Aircraft interiors could provide a market for recycled carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites.

A lifeline for waste carbon fibres

Materials World magazine
Last month, Materials World magazine carried a feature on the mechanisms being explored for recycling carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Rupal Mehta takes the story further with a report on a conference on carbon fibre recycling and reuse.
Examples of organic semiconductor-doped fibres with different colours excited by daylight or a table lamp. Image courtesy POLYCOM partner LUCEAT SpA, Dello, Italy

In sight – faster data transmission

Materials World magazine
European scientists claim to have demonstrated the feasibility of doping plastic optical fibres (POFs) with conjugated oligomers or co-polymer F8BT to create all-optical switching. This may enhance data transmission in short haul POF networks.