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Pultruder Exel Composites is to highlight its composite laminates developed for use 5G-enabled city infrastructure at JEC World in Paris, France, on 6–8 March 2018.

The US luge team is using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology from Stratasys to rapidly and cost-effectively build and test carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) racing sleds that are tailo

Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a hygienic method for treating used absorbent hygiene articles that recovers recyclable material with a high degree of safety.

An elastomer and metal particle composite that automatically stiffens by up to 300% in response to mechanical stress has been developed by researchers at Iowa State University in Ames, USA.

Antenna reflectors are being knitted from gold-plated wire by the Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

Conbility GmbH is to develop and commercialize the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT)’s tape placement and winding systems, which consolidate composite tapes in-situ with

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, is to buy A. Schulman Inc for US$2.25 billion.

Following several years of working together, recycler ELG Carbon Fibre, and injection-moulding specialists Sanko Engineering and Tooling (SET) and Sanko Gosei UK have formalized their commercial pa

Thin-ply prepreg specialist North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) and watchmaker Richard Mille have signed a long-term collaboration and exclusive supply agreement, part of which will see NTPT expand it

A strong and impact-resistant carbon fibre prepreg featuring a carbon nanotube (CNT)-enhanced matrix has been developed by Toho Tenax of Tokyo, Japan.

Teijin is launching a range of polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounds made with resin technologies developed by Initz Co Ltd and is building a new resin plant in Thailand.

Kaneka Corp, via its wholly owned subsidiary, Kaneka Aerospace (KAE), has acquired the commercial rights, technologies and patents of Henkel's benzoxazine-based high performance composites business

A system for removing ice from wind turbine blades that would otherwise reduce their capacity for producing energy has been developed by Vestas of Aarhus, Denmark.

A centre for the development of fibre placement technologies for the manufacture of composite parts has been founded in Germany by SGL Group of Wiesbaden and the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, C

A multifunctional antimicrobial emergency bandage has been developed by Sanko Tekstil of Bursa, Turkey.

A laser-cutting module that cuts and seals the edges of polyester (PES) fabrics in a single step – something a standard rotary blade cannot do – has been launched by Zünd of Altstätten, Switzerland

Automotive textiles and seat components manufacturer Trèves TSC Group of Paris, France, has changed its name to Tesca.

Honeycomb cores made from modified polycarbonates (PCs), polyamide (PA) 66 and polyphenylene sulphide (PPS), and the results of tests carried out on these materials, will be shown at JEC World

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Co is to open a 7990-m2 manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Poland. 

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has granted Copro Technology GmbH the license for a cost-effective technology it has developed for the continuous roll-forming of carbon fibre preforms.  

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