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Graphene for composites
Thursday, 20 November 2014

Galtraphene developer Haydale, headquartered in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, is to acquire fellow UK company EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a specialist in advanced composite polymer materials.
Haydale and EPL, which is based in Loughbprough, have already collaborated on a number of projects, and the acquisition is a significant step towards monetising Haydale’s proprietary technology for incorporating graphene and other nano-enhancing fillers into composites.

The introduction of nanofillers to EPL’s product range will produce the added benefits of impermeable barriers, conductivity and reduced weight with improved strength and stiffness. These benefits are set to have a great impact on the development of future composite structures, with significant potential for the aerospace and automotive industries.   Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

EcoPaXX integrated crankshaft cover

Thursday, 20 November 2014

article thumbnailRoyal DSM has received a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Innovation Award for lightweight multi-functional crankshaft covermade with its 70% bio-based EcoPaXX high performance polyamide 410. ...

Potential with liquid lay-down

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

article thumbnailSatellite dishes are the latest end products being proposed for nonwovens based on recycled carbon fibre composites – employing the same technology that is used to make various components for the...


Citadel buys TCG

Friday, 07 November 2014

article thumbnailPrivate investment firm Highlander Partners,  based in Dallas, Texas, has completed the sale of The Composites Group (TCG), to composites and plastics compounder Citadel Plastics, headquartered in...

More CNG storage, less weight

Friday, 07 November 2014

article thumbnailThe German Aerospace Center (DLR), working with the  Helmholtz Association, has developed a new composite winding technology to produce the first ever fully manufactured modular and free shapeable...