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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ROHACELL HERO foam core impresses in aircraft study ROHACELL HERO foam core impresses in aircraft study

In a comparative trial on a aircraft component, a composite sandwich design based on Evonik’s ROHACELL® HERO polymethacrylimide (PMI) foam core material was found to result in reduced manufacturing costs, and lower part weight, over a typical honeycomb cored design.

Recycling composites commercially (Part 2) Recycling composites commercially (Part 2)

Glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (GRP and CFRP) have excellent properties but one barrier to the increased use of these materials is the lack of recycling facilities. Stella Job reports.

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Recycling composites commercially (Part 1) Recycling composites commercially (Part 1)

Glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (GRP and CFRP) have excellent properties but one barrier to the increased use of these materials is the lack of recycling facilities. Stella Job reports.

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COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014: show preview COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014: show preview

This year's COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 7-9 October. In our preview we take a look at some of the innovations which will be on display.

Composites patents watch: September 2014 Composites patents watch: September 2014

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include a carbon fibre vehicle axle support from BMW, a composite monopile for a tidal turbine support structure from Mojo Maritime Ltd, and self-healing composite materials from NDSU Research Foundation.

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Expanded role for thermoplastic composites (Part 2) Expanded role for thermoplastic composites (Part 2)

Andreas Erber and Simon Spitko of SGL Group describe how improved thermoplastic composite systems can be achieved through customised materials and process technologies.

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