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Higher and longer with TeXtreme
Thursday, 27 August 2015

alt Cobra Puma Golf’s new King LTD golf driver has an extremely light crown due to the employment of TeXtreme carbon fibre reinforcement from Oxeon AB. 

This allows weight to be redistributed to the correct areas of the club head to deliver better mass properties, resulting in longer, straighter shots with more distance through a higher launch, less spin and more ball speed. 

“Reducing weight while maintaining strength in very specific areas is critical to the performance of the King LTD driver,” says Mike Yagley, director of innovation and research at Cobra Golf. “Using TeXtreme in the crown reduced its total weight by 20% which is a significant amount of weight that has been relocated to make the club head much more efficient at impact.”  Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You?ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

Honeycomb for aerospace

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article thumbnailEGC Critical Components, based in Houston, Texas, is introducing dures – a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites. They have been developed specifically for the manufacture of...


Gel spinning route to stronger carbon fibre

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

article thumbnailA research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new technique for spinning polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin to give higher strength and modulus to carbon fibres. The work is...

Solvay to acquire Cytec

Thursday, 30 July 2015

article thumbnailSolvay, the Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals major with 2014 sales of $10.2 billion, is to acquire Cytec in a deal that values the composites leader at $ 6.4 billion. Headquartered in New...