News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en A futuristic racquet produced by 3D printing and additive manufacturing http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/futuristic-racquet-produced-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CRP Technology has produced an unusual tennis racquet grip in association with two students from the Rimini Academy of Fine Arts.</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/futuristic-racquet-produced-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing" 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/27619-futuristic-racquet-produced-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing.jpg" alt="A futuristic racquet produced by 3D printing and additive manufacturing" title="A futuristic racquet produced by 3D printing and additive manufacturing" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="43" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The idea started with two young men, Mario Coppola and Salvatore Gallo, studying on the product design degree course.<br /><br />The project, in which the company played a key role by constructing the prototype with its Windform materials, has involved a whole new approach to the design of tennis racquet grips.<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/crp-group">CRP GROUP</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/futuristic-racquet-produced-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Sports & Leisure Other Processing Method Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000 editor 32904 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Boeing, Jetlines announce order for five 737 MAX 7s http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/boeing-jetlines-announce-order-five-737-max-7s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Boeing and Jetlines announced an order for five 737 MAX 7s as the new Canadian ultra-low cost carrier builds its future fleet. The order, valued at <span class="xn-money">$438 million</span>at current list prices, includes purchase rights for an additional 16 737 MAXs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">"This agreement with Boeing is a major milestone for Jetlines," said <span class="xn-person">Jim Scott</span>, CEO of Jetlines. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Boeing and look forward to introducing the 737 MAX 7 into our fleet."<br /><br />The new airline, headquartered in <span class="xn-location">Vancouver, British Columbia</span>, plans to tap into passenger demand by offering low cost airfares on routes that avoid direct competition with other airlines.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/boeing-jetlines-announce-order-five-737-max-7s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 32922 at http://www.jeccomposites.com NASA's Super Guppy http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nasas-super-guppy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This aircraft, designed to transport large cargo, is made out of a low-weight, damage-tolerant, stitched composite structural.</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/nasas-super-guppy" 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/27664-superguppy.jpg" alt="NASA&amp;#039;s Super Guppy" title="NASA&amp;#039;s Super Guppy" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="40" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>NASA's Super Guppy aircraft, designed to transport extremely large cargo, rests after making a special delivery to the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The aircraft measures more than 48 feet to the top of its tail and has a wingspan of more than 156 feet with a 25-foot diameter cargo bay – the aircraft features a hinged nose that opens 110 degrees.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nasas-super-guppy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Pultrusion Carbon Fiber Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:02:37 +0000 editor 33019 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A 35-meter purse seiner built in composite material http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/35-meter-purse-seiner-built-composite-material <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The boat was designed and constructed by Mundal Boat, a specialist in large innovative vessels made with sandwich composite material.</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/35-meter-purse-seiner-built-composite-material" 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/27618-diab-divinycell-core-673x295-bluefin.jpg" alt="A 35-meter purse seiner built in composite material" title="A 35-meter purse seiner built in composite material" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="32" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>M/S Bluefin is a purse seiner, an effective type of vessel to catch aggregating species near the surface. A purse seiner fishes with a net called a seine that is laid out in a circle around a school of fish and drawn into a purse that closes the bottom, trapping the catch inside. The boat must be stable since it has to carry a heavy load.<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/diab-international-ab">DIAB INTERNATIONAL AB</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/35-meter-purse-seiner-built-composite-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Marine Sandwich Panels Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000 editor 32903 at http://www.jeccomposites.com AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/airasia-x-places-firm-order-55-a330neo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low cost airline, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 55 A330neo aircraft.</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/airasia-x-places-firm-order-55-a330neo" 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/27623-air-asia.jpg" alt="AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo" title="AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="54" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><div class="description"><div><p class="bodytext">This is the largest single order to date for the best-selling A330 Family and reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the biggest A330 airline customer worldwide, having now ordered a total of 91 aircraft. The announcement covers the firming up of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 50 A330neo signed during the Farnborough Air Show in July 2014, plus an additional five aircraft. Deliveries of the newly-ordered aircraft will begin in 2018.<br /></p></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/airasia-x-places-firm-order-55-a330neo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermoplastic Resins Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 32909 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Sigma invests in composites technology http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/sigma-invests-composites-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sigma Composites, part of Sigma Components, has invested £50,000 in a braiding machine to take its composites business to the next level.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The move is part of an ongoing programme of investments across Sigma’s businesses that has already seen it develop components for high-performance industries with capabilities not previously available, as well as bringing key capabilities in house.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/sigma-invests-composites-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Other Equipment Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000 editor 32902 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Hexcel acquires 50% interest in formax http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/hexcel-acquires-50-interest-formax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hexcel Corporation announced that it has acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a leading manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specializing in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics.</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/hexcel-acquires-50-interest-formax" 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/27624-hexcel.jpg" alt="Hexcel acquires 50% interest in formax" title="Hexcel acquires 50% interest in formax" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="36" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">Formax is located in Leicester, UK with estimated sales in 2014 of approximately $45 million. Hexcel’s interest is to advance knitting technology for future Aerospace applications and provide scale for growing Industrial markets.<br /><br />This announcement follows a Joint Development Agreement under which the two companies have been cooperating for the development and manufacture of certain non-crimp fabrics (NCF) for Hexcel and its Aerospace customers.<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/hexcel">HEXCEL</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/content/formax">FORMAX</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/hexcel-acquires-50-interest-formax" 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 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 32907 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Axson opens a technical centre for developing innovative PUR formulations http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/axson-opens-technical-centre-developing-innovative-pur-formulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Axson, a specialist in high-performance polymer formulation, is to open an Axson Merylithe, a technical centre for developing innovative PUR formulations.</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/axson-opens-technical-centre-developing-innovative-pur-formulations" 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/27628-sans-titre.png" alt="Axson opens a technical centre for developing innovative PUR formulations " title="Axson opens a technical centre for developing innovative PUR formulations " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>This centre in Méry (Savoie, France) will enable Axson customers to carry out tests and trials from early 2015. The announcement follows the company's acquisition of Merylithe, a move that has strengthened the company’s expertise in polyurethane elastomer formulations.<br /><br /><strong>Constant innovation in PUR solutions at this high-tech technical centre</strong><br />The new, state-of-the-art technical centre will focus its renowned expertise on both isocyanate formulation and systems.<br /><br /><strong>Formulation improves product performance</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="/content/axson">AXSON</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/axson-opens-technical-centre-developing-innovative-pur-formulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thermosetting Resins Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:05:16 +0000 editor 32917 at http://www.jeccomposites.com