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Published: 3/7/2019

Recycled thermoplastic composites for production
Multi-year R&D at ThermoPlastic composites Applications Center (TPAC), TenCate and Clean Sky 2 demonstrate economic advantage of serial production using recycled materials.

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 3/4/2019

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

Published: 2/28/2019

Building confidence in recycled carbon fiber
Recycled carbon fiber is proving, increasingly, to be a cost-effective, environmentally sustainable composite solution for automotive and other high-volume applications.

Published: 2/27/2019

Developing fire-resistant resins for composites
Ashland, Polynt-Reichhold and Scott Bader discuss chemistries, applications and future developments for FR composites.

Published: 2/26/2019

Combining materials for better bicycles
Bicycle manufacturer HIA Velo combines composite materials to make its products more durable.

Published: 2/19/2019

Fire retardant prepregs enable Museum of the Future's 3D façade panels
Notus Composites to supply fire retardant prepregs for the 3D façade panels of the Museum of the Future in Dubai. 

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/7/2019

Making better composite bikes, Part 2
My latest blog, about HIA Velo bicycles, concerned the use of high molecular weight polypropylene (HMWPP) combined with carbon fiber for more durable bicycle frames. But there’s more to cover on this topic: bicycle rims (wheels) that combine c...

Published: 2/6/2019

Going discontinuous, for continuous improvement
The HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibre) project is exploring an alternate way of producing high-performance carbon fiber composites: start with discontinuous, rather than continuous fibers.