News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Thin Film Group's tiny composites research has big industry impacts http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/thin-film-groups-tiny-composites-research-has-big-industry-impacts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Thin Film Coatings Group at The University of South Australia follow the motto innovation with application. They're a rare breed of research team whose core aim is to collaborate with industry on useful, value-adding techniques and technology.</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/thin-film-groups-tiny-composites-research-has-big-industry-impacts" 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/29149-nanocomposites.jpg" alt="Thin Film Group&amp;#039;s tiny composites research has big industry impacts" title="Thin Film Group&amp;#039;s tiny composites research has big industry impacts" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><div id="article-content"><div id="article_content" class="centricGeneral"><p>The group focuses on materials science and surface engineering, with an eye on designing for manufacture. Past collaborations include developing the world's first plastic automotive mirror with SMR Technologies, which is now in mass production.<br /><br />In October last year, Zuber received the Best Paper Award at the AutoCRC 3rd Technical Conference for his work on transparent hydrophobic coatings for automotive windows - nanocomposites that repel water.<br /></p></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/thin-film-groups-tiny-composites-research-has-big-industry-impacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Automotive Nano Reinforcements Thermosetting Resins Other Equipment Tue, 26 May 2015 08:34:46 +0000 editor 36490 at http://www.jeccomposites.com SECA changes its name to Vector Aerospace - France http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/seca-changes-its-name-vector-aerospace-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Leading Paris-based turbine engine and dynamic component MRO facility adopts Vector brand</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/seca-changes-its-name-vector-aerospace-france" 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/29148-vector.jpg" alt="SECA changes its name to Vector Aerospace - France" title="SECA changes its name to Vector Aerospace - France" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="58" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that SECA, a Vector Aerospace company, has changed its name to Vector Aerospace - France.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/seca-changes-its-name-vector-aerospace-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Other Equipment Tue, 26 May 2015 08:22:31 +0000 editor 36488 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A nanosilver coated composite panel with antibacterial properties http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nanosilver-coated-composite-panel-antibacterial-properties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lamilux creates a glass fibre-reinforced plastic material, on the surface of which a nanosilver coating gives it an antibacterial effect and kills germs within just a few hours.</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/nanosilver-coated-composite-panel-antibacterial-properties" 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/29145-csmnewscompositesantiback8b959589b1.jpg" alt="A nanosilver coated composite panel with antibacterial properties" title="A nanosilver coated composite panel with antibacterial properties" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The material was initially developed specifically as a wall coating for operating theatres in hospitals. The Regensburg-based research company "Rent-a-Scientist", a specialist in nanosilver research, was the partner in this project.<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/lamilux-heinrich-strunz-gmbh">LAMILUX HEINRICH STRUNZ GMBH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nanosilver-coated-composite-panel-antibacterial-properties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Construction & Infrastructure Other sectors Glass Fiber Tue, 26 May 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 36477 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Prodrive Composites win projects worth more than £5 million on four British sports cars http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prodrive-composites-win-projects-worth-more-5-million-four-british-sports-cars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The cars will be built in the UK by three different vehicle manufacturers and the company will supply a range of composite components as a tier one supplier.</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-win-projects-worth-more-5-million-four-british-sports-cars" 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/29146-sans-titre.jpg" alt="Prodrive Composites win projects worth more than £5 million on four British sports cars" title="Prodrive Composites win projects worth more than £5 million on four British sports cars" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="35" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>New manufacturing processes are driving down the cost of producing carbon composite components enabling vehicle manufacturers to specify them on medium priced sports cars.<br /><br />Components being manufactured for each sports car include carbon aero packs with rear wings, diffusers and front splitters, as well as further exterior trim parts such as bonnet vents and sills. In one case Prodrive will be producing a full carbon interior. Several of these components will be made using Prodrive’s patented TPP injection process which was introduced in 2014 and which can half unit costs.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prodrive-composites-win-projects-worth-more-5-million-four-british-sports-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Automotive Injection Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Tue, 26 May 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 36478 at http://www.jeccomposites.com China built its first wind power project in Pakistan http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/china-built-its-first-wind-power-project-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recently, China Three Gorges Corporation issued a public notification. According the notification, the Three Gorges Pakistan first wind power project invested and constructed by Three Gorges has recently been completed and put into formal operation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p align="left">This is the first wind power project that Three Gorges has invested and built in Pakistan. It is also the first wind power project in Pakistan invested and built by the Chinese companies in Pakistan.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/china-built-its-first-wind-power-project-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Wind Energy Thermosetting Resins Tue, 26 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000 editor 35922 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Orbital ATK supports US Air Force and NASA technology demonstration missions http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/orbital-atk-supports-us-air-force-and-nasa-technology-demonstration-missions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company specialized in aerospace and defense technologies, supported the third launch of this year of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The mission included payloads from the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command program and NASA’s Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) program.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/orbital-atk-supports-us-air-force-and-nasa-technology-demonstration-missions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Mon, 25 May 2015 13:33:47 +0000 editor 36476 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Quadrant opens a plant for composite materials in Slovakia http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quadrant-opens-plant-composite-materials-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mitsubishi Plastics sub-subsidiary, has built a plant for its high-performance light-weight glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite 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/quadrant-opens-plant-composite-materials-slovakia" 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/29144-openingceremonyslovakia03.jpg" alt="The Opening Ceremony was attended by high-ranking MPI and Quadrant staff members" title="The Opening Ceremony was attended by high-ranking MPI and Quadrant staff members as well as Representatives of the City and the Region of Nitra." class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The start of production was celebrated by an opening ceremony which took place on 20 May in Nitra, Slovakia. Thermoplastic composite materials are seeing increased demand in highly-durable automotive applications as well as in non-automotive sectors like transportation, building &amp; construction and decorative design. Quadrant responds with this new plant to a growing demand for an increased capacity.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quadrant-opens-plant-composite-materials-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Mass Transportation Other sectors Glass Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Mon, 25 May 2015 13:18:24 +0000 editor 36475 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Japan developed carbon fiber UAV http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/japan-developed-carbon-fiber-uav <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UAV with a carbon fiber external struture has been developedby the Tohoku University</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/japan-developed-carbon-fiber-uav" 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/28862-ddsdsdsd.jpg" alt="Japan developed carbon fiber UAV" title="Japan developed carbon fiber UAV" class="imagecache imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list" width="420" height="311" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p align="left">The picture shows the UAV in the test flight. It shows that the UAV is surrounded with carbon fiber external structure.<br /><br />Recently, at "United Nations Conference on international disaster prevention" disaster prevention industry exhibition held in Sendai-shi, Japan, Tohoku University has officially unveiled and displayed the carbon fiber framework surrounded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the University.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/japan-developed-carbon-fiber-uav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000 editor 35921 at http://www.jeccomposites.com