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NetComposites Showcases Latest Nano and Construction Developments at Composites Europe 2015

During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.

Publication date: 15/09/2015

NetComposites Welcomes Composites Europe as Sponsors for Advanced Composites in Construction 2015

NetComposites is pleased to welcome Composites Europe as a formal sponsor of its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 2015) conference on 9th- 11th September 2015 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Publication date: 14/07/2015

Back by Popular Demand, NetComposites Hosts ‘What is a Composite Material’ Live Online Training

By popular demand, NetComposites will host the a re-run of the first in its series of live online training modules titled, "What is a Composite Material?", on Wednesday, 27th May, from 13:30 to 14:30 GMT+1.

Publication date: 19/05/2015

NetComposites to Host Live Online Training Giving Introduction to Polymer Matrices for Composites

NetComposites will host the second of its series of live online training modules titled, "Polymer Matrices for Composites", on Wednesday, 29th April, from 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM GMT+1.

Publication date: 28/04/2015

NetComposites Develops Innovative Highly Aligned Flax

NetComposites, in collaboration with Tilsatec and FORMAX, has developed an innovative, highly aligned flax-based tape and non-crimp fabric.

Publication date: 03/03/2015

European Commission Funded Project ‘Stellar’ Invites People to Join Industry Stakeholder Group

Stellar, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is inviting people to join its Industry Stakeholder Group; a group which will be given first-hand project updates intended to create the opportunity to better understand the project, its development and potential outputs.

Publication date: 09/12/2014

NetComposites Launches Brand New Website for ACIC 2015

NetComposites has launched a new website for the seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference which will take place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John's College, Cambridge, UK.

Publication date: 18/11/2014

Composites Experts on hand for “Ask the Expert” at Advanced Engineering Show 2014

NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, "Ask the Expert", for the third year running at the Composites Engineering Show 2014, taking place on 11 - 12 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Publication date: 04/11/2014

Modular Training Courses “Composite Essentials” Website Launched

NetComposites has launched a new website to promote its range of training courses, titled Composite Essentials, at www.compositeessentials.co.uk.

Publication date: 28/10/2014

ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

The seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John's College, Cambridge, UK, and is inviting relevant abstracts to be submitted now.

Publication date: 21/10/2014

Composite Essentials to Run Alongside Advanced Engineering 2014

NetComposites will be introducing its range of stand-alone training modules at an event called Composites Essentials which will run alongside the Advanced Engineering group of events, 11th November 2014, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Publication date: 30/09/2014

NetComposites FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications Event

Taking place on 1st October at The Roundhouse, Derby, UK, the one day conference will showcase key innovations within the mass transport industry in using FRP materials.

Publication date: 09/09/2014

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeting of minds, discussing key innovations in using FRP's in transport applications.

Publication date: 19/08/2014

NetComposites Look for Industry Survey Respondents

NetComposites has launched its latest survey, aimed at helping it better service the needs of its customers, and is offering respondents the chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers

Publication date: 12/08/2014

NetComposites Launch Next Video Training Module “Polymer Composite Matrices”

NetComposites is pleased to announce the launch of another in their series of video training modules, "Polymer Composite Matrices", available to view through Vimeo On-Demand.

Publication date: 08/07/2014

NetComposites Launch Online Training Videos for the Composites Industry

NetComposites, Chesterfield, has launched its series of online video training modules with the first module, "What is a Composites Material?" available to view through Vimeo On-Demand.

Publication date: 10/06/2014

Call for Papers: Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Mass Transport Applications

NetComposites is looking for papers on the subject of mass transport applications to be submitted for an event to be held on 1st October 2014 at The Roundhouse, Derby, UK.

Publication date: 20/05/2014

NetComposites Announce Composites Innovation Two Day Conference 2014

NetComposites has announced a two day event which aims to showcase material and manufacturing developments in FRP’s by presenting the best quality research and technological innovations alongside detailed application test studies.

Publication date: 13/05/2014

NetComposites Announce Programme for ‘Joining Technologies for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials’ Event

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which will look at the methods for joining fibre-reinforced polymer composite components.

Publication date: 22/04/2014

New Biocomposites Technology Overview Published by Materials KTN and NetComposites

NetComposites and Materials KTN have jointly produced a Biocomposites Technology Overview providing an overview of biocomposites, and the natural fibres, bio-based polymers and bio-based core materials used to produce them, and presents the current best practice in materials, processes and applications.

Publication date: 1/04/2014

PolyGraph Project Launched to Develop Production Techniques for Delivering Graphene-Reinforced Thermosetting Polymers

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, is set to develop new production techniques to deliver industrial scale quantities of graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.

Publication date: 11/03/2014

NetComposites Extends Consultancy Offering with the Introduction of new Testing Equipment

NetComposites has expanded its consultancy offering, increasing its material testing and characterisation capabilities, following the installation of new equipment at its Development Centre in the UK.

Publication date: 25/02/2014

NetComposites' to Run One Day Conference on 'Joining Technologies for Composites Materials'

The event, which NetComposites will run for a third time, will be held at the International Digital Laboratory at Warwick Manufacturing Group, UK on 8th May 2014.

Publication date: 4/02/2014

NetComposites to Bring Composites Industry Together at Composites Innovation 2014

The two day conference will showcase the latest research and technical developments in fibre-reinforced composites (FRPs).

Publication date: 28/01/2014

NetComposites Introduces Premium Directory Service

NetComposites has launched a new premium service for its online industry directory to support companies in reaching a wider audience.

Publication date: 17/12/2013

European Commission Funded Project – 'BioBuild' – to Hold Industrial Interest Event

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is organising a free event which will allow delegates to meet the project partners, creating the opportunity to better understand the project, its current development and potential output for the construction industry.

Publication date: 3/12/2013

OSIRYS Project Gains EC Funding for Research into Forest-based Biocomposites for Facades and Interior Partitions

The OSIRYS project will look to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by developing forest-based biocomposites and products for facades and interior partitions to be applied in retrofitting and new building construction.

Publication date: 19/11/2013

NetComposites to Again Host Emerging-Technology Open Forums at Composites Engineering 2013

NetComposites will again be hosting more than five hours of free technical content from expert speakers at the Composites Engineering Show, on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Publication date: 5/11/2013

NetComposites Offers Expert Advice and Training Opportunities at the Composites Engineering Show 2013

At the Composites Engineering Show 2013 taking place on 12 – 13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, NetComposites will be offering its initial advice and signposting service, "Ask the Expert", for a second year with the new addition of a training event – 'An Introduction to Composites and their Processing' - running in parallel on 12 November, also at the NEC.

Publication date: 22/10/2013

NetComposites Becomes Preferred Provider to RAPRA

NetComposites has entered into an agreement with RAPRA, a not-for-profit organisation promoting the innovative use of polymers, to become a preferred consultancy provider.

Publication date: 8/10/2013

EC Funding for Research into Cost-Effective Manufacturing using Selective Tape-Laying for Multi-Material Components

Stellar, a three-year project, will look to develop manufacturing processes for the high-speed placement of carbon, glass and fibre-reinforced-polymer matrices, in selected locations in a composite structure, to provide the optimum reinforcement, weight and cost profile within a part.

Publication date: 24/09/2013

NetComposites to Showcase BioBuild at ACIC 2013

Biobuild, a project to reduce the embodied energy in construction materials with no increase in cost, will present at "Architects' Day" at Advanced Composites in Construction 2013.

Publication date: 3/09/2013

NetComposites' Training Event to Introduce Delegates to Fibre-Reinforced-Polymer Composite Materials

The event, 'Introduction to Composite Materials and their Processing', coincides with the Advanced Engineering Show at Birmingham's NEC on 12 November 2013.

Publication date: 20/08/2013

NetComposites Announce Programme for 'Design for the End of Life of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials' Event

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest workshop, which will look at the ways manufacturers are designing materials for easier deconstruction and recycling.

Publication date: 23/07/2013

NetComposites-Hosted Technology Sessions confirmed for UK’s Biggest Ever Composites Show

Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will again work in close partnership with headline media partner NetComposites in its two day open conference programme.

Publication date: 23/07/2013

NetComposites Introduces Proceedings from Latest Natural Fibre Conference to Online Store

The proceedings from Ecocomp 2013, which looked at sustainable materials, polymers and composites, are now available from the NetComposites' online store.

Publication date: 09/07/2013

NanoSynth Project Launched to Produce Graphene-Reinforced Epoxy Resins

NetComposites is leading a new collaborative R&D project aimed at developing a synthesis platform to deliver industrial quantities of graphene-filled epoxy resins for advanced composite applications.

Publication date: 18/06/2013

NetComposites Gears Up for Automotive Event

The event, 'Opportunities for Fibre Reinforced Polymers in the Automotive Sector', will take place at the International Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, UK, on the 19th June.

Publication date: 11/06/2013

Natex Project to be Highlighted at ICNF 2013 Conference

Two papers featuring work conducted within Natex, a project which included NetComposites as a partner, will be given at the 1st International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF) 2013.

Publication date: 14/05/2013

NetComposites Support Quality in Composites Manufacturing with Latest Event

The event, "Quality in Manufacturing Fibre Reinforced Polymer Materials" will take place on 30 April in Chesterfield, UK.

Publication date: 16/04/2013

NetComposites Launch Innovative Forums for Composites Engineering Exhibition 2013

NetComposites will be running 5 innovative forums at the Composites Engineering Exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 12 and 13 November 2013.

Publication date: 09/04/2013

NetComposites to Present Latest Biocomposite Advances at JEC Europe

NetComposites will present its latest biocomposite developments at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, next week.

Publication date: 05/03/2013

European Consortium Builds Innovative Project to Design and Develop New Wafer Structures for Transport Aircraft

WASIS project, titled "Composite fuselage section Wafer Design Approach for Safety Increasing in Worst Case Situations and Joints Minimizing" aims to develop an all composite fuselage section structure based on the wafer (also called lattice) structural approach.

Publication date: 19/02/2013

Network Group for Composites in Construction Launch 2013 Early Career Researchers Competition

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) is delighted to announce the 2nd Early Career Researchers Competition (ECR) which will take place during the Advanced Composites in Construction Conference (ACIC) on 10th September 2013 at Queen's University Belfast.

Publication date: 12/02/2013

NetComposites Release Programme for Advanced Composites in Construction 2013 Conference

The programme for the Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference has been released by organisers NetComposites.

Publication date: 05/02/2013

FERMAX and AIMPLAS Develop Bioplastic from Wheat Straw

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) is developing a fully biodegradable plastic produced from wheat straw where its properties allow its use in the manufacturing of white goods and electronic equipment.

Publication date: 05/02/2013

NetComposites Focus on Durable Composites

Following on from a successful 2012 programme of events, NetComposites are starting off 2013 with a workshop on the Durability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites on 26th February.

Publication date: 29/01/2013

NetComposites Wishes Composites UK Luck after a Successful Partnership

NetComposites wishes Composites UK luck for the future as it sets-up its own offices and employs its first member of staff from the 1st January 2013.

Publication date: 18/12/2012

NetComposites Staff Attend House of Lords Reception

Last week staff from NetComposites attended a reception at the House of Lords. The event was hosted by Lord Haskel and had been organised by the Materials KTN to showcase the work of a number of high tech companies who they had supported. This event brought together 150 representatives from industry and academia.

Publication date: 4/12/2012

New Research on Selective Tape Laying of Composite Structures

New research will demonstrate the localised placement of different fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes in a single component, to create locally reinforced structures that are fully weight-optimised.

Publication date: 13/11/2012

NetComposites Search for Composites Stakeholder Group at Composites Engineering 2012

URS, a global engineering consultancy, in partnership with NetComposites, has been awarded a 2 year contract to create a Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) to assist composite companies within the construction sector.

Publication date: 7/11/2012

NetComposites Host Product Display Area at Composites Engineering 2012

NetComposites will be hosting a Product Display Area at the Composites Engineering Show from stand number 346 at the show on the 7th - 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.

Publication date: 23/10/2012

NetComposites to Present “Ask the Expert” on Behalf of Composites Engineering

NetComposites will be presenting an "Ask the Expert" initial advice and signposting service on behalf of the Composites Engineering Show from their stand, number 1143, at the show on the 7th and 8th November 2012 in Birmingham, UK.

Publication date: 17/10/2012

Network Group for Composites in Construction goes Global

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has opened up its membership to companies across the globe.

Publication date: 14/08/2012

NetComposites Go for Gold at Last Week’s Composites in Sport Event

FRP Composites in Sport, an event looking at the use of fibre reinforced polymers in sporting applications, took place at The Studio, Birmingham on 19th July 2012.

Publication date: 24/07/2012

NetComposites’ Introduces New Online Store

NetComposites' new online store introduces a range of features and products; all set out in a customer friendly, easy to use way.

Publication date: 24/07/2012

NetComposites’ 3rd Composites Innovations Conference a Resounding Success

NetComposites' 3rd biennial Composites Innovation Conference was held at the National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK, on the 4th and 5th July 2012 and provided a unique forum for the exchange of concepts and technological developments in materials, design and manufacturing to support the changing demands of industry.

Publication date: 17/07/2012

NetComposites Highlight Use of FRP Composites for Sporting Applications

The latest event from the NetComposites' Insight Group, taking place on 19th July 2012 in Birmingham, looks at the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP's) in sporting applications.

Publication date: 26/06/2012

NetComposites Launches New Website Highlighting Recently Changed Corporate Identity

NetComposites has launched its new website and newsletter highlighting their recently updated corporate identity.

Publication date: 19/06/2012

NetComposites to Present Latest Composite Innovations at JEC Paris 2012

NetComposites will be hosting presentations outlining their latest innovations and commercialisations in naturally derived resins and fibres, nano-additives for composites, self-reinforced plastics, and recycled carbon fibre composites from their stand, number C19, at JEC Paris from the 27th - 29th March 2012.

NetComposites develop and commercialise new technologies designed to make the composites industry even more competitive and environmentally responsible. NetComposites, and their sister company Composites Evolution, will host two 10-15 minute presentations each day of the exhibition at 11:00 and 15:00 on stand C19.

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Publication date: 19/03/2012

NetComposites Display Recycled Carbon Fibre Parts at Composites Europe 2011

NetComposites will be displaying automotive brackets made from recycled carbon fibre at the Composites Europe Show this month.

According to NetComposites, the parts have been developed using a new generation of high performance, low cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns that were the outcome of the recently concluded multi-partner project, Fibrecycle. The yarns and fabrics are blended carbon/PET, manufactured from virgin recovered carbon fibre that would otherwise have gone to landfill and that these new materials have almost 100% of the stiffness of virgin materials. They can be offered at a lower cost than similar products currently available on the market. They say they are also beneficial to the environment and retain the traceability of virgin materials.

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Publication date: 22/09/2011

Fibrecycle Project Develops Low Cost Blended Carbon Fibre Yarns and Fabrics

A multi-partner UK project, Fibrecycle, has developed a new generation of high performance, low cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the Technology Strategy Board.

The yarns and fabrics are blended carbon/PET, manufactured from virgin recovered carbon fibre that would otherwise have gone to landfill. These new materials have almost 100% of the stiffness of virgin materials, but they can be offered at a lower cost than similar products currently available on the market. They are also beneficial to the environment and retain the traceability of virgin materials.

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Publication date: 05/2011