Reinforced Plastics

Case study: Carbon composites reduce rallycross car's weight

Former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg is currently competing in the 2013 European Rallycross Championship (ERC) with a customised 600 hp Citroën DS3 car fitted with lightweight body panels...

The European GRP market – by country

The figures in the following charts are taken from the German federation of reinforced plastics AVK's 2012 market survey of the European GRP market.

The aircraft of the future?

Airbus describes its Concept Plane as an 'engineer's dream,' illustrating the technologies being explored to meet the future needs of air transportation.

Growing demand for eco-efficient aircraft

Airbus' Global Market Forecast for 2012-2031 states that air passenger traffic will grow at an average annual rate of 4.7% in the next 20 years, during which time some 10,350 aircraft will be replaced...