This guide has been created to allow the composites industry to understand the environmental and social impacts of different composite materials and manufacturing processes and provide an environmental profiling system for composite materials and products.
The life-cycle impacts of each material and process choice from the cradle to the factory gate are presented in simple A to E comparative rankings, for the first time allowing informed decisions to be made on the environmental and social effects of composite materials and process choices.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.
Alvant says its aluminium matrix composite is proven to offer significant weight and performance benefits for rotor applications found in electric motors, flywheels, fans and turbines.