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In 20 years, the composites industry may have its own recycling system, like plastics and metals enjoy today. The lack is one reason composites cannot fully compete with these traditional materials.The world’s annual...
Published on: January 9, 2018
Specialized expertise in composites   Located throughout Japan are key centers of excellence in composites; both academic and industry based. In Tokyo, the main universities and independent centers in composites are:...
Published on: December 18, 2017
  The Hyperloop Project accelerates   Hyperloop, one of Elon Musk’s many projects, is a new transport system that aims to carry passengers and freight in small tubes at 1,200 kilometers per hour. The tubes, or pods, are...
Published on: October 27, 2017
There are many reasons for the growth of the sports & leisure industry in Asia, but three key ones stand out: Asian millennials love sport A Goldman Sachs study conducted in 2015 pointed out that China was home to...
Published on: October 23, 2017
Aerospace   Applications in this sector are driven by weight reduction, high specific strength, high impact resistance and excellent flame resistance. Key applications include small plane fuselages, helicopter shells and rotor blades, aircraft secondary...
Published on: July 10, 2017
Why recycle carbon fiber?   Much of the research activities into composite recycling are focusing on carbon fiber. This makes sense because carbon fiber reinforced plastics are traditionally very difficult to break down or recycle. While thermoplastics...
Published on: July 10, 2017
A new report published by Rnrmarketresearch.com says that Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for the top 10 high growth composite materials in the next five years. Elsewhere, Allied Market Research...
Published on: March 10, 2017
For an insight into the future of aerospace composites – globally in general; Asia-Pacific in particular – it’s useful to have a look at what the world’s two largest aerospace manufacturers are saying. Both Airbus and...
Published on: January 19, 2017
The Japanese composites market   By 2020 the global composites market is projected to reach USD 90 billion, growing at a compound annual growth rate of between 7% and 9%. Asia-Pacific represents nearly 50% of world...
Published on: December 22, 2016
Special Feature: South Korea - Building a strong composites base   The global carbon fiber market is expected to double in size between 2010 and 2020. At present, the global market size is around 60,000 tons. South Korea...
Published on: December 22, 2016
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