Boeing 787 Dreamliner aeroplane

Closed loop system for carbon fibre

Materials World magazine
The demand for carbon fibre-based composites is growing, particularly in aerospace, prompting the need to look at ways to recycle and reuse carbon fibre in a closed loop system.
Recyclable slimmer DVDs

Slimmer DVDs

Materials World magazine
ODS Business Services, one of Europe’s largest producers of CDs and DVDs, has produced a recyclable DVD. The EcoDisc is composed of a single layer, using half the polycarbonate of regular DVDs and requiring no bonding resins.

Micro and nanolevel patterning of substrates

Materials World magazine
A team exploring more cost effective 3D, non-planar, micro- and nanolevel patterning of substrates at Newcastle University, UK, has received £90,000 worth of additional funding.

Auxetic materials to tackle thermal mismatch in composites

Materials World magazine
Thermal mismatch in carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy composites can be overcome using auxetic polymers, according to researchers at the University of Bolton, UK.
Dr Nicholas Dunne, Dr Susan Clarke and Dr Fraser Buchanan of Queen's University Belfast, UK

Novel bone cements for joint repair

Materials World magazine
Biological cements that mimic the properties of bone are being developed and tested by researchers to repair fractures in spinal injuries.