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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]
Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Pace of Technology Development to Drive Automotive Adoption of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to Lux Research. [More]
New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

Scientists at Bourns College of Engineering of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) have created a new material for lithium-ion batteries that contains sponge-like silicon nanofibers. This paper-like material is over 100X thinner than human hair and could significantly improve the specific energy or the quantity of energy that can be supplied per unit weight of the battery. This latest breakthrough holds promising applications in batteries for personal electronics and electric cars. [More]
CHOMARAT Increases Multiaxial Glass Fiber Reinforcements Production Capacity at Tunisian Plant

CHOMARAT Increases Multiaxial Glass Fiber Reinforcements Production Capacity at Tunisian Plant

CHOMARAT, one of the leading players in the global engineered textile sector, is expanding its Tunisian plant in Grombalia (30 mins. from Tunis) and has announced an increase in its production capacity of multiaxial glass fiber reinforcements for the wind turbine market. [More]
Teijin Launches New Project to Develop Technology for Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Wood

Teijin Launches New Project to Develop Technology for Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Wood

Teijin Limited announced today that it has launched a new project to develop technology for advanced fiber-reinforced wood (AFRW), a structural timber product comprising a number of layers of dimensioned timber and high-performance fibers bonded together with structural adhesives for use in medium- and low-rise wooden buildings. [More]
Hexcel to Showcase Composite Materials for Skis and Snowboards at ISPO Winter Sports Exhibition

Hexcel to Showcase Composite Materials for Skis and Snowboards at ISPO Winter Sports Exhibition

At the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany, on February 5-8, Hexcel is promoting its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment. [More]
Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created complex multimodal polymer fibers that have the ability to deliver drugs and optical signals into the brain, directly. These fibers also enable continuous monitoring of the effect of numerous inputs thorough simultaneous electrical readouts. Further, these fibers can be produced with thickness less than that of a hair’s width. [More]