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Currently, when moulding carbon fibre composites in an autoclave, it is common practice to also make the tools from carbon fibre prepregs. This ensures that there are no significant differences in the thermal expansion...
Published on: November 29, 2018
Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) have been a standard in lightweight construction for a while now. One alternative trend in manufacturing, however, has turned to natural materials, which can be produced with lower energy...
Published on: March 12, 2018
Natural fibre reinforcements, such as flax, have the potential to provide improved specific stiffness and hence reduced weight.  Biomass derived resins can provide similar properties to traditional oil-based polymers. NetComposites is currently working on...
Published on: March 11, 2013
The fact that basalt fibres retain their integrity at elevated temperatures is a major asset. By combining this fibre with a resin that doesn't compromise on the fire behaviour, a unique combination has been found.   At the JEC 2012, Basaltex will present...
Published on: February 27, 2012