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JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 18

Be the first to read this exclusive interview and discover how the DowDuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers team plans to address a few of the main challenges faced by the Automotive industry. Fabrice Giaume, who is part of the DowDuPont team, will present at JEC Automotive Forums on “How Thermoplastic Composites are Addressing the Broader...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 18

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create value for customers, suppliers, employees and...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 18

The continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites Tepex from Lanxess have many potential applications as inserts for the local reinforcement of injection-molded components.
While metal inserts only interlock with the injection-molded material, the composites have a material bond that increases the components’ mechanical strength. Above all,...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 18

The developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, components and technologies, announces that it has won a contract for the production and supply of carbon fibre-based exterior car body panels from an Italian premium automotive OEM.
Total value of the new five-year contract is at around CHF 8.5 million, series production for the...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

Lightweight materials are in greater demand than ever – and not just in the automotive industry. Manufacturers of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones also want to slim down their products. The advantages are obvious: while consumers appreciate light, thin devices, manufacturers also benefit from lower shipping costs while...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

Hexcel Corporation announces that it has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide composite materials for new generation wind blades.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Hexcel will supply Vestas with advanced prepreg (glass fiber-reinforced resin systems) manufactured at Hexcel plants in Neumarkt...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

Scaled Composites announces the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to build two vehicles to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and to provideaircraft for research flight services to industry partners and the United States government....

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

Solvay, a global supplier of specialty polymers, introduces Ixef 3012, a 55 percent carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA). The new material has been developed to provide high strength and stiffness at lower density as well as a superior surface finish.
“Ixef 3012 PARA is targeted at long and thin...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

Spolchemie offers EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic material, epoxy resin whose input is waste glycerin from biodiesel production, containing 28% of biocarbon (ASTM D6866). Demands to reduce CO2 emissions and environmental impacts of products have dramatically increased in recent years. Engineers of all industries are seeking answers in new technical...

JEC Composites Magazine

 •  October 17

China Jushi USA Corporation, a manufacturer of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the reinforced plastics industry worldwide, selected nationally-ranked Gray Construction to design and build its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The new campus will include five buildings totaling 660,000 s.f. as well as an 80,000-ton...