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FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

FRD Showcase Expertise in Plant Fibres at JEC World

07 March 2017

Fibres Recherche Développement (FRD) will showcase its expertise in plant fibres, from the choice of reinforcement (UD, multiaxial, rovings,...


Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

Osirys Project to Display Multi-Layered Façade at JEC World 2017

07 March 2017

A European consortium, Osirys, will be displaying a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World.


Sicomin Secures Significant Bio Resin Contract With Cobra International and Launches InfuGreen 810 Infusion System at JEC World

Sicomin Secures Significant Bio Resin Contract With Cobra International and Launches InfuGreen 810 Infusion System at JEC World

07 March 2017

Following the launch of Sicomin’s bio resin range, the company says it has firmly established itself as the leading formulator and supplier ...


The Core of the Bioeconomy: New Developments in Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

31 January 2017

For its 10th anniversary, the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May, Cologne, Germany, has a special focus: Bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals


Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

17 January 2017

Sicomin has supplied a complete package of composite materials to produce both moulds and parts for the 5 gilded domes of the recently inaug...


Osirys Project to Run Workshop as Parallel Session at CompIC 2017

Osirys Project to Run Workshop as Parallel Session at CompIC 2017

10 January 2017

On 31st January 2017, the Osirys Project consortium will be holding a project workshop to deliver its results to the construction industry a...


NCC-Foam Showcases Lightweight Biocomposite Sandwich Material at SMM

06 September 2016

EU Funded project, NCC-Foam, is presenting a demonstrator at SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, in Hamburg, Germany, taking place 6th - 9th September.


Laurel BioComposite Receives BPI Certification for Bio-Res PLA

05 April 2016

Following third party testing in 2015 to verify the green product met ASTM D6868 requirements, NSF International has awarded Laurel BioComposite BPI certification for Bio-Res PLA.


The Revology Concept Chair Avant-premier Showing at JEC World

01 March 2016

Revology, the New Zealand design-tech start-up, will present its first creation: a concept chair made out of flax fibre, reinterpreting the legendary 1850 bistro chair, at JEC World.


JELU: Bioplastic for Furniture Making

JELU: Bioplastic for Furniture Making

23 February 2016

German based JELU-WERK presents JELUPLAST, a novel and versatile material for furniture making.


Carbon/Flax Hybrid Structures Show Improved Vibration Damping and Impact Behaviour

Carbon/Flax Hybrid Structures Show Improved Vibration Damping and Impact Behaviour

16 February 2016

A UK-based consortium has developed carbon/flax hybrid structures with lower cost, higher vibration damping and improved impact behaviour co...


The Fossil-Free Car of the Future is in the Forest

The Fossil-Free Car of the Future is in the Forest

09 February 2016

Lightweight, fuel-efficient cars of the future can be made using materials from Swedish forests which Innventia claims reduces the use of fo...


Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Biotex Aligned Flax Tapes Designed for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

09 February 2016

At the upcoming JEC World, Composites Evolution will be continuing the roll out of its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes and the differ...


NCC-FOAM Project Ramps-up Production with New Pilot-scale Manufacturing Cell

NCC-FOAM Project Ramps-up Production with New Pilot-scale Manufacturing Cell

08 December 2015

The EU-funded project NCC-Foam has successfully scaled up its production of nano-crystalline cellulose foam for use in innovative composite ...


Gurit Expands its Global Balsa Wood Production Capacity

24 November 2015

Gurit is to expand its balsa wood production capacity in the first quarter of 2016.


Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

Aligned Flax Tapes for Maximum Performance and Minimum Cost

27 October 2015

At the upcoming Advanced Engineering Show, Composites Evolution will be launching its new range of aligned Biotex Flax tapes, offering signi...


InnProBio Website Launched to Help Promote Innovative Bio-based Products

27 October 2015

InnProBio, the forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, can now be found at www.innprobio.eu.


CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

CARBIO Project Develops Carbon/Flax Hybrid Automotive Roof

20 October 2015

The CARBIO project has developed a carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof using Composite Evolution’s Biotex Flax material.


Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

Composites Evolution Develops Carbon Flax Hybrid Solutions

13 October 2015

Composites Evolution has developed a range of carbon flax hybrid materials offering a lower cost alternative to carbon fibre.


Global Bioeconomy in the Conflict Between Biomass Supply and Demand

13 October 2015

The results of the study “Sustainable Biomass Potentials for Biofuels in Competition to Food, Feed, Bioenergy and Industrial Material Use in Germany, Europe and the world” has been released providing a detailed view of possible scenarios for sustainable supply of biomass up until 2050, and of the development of demand in all sectors using biomass: food, feed, chemicals and materials, bioenergy and biofuels.


NetComposites Showcases Latest Nano and Construction Developments at Composites Europe 2015

15 September 2015

During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.


Composites Evolution Present Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures at bio!CAR 2015

Composites Evolution Present Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures at bio!CAR 2015

15 September 2015

Composites Evolution will be presenting “Hybrid Carbon-Biocomposite Automotive Structures with Reduced Weight, Cost, NVH and Environmental I...


Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

28 July 2015

Composites Evolution is pleased to announce the launch of its multi-device website; a comprehensive online guide to the use of its natural c...


NetComposites Launch CompIC 2016 and Call for Papers

21 July 2015

NetComposites will present CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East), an international conference taking place 9th- 10th February 2016 at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai and abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.


Industrial Hemp in Strong Upturn

09 June 2015

On 20 - 21 May 2015, 260 industrial hemp experts from 38 countries met in Wesseling, Germany, for the 12th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).


11 Composite Innovations to Receive an Award at JEC Americas 2015

21 April 2015

In its mission to spot and promote the most advanced composite innovations, JEC Group has revealed the 11 winners of JEC Innovation Awards.


nova-Institute Releases Natural Fibre Sustainability Assessment Results

21 April 2015

The nova-Institute has published the first results of the sustainability assessment within the project MultiHemp.


AIMPLAS Present New Processing Techniques at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

AIMPLAS will present more efficient and sustainable new processing techniques for the composites industry, as well as its biocomposites and the incorporation of nanotechnology in order to improve the properties of the materials at JEC 2015.


The BioBuild Project Showcases Biocomposite Structures for use in Construction

24 February 2015

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, will showcase biocomposite structures, including a building-façade panel, a cladding kit, a suspended ceiling and an internal-partition system, at EcoBuild which is being held at ExCel, London on 3-5 March 2015, from its stand N6042.


Abstract Deadline Approaching for Composites UK Event ‘Fibre Developments for Biocomposite Materials’

06 January 2015

On the 17 February 2015, the Biocomposites Sub Group, part of Composites UK, will host ‘Fibre Developments for Biocomposite Materials,’ an event encouraging discussion as to what further development and support is needed to highlight the use of biocomposite materials in mainline applications.


Composites Experts on hand for “Ask the Expert” at Advanced Engineering Show 2014

04 November 2014

NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, "Ask the Expert", for the third year running at the Composites Engineering Show 2014, taking place on 11 - 12 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Composites UK Promotes Current Developments in Biocomposites

14 October 2014

Composites UK will be promoting the current developments in biocomposite materials at its next event on 23rd October 2014, at the AMRC, Rotherham, UK.


Interplas Announce Thermoplastic Seminar

Interplas Announce Thermoplastic Seminar

09 September 2014

The NetComposites seminar programme will cover a broad subject range, including application potential for thermoplastic composites in the au...


Free Sustainable Construction Materials Industry Interest Group to be Held at Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen

26 August 2014

On 17th September 2014, speakers from the BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON projects will present some of the latest developments in sustainable construction materials with low embodied energy.


Biocomposites at Composites Europe 2014

Biocomposites at Composites Europe 2014

01 July 2014

Biocomposites are steadily gaining in importance for the future of the manufacturing sector, and Composites Europe 2014 is set to present th...


European Project NATURTRUCK Develops Biocomposites for Internal Truck Parts

European Project NATURTRUCK Develops Biocomposites for Internal Truck Parts

20 May 2014

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has launched NATURTRUCK, a European research project designed to develop materials from re...


Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

Composites Evolution Welcomes Jacomp Oy as Distributor for Finland and Estonia

22 April 2014

Composites Evolution has joined forces with Jacomp Oy to offer its Biotex range across Finland and Estonia.


SweetPro to Make Feed Supplement Pans Greener with Laurel Biocomposite’s Bio-Res PE

SweetPro to Make Feed Supplement Pans Greener with Laurel Biocomposite’s Bio-Res PE

15 April 2014

SweetPro is taking steps to raise the renewable content of the plastic holding pans it sources for its 250-pound feed blocks with Laurel Bio...


New Biocomposites Technology Overview Published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

New Biocomposites Technology Overview Published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

01 April 2014

NetComposites and Materials KTN have jointly produced a Biocomposites Technology Overview providing an overview of biocomposites, and the na...


Laurel Biocomposite Bio-Res Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification

20 December 2013

Laurel Biocomposite has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Bio-Res PE and Bio-Res powder products. 


European Commission Funded Project – ‘BioBuild’ – to Hold Industrial Interest Event

03 December 2013

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is organising a free event which will allow delegates to meet the project partners, creating the opportunity to better understand the project, its current development and potential output for the construction industry.


OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

19 November 2013

The OSIRYS project will look to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by developing forest-based biocomposites and prod...


Composites Evolution to Exhibit Ecopreg PFA at Composites Engineering 2013

11 November 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Ecopreg PFA biocomposite prepreg at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC Birmingham, UK.


NetComposites to Again Host Emerging-Technology Open Forums at Composites Engineering 2013

05 November 2013

NetComposites will again be hosting more than five hours of free technical content from expert speakers at the Composites Engineering Show, on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


JEC Americas Highlights Acceleration in New Composites Materials and Manufacturing

15 October 2013

JEC says the second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, US from 2 – 4 October, reflected the growing commerce, collaboration and innovation that have come to typify the region’s dynamic composite market.


JEC Group Projects Strong Growth for Americas Composites Industry Over Next Five Years

01 October 2013

JEC is forecasting strong growth for the Americas composites industry through 2018 as the result of macro trends that are generating demand for advanced composites across multiple sectors.


Laurel BioComposite Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Manufacturing Facility and Production Line

Laurel BioComposite Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Manufacturing Facility and Production Line

01 October 2013

Laurel BioComposite held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to recognise its recent move to its newly constructed 20,000-square-foot ...


NetComposites to Showcase Biobuild at ACIC 2013

03 September 2013

Biobuild, a project to reduce the embodied energy in construction materials with no increase in cost, will present at “Architects’ Day” at Advanced Composites in Construction 2013.


NetComposites-Hosted Technology Sessions confirmed for UK’s Biggest Ever Composites Show

23 July 2013

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being heldat the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will again work in close partnership with headline media partner NetComposites in its two day open conference programme.


Call for Papers’ Deadline Imminent for UK’s Largest Ever Composites Event

09 July 2013

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being held at NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, have announced the final call for papers for organisations wishing to be considered for a presentation spot within in its two day open conference programme.


NetComposites Introduces Proceedings from Latest Natural Fibre Conference to Online Store

09 July 2013

The proceedings from Ecocomp 2013, which looked at sustainable materials, polymers and composites, are now available from the NetComposites’ online store.


AMSCI Funding Approved for the Composites Innovation Cluster

02 July 2013

The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) has been set up by the UK Government to help existing UK supply chains grow and achieve world-class standards, while encouraging major new suppliers to come and manufacture in England.


University of Nottingham wins the JEC Asia Innovation Award for Biocomposites

University of Nottingham wins the JEC Asia Innovation Award for Biocomposites

11 June 2013

The University of Nottingham has won the JEC Asia Innovation Award in Biocomposites for their research on natural-fibre development for smal...


Composites Engineering Show to Host Key Technology Content with NetComposites and Composites UK

04 June 2013

The Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will provide its most ambitious open conference programme to date, providing attendee groups with vital technology, market and strategic, value-added information.

Hosted on the show floor, the 2013 Composites Engineering Show’s open conference programme, in partnership with NetComposites and Composites UK, will provide an insight into the latest materials innovations, processes, capability advances and applications. A crucial component of this year’s open programme will be the NetComposites-hosted embedded stream of technology sessions covering biocomposites , sustainability and recycling, thermoplastic composites, nanocomposites and non-destructive testing.


JEC Announce Winners of the 2013 JEC Asia Innovation Awards

21 May 2013

Companies from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Europe along with their partners will receive trophies at JEC Asia Innovation Awards, taking place on 25 – 27 June in Singapore. 


NetComposites Launch Innovative Forums for Composites Engineering Exhibition 2013

09 April 2013

NetComposites will be running 5 innovative forums at the Composites Engineering Exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 12 and 13 November 2013.


Laurel Biocomposite Ramps up Phase One Production

19 March 2013

Laurel BioComposite has completed construction of its new 12,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is ramping up phase one production for Bio-Res PE.


NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

06 March 2013

NetComposites will present its latest biocomposite developments at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, next week.


Government Gives Canadian Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

29 January 2013

The Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) has been awarded federal support to establish a centre for the innovative use of agricultural products.


Cashew Nut Shells used in Biocomposites Snowboard

Cashew Nut Shells used in Biocomposites Snowboard

11 January 2013

Innovative biocomposite materials are heading for the slopes, after engineers at the AMRC Composite Centre produced a prototype snowboard fr...


JEC Group has a full house for JEC Europe 2013

08 January 2013

JEC Europe, March 12 – 14, 2013, at the Paris Porte de Versailles, France, has sold out.


NetComposites Host Product Display Area at Composites Engineering 2012

23 October 2012

NetComposites will be hosting a Product Display Area at the Composites Engineering Show from stand number 346 at the show on the 7th - 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.


Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

23 October 2012

Composites Evolution will be showcasing the latest application of Biotex flax fibre, a snowboard designed and developed by Magine Snowboards...


NetComposites to Present “Ask the Expert” on Behalf of Composites Engineering

16 October 2012

NetComposites will be presenting an “Ask the Expert” initial advice and signposting service on behalf of the Composites Engineering Show from their stand, number 1143, at the show on the 7th and 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.


LAUREL PURCHASE AMTEK MICROWAVE DRYER

12 May 2012

Laurel BioComposite has made its second major capital equipment investment in its new production line with the purchase of an Amtek Microwave system from Cellencor.


Magine Develop Biocomposite Snowboard Using Biotex Flax Fabric

Magine Develop Biocomposite Snowboard Using Biotex Flax Fabric

20 March 2012

Magine Snowboards and Skis have developed a biocomposite snowboard using Composites Evolution's Biotex flax fabric. The novel construction i...


NetComposites to Present Latest Composite Innovations at JEC Europe

20 March 2012

NetComposites will be hosting presentations outlining their latest innovations and commercialisations in naturally derived resins and fibres, nano-additives for composites, self-reinforced plastics, and recycled carbon fibre composites from their booth C19 at JEC Europe next week.


JEC Innovation Awards Reward 13 Companies

20 March 2012

This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive awards at JEC Europe next week.


Laurel Biocomposite Makes Major Equipment Purchase

13 March 2012

Laurel BioComposite has purchased an ENTEK E-Max 53mm twin screw extruder as the next step in its multi-tiered strategy to provide injection moulders with its new patent-pending Bio-Res.  


13 Companies Rewarded For Their Composite Innovations in the JEC Innovation Awards Program 2012

14 February 2012

This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive innovation awards at JEC Europe - Composites Show and Conferences, March 27-29, 2012.


Laurel to Break Ground for New Master Batch Bio-Res Plant in 2012

03 January 2012

Laurel BioComposite has completed its first continuous 30-day production run at its new pilot plant manufacturing 90,000 lbs. of Bio-Res for customer trials slated for December 2011 and January 2012.  


Laurel Biocomposite Opens Pilot Plant

29 November 2011

Laurel BioComposite has opened a new pilot plant this month and shipped Bio-Res pellets from its first production run to a major customer for trials.


Laurel Biocomposite Introduces Patent-Pending Product

25 October 2011

Laurel BioComposite has introduced Bio-Res, a patent pending product for the moulding market.


New Porcher Greenlite Reinforcements for Advanced Biocomposites

18 October 2011

Porcher has created Greenlite, a new generation of high performance renewable reinforcements for the composites industry, based on pure cellulose fibres.


Composites Engineering Show to Discuss Results of UK Composites Collaborative Technical Development Programme

13 September 2011

A one year advanced engineering programme initiated by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is now set to be a highlighted theme setter for industry briefings at the Composites Engineering Show 2011 (CES).





High-Performance Flax/PLA Biocomposites to be Demonstrated at JEC 2011

28 March 2011

Composites Evolution will be displaying their extensive range of Biotex twistless flax materials on stand D76 at JEC 2011, and RocTool will be running live moulding demonstrations of Biotex Flax/PLA high-performance biocomposite throughout the show using their innovative induction heating technologies.


NetComposites Highlights Emerging Technologies at Composites Engineering Show

26 September 2010

NetComposites is hosting a series of micro sessions on emerging technologies at the Composites Engineering Show next week at the Pavilion NEC Weds/Thurs 29/30 Sept, covering biocomposites, fire retardant systems, self-reinforced plastics and nanocomposites.




Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop Brings Together Industry and Researchers

18 June 2010

Getting researchers of biopolymers and biocomposites and those who design products using them into the same room was an educational experience for those participating in the Midwest Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop May 11 at Iowa State University.







NetComposites has Moved to Larger Premises

31 January 2009

NetComposites has moved to a new, larger building which now contains both their offices and R&D centre.



JEC Asia Ready for Action

05 September 2008












New Funding for Science Research at Composites Innovation Centre

06 April 2006

The Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) will receive a further $6.6 million under the Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to support the growth of an internationally competitive composites industry in Manitoba.





Laurel Biocomposite Earns USDA Certified Biobased Label for Three Products

24 November 2015

Laurel BioComposite has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Bio-Res PLA with 97 percent biobased content; Bio-Res PE with 62 percent biobased content and Bio-Res powder with 100 percent biobased content.