Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article defines what thermoset composites are, provides key properties and outlines some common applications, including personal armour, automotive, marine and sporting goods.
Article - 5 May 2001
Thermoplastic. Superior rigidity, hardness, and tensile strength compared with unmodified copolymer. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
News - 28 Mar 2007
Materials engineers have created a new type of coating that attracts water yet beads oils - traits that are usually mutually exclusive - promising potential applications such as...
News - 29 Jun 2019
Toray Industries has announced that using a proprietary composite spinning technology called NANODESIGN®, Toray Industries had created a new Nylon textile that delivers high water repellency...
News - 22 Apr 2014
Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic – water repelling – characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive...
News - 26 Mar 2009
Anyone expecting to hear the engine roar into life when the "Antares DLR-H2" motor glider takes off, will be in for a surprise: the aircraft rises almost soundlessly from the runway. And...
News - 29 Aug 2005
Foggy windows and lenses are a nuisance, and in the case of automobile windows, can pose a driving hazard. Now, a group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have found...
News - 23 Feb 2016
The JEC World exhibition that reaches in 2016 the unequalled surface of 62,000 sqm will introduce, for the first time, four new display areas totaling more than 1,800 sqm. The so-called Planets will...
News - 28 Oct 2011
Berger, a manufacturer of sporting goods in Australia, has produced crash mats that have a uniquely-designed hollow chamber system made of Neopolen E, a physically cross-linked, closed-cell...
News - 18 Mar 2010
Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), a member of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is proud to cosponsor 38 year old skier Sean Rose in his bid to win a gold medal in the Paralympics Alpine Skiing...