AVIC high-speed rail new composite brake project approved

State Administration of Science, Technology & Industry for National Defense has approved Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Brake Branch to start military technology promotion project with high-speed rail new composite brake.

China fourth batch of wind power plan issued

Recently, National Energy Administration (NEA) issued "the12th Five Year Plan fourth batch of wind power projects plan". According to the plan, the project total installed wind power capacity in the "Twelfth Five Year" fourth batch approved plan is 27600000 KW.

Aircelle lance la construction d’un site d’intégration pour l’Airbus A320neo à Hambourg

La société vient de poser la première pierre de sa nouvelle usine à Hambourg, en Allemagne, destinée à l’assemblage et la livraison des nacelles de l’Airbus A320neo équipé du moteur LEAP-1A de CFM International.

Launch of the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium

Granta Design announced the launch of the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’). This industry collaboration will bring together OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway vehicle sectors to develop best practice for materials information and its use.

Quickstep signs long-term F-35 component agreement with Marand

The manufacturer of high-grade carbon-fibre components will supply about 700 sets of carbon fibre composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft vertical tails to Marand over a period of 14 years. The estimated value of the LTA to Quickstep is US$139 million.

Lanxess opens high-tech plastics plant in Brazil

The company inaugurated its high-tech plastics plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The specialty chemicals company has invested around EUR 20 million in the facility, which will initially have an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons. Up to 50 highlyskilled jobs will be created. 

Kawasaki delivered CRFP rail truck to Kumanmoto-ken railways

The first CFRP reinforced railway truck developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries has been delivered to Kumamoto-ken railways recently.

Chem China Jizhou high-end carbon fiber composites project starts

Chem China US$ 166.67 million (1 billion Yuan) high-end carbon fiber composite materials project has formally formally started construction end of February.

Aimplas opens a research centre for new materials and nanocomposites

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) opened its new installations in the Technology Park Paterna (Valencia - Spain). The centre is destined for the research of nanomaterials, materials from renewable sources, composites and intelligent materials which contribute to the enlargement and completion of the technology centre´s capacity in relation with R&D.

TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

This partnership aims to develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, California, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions Inc., based in Columbia Falls, Montana, USA.