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Shedding weight with winter sports
Thursday, 29 January 2015

alt At the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany, from February 5-8, Hexcel will promote its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment.

The company says its innovations in epoxy resins and carbon fabrics are transforming sports equipment, making products lighter, stronger and more resistant for both world class competitors and enthusiasts.

Hexcel has a long history of supplying prepregs, laminates and polyurethane systems to ski and snowboard manufacturers, and has a range of composite products proven for recreation applications including the prepregs HexPly M49, EH04 and M77.  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

Flying high with C-Ply

Friday, 30 January 2015

article thumbnailThe KittyHawk plane designed by VX Aerospace will receive an Innovation Award at the forthcoming JEC Composites show in Paris. Distinguished by its blended-wing carbon structure. the KittyHawk’s...

AkzoNobel commended for curing system

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

article thumbnail At the forthcoming JEC Composites Show in Paris, AkzoNobel will receive an Innovation Award for its new curing system for the production of biofibre based composites. The new process is said to...


Canoe sheds weight with TeXtreme

Sunday, 11 January 2015

article thumbnailAt this week’s Toronto Boat Show (January 10-18), Canada's Swift Canes and Kayaks is introducing a version of its popular Prospector 16 canoe built with a TeXtreme hybrid fabrics made from...

3D metals, stone and wood

Friday, 09 January 2015

article thumbnailEntirely new forms of composites are likely to arise from the latest developments in materials for 3D printing being introduced by MakerBot, at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las...