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  • Faurecia Flaxpreg wins JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award
    Faurecia Flaxpreg, a green and light very long flax fiber reinforced composite sandwich, has been awarded the JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award in the semi-products category.
  • Magnum Venus Products buys out CEO
    Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a manufacturer of composite application equipment, has restructured the company’s ownership by redeeming shares held by CEO Tom Hedger.
  • Speakers named for Composites UK AGM
    UK trade organisation Composites UK’s AGM and annual conference, which takes place on 13 May at the University of Warwick, UK, has outlined its speaker program.
  • New carbon fiber production plant in Russia
    Holding Company Composite has started a new large scale carbon fiber production line developed for industrial grade carbon fiber.
  • New CEO for Roctool
    RocTool, which develops technologies for rapid molding of composites, has announced the appointment of Stéphane Hersen as its chairman and CEO/director.
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Blogs

  • 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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Features

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Downloads

  • Global carbon fibre market remains on upward trend
    The association of composite companies and research institutes Carbon Composites e.V. has produced its fifth annual review of the global carbon fibre reinforced plastics market. Mark Holmes reviews the findings and outlook of the 2014 report, which continues to show carbon fibre use on the increase.
  • Show preview: COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014
    Reinforced Plastics' preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show taking place on 7-9 October in Düsseldorf.
  • An introduction to resin infusion
    This Reinforced Plastics feature provides a useful overview of the resin infusion process.
  • Evaluating the impact of chemical waste: How safety and the bottom line can both benefit
    This paper demonstrates that it is possible to reduce chemical costs by identifying and limiting the wastes found in dispensing, storage and application. Reducing these hidden costs will also improve productivity and health and safety in the workplace.
  • Waste & Hazard Walk Workbook
    The Waste & Hazard Walk is a systematic facility tour which looks for ways to improve productivity and safety, with a specific focus on industrial supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). This free download outlines how your company could benefit from a Waste & Hazard Walk.
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