweight composite materials that can be used in mass production processes were to the fore at JEC Europe recently. Reinforce

Hexcel has introduced a number of new products for the aerospace and industrial markets. Reinforced Plastics reports on a new carbon fibre and an aerospace

Developments in affordable lightweight composite materials that can be used in mass production processes were to the fore at JEC Europe recently. Reinforce

Reinforced Plastics reports on a new method of reducing the density of SMC mouldings for automotive applications developed by DSM using a high performance

Cobalt accelerators have been widely used in unsaturated polyester resin technology for many years. However, doubts about the metals toxicity remain. Wim C

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: a method for manufacturing large GRP storage tanks, and a pet

Cobalt accelerators have been widely used in unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) technology for many years. However, doubts about the metal's toxicity remain

High performance materials are often difficult to bond. Sarah Vickers of Oxford Advanced Surfaces explains adhesion promotion of polyurethane and epoxy coa

The use of composites in civil and military aircraft continues to increase. Freelance journalist George Marsh summarises where the use of reinforced plasti

3B-the fibreglass company has launched new food contact grade products that retain good performance properties. Reinforced Plastics reports on the new fibr

AGY is adapting its S-2 glass fibres to meet specific end-user requirements. These include one range designed to meet the challenging conditions found in t

This article, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, discusses the need for incorporation of stochastic si

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: the integration of solar cells in GRP boat hulls; FRP reinfor

This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, presents the development of contemporary approaches in

The use of composites in civil and military aircraft continues to increase. Freelance journalist George Marsh summarises where the use of reinforced plasti

This paper, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, aims to summarise the principles of induction heating w

Zachie De Beer discusses why carbon fibre is chosen over other high-performance fibres in a selection of advanced composite applications.

This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part B: Engineering, summarises recent developments in flax fibre and its composites.

This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, concludes that green composites have potential for use

The infrared heating process is offering an increasing number of options for processors of composite materials. Dr. Cathal Wilson and Dr. Gerard McGranagha

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: a heat exchanger based on polymer composite; a carbon fibre m

Part 1 of this feature discussed the properties required of a core material. In Part 2 we outline some examples of the use of sandwich structures in the co

Increased use of composites in traditional wind turbines and new ways to harness wind power that make use of the versatility of reinforced plastics are on

The infrared heating process is offering an increasing number of options for processors of composite materials. Dr. Cathal Wilson and Dr. Gerard McGranagha

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 – the 9th European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, takes place on 7-9 October in Düsseldorf. Annka

Dutch company Airborne International wants to be a leading player in the supply of composite blades for tidal turbines. We found out more from Peter Coppen

Increased use of composites in traditional wind turbines and new ways to harness wind power that make use of the versatility of reinforced plastics are on

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris, France on 11-13 March. In our preview we take a look at some of the products and technologies exhibitors wi

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris, France on 11-13 March. In our preview we take a look at some of the products and technologies exhibitors wi

REF Contributor George Marsh looks at the various systems that harness the enormous power contained in sea waves, as well as the ingenious means being deve

Cores in a sandwich construction are specified by designers to increase stiffness and reduce the weight of a composite structure. Part 1 of this feature di

Steel, cast iron and concrete have traditionally been used in the construction industry for manhole and trench covers. However, a need to control corrosion

Corrosion in oil and gas fields can be extremely costly. David Marshall, President, Duoline® Technologies explains how glass reinforced epoxy composite lin

The association of composite companies and research institutes Carbon Composites e.V. has produced its latest review of the global carbon fibre market. We

In this feature we review the key business news in the composites industry of 2013 – including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

2013 was another big year in automotive composites. Here we take a look at some of the key developments, including the much-anticipated launch of the BMW i

The association of composite companies and research institutes Carbon Composites e.V. has produced its latest review of the global carbon fibre market. Mar

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