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Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%. [More]
NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA is inviting proposals as part of its Game-Changing Development Program in order to develop and produce ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace applications, including vehicles and structures. [More]
Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest Speaker at JEC Asia 2014

Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest Speaker at JEC Asia 2014

JEC Group, the world’s leading professional organization for the composites sector, is announcing another exceptional JEC Asia this year for its 7th session, with a day focused on automotive on Wednesday, November ... [More]

Smithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Introduction to Polymeric Composites with Rice Hulls

Polymer composites with biomasses have been the trend for some time now, with wood plastic composites (WPC) probably the most common. However, a new and exciting field of polymer composites are opening up: polymeric c... [More]
MIT Researchers Develop Aligned Polymer Fibres for Heat Transfer Applications

MIT Researchers Develop Aligned Polymer Fibres for Heat Transfer Applications

Researchers from Cambridge’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a continuous fabrication system for producing polymer films with highly aligned molecular chains. [More]

TenCate Advanced Composites plan for growth and expansion with UK Centre of Excellence

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, announce plans for the growth and expansion of equipment and facilities at their manufacturing facility in Langley Mill (Nottingham), United King... [More]

Hexcel Promotes Composites For Aerospace, Automotive And Wind Energy At Composites Europe 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest carbon fibre and composite technologies at Composites Europe 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7th to 9th October 2014.  Hexcel will show how innovations in carbon fibre, prepregs... [More]
Record Interest in Fibrelite’s Lightweight Composite  Access Covers – Say Goodbye to Heavy Metal!

Record Interest in Fibrelite’s Lightweight Composite Access Covers – Say Goodbye to Heavy Metal!

UK based manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a tremendous increase in enquiries for their lightweight composite access covers from industries keen to move away from the traditionally used metal and concrete and change their specifications to composites (a future material). [More]

AnalySwift’s Composite Simulation Tools Available Online through cdmHUB Web Platform at Purdue University North Logan

AnalySwift, LLC, a leading provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for aerospace and energy composites and other advanced materials, announced today its engineering software tools are available on Purdue Un... [More]

Scott Bader-ATC Showcasing Advanced Composite Materials for Marine Applications at IBEX 2014 Show, Tampa, Florida

At IBEX, which this year is taking place from September 30 - October 2 in Tampa, Florida, USA, Scott Bader-ATC is promoting advanced materials to help FRP boat builders design and cost effectively manufacture lighter, st... [More]