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Glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) longitudinal leaf springs are being used for the first time by Ford of Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Ways in which composites could be used to increase the power density, and reduce the size, of the integrated electric drive units (EDUs) for electric vehicles (EVs) are to be investigated by a part

A facility for the research and development (R&D) of manufacturing technologies for use in industries such as aerospace and automotive has been opened by the Welsh government and the University

In a surprising about-turn, adidas is to close its two Speedfactories, in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by April 2020.

Textile-Circuit(1) is the latest technology developed for the efficient production of functional, electrically

Old newspapers can be used as a low-cost, environmentally friendly material on which to grow single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a large scale.

Lightweight and thin carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) body armour able to protect its wearer from attacks with blunt, edged and pointed weapons has been unveiled by

A by-product from the roasting of coffee beans could soon be used in the manufacture of automotive parts such as headlamp housings.

A mineral-based additive infused into curtain fabrics can help purify indoor air, according to its Swiss developer, adding that the Sw

Two Swedish machine builders who have each developed an innovative technology are the latest members of the Stockholm-based Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS).

Lyocell fibres have been produced from post-consumer cotton waste by Lenzing of Lenzing, Austria, in what the company describes as an industry-first.

SGL Carbon and Solvay have entered into a joint development agreement to bring to market what they claim will be the first composites based on large-tow, intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre.

Over 1.2 t of waste carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) generated by America’s Cup contenders INEOS Team UK has been recycled by ELG Carbon Fibre, which has used the resulting materials to produ

Mikrosam is to deliver equipment for the development and manufacture of reinforced thermoplastic aircraft parts to GKN Fokker.

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) of East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, is to open a facility for the research and development (R&D) of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for use in aerospace applicati

Coats Group plc of Uxbridge, UK, has signed a binding agreement to purchase Pharr High Performance (Pharr HP), a supplier of yarn for protective apparel, including to the industrial thermal protect

Filc, a producer of needlepunched nonwovens and laminated materials for the automotive and construction industries, is to be acquired by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany.

Composite electrodes for structural supercapacitors have been developed by researchers at Texas A&M University of College Station, USA.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has agreed to sell its glass fibre reinforcement business in Mikkeli, Finland, to Vitrulan Composites Oy – a subsidiary of Vitrulan Group – for €6.5 million.

With furniture manufacturers looking to replace wood with other affordable, recyclable and easily processable materials, their attention is turning to the use of composites of natural and thermopla

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