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Academic Societies and Academic Publications

Composite related

  • American Society for Composites - Sponsored by the University of Dayton, Ohio - Provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials. Promote the growth of knowledge from interdisciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials.
  • Journal of Composite Materials - Published by the American Society for Composites
  • Advanced Composite Materials - The official Journal of the Japan Society for Composite Materials
  • Polymer Composites - Engineering and scientific journal serving the fields of reinforced plastics and polymer composites including research, production, processing, and application
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials - English translation of the Russian journal Mekhanika Kompozitnykh Materialov - original experimental and theoretical research on the mechanical properties and behavior of composite materials as well as matrices and fibres
  • International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM) - ICCM is an international, non-governmental, not-for-profit, scientific and engineering organization dedicated to composite materials
  • Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials - Articles on polymers, nanocomposites, and particulate-, discontinuous-, and continuous-fiber-reinforced materials in the areas of processing, materials science, mechanics, durability, and non destructive evaluation. It is the only journal devoted to the growing technology of thermoplastic composite materials. Published by SAGE Publications.

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Other Research Organizations and Laboratories

Including University/Government/Industry cooperatives

North America

  • National Composite Center - To promote, develop, demonstrate and support commercialization of composite materials and processing techniques that provide significant cost competitive commercialization advantages through partnerships with industry, academia and government.
  • Center for Advanced Polymer and Composite Engineering - A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center - CAPCE promotes the advancement of polymer and composite manufacturing and design technologies through close university-industry collaboration - In collaboration with Ohio State University.
  • Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) is the Navy's Center of Excellence (COE) for composites manufacturing technology, and the only Navy COE for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Manufacturing Technology Program (MANTECH) focused exclusively on advanced composite materials and applications.

Europe

  • National Physical Laboratory, Composites Group, UK - Research at NPL is primarily aimed at increasing confidence in the use of composites by industry. This is achieved by improving the understanding of the material behaviour and performance through the full life cycle.
  • Cimteclab, Italy - the Company offers services for the development of composite and nanocomposite polymeric materials - in Italian and English.
  • CoSACNet, UK - Advanced Polymeric Composites for Structural Applications in Construction.
  • Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (Institute of Plastics Processing), Aachen, Germany - Research, development and training, with the aim of providing industry with solutions to the problems encountered in practice - in German and English.
  • SICOMP Swedish Institute of Composites, Sweden - The leading Nordic institute for composites - serves the international industry - in Swedish and English.
  • Sirris Leuven Composites Application Lab - Link between science and industry - The Sirris Leuven Composites Application Lab ensures that materials and process knowhow is translated into tangible end products. If you are interested in using composite materials for a new product or application, SLC is your partner for technological advice and practical realisations. Near Brussels, Belgium. Web site in English, Flemish and French.
  • UK National Composites Centre - ACCIS brings together composites activities across the University of Bristol, based in the Faculty of Engineering and linking to the Science and Medical Faculties. Our vision is to be a world leading centre for composites research, combining cutting edge fundamental science with strong industrial links for exploitation and technology transfer. ACCIS is a focus for collaboration internally, nationally and internationally.

Australia & New Zealand

  • CRC for Advanced Composite Strucutres (CRC-ACS), Australia - the primary aim is to provide a focus for the development of advanced technologies which will foster the growth of an efficient, globally-competitive, Australian composite industry.

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