News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en A carbon fibre version of the Kuki chair http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fibre-version-kuki-chair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hypetex has launched a carbon fibre version of the Kuki chair, in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design.</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/carbon-fibre-version-kuki-chair" 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/32767-hypetex-zaha-hadid-kuki-4-1024x683.jpg" alt="A carbon fibre version of the Kuki chair" title="A carbon fibre version of the Kuki chair" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The original Kuki chair, produced in 2013, was made with one sheet of folded plastic. Hypetex engineers worked with Zaha Hadid Design to achieve this unique design using carbon fibre in a variety of colours.<br /><br />The result is a dynamic combination of advanced engineering and design. The carbon fibre sheet has been creased along two lines so the edges almost meet at the back, then bent in the middle to create the seat and backrest. The Kuki is a playful, sculptural volume generated from a single surface that follows simple curvatures and folds.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fibre-version-kuki-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Other sectors Carbon Fiber Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:35:42 +0000 editor 50201 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Covestro expanding capacity at German site http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/covestro-expanding-capacity-german-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>Materials manufacturer Covestro is moving forward with a repurposing of its production operations in Brunsbüttel, Germany. The board of management has officially approved an expansion of production capacity for the foam component MDI at the site.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>An existing, idled plant for the precursor TDI will be converted for production of MDI. The plans call for roughly doubling production capacity at the site to a total of approximately 400,000 metric tons of MDI per year. Commissioning of the new plant complex is scheduled for late 2018. Preliminary plans call for a total investment volume (in euros) in the low hundreds of millions, which is already included in Covestro’s medium-term capital expenditure budget.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/covestro-expanding-capacity-german-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Core Materials Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:04:40 +0000 editor 50199 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Lectra appoints Céline Choussy Bedouet to its executive committee http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lectra-appoints-celine-choussy-bedouet-its-executive-committee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This appointment reflects Lectra’s strategy to boost its marketing and communications.</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-celine-choussy-bedouet-its-executive-committee" 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/32765-lectraceline-choussy-bedouet.jpg" alt="Céline Choussy Bedouet" title="Céline Choussy Bedouet" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="80" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, announces the appointment of Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to the Executive Committee, starting on July 1, 2016.<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-celine-choussy-bedouet-its-executive-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:38:24 +0000 editor 50198 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Aliancys, Tankwell and Den Hartogh increase payload and reduce freight cost with composite tank containers http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/aliancys-tankwell-and-den-hartogh-increase-payload-and-reduce-freight-cost-comp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Den Hartogh Logistics has introduced in its fleet operations a new type of composite tank containers, that allows reducing freight cost per trip by 5 to 10 %.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-wide-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/aliancys-tankwell-and-den-hartogh-increase-payload-and-reduce-freight-cost-comp" class="imagecache imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-wide-image-view-list/content/images/wide_image/32764-top-picturepng.png" alt="Aliancys, Tankwell and Den Hartogh increase payload and reduce freight cost with composite tank containers" title="Aliancys, Tankwell and Den Hartogh increase payload and reduce freight cost with composite tank containers" class="imagecache imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list" width="420" height="178" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>With the increasing competition in European road and intermodal transport, all transportation carriers are looking for opportunities to increase payload and reduce freight cost. Den Hartogh Logistics has introduced in its fleet operations a new type of composite tank containers, that allows reducing freight cost per trip by 5 to 10 %. These composite containers have been developed by Tankwell (Netherlands), using Atlac® 5200 FC resin from Aliancys.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/aliancys-tankwell-and-den-hartogh-increase-payload-and-reduce-freight-cost-comp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Mass Transportation Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:04:33 +0000 editor 50195 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Ashland announces price increase for gelcoats in North America http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ashland-announces-price-increase-gelcoats-north-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ashland Performance Materials increase the price of all gelcoats sold in North America effective July 1, 2016</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Ashland Performance Materials, a business unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of all gelcoats sold in North America by $0.04-$0.06/lb depending on technology and color effective July 1, 2016, or as contracts allow.<br /><br /> This increase is primarily driven by increases in key raw materials. Ashland continues to make these decisions with the intent to ensure we are servicing our customers with the utmost quality and performance and the ability to continue reinvesting in our product line.<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="/network/directory/ashland-performance-materials">ASHLAND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ashland-announces-price-increase-gelcoats-north-america" 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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:56:14 +0000 editor 50194 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Industrie Holding Nimbus acquires battenfeld-cincinnati http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/industrie-holding-nimbus-acquires-battenfeld-cincinnati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the take-over, the battenfeld-cincinnati group will receive new financial resources and equity capital will be strengthened in a sustainable manner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the purchase price.<br /><br />"After our successful organizational restructuring in the middle of last year, we can now focus on further product developments and investments that will strengthen and expand our market leadership with Nimbus' support" says Gerold Schley, CEO of the battenfeld-cincinnati group. “We are delighted to have a new investor in Nim-bus that will actively support and advance the new developments and growth plans of the battenfeld-cincinnati group.“ <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/industrie-holding-nimbus-acquires-battenfeld-cincinnati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:39:32 +0000 editor 50188 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Solar Impulse the first ever solar, electric and zero-emission crossing of the Atlantic ocean http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solar-impulse-first-ever-solar-electric-and-zero-emission-crossing-atlantic-oce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On its journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – landed in Seville, Spain, after a flight of three days and three nights (71 hours and 8 minutes) without fuel, completing the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with several world records.</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/solar-impulse-first-ever-solar-electric-and-zero-emission-crossing-atlantic-oce" 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/32757-27241695994b17a09cc2dh.jpg" alt=" Solar Impulse the first ever solar, electric and zero-emission crossing of the Atlantic ocean" title=" Solar Impulse the first ever solar, electric and zero-emission crossing of the Atlantic ocean" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The transatlantic flight covered a distance of 6'765 km (4'203 miles) powered only by the sun, confirming Solar Impulse’s vision that clean technologies and renewable energy can achieve the impossible.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solar-impulse-first-ever-solar-electric-and-zero-emission-crossing-atlantic-oce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:04:18 +0000 editor 50183 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Dilutec launches translucent resin and gelcoat system http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dilutec-launches-translucent-resin-and-gelcoat-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Novelty is ideal for applications in the leisure sector</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/dilutec-launches-translucent-resin-and-gelcoat-system" 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/32763-translucidez.jpg" alt="Dilutec launches translucent resin and gelcoat system" title="Dilutec launches translucent resin and gelcoat system" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Dilutec, one of the leading manufacturers of gelcoat and thinner in Brazil, announces the launch of a crystal polyester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat system which ensures translucency to composites parts. The novelty is ideal for applications in the leisure sector, such as toys and waterslides.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dilutec-launches-translucent-resin-and-gelcoat-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Sports & Leisure Thermosetting Resins Additives & Modifiers Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:36:07 +0000 editor 50180 at http://www.jeccomposites.com