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Composite flooring for German trains
Friday, 11 August 2017

FORST – German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG will use a lightweight composite flooring manufactured by industrial equipment specialist SMT for its fleet of 66 trains. Over 25,000m2 of flooring will be supplied by SMT for the refurbishment, which will see heavy wooden panels substituted for a reusable vacuum membrane layer.  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

Positive feedback for Future of Composites

Friday, 28 July 2017

article thumbnailILLINOIS – Global composites organisation JEC has reported positive feedback for its June event ‘The Future of Composites in Construction’ which took place in Chicago, Illinois, alongside...

Composite testing facility opens in Asia

Monday, 24 July 2017

article thumbnailDÜSSELDORF – German composite components manufacturer Henkel has opened a new test centre in Yokohama, Japan, which caters to the design and production of new composite components for real-world...


Composite market to be worth over US$100 billion

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

article thumbnailPARIS – JEC Group has today published an overview of the global composites market, claiming that the composites sector will be worth over US$100 billion by 2021. The Overview of the Global...

Boom airliner to use carbon composites

Monday, 26 June 2017

article thumbnailPARIS – At this year’s Paris Air Show, Boom Technology showcased the first prototype of its new XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator airliner. The company, which says the airliner will reach record...