10 March 2009
10 March 2009
Quantities of single strand/ single crystal fibre materials are now being manufactured in the USA by Reade Advanced Materials as single strand fibres and filaments sized 0.001"" to 0.005"" in diameter.
The single strand/ single crystal fibre materials now available include: amorphous boron, boron carbide, amorphous carbon, diamond like carbon (dlc), metal borides, carbides, ceramic, intermetallic, metallic, nitrides, oxides, refractory metals, silicides, silicon carbide, sulfides, tungsten and tungsten carbide.
Popular end use applications include: ceramic & metal matrix composites, plastics reinforcement, aerospace, refractories, high temperature ceramic filters, drilling tools, specialty high temperature textiles, ceramic armour, batteries, fuel cells, reinforcement of turbines, sporting goods and superconductive wires.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
The next Marine-i Discovery Room event will shine a spotlight on composite materials and the vital role they will play in the marine industry in future.