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Find design and production news, advice and features about composites innovation, and composite materials. This section covers new and exotic materials including fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) from carbon and glass fibres, epoxy resin systems, pre-preg, filament winding, bio fibres and natural composites, graphene, raw materials, and more.

NewsRSS
24/03/2020

Composites company reconfigures operations to help manufacture ventilators

Composites and advanced materials precision slitting company, Bindatex, is supporting the UK government’s call for help for manufacturers to assist in the urgent capacity of life-saving ventilators.  Read More

28/02/2020

Goodfellow introduces three forms of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Engineering Materials Live exhibitor Goodfellow has recently announced the availability of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) in three different forms: regular powder, ‘chunky’ powder, and ...  Read More

07/02/2020

Electronic patch to improve chronic wound monitoring

Graphene Flagship associated member, Grapheal has developed a pioneering wearable patch for the remote monitoring of chronic wounds. The flexible and transparent graphene-based biosensor enables ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
03/03/2020

Why are CFRPs less likely to be used for making industrial machine tools and automation systems?

If you hear mention of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), you – like many designers and engineers – will likely think immediately of Formula 1 cars, racing bikes and fighter jets.  Read More

02/03/2020

The 80s revival has extended into the realms of engineering materials

Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs) first appeared around 40 years ago, for use in automotive components and far from being a short-lived comeback trend, it looks as though they are here to stay, ...  Read More

29/01/2020

Tackling carbon-carbon composite challenges across a range of industries

Carbon composites are in high demand across the globe, particularly in the aerospace, automotive, mechanical engineering and rail sectors. However, as many of these materials were developed decades ...  Read More

Videos
09/01/2017

Bomb suit improvements

Berks based Morgan Advanced Materials has recently completed independent testing of its Silverback 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit. The tests were conducted at the independently certified Ordnance Test ...  Watch Video

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