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Plastics Industry Awards 2014

The Plastics Industry Awards are known as the Oscars of the UK plastics industry and offer an insight into current developments in materials usage, product design and innovative...

Taking sustainability forward and the Composite Materials Resource Efficiency Action Plan

The use of composite materials in many cases reduces environmental impact, mainly due to weight saving and durability through the lifetime of the product. The most effective way to improve...

Bio-based resin and improved sizing for wind blades receive JEC Innovation Award

DSM, 3B – the  fiberglass company, Siemens Wind Power and DTU Wind Energy have developed a new composite system for making wind turbine blades, featuring easy blade manufacturing, low...

Future Sonar Competition

This CDE themed competition seeks projects of up to nine months that can advance the exploitation readiness of a recent technological discovery or breakthrough that could offer a sonar...

Call for papers on composite joining technologies

Joining Technologies for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials will be held on 8 May 2014, at Warwick Manufacturing Group.  The aim of this event is to showcase new developments in...

Steering the future of composite structures at the University of Bristol

The development of composite materials and structures has gained significant momentum in recent years. A diverse range of industrial applications have driven performance to an ever increasing...

Formula Student - can you help?

Formula Student is the testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Europe's most established educational motorsport...

Cable: We’ll keep working with business to help Portsmouth get ahead

Last week Vince Cable visited Portsmouth and Gosport to open Magma's new carbon fibre pipe manufacturing facility at Trafalgar Wharf and pledged that the government would continue...

Call for Papers: Composites Innovation 4-6 June 2014

Abstract deadline 28th February 2014.  Composites Innovation 2014 aims to showcase the latest material and manufacturing developments in fibre-reinforced polymer composites...

Composites Hub Newsletter now available

Issue 11 of the Composites Hub Newsletter is available to view online , with news from the Composites Engineering Show, epm: technology's new factory, Peter Chivers (NCC) commenting on...

Flying bridges in by helicopter

For the video below I have to borrow a word from my teenagers. Awesome! They literally flew in the bridge structures by helicopter to a remote Scottish reservoir. Well done CTS Bridges and ...

The Composites Engineering Show, a visitor's view

The Composites Engineering Show this year was, yet again, a considerable step up from previous years. The floor space taken up by composite companies had grown, with over 70 companies...

Composites Innovation Cluster showcases early successes at Composites Engineering Show

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC), a collaborative programme awarded over £11M from the Government funded Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) , can celebrate some...

Gurit's new high temperature prepreg - are you interested in high temperature materials?

I saw an announcement this week about the impressive new PN901 High Tg Prepreg from Gurit which, with the right cure cycle, can achieve a Tg of  300°C. There seems to be...

University of Ulster spinout company takes weaving into the 21st Century

Axis Composites has managed the design, modifications and establishment of a weaving facility on behalf of the University of Ulster , with a view to developing its own advanced 3D Woven...

Showcase for advanced materials research in the UK

The 2014 Materials Research Exchange is a free event that will showcase outstanding materials research from the UK’s centres of excellence. Amongst a number of talks from ministers,...

Cytec launches two new prepreg systems for railway rolling stock applications

Congratulations to Cytec Industrial Materials  on its innovation in developing two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of EN45545-2:2013.  ...

Composites UK Industry Awards announced

Congratulations to the winners of these eight awards, which are designed to celebrate innovation (manufacture, materials and design) as well as recognising outstanding support in employment...

UK GRP market growing, says new AVK Composites Market Report

The German composites trade association, AVK, with Carbon Composites e.V.  (CCeV),  has published the  Composites market report  2013 , which expects to see 4.4% growth in...

NASA Announces Composite Research Partnership

NASA has selected six companies from five U.S. states to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification. The companies are: ...
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NEW Biocomposites Technology Overview published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant...

Deadline for International Business Directory for Bio-based Materials and useful links

The Bio-based Economy website, managed by the nova-Institute GmbH, contains a directory of...

Input to IMO work on FRP Composites in Ships

At the E-LASS meeting on 27th March in Papenburg, there will be a discussion on how to...

Jizhou to build composite materials recycling line

An industrial waste composite materials recycling production line has started construction in...

TRB Lightweight Structures Sees Stars for Recycling

TRB Lightweight Structures have been awarded the prestigious Silver Star award from National...

E-LASS newsletter available

The January 2014 E-LASS newsletter is available to view here . This gives updates on...

A novel chemical process for recycling material from ships?

I found this article the other day: A novel chemical process for recycling material from...

Philippine abaca fibres for automotive, medical and filtration applciations

In a forum held in Quezon City in December 2013, scientists from the Philippine Textile...

New! E-LASS video for lightweight construction at sea

A helpful and informative video  (8 mins 29)  has been put together by SP to...

Save the Date: 26 March 2014 for next E-LASS meeting at Meyer Werft Shipyard

Please save the date for the next meeting of E-LASS  which will be held with the final...

£2.4M for Cellucomp's Curran nanocellulose

CelluComp recently announced the close of a £2.4 Million funding round to scale up and...

£7 million support for innovation in the UK marine and maritime industry

Results have been announced from the first Vessel Efficiency Competition and projects...