Does Size Actually Matter?

03 November 2017

INC, Europe’s premier Industrial Nanocomposite Conference, was once again held in Stuttgart in October where we discussed Nanocomposites and heard from industry experts that size really does matter!

Exploring the Benefits of Hybrid Biocomposite Materials

22 May 2017

One of the key themes to emerge from the recent “Ecocomp” conference was how the application of biocomposites can be very effectively extended through the use of hybridisation - i.e the use of traditional composites and biocomposites in combination.

How Light is Too Light?

29 November 2016

There was an interesting discussion at the recent “Composites in Sport” conference regarding the role of high-performance materials, and especially composites, in sporting equipment. In many sports, such as tennis, hockey and baseball, there has been a gradual evolution in the materials employed for sporting equipment from wood, through aluminium, to the carbon fibre composites that are often currently used. The use of composites has led to sporting equipment becoming lighter, stiffer and better optimised, allowing greater accelerations to be imparted to the target ball/puck/shuttlecock/etc. Whilst this provides a competitive advantage to early adopters, once the “new” material becomes the commonplace standard, the net benefit to a given sport is sometimes less clear.

What is the Biggest Barrier to Composites in Construction?

25 November 2016

NetComposites Enterprise has been involved in the construction industry for many years. Through networks, conferences, projects and consultancy, it keeps close links and allies of those working in and around consultancy.