AGY has introduced new glass fibres to meet specific end-user requirements. These include one range designed to meet the challenging conditions found in the oil and gas industry, and one to strike a cost and performance balance for wind turbine blades.
22 April, 2014
This article, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, discusses the need for incorporation of stochastic simulation schemes into the existing commercial simulation tools.
17 April, 2014
A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: the integration of solar cells in GRP boat hulls; FRP reinforcement elements for concrete; and poultry feather-reinforced thermoplastics.
15 April, 2014
This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, presents the development of contemporary approaches in the directional alignment of CNTs in polymer matrices.
10 April, 2014
The use of composites in civil and military aircraft continues to increase. Freelance journalist George Marsh summarises where the use of reinforced plastics has reached in a number of high profile developments at manufacturers around the world.
08 April, 2014
This paper, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, aims to summarise the principles of induction heating with respect to polymer composites processing and discuss some possible future developments.
03 April, 2014
Zachie De Beer discusses why carbon fibre is chosen over other high-performance fibres in a selection of advanced composite applications.
02 April, 2014