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Published: 2/20/2019

University of Houston researchers explore potential of silk fiber composites
A researcher at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is working to produce natural silk fiber composites with stronger resistance to impact than traditional glass and carbon fibers.

Published: 12/14/2018

Consortium works to develop biosourced composites from bamboo fiber
The BAMCO collaborative project aims to develop new biocomposites created from long bamboo fibres.

Published: 9/28/2018

Green Science Alliance Co. Ltd. manufactures new nano cellulose composites
The company has established a manufacturing process for mixing nano cellulose with various thermoplastic plastics.

Published: 6/22/2018

Volvo XC60 demonstrator employs Bcomp's natural fiber reinforcement technology
Bcomp’s renewable fiber reinforcements are used in interior panels in the recycled plastics demonstrator vehicle XC60 to overcome the degraded properties of recycled plastic.

Published: 5/14/2018

Webinar: Introduction to Basalt Fiber
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Mafic-sponsored webinar on Thursday June 7, at 2:00 pm EDT, titled “Introduction to Basalt Fiber.”

Published: 2/26/2018

ESA partners with renewable fiber company Bcomp to test natural fibers for use in space
European Space Agency to test natural-fiber composite materials for use in more environmentally friendly satellites.  

Published: 2/12/2018

SPE Thermoset Topcon agenda set
The SPE 2018 Thermoset Topcon, Feb. 20-21 in Indianapolis, IN, will focus on SMC, snap-cure resins, natural fiber composites, RIM, long fiber injection molding, and more.

Published: 12/18/2017

First DNFI award given to ITA and Fraunhofer-Institute LBF
They won the prize for their project focused on natural fibers. 

Published: 12/10/2017

Biocomposite awards bestowed
Three winners were selected from six nominees for Biocomposite of the Year innovation awards at the recent Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC), held December 6-7.

Published: 5/29/2017

Sicomin bioresin used in NOTOX boards
Sicomin (Châteauneuf les Martigues, France) and surfboard manufacturer NOTOX (Anglet, France) have created a bioresin formulation that offers as little environmental impact as possible and supports greener production methods.