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  • Composite planes to play vital role in reducing emissions
    New research suggests that exchanging aluminium aircraft for a global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent.
  • Bird feathers similar to carbon fibre
    Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, similar to carbon fiber, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses of flight.
  • Hexcel acquires interest in Formax
    Hexcel Corporation has acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements which specializes in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics.
  • TenCate provides parts for space capsule
    TenCate Advanced Composites has provided heat resistant composites for the heat shield and backshell structure of the Lockheed Martin Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle, which was successfully launched this week.
  • Aviation Technical Services acquires Texas Air Composites
    Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired Texas Air Composites (TAC), a Domestic 145 Repair Station specializing in composite structural fabrication, support and repair for regional, commercial and military aircraft.
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  • Alternatives to autoclaves
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 28 October 2014
    A preview of the November/December issue of Reinforced Plastics The space sector is another one of those industries where the value of composites in replacing metals is now being widely recognised as...
    tags: carbon fibre, NASA, autoclaves, recycling, GRP
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  • Innovation on show in Düsseldorf
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 26 September 2014
    Introducing the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 is open for business from 7-9 October at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. The organisers say that the...
    tags: COMPOSITES EUROPE, recycling, repair
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  • How important is innovation to the future of the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 May 2014
    by Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Reinforced Plastics is conducting a survey on the importance of innovation in the composites industry. The survey is open to anyone...
    tags: innovation, composites, survey, Reinforced Plastics
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  • Connect with Reinforced Plastics on Google+
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 21 May 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics This is just a brief post to let you know that if you have a profile on Google+, you can now add Reinforced Plastics to your circles...
    tags: Google, social media, Reinforced Plastics
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  • Can the UK maintain a leading position in the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 March 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Will UK manufacturing be left behind as others seize on international opportunities to manufacture and supply comp...
    tags: UK composites industry, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Education, Supply chain, Standards
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