Quantcast

Latest Composite material Stories

2013-02-07 12:20:03

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Velcro consists of one surface with loops, and another with hooks that latch onto the loops, joining opposing surfaces strongly. A miniaturised version of Velcro could be used in micro- and nanotechnology, but to form the surfaces, microwires are needed with properties that provide strength and durability.Several different approaches have been used to construct 'micro-Velcro', but the most promising are those that use self-assembling or...

2012-12-30 05:02:24

Lucintel´s Analysis of Growth Opportunities in China´s Composites Industry: Expect Market to Surpass $11 Billion in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Despite global economic uncertainty and a downturn in the worldwide composite materials industry, China´s composites market grew by more than 2% through the worst of the recession in 2009. The Chinese market´s growth momentum is expected to surge, reaching approximately US $11.5 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of...

Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites At Ultrahigh Temperatures Developed
2012-12-10 16:41:08

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge — until now. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed the first testing facility...

Carbon Nanotubes Stretched Using New Technique To Make Stronger Composites
2012-10-15 12:04:56

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles. By stretching the CNT material before incorporating it into a composite for use in finished products, the researchers straighten the CNTs in the material, which significantly improves its tensile strength — and enhances the stiffness of...

2012-07-23 23:03:05

Transportation to Drive Global Thermoplastic Composites Market: Lucintel Estimates Market to Reach $8.2 Billion in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 Transportation, the largest market for TPC is expected to drive the global thermoplastic composites market over the next five years.The global thermoplastic composites market is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.9% over the next five years and reach an estimated $8.2 billion in 2017. Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related