News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en A bomb-proof lining to contain explosion in luggage hold of aircraft http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/bomb-proof-lining-contain-explosion-luggage-hold-aircraft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.</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/bomb-proof-lining-contain-explosion-luggage-hold-aircraft" 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/29762-plane.jpg" alt="A bomb-proof lining to contain explosion in luggage hold of aircraft" title="A bomb-proof lining to contain explosion in luggage hold of aircraft" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="47" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes at Cotswolds Airport, near Cirencester.<br /><br />Using this technology, the tests have demonstrated that a plane’s luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion should a device concealed within a passenger’s luggage be detonated during a flight. This would mitigate damage to the plane and help keep passengers safe.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/bomb-proof-lining-contain-explosion-luggage-hold-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Aramid Fiber Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:07:12 +0000 editor 38033 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Morgan Advanced Materials appoints new CEO http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/morgan-advanced-materials-appoints-new-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pete Raby is the new Chief Executive Officer at global materials technology specialist Morgan Advanced Materials.</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/morgan-advanced-materials-appoints-new-ceo" 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/29760-pete-raby.png" alt="Morgan Advanced Materials appoints new CEO" title="Morgan Advanced Materials appoints new CEO" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="101" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Pete, 47, has more than 20 years’ industry experience and joins Morgan from aerospace and defence component manufacturer Cobham plc, where he led the company’s Communications and Connectivity division.<br /><br />During a nine-year spell at Cobham, he held a number of other senior roles including head of strategy, chief technology officer, and leader of the group-wide "Excellence in Delivery" operational transformation programme.<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/morgan-advanced-materials-composites-and-defence-systems">MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS COMPOSITES AND DEFENCE SYSTEMS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/morgan-advanced-materials-appoints-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:33:25 +0000 editor 38030 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A wet chemical surface treatment for stronger adhesive bonding http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/wet-chemical-surface-treatment-stronger-adhesive-bonding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxford Advanced Surfaces launches an adhesion promoter for improving the bond strength between materials that are bonded with polyurethane and epoxy adhesives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>SB1050 is a wet chemical surface treatment that is designed for application by brush and is based on the company’s proprietary Onto surface modification technology.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/wet-chemical-surface-treatment-stronger-adhesive-bonding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Other Processing Method Ancillary Products Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:03:38 +0000 editor 38029 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Strongwell implements rapid prototyping http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/strongwell-implements-rapid-prototyping <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Strongwell’s on-site 10,000 sq. ft. laboratory is now equipped with a Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D replicator.</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/strongwell-implements-rapid-prototyping" 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/29759-dsc0075.jpg" alt="Strongwell implements rapid prototyping" title="Strongwell implements rapid prototyping" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="54" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Makerbot Replicator Z18 replicator will produce accurate parts needed for application testing, product development, and materials research. This addition to Strongwell’s R &amp; D department will provide physical custom-shaped models and partial assemblies to couple with drawings, creating better user experiences with new composites. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/strongwell-implements-rapid-prototyping" 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 Other Equipment Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:55:47 +0000 editor 38028 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Quickstep sales increase 229% to $39.5 million http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quickstep-sales-increase-229-395-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Advanced manufacturing company Quickstep Holdings Limited reported a 229% increase in sales to $39.5 million, up from $12 million in FY2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Total revenue, including income from grants and tax rebates, was up 132% to $41.3, compared to $17.8 million. Aerospace manufacturing sales increased 181% to $33.7 million from $12.0 million, and income from the sale of Quickstep's technology for aerospace was $5.8 million. Quickstep's firm order book, which mostly comprises aerospace manufacturing work to be completed in the next two years, grew to $74.9 million at 30 June 2015.</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/quickstep-technologies">QUICKSTEP TECHNOLOGIES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quickstep-sales-increase-229-395-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:22:09 +0000 editor 38027 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Kaman awarded a five-year contract extension for the G280 Gulfstream program http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/kaman-awarded-five-year-contract-extension-g280-gulfstream-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>The company announces that its UK operation secured a five-year contract extension on the Gulfstream G280 program for the supply of ailerons and winglets to Triumph Aerostructures.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>This takes the period of program deliveries out to 2019 and firmly consolidates Kaman as a key supplier on the G280 program. The contract extension has an expected value of more than $27M over the next 5 years.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/kaman-awarded-five-year-contract-extension-g280-gulfstream-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Aeronautics & Aerospace Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:30:07 +0000 editor 38016 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Prodrive Composites secures £6M investment http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prodrive-composites-secures-6m-investment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company has secured a £6m growth capital investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund). The Milton-Keynes based business, has seen significant growth in the past two years with new contracts in the automotive and aerospace sectors.</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/prodrive-composites-secures-6m-investment" 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/29748-sans-titre.png" alt="Prodrive Composites secures £6M investment" title="Prodrive Composites secures £6M investment" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="35" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Prodrive Composites employs nearly 200 people and sales hit £13m last year and are on course to grow to more than £15m at the end of this financial year. In the past 18 months the business has achieved significant capacity improvements, reducing the cycle time from raw material to finished parts from an average of six to eight weeks down to two weeks.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prodrive-composites-secures-6m-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Carbon Fiber Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:47:17 +0000 editor 38015 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A golf driver reinforced with TeXtreme spread tows http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/golf-driver-reinforced-textreme-spread-tows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Through a relationship with CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space), Cobra Puma Golf continue to push the boundaries in golf by presenting their driver reinforced by TeXtreme, Cobra King Ltd.</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/golf-driver-reinforced-textreme-spread-tows" 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/29746-kingltdtextremeexploded8bit.jpg" alt="A golf driver reinforced with TeXtreme spread tows" title="A golf driver reinforced with TeXtreme spread tows" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="55" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>According to Mike Yagley, Director Innovation &amp; Research at Cobra Golf, the use of TeXtreme spread tows reduced the crown weight by 20% which is a significant amount of weight that has been relocated to make the club head much more efficient at impact.<br /><br />By making a lighter and stronger crown, the weight can be redistributed to the correct areas of the club head making it deliver better mass properties. Thus longer, straighter shots every time. and then, more distance through higher launch, less spin and more ball speed.<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/oxeon-textreme">OXEON - TEXTREME</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/golf-driver-reinforced-textreme-spread-tows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Sports & Leisure Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Textile & Tows Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:36:59 +0000 editor 38014 at http://www.jeccomposites.com