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Adrian Wilson

  • 14th March 2016

    JEC World 2016: More speed, less waste

    Faster, more automated process techniques are being urgently demanded, as well as more options for recycling, Adrian Wilson reports.

  • 22nd February 2016

    Closed loop for carbon-fibre composites

    A new, fast and inexpensive process for the 100% recycling of carbon-fibre composites has been developed at the University of Colorado.

  • 30th September 2015

    Dornbirn 2015: Fundamental research and the bigger picture

    It’s clear that a key focus in R&D in Germany is on the push to move carbon fibre composites into the mainstream automotive sector.

  • 20th November 2014

    Wind, road and air – three huge opportunities

    The biggest growth markets for the composites industry will be in the BRIC countries and other parts of South East Asia, Adrian Wilson reports.

  • 14th October 2014

    Getting networked in the UK

    Adrian Wilson underlines the potential that collaboration with an organisation like the Nonwovens Network could result in.

  • 23rd April 2014

    A billion cars and a big opportunity

    It will come as no surprise that there was a major emphasis placed on the automotive sector at both the JEC Composites Show and also at the INDEX 14.

  • 20th March 2014

    No glass ceiling – from fracking to wind power

    As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, carbon fibre has some pretty glamorous associations.

  • 17th November 2013

    Buy carbon, sell glass?

    It seems apt that the week in which the highly successful Composites Engineering show was held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, culminated in the first BMW i3 electric cars being handed over to their first purchasers over in Munich in Germany. Because the compos

  • 10th October 2013

    The Future in Confusion

    The big problem with 3D printing as a potentially DIY-driven new force in manufacturing is that not much that’s being produced on an entry-level system so far looks like it’s worth owning – or even throwing away for that matter. How is it possible to ge

  • 23rd September 2013

    Give Coke a fracking chance!

    At recent conferences, I’ve become aware that European manufacturers of manmade fibres, nonwovens and technical textiles are starting to resent the many hoops they’re now obliged to jump through in order to comply with increasingly strict regulations – a

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