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Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Electrically conducting fibers whose electrical conductivity increases by 200 times when stretched have been created by an international team of researchers based at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). [More]
Bomb-Proof Lining with Aramid can Contain Explosions in Aircraft’s Luggage Hold

Bomb-Proof Lining with Aramid can Contain Explosions in Aircraft’s Luggage Hold

Using this technology, tests show plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain force of an explosion if a device hidden in a passenger’s luggage detonates. [More]
ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has established a cooperation with Maxion Wheels to develop new ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber-aluminum hybrid wheels for premium vehicles. [More]
Flexible Foam-Like Battery Material for Soft Electronics

Flexible Foam-Like Battery Material for Soft Electronics

Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stanford University have developed a new technique for producing elastic high-capacity batteries using wood pulp. [More]
Synthetic Spider Silk-Like Material Holds Promise in Biomedicals

Synthetic Spider Silk-Like Material Holds Promise in Biomedicals

A team of researchers from various American universities has discovered a way to synthetically create spider silk samples in the laboratory after several years of studying the complex structure and production. [More]
SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE conference on May 18-21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in booth B40 to promote its latest technologies for aerospace applications. Specialists from Hexcel’s carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb and engineered core groups will be there to speak with attendees about Hexcel’s wide variety of products and offerings. [More]
Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

The Fraunhofer project group for new drive systems (NAS), which is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, has collaborated with Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd., Japan, to develop an experimental engine with lightweight cylinder casing made of fiber-reinforced composite material. [More]
AGY to Expand Production Capacity for S-2 Glass® Yarns and Rovings

AGY to Expand Production Capacity for S-2 Glass® Yarns and Rovings

AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has announced the expansion of its capacity to produce S-2 Glass® yarns and rovings. [More]
Michelman to Exhibit at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman to Exhibit at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman to highlight its reinforced plastic composites expertise at the JEC Europe Composites Show to be conducted from March 10-12, 2015, in Paris, France. [More]
New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method that could transform the way of developing high-quality fiber-based electronic devices. For many years, researchers have known how to obtain thin fibers from materials. [More]