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Nanocellulose to compete with carbon?
Monday, 18 August 2014

alt Japan is now taking nanocellulose extremely seriously, with around 100 companies actively involved in working together to develop it as a next generation material.

The country’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry has contacted manufacturers who may use nanocellulose in the future and established a study group involving both the public and private sectors.  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

Mitsubishi acquires CFRP manufacturer

Friday, 15 August 2014

article thumbnailCar manufacturer Mitsubishi Rayon has agreed to purchase part of Wethje Holding, a German company which manufactures carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), in a move to keep up with its industry...

Tex Tech acquires UCF

Thursday, 14 August 2014

article thumbnailTex Tech Industries, a global developer and manufacturer of engineered, high-performance materials based in Portland, Maine, USA, is acquiring Universal Carbon Fibres Ltd (UCF), based in West...


New focus for JM Engineered Products

Friday, 01 August 2014

article thumbnailJohns Manville (JM) is planning to merge its American, European and Asian activities for Engineered Products into a single global business unit. The Engineered Products business manufactures and...

Database for UK capabilities

Friday, 01 August 2014

article thumbnailThere is currently a vast array of both well-established and emerging materials forms and process techniques for the manufacture of advanced composite components in the UK.  According to...