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Launch of a new JEC Publication on JEC Asia 2013: The Challenging World of Composites

News International-French

24 Jun 2013

The official book launch and the presentation to the public will take place during JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences, on Wednesday June 26, at the Suntec Center in Singapore.

The 160-pages book “The challenging World of Composites” addresses the incredible saga of composites as well as their status as Materials for building the 21st Century. The saga is illustrated through many concrete examples showing the conquest of new markets.

A progressive industry in a never-ending book
From the majestic blades of wind turbines, the honed stems of competition trimarans and the fuselages of the Airbus A350 and the Boeing B787, to the featherweight chassis of Formula 1 cars and the lotus-flower-shaped roof of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore Bay, composite solutions have invaded every advanced sector thanks to their incomparable properties. Resistant, light and insensitive to corrosion, they are also very much present in everyday life. Glass fibre and carbon fibre are found in most forms of public transport, in the frames of tennis racquets, golf clubs, cases for smartphones and tablets, crash helmets and eyewear frames…

“As the composites industry is moving fast, JEC is publishing a printed book, as well as a constantly updated digital version that will be launched soon. JEC Group publications stick to the composite trends” says Mrs. Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO.

JEC Group: the spearhead of the composites industry
First produced in the early 1940s, these materials have become ever more sophisticated down the years. Their composition has evolved in the same way as have application processes. Throughout this time, JEC Group has an essential role as a catalyst, fostering the sharing of knowledge and exchanges and promoting the development of new markets.

The book also describes a prospective dimension of the materials for building the future
To continue to build modernity, composite materials must take up new challenges and join in a greener approach. Ecodesigned composites are one of the answers. Flax, hemp and bamboo fibre: plethora of renewable resources which open up new vistas. JEC Group is accompanying the professionals in these new challenges.

The book will be available on the online store on JEC website.

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