Article - 12 May 2001
Improved mechanical properties when compared to unmodified polyamide 6 plastics, however anisotropic properties can be a disadvantage due to reinforcement. Relative advantages, disadvantages and...
Article - 5 May 2001
Thermoplastic. Significantly increased flexural modulus, with significant reduction in elongation at break compared with unmodified Acetal. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...
Article - 16 Mar 2001
The design of a prosthetic leg for an athlete is a complex one, many materials such as polypropylene, silicone, titanium and carbon fibre composites are used, while the design must take into account a...
Article - 15 Mar 2001
Fencing has been brought into the 20th century with the help of advanced materials such as polycarbonate, kevlar and dual phase steel materials.
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This article describes the properties of an unusual material class. Unlike most materials, when stretched in one direction, auxetic materials also expand in the transverse direction, while most...
News - 7 Oct 2010
The oil and gas industry is working in ever more extreme conditions and failure is very expensive to fix in some of these locations: the replacement of a faulty seal or a broken pipe can cost much...
News - 1 Jul 2010
BASF's polyamide 610, on the market since the K show in 2007, is being joined by additional grades. Four new glass fiber-reinforced materials now complement the unreinforced grade Ultramid S3K...
Haufler Composites offers high-grade composite materials for the production of fibre reinforced plastic parts. Our product range covers carbon fibers and carbon fiber fabrics, carbon epoxy prepregs,...
Article - 3 Jul 2017
Sizing formulations are a blend of several chemicals, typically, but not necessarily, diluted in water.
Article - 7 Dec 2018
By using cathodoluminescence spectroscopy allows the micro-characterization of minerals and rocks, such as the sedimentary rock, quartz sandstone.