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Project Develops Low Cost Blended Carbon Fibre Yarns and Fabrics

12 May 2011

A multi-partner UK project, Fibrecycle, has developed a new generation of high performance, low cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the Technology Strategy Board.





Partnership to Research Thermal Conductivity in 3-D composites

12 May 2011

A partnership between the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD) and the Institute fur Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University will research ways to tailor thermal conductivity in 3-D polymer composites.




ORPC Contracts with Firehole for Structural Analysis

12 May 2011

Firehole Composites' Engineering Services branch has been awarded a contract by Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) for structural analysis of their patented TidGen advanced design cross flow turbine.


Cytec Joins IMAST Research Consortium

12 May 2011

Cytec’s Engineered Materials business has joined IMAST, an Italian technology cluster that enables collaboration between researchers and engineers to develop polymer and composite material solutions.



Ticona to Double Celstran LFRT Production in China

12 May 2011

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, will nearly double production at its Celstran long fibre reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) manufacturing unit in Nanjing, China.





Dieffenbacher Awarded Major Order for Russian Hybrid Car

11 May 2011

The so-called e-car is a highly innovative hybrid car with a power-generating unit driven by petrol or natural gas and traction electric motors. Instead of a battery there are super-capacitors, which accumulate the energy generated while braking and which is then released to the e-motors on demand.


Honda Racing Team Chooses Amber Composites as Official Prepreg Supplier

11 May 2011

Team Dynamics, who prepare the Honda for racing, are using Amber's prepreg technology to reduce weight in critical areas of the car. Advances have already been made in key areas such as the front bumper, the splitter, and the floor structure which sits below the engine bay and extends underneath the driver.



DIAB and 3A Composites Enter Licensing Agreement for PET Core Materials

11 May 2011

The agreement enables DIAB to utilize the 3A PET patent family relevant to Divinycell P manufacturing with unlimited restrictions for an indefinite future. DIAB CEO Anders Paulsson comments: ""We are pleased to get access to excellent PET technology that gives us continued ability to provide Divinycell P. For our customers this means no change, they can continue to buy our Divinycell P products to our certified data sheets.""


6 million to Develop a New Generation of Composites

12 May 2011

6 million to Develop a New Generation of Composites A team from the University of Bristols Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and The Composites Centre at Imperial College London have been awarded a 6 million six-year programme grant by EPSRC to create a new generation of high performance, ductile fibre reinforced polymer composites capable of sustaining large deformations without breaking.