Features

This section contains our latest feature articles. A selection of these articles is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics weekly newsletter.

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Features Archive

Lightweighting matters in energy storage (Part 2) Lightweighting matters in energy storage (Part 2)

Composite pressure vessels are playing an increasingly important role in energy storage. Not only can they reduce the weight of a vessel, but there are additional advantages in terms of safety, through high impact strength, anti-explosion failure modes and corrosion-free attributes. Kevin Meyer, Francesca Pignagnoli, Doug Potts and Gary Hunter of The Dow Chemical Company explain.

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Composites patents watch: July 2014 Composites patents watch: July 2014

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include a FRP steering wheel from BMW, a repair process from Airbus, and a prepreg base material from Toray.

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NDT for non-experts NDT for non-experts

Remote non-destructive testing of composites in aircraft is now possible. Jan Olav Endrerud of DolphiTech describes the development of such a system.

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Lightweighting matters in energy storage (Part 1) Lightweighting matters in energy storage (Part 1)

Composite pressure vessels are playing an increasingly important role in energy storage. Not only can they reduce the weight of a vessel, but there are additional advantages in terms of safety, through high impact strength, anti-explosion failure modes and corrosion-free attributes. Kevin Meyer, Francesca Pignagnoli, Doug Potts and Gary Hunter of The Dow Chemical Company explain.

Composites Part A: Top 10 articles of 2013

The following are the 10 most popular research articles for 2013 from the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.