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Polymer Reinforcement Channel
Fibers (glass, carbon, polymeric, etc.) are well-known polymer reinforcers. Fillers are also efficient ways to reinforce polymers, improving other properties like dimensional stability and scratch resistance. Latest trends are fueled by nanotechnologies (carbon nanotubes, nanoclayes, halloysite nanotubes) and naturally-sourced reinforcers (sisal fibers, cellulosic fibers or flour).

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Jan 8, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Process for Ultrafine Fibers Production

Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough. These...

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Jan 1, 2018 | Industry News

SiC Fibers Market to Reach USD 1,113.3 Million by 2022

The SiC fibers market is projected to reach USD 1,113.3 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 35.9% from 2017 to 2022. The major factors fueling the growth of the SiC fibers market across the globe are the...

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Dec 19, 2017 | Industry News

Rising Demand from Marine Industry to Boost GFRP Market by 2023

Market Research Future Published a Report on Global Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Market. Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic (GFRP), is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

Michelman and EFT Partner for Innovative Specialty Fibers Development

Michelman and Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC (EFT) have announced they will be partnering to develop innovative solutions for specialty fibers and high performance composites. Both organizations...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Article

Automotive Thermoplastic & Natural Fiber Composites on the Move!

By Donald Rosato

Advanced material technologies are making breakthroughs in weight savings to meet increasingly tough automotive emission targets. Some of the latest thermoplastic and natural fiber composite...

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Jan 2, 2018 | Industry News

New Process for Acrylonitrile & Carbon Fibers Production from Renewable Biomass

A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile and carbon fibers using...

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Dec 27, 2017 | Industry News

ELG & Land Rover BAR Join Effort to Recycle Carbon Fiber from America’s Cup Campaign

ELG and Land Rover BAR are working together to ensure that the carbon fiber process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and...

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Dec 14, 2017 | Industry News

Michelman & Mafic Join Hands for Basalt Fibers Development

Michelman and Mafic have announced an innovation and product development partnership that will focus on increasing the performance and surface characteristics of basalt fibers and their use in high...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Industry News

New Method to Develop Composite Material Made of CNTs

Extremely lightweight, electrically highly conductive, and more stable than steel, carbon nanotubes are ideal for numerous applications. Researchers have developed an alternative method, with which...

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Nov 30, 2017 | Industry News

Teijin to Construct Carbon Fiber Production Facility in the U.S.

Teijin has announced that it will establish new carbon-fiber production facility in the U.S. city of Greenwood, South Carolina, and Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (TCF), a wholly owned subsidiary. TCF...

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