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Cutting emissions with the Gyrodrive
Monday, 24 November 2014

alt GKN and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) have signed a deal that will see the introduction of 250 cleaner vehicles to transport fleets across the UK during the next two years.

As part of the agreement ADL – Britain’s biggest bus and coach manufacturer – has chosen GKN Hybrid Power as a preferred partner and committed to the purchase of 250 of its Gyrodrive electric flywheel systems.

The Gyrodrive system employs a high speed carbon fibre composite flywheel to store the energy generated by a bus as it slows down to stop. It then utilises the stored energy to power a GKN EVO electric motor which helps accelerate the bus back up to speed, generating significant fuel savings at a considerably lower cost than battery hybrid alternatives.  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. ...

Graphene for composites

Thursday, 20 November 2014

article thumbnailGraphene developer Haydale, headquartered in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, is to acquire fellow UK company EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a specialist in advanced composite polymer materials. Haydale...


Digging those good vibrations

Monday, 10 November 2014

article thumbnailThe effectiveness of a vibration-reducing cork composite skateboard will be recognised with a JEC Asia Composites Innovation Award at the show on November 17 in Singapore.  Traditionally,...

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...