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JEC’s USBR talked with Grahame Burrow, President, and Michelle Roberts, Marketing Director, at Magna Exteriors, about the current composites market, and about their attendance at JEC Group events.    JEC Group: Magna...
Published on: May 23, 2018
Inside Tesla’s design center and the Space X rocket company near Los Angeles last November, 1,000 Tesla passenger car owners, investors and customers looked on as Elon Musk displayed two prototypes of a new electric truck...
Published on: May 23, 2018
  China Shanghai-based car company LVCHI (‘green speed’ in Chinese) has released ambitious plans to launch a full-electric sedan. The LVCHI Venere is a high-performance, all-electric four-seater with a central element...
Published on: April 5, 2018
The unique properties of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials were first tested by the aerospace industry in the 1960s. It wasn’t until the ‘90s that they were used in construction. New research and design...
Published on: January 9, 2018
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
Composite material suppliers spent years developing lightweight components for cars, trucks and water transport, aimed at improving fuel efficiency and cost, while seeming to ignore the possibilities of mass transit....
Published on: January 9, 2018
  China Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. has launched its new GW 6S offshore smart wind turbine platform, with turbine rotor diameters ranging from 154 to 171 meters. The turbine’s commercial...
Published on: December 18, 2017
Like the rest of the world, companies in the Asia-Pacific region are investing heavily in application-based R&D, design, innovation and machinery in all industry sectors. This was clearly evident in the numerous high-...
Published on: December 18, 2017
Rosy future for composites in construction  A webinar held July 6 by U.S. consultants Frost & Sullivan on the construction composites industry reported that North America was part of a US$ 2.4 billion global market...
Published on: October 27, 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
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