News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Auckland harbour bridge pathway innovates with America's Cup technology http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/auckland-harbour-bridge-pathway-innovates-americas-cup-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SkyPath is capitalising on New Zealand’s marine expertise by proposing the use of composite materials and manufacturing technology developed for the America’s Cup. SkyPath would be constructed by the Auckland yacht builders who built the Team NZ and Oracle America’s Cup catamarans. </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/auckland-harbour-bridge-pathway-innovates-americas-cup-technology" 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/25559-website-imagespage2.jpg" alt="Auckland harbour bridge pathway innovates with America&amp;#039;s Cup technology" title="Auckland harbour bridge pathway innovates with America&amp;#039;s Cup technology" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"> <p>Over the past decades, the two box girder lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge have been the object of significant structural issues, strenghtening work and on-going maintenance. <br /><br /></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/content/140324_%20SkyPath_Observation%20Platform_Internal%20View.jpg" border="0" width="300" height="200" style="float: right;" /></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/gurit">GURIT</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/auckland-harbour-bridge-pathway-innovates-americas-cup-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Construction & Infrastructure Glass Fiber Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:36:55 +0000 editor 27878 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Composite power cot for emergency medical services http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-power-cot-emergency-medical-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Composites Group (TCG) and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics, have collaborated with Ferno EMS in creating the new iN∫X Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System - a power cot for the emergency medical services (EMS) industry, and a new application for thermoset composites.</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/composite-power-cot-emergency-medical-services" 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/25557-ferno-inx.jpg" alt="Composite power cot for emergency medical services" title="Composite power cot for emergency medical services" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>After a thorough engineering and product development process, TCG was on hand as Ferno launched iN∫X at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference this month. A motorized patient handling system, the iN∫X is designed to help EMS personnel stop lifting and reduce the risk of injuries while enhancing performance and delivery of care.<br /><br />The Composites Group manufactured a total of 16 parts for each iN∫X system. Eight parts comprise the four tri-colored, independently adjusting legs while another eight parts form four black arms that secure the legs to the cot.<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/quantum-composites-inc">QUANTUM COMPOSITES INC</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-power-cot-emergency-medical-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Other sectors Compression Moulding Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Ancillary Products Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:15:49 +0000 editor 27877 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Mingyang first offshore wind power project started construction http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mingyang-first-offshore-wind-power-project-started-construction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The chairman of Mingyang Wind board of directors, Zhang Chuanwei annonce recently that Mingyang first offshore wind power project, Guangdong Zhuhai Guishan offshore wind power project, has already started construction.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>This project is let by China South Power Grid, as the equipment supplier, Mingyang has also participated in the construction. According to Mr. Zhang Chuanwei, the first phase 100 MW of this project will put into operation within this year. The other 100 MW will be put into operation in the first half of next year.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/mingyang-first-offshore-wind-power-project-started-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Wind Energy Glass Fiber Thermosetting Resins Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 27549 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Almaco promotes in-company courses across Latin America http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/almaco-promotes-company-courses-across-latin-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since 2010, Almaco has promoted approximately 400 courses across Latin America. In addition to the itinerant seminars and the practical trainings conducted at the Composites Technology Center (CETECOM), in São Paulo, the entity also organized in-company courses.</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/almaco-promotes-company-courses-across-latin-america" 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/25542-paulo-camatta-cetecom-abr-2014.jpg" alt="Almaco promotes in-company courses across Latin America" title="Almaco promotes in-company courses across Latin America" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>According to Paulo Camatta, executive manager of tehe association, over the past four years more than 40 courses have been conducted at the plants of raw material suppliers, distributors and composites molders, as well as at the campuses of several universities.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/almaco-promotes-company-courses-across-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:46:06 +0000 editor 27859 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Thermoplastic sandwich composites with honeycomb core made of polyamide http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/thermoplastic-sandwich-composites-honeycomb-core-made-polyamide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lanxess and EconCore are joining forces to develop thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction.</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/thermoplastic-sandwich-composites-honeycomb-core-made-polyamide" 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/25540-tepexlaminatedthermhexhoneycombpluslanxesspa.jpg" alt="Thermoplastic sandwich composites with honeycomb core made of polyamide" title="Thermoplastic sandwich composites with honeycomb core made of polyamide" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The objective of the collaboration is to fabricate honeycomb cores from Durethan polyamides with the help of an automated, continuous process patented by EconCore. In addition, Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates are to be combined with the new polyamide honeycomb cores to produce high-performance composites.<br /><br /><strong>Lightweight construction with Tepex</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/lanxess-deutschland-gmbh">LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/network/directory/econcore-nv">ECONCORE NV</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/thermoplastic-sandwich-composites-honeycomb-core-made-polyamide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Thermoplastic Resins Core Materials Sandwich Panels Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:34:46 +0000 editor 27858 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Products for epoxy composite tooling http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/products-epoxy-composite-tooling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sika Composites adds Biresin CR132 ST and Biresin CR136 to their product portfolio to complement its range of products for the production of epoxy composite moulds. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>In this instance the resins combine to give tooling with temperature resistance in the range of 130°C. In addition to the Biresin S8 polishable epoxy resin gelcoat and the Biresin CR132 and Biresin CR131 resins for hand lay-up and infusion respectively, Sika has now a coupling layer resin system, Biresin CR132 ST and a backing resin with high thermal conductance, Biresin CR136. <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/sika-deutschland-gmbh-tooling-composites">SIKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, TOOLING &amp; COMPOSITES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/products-epoxy-composite-tooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Hand Lay-Up Infusion Thermosetting Resins Ancillary Products Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 27829 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Haian will build high performance composites enterprise research institutes http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/haian-will-build-high-performance-composites-enterprise-research-institutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Haian County government bulletin, in the year 2014, this count will establish 16 enterprise level research institutes including high performance institute.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>In recent years, Haian County has accelerated the construction of enterprise research institutes. After the establishment of Enterprise Research Institute Lianfa Group and other 6 enterprises, those enterprises has successfully made transformation for over 100 scientific and technological achievement that contributed newly added investment returns of 3.3 billion Yuan (US$ 550 million).<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/haian-will-build-high-performance-composites-enterprise-research-institutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 27544 at http://www.jeccomposites.com China first mini pure electric city logistics vehicle developed in Tianjin http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/china-first-mini-pure-electric-city-logistics-vehicle-developed-tianjin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tianjin Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Qingyuan EV) has independently developed the China first mini pure electric city logistics vehicle. Recently, it has completed vehicle model development and entered into the production preparation and marked access approval application stage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The vehicle body is made of the lightweight SMC composite materials that made the body weight 30% lighter than that of the metal vehicles. This mini pure electric vehicle is expected to realize mass production in May this year.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/china-first-mini-pure-electric-city-logistics-vehicle-developed-tianjin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Automotive Compression Moulding Other Processing Method Thermosetting Resins Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 27612 at http://www.jeccomposites.com