News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en AZL launches a new department for joining technology http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/azl-launches-new-department-joining-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AZL, the network for Integrative Lightweight Production Technology in Aachen, Germany, representing already 9 research institutes on the Campus of RWTH Aachen University which are active in various related fields, announces the launch of their new department for Joining Technology, as of beginning of 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">Dr.</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/azl-aachener-zentrum-fuer-integrativen-leichtbau">AZL AACHENER ZENTRUM FÜR INTEGRATIVEN LEICHTBAU</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/azl-launches-new-department-joining-technology" 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 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:59:02 +0000 editor 34751 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Production without release agents http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/production-without-release-agents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Infiana Group and Fraunhofer IFAM have agreed upon an exclusive cooperation for the production and marketing of FlexPlas release film.</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/production-without-release-agents" 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/28394-infianaifamproduktbildflex.jpg" alt="Production without release agents" title="Production without release agents" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">Even more innovative together: Scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) and experts of the Infiana Group are jointly working on the further development and marketing of the FlexPlas technology, an elastic release film. It optimizes the production of composites parts - complex large structures of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) in particular - such as those used for manufacturing aircrafts or rotor blades for wind turbines.</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-europe-2015">JEC Europe 2015</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/fraunhofer-ifam">FRAUNHOFER IFAM</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/production-without-release-agents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:02:22 +0000 editor 34740 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Polinox expects a difficult year for the Brazilian composites industry http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/polinox-expects-difficult-year-brazilian-composites-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Latin American leader in peroxides, Polinox is part of the huge list of Brazilian companies with low (or none) expectations for 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>As the country faces a severe economic crisis, Polinox will be satisfied for reaching, at most, the same results of 2014.<br /><br /> “The construction industry leads the ranking of composite consumers in Brazil, and many molders that operate in this segment supply to the government, which tends to slow down the pace of investments due to the negative economic scenario,” said Roberto Pontifex, director of Polinox. Except, he points out, for the manufacturers of water tanks, who have benefited from the water supply crisis faced by the country.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/polinox-expects-difficult-year-brazilian-composites-industry" 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 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:47:41 +0000 editor 34735 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Michelman Introduces expansive line of composite wood release solutions to China Market http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/michelman-introduces-expansive-line-composite-wood-release-solutions-china-mark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Michelman will introduce an extensive line of proven industry solutions to the China market</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Over twelve years ago, Michelman began developing a family of environmentally friendly solutions specifically formulated to help manufacturers efficiently and cleanly process difficult to handle, formaldehyde free laminated strand board, medium density fiberboard, oriented strand board and particle board.  <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/michelman-introduces-expansive-line-composite-wood-release-solutions-china-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:36:25 +0000 editor 34732 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Formax collaborates with Gold Coast Yachts to develop all-carbon B53 catamaran http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/formax-collaborates-gold-coast-yachts-develop-all-carbon-b53-catamaran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Custom carbon fibre fabrics developed by Formax enabled Gold Coast Yachts to achieve the challenging weight and engineering specifications for the B53 high-performance racer/cruiser.</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/formax-collaborates-gold-coast-yachts-develop-all-carbon-b53-catamaran" 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/28392-formax.jpg" alt="Formax collaborates with Gold Coast Yachts to develop all-carbon B53 catamaran" title="Formax collaborates with Gold Coast Yachts to develop all-carbon B53 catamaran" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="39" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Formax's newly appointed US Business Development Manager, Philip Steggall, assisted the boat builder with this project.<br /><br />As well as being a very fast racer for competitive sailing, the B53 is a high-tech, well-equipped cruiser with an overall length of 16.3 m. It has a displacement of 5500 kg, including most equipment. Gold Coast Yachts, located in Christiansted on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, is building its main structure.<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/formax">FORMAX</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/formax-collaborates-gold-coast-yachts-develop-all-carbon-b53-catamaran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Marine Thermosetting Resins Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:27:23 +0000 editor 34731 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chairless-chair-improved-ergonomics-audi-s-production-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company is testing a carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair, so this technology <span>improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.</span></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/chairless-chair-improved-ergonomics-audi-s-production-plants" 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/28388-popup595447popupau150057small.jpg" alt="Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants" title="Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.”<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chairless-chair-improved-ergonomics-audi-s-production-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Other sectors Carbon Fiber Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:25:11 +0000 editor 34725 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A continuous fiber-reinforced polycarbonate composites with enhanced flame retardance http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/continuous-fiber-reinforced-polycarbonate-composites-enhanced-flame-retardance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Bond Laminates GmbH, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, has expanded its Tepex range of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites to include halogen-free flame-retardant versions with a polycarbonate matrix.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Tepex FR grades demonstrate high flame retardance in tests to fire safety standard UL 94 of range US testing organization Underwriter Laboratories. They achieved the top V0 classification on UL’s Yellow Card at specimen thicknesses between 0.4 and 2 millimeters<br /><br />Jochen Bauder, Managing Director of Bond-Laminates sees major potential for applications in the consumer electronics industry. The new composites will form a major highlight of the Lenxess presentation at the JEC Europe 2015 show in France and the NPE plastics trade fair in the United States.<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/lanxess-deutschland-gmbh">LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/continuous-fiber-reinforced-polycarbonate-composites-enhanced-flame-retardance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Other sectors Glass Fiber Carbon Fiber Textile & Tows Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:49:43 +0000 editor 34721 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Johns Manville invests to support growth in engineering thermoplastics http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/johns-manville-invests-support-growth-engineering-thermoplastics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The manufacturer of glass fiber products announced it will expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tennessee, to service the increasing needs of the engineered thermoplastics industry.</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/johns-manville-invests-support-growth-engineering-thermoplastics" 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/28385-etowah2014.jpg" alt="Johns Manville invests to support growth in engineering thermoplastics" title="Johns Manville invests to support growth in engineering thermoplastics" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The North American composite market needs a strong and reliable supply of glass fibers to translate innovations into steady market growth. JM’s operations in North America are located to reliably serve customers across the growing compounding base in the Midwest and Southeast.<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/johns-manville">JOHNS MANVILLE</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/johns-manville-invests-support-growth-engineering-thermoplastics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Glass Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:26:34 +0000 editor 34718 at http://www.jeccomposites.com