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Natural Fibres

  • 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....

  • 15th October 2013

    Acceleration in new composites materials at JEC Americas 2013

    The second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference reflected the growing interest that characterises the region’s dynamic composite market. The event covered the next-generation breakthroughs in applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, autom...

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

    Despite having only really emerged since the 1940s, the value of the worldwide composites market is now estimated to be worth an annual €77 billion and to account for around 550,000 jobs worldwide. ...

  • 24th January 2013

    Formax partners Polymer Composites Group

    Carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements manufacturer Formax has entered a knowledge transfer programme with the internationally acclaimed Polymer Composites Group which operates within the Materials, Mechanics and Structures Research Division of Nottingham ...

  • 10th December 2012

    Cutting the twist and crimp

    The presence of Boeing and Citroen at the latest confrence held by CELC – the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – illustrates how seriously the potential of flax and other bast fibre fabrics to replace glass in composites is now being taken....

  • 19th April 2012

    Eco-composites in electric racing car

    A new range of recycled composites and flax-reinforced composites products have been used to manufacture parts for the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, an all-electric prototype racing car. Born out of joint development programmes involving composites group Umeco, the p...

  • 29th April 2009

    Flax and hemp to feature in new era bio-composites

    At the recent JEC Composites exhibition at Porte de Versailles, Paris, CELC Masters of Linen showcased the use of flax and hemp fibres in the future world of renewable composites. According to CELC, the environmentally sustainable properties of these two Eu...

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Natural Fibres features news from around the world about the development of natural fibres for composites applications, as well as news on all kinds of composites reinforcements made from natural fibres like flax and composites made using bioresins.
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