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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]
Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Researchers at the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, the Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI in Braunschweig have discovered a new research approach that has enabled the creation of lightweight and cost-efficient vehicle body for automobiles. [More]
Preiss-Daimler Announces Acquisition of Johns Manville’s Glass Textiles Business in Sweden

Preiss-Daimler Announces Acquisition of Johns Manville’s Glass Textiles Business in Sweden

Johns Manville (JM) and Preiss-Daimler (PD) announced today that a Preiss-Daimler group company will acquire Johns Manville’s Glass Textiles business in Sweden. The business is a leading supplier of superior glass wallcoverings in the European markets, including woven as well as nonwoven products. [More]
Owens Corning to License S-Glass Technology to AGY

Owens Corning to License S-Glass Technology to AGY

Owens Corning, a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, announced today that it has signed an agreement with AGY, a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcements, to better serve and grow the composites market with S-Glass reinforcements. [More]
Global Industry Analysis Report on Polyester Fiber Market

Global Industry Analysis Report on Polyester Fiber Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Polyester Fiber Market (Solid and Hollow) for Carpet & Rugs, Nonwoven Fabrics, Fiberfill and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [More]