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Composite materials made from agricultural waste could be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the automotive and marine industries. The team also involved researchers from the University...
Published on: December 11, 2018
Curators Ignaas Verpoest (KU Leuven) and Lut Pil (LUCA School of Arts) focus on designs from the past five years and present the breakthroughs that can be expected in the years to come.Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design...
Published on: August 31, 2018
In cooperation with the Institute of Polymer Materials and Plastics Technology at Clausthal University of Technology, the ITA investigates the potential of highly oriented natural fibre fabrics for structural fibre...
Published on: May 3, 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
The bio-based composite is made from flax, a plant that can be grown in the any moderate climate. The bio-composite shows strength/weight ratio similar to that of glass fiber, but differs regarding sustainability. EconCore’s technology for cost-effective...
Published on: May 22, 2017
The Innovation Award Program encourages the Indian composite professionals and companies to focus their application of information, imagination, skill and initiative through which new ideas and processes are generated and converted into useful composite...
Published on: January 11, 2017
Carver, which only began commercial production in July, is now beginning its Phase 2 installation work and expects that to be completed by the end of October. The new work involves adding three additional opening lines for a total of six. The company also...
Published on: October 3, 2016
The Acrodur® 950 L binder by BASF ensures the necessary loading capacity and heat resistance of the lightweight component. As an alternative to phenolic resins, the water-based and low-emission binder strengthens the natural fibers and thus enables an...
Published on: April 6, 2016
“While the automotive industry has responded well to reSound NF, which was introduced earlier this year, we have seen significant interest in these strong, lightweight solutions from manufacturers in consumer and other industries,” said Holger Kronimus,...
Published on: October 16, 2015
The goal is to develop a production line – from fiber to the finished product – for long fiber thermoplastic composites (glass, carbon, etc.) and hybrid composites.The two new modules of the high-speed production pilot line for composites address the...
Published on: March 25, 2015
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