News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Leading aerospace laboratory Delsen rebrands as Element Los Angeles http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/leading-aerospace-laboratory-delsen-rebrands-element-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Delsen Testing Laboratories is to be formally rebranded under the Element Materials Technology name.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>One of the most highly regarded composites testing laboratories in the US, the newly named Element Los Angeles plays a key role in the company’s alignment with Aerospace Primes who are focusing their R&amp;D budgets increasingly towards composite materials.<br /><br />On the rebranding, Rick Sluiters, Element’s Executive Vice President, Aerospace, comments: “We are delighted that Delsen has now officially become part of the Element platform. Our goal is for Element Los Angeles to become a global center of excellence for polymer matrix composites (PMC) knowledge by 2018.”<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/leading-aerospace-laboratory-delsen-rebrands-element-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Robots & Automation Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:50 +0000 editor 31161 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Lectra appoints Edwin Ingelaere as Director http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lectra-appoints-edwin-ingelaere-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lectra announces the appointment of Edwin Ingelaere as Director of Lectra Northern Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/lectra-appoints-edwin-ingelaere-director" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26690-lectra.png" alt="Lectra appoints Edwin Ingelaere as Director" title="Lectra appoints Edwin Ingelaere as Director" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="97" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Based in Destelbergen, Belgium, Edwin Ingelaere is in charge of a team of 35 people spread across nine countries: Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). <br /></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/lectra">LECTRA</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lectra-appoints-edwin-ingelaere-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Marine Wind Energy Thermosetting Resins Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:39:33 +0000 editor 31160 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Core Molding Technologies introduces two ultra-low density SMC formulations http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/core-molding-technologies-introduces-two-ultra-low-density-smc-formulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The compounder of custom sheet molding compound (SMC) and molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics announced the availability of two new ultra-low density SMC formulations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Core’s new, ultra-low density Mirilite SMC has a nominal density of 1.2 sp.gr., and demonstrates automotive Class A surface performance. Under suitable molding conditions, it can achieve an ALSA rating of 57-63, while weighing 37% less than traditional Class A SMC material systems. (ALSA, Advanced Laser Surface Analysis, is an industry-recognized standard for classifying the surface appearance of composites.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/core-molding-technologies-introduces-two-ultra-low-density-smc-formulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Automotive Mass Transportation Glass Fiber Core Materials Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:26:11 +0000 editor 31154 at http://www.jeccomposites.com MVP and Arkema team up to present thermoplastic injection http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mvp-and-arkema-team-present-thermoplastic-injection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 2012, MVP was introduced to a new material for closed molding developed by chemical producer Arkema. Elium is a thermoplastic resin that can be used in a thermoset injection system, like a thermoset injection resin would be, but with benefits that far exceed standard polyester resins.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/mvp-and-arkema-team-present-thermoplastic-injection" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26688-mvp-arkema.png" alt="MVP and Arkema team up to present thermoplastic injection" title="MVP and Arkema team up to present thermoplastic injection" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="97" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Unlike parts made with thermoset resins, those made with thermoplastics are recyclable, the thermoplastic resin works as well with the injection process as thermoset resin, styrene emissions are dramatically reduced, and it is much more cost effective in the long run.<br /></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/magnum-venus-plastech">MAGNUM VENUS PLASTECH</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/content/arkema">ARKEMA</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mvp-and-arkema-team-present-thermoplastic-injection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Injection Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:17:34 +0000 editor 31153 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Eolab, a low-consumption demonstrator http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/eolab-low-consumption-demonstrator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After Peugeot’s 208 HYbrid Air, it is Renault’s turn to unveil its low-consumption demonstrator, Eolab, equipped by Faurecia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/eolab-low-consumption-demonstrator" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26681-renault-eeolab-572x318.jpg" alt="Eolab, a low-consumption demonstrator" title="Eolab, a low-consumption demonstrator" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="41" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Eolab can run for 100 km on 1 liter of fuel: that is a 22g of CO2 emissions level per kilometer. During the concept car design process, in line with French government’s initiative to produce a low-consumption car, Renault turned to the Group and its engineers for their expertise in reducing the weight of the components it supplies: the front seats, floors and exhaust system.<br /><br /><strong><img src="/sites/default/files/content/renault_eolab-seating-572x3.jpg" border="0" width="300" height="200" style="float: right;" />Light, thin front seats</strong></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/network/directory/faurecia">FAURECIA</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/eolab-low-consumption-demonstrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 31145 at http://www.jeccomposites.com MAI ProCut project http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mai-procut-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cutting Carbon with diamond: a project starts in the second funding phase at the Cluster MAI Carbon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/mai-procut-project" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26676-mai-procut-meldungbeitragsbild.jpg" alt=" MAI ProCut project" title=" MAI ProCut project" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="44" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The MAI ProCut project stands for increasing productivity in the final processing of carbon fiber reinforced materials. The new research project of MAI Carbon was initiated by Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH, GFD Gesellschaft für Diamant mbH, Schunk Kohlenstoff GmbH, BMW Bayerische Motorenwerke AG, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH and the DLR. The project is scheduled to run until November 2016 with 2.1 million Euros in funding which needs to be matched by these companies.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mai-procut-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Other sectors Carbon Fiber Cutting & Trimming & milling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:06 +0000 editor 31135 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Chomarat to present new range of carbon and glass reinforcements http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chomarat-present-new-range-carbon-and-glass-reinforcements <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In response to the challenging demand of reducing vehicles weight, costs and cycle times, Chomarat presents its innovative carbon range C-PLY with a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/chomarat-present-new-range-carbon-and-glass-reinforcements" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26674-chomarat.jpg" alt="Chomarat to present new range of carbon and glass reinforcements" title="Chomarat to present new range of carbon and glass reinforcements" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="39" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Thanks to Chomarat’s technologies combined with the latest technological advancements in an RTM process, and based on a PU system with short cycle times, composite parts are produced with a good surface quality directly out of the mold. “Indeed, Chomarat’s carbon reinforcements in automotive structures and external hang-on body panels requiring a class A finish, are efficient and competitive solutions.</p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/chomarat-composites">CHOMARAT COMPOSITES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chomarat-present-new-range-carbon-and-glass-reinforcements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Mass Transportation Glass Fiber Carbon Fiber Core Materials Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:43:05 +0000 editor 31132 at http://www.jeccomposites.com How will lightweight designs change automotive production? http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/how-will-lightweight-designs-change-automotive-production <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Peter Middendorf is a professor at the prestigious Stuttgart University, and will present the challenges of composites in automotive applications as well as future material and process technologies during the upcoming JEC conferences in November.  </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/how-will-lightweight-designs-change-automotive-production" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26673-how-will-lightweight-designs-change-automotive-production.jpg" alt="How will lightweight designs change automotive production?" title="How will lightweight designs change automotive production?" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="102" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p><em><strong>Q:</strong> In your opinion, what the real challenge in terms of design for automotive? Can you tell more about ARENA 2036?</em></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-event"> <div class="field-label">Event:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/events/jec-americas-2014-boston">JEC Americas 2014 - Boston</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/network/directory/jec-composites">JEC COMPOSITES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/how-will-lightweight-designs-change-automotive-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Automotive Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:56:57 +0000 editor 31128 at http://www.jeccomposites.com