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2011-08-30 15:12:26

Polyurethane reinforced with carbon nanotubes outperforms currently used materials Efforts to build larger wind turbines able to capture more energy from the air are stymied by the weight of blades. A Case Western Reserve University researcher has built a prototype blade that is substantially lighter and eight times tougher and more durable than currently used blade materials. Marcio Loos, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, works with...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Finest, Hand-Crafted Accessory Points to Hot Carbon Fiber Design & Fashion Trend San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 From the world of aviation and racing to the ateliers of Chanel and Ralph Lauren, ultra sleek carbon fiber has completed the transition from high function to high fashion "“"“ and can now be your next must-have accessory, thanks to the launch of Smartt Mate, the luxurious new back cover for iPad 2 from boutique accessories firm monCarbone...

2011-04-14 20:57:04

Most buildings are not constructed to withstand an unexpected explosion or impact. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri is working with the U.S. Army to test a method of retrofitting buildings to protect them in the case of a terrorist attack. Sarah Orton, assistant professor of civil engineering in the MU College of Engineering, has focused on using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), a fabric that can carry 143,000 pounds of force per square inch and has various applications...

2010-12-10 00:00:48

Harper is one of the first in the industry to deliver a comprehesive carbon fiber process line. Building upon its core business in advanced low and high temp thermal processing furnaces, Harper now delivers the entire process line, including unique multiflow oxidation ovens, winders and creels, gas abatement systems, and more. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 Harper International, leader in the design of thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has installed a full pilot...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2007 the Schunk Group has committed euro 65 million of capital investment in response to business growth in high-temperature applications. In the biggest plant expansion in its history, the company has added almost 140,000 square feet of new floor space and renovated a further 45,000 square feet at its headquarters plant in the German state of Hessen. This has enabled Schunk to increase its capacity for manufacturing, purifying and coating...

2010-04-06 11:30:00

SEATTLE, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SGL Group and BMW Group jointly announced today at an event in Seattle that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, will build a state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, WA. During the initial phase, US$ 100 million will be invested and 80 local jobs will be created. The new facility is an important element of both companies' strategy to commercialize viable manufacturing of ultra light weight carbon fiber...

2009-09-10 08:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Carbon Fibers Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119492/World-Carbon-Fibers-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon Fibers in Metric Tons. The market for 'Carbon Fiber' is analyzed by the following end-use segments: Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive...

2009-06-15 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES and WIESBADEN, Germany, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California/USA, a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Company - announced today that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. HITCO maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2007 to September 30,...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperium, Inc., an innovative provider of state-of-the-art, ultrasonic camera solutions for Non Destructive Inspection ("NDI") reports that Hexcel Corporation selects Imperium's Acoustocam I-500 for use by its Dublin, California research lab to support application engineering efforts related to composite material inspection and evaluation of its moulding material, HexMC(R), and other composite materials. Alfonso Lopez, application engineer for...


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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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