News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Roctool strengthens its management team http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/roctool-strengthens-its-management-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In order to carry out its strategy in the consumer product market and boost its growth, the company has increased its management team.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>• Stéphane Hersen is appointed General Manager <br />• Mathieu Boulanger is President of the US subsidiary <br />• Nicola Gobbo joins as Chief Financial Officer <br />• Alexandre Guichard, founder, is appointed Chairman of the board of directors<br /><br />RocTool, specialists in the design and development of technologies for rapid molding of composite and plastic injection and soon of metal as well, consolidates its position and increases its focus on the consumer products market.<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/roctool">ROCTOOL</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/roctool-strengthens-its-management-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:33:52 +0000 editor 31364 at http://www.jeccomposites.com CCP Composites invests £1 million in its UK production site http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ccp-composites-invests-1-million-its-uk-production-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company announces the investment of £1 million in the UK, Stallingborough, production site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>New mixing vessels and storage tanks will help to increase capacity, but also improve the flexibility and maintain high levels of customer service. This is intended to support the UK business built up over the last 40 years and shows a commitment to the UK site for the future.<br /><br />Stallingborough is capable of manufacturing and supplying the full range of products including UPR, gel coats, bonding pastes and vinylester resins. In addition low styrene, styrene free and bio-based products are available.<br /><br /><strong>About CCP Composites:</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/ccp-composites">CCP COMPOSITES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ccp-composites-invests-1-million-its-uk-production-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thermosetting Resins Ancillary Products Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:21:35 +0000 editor 31363 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Quickstep agreement with Vector Composites http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quickstep-agreement-vector-composites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Quickstep Holdings Limited, the manufacturer of high-grade carbon fibre composite components, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ohio-based Vector Composites Inc, its US licensee, under which Quickstep will integrate its US business with that of Vector Composites. As a result, Quickstep's existing US facility will be closed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The agreement follows the successful completion of a Small Business Innovation Research contract awarded by the US Department of Defence to the Vector/Quickstep team in 2010. Under the agreement, Vector Composites will acquire specific assets and lease key equipment including a Quickstep curing machine, enabling Vector Composites to manufacture composite parts in-house using Quickstep technology. The agreement gives Quickstep access to a facility in the US with reduced operating costs.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/quickstep-agreement-vector-composites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:07:09 +0000 editor 31359 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Composites Innovation Cluster celebrates its first year http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composites-innovation-cluster-celebrates-its-first-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC), which is funded by the UK Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), is celebrating its one-year mark.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">The CiC comprises of 15 projects with 28 partners and aims to bring academics, suppliers, and primes together with the strategy of the National Composites Centre to support the delivery of a nationally connected network of materials specialists, manufacturing and process businesses, tooling and systems providers.<br /><br /><strong>Key Milestones</strong><br />In its first year, the CiC’s actual programme spend up to 30th July 2014 was £5.5million, with a total grant of £2.8million claimed from AMSCI.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composites-innovation-cluster-celebrates-its-first-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors RTM Other Processing Method Carbon Fiber Other Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:03:26 +0000 editor 31358 at http://www.jeccomposites.com 3D fabrics - a new dimension for the composites industry http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3d-fabrics-new-dimension-composites-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Saertex has broken new ground and taken a decisive step forward on the multiaxial NCF market by developing innovative 3D 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/3d-fabrics-new-dimension-composites-industry" 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/26781-3dfabricohnegelb.jpg" alt="3D fabrics - a new dimension for the composites industry" title="3D fabrics - a new dimension for the composites industry" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>3D fabrics are made of fibres of 0 and of 90 degree orientation. The important feature is the additional reinforcing fibres in their entire thickness, called Z fibres. These hold the layers arranged from 0 to 90 degrees together and offer major benefits: protection against separation, time savings when inserting in a moulded body, quicker infusion rates due to better flow characteristics, weight savings and improved capabilities. 3D fabrics are available in thicknesses from 1.5 to 3 mm. <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/saertex-gmbh-co-kg">SAERTEX GMBH &amp; CO KG</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3d-fabrics-new-dimension-composites-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Automotive Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Other sectors Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:53:52 +0000 editor 31356 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Furnace Engineering awarded for the development of high tech furnaces for carbon fibre pilot line http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/furnace-engineering-awarded-development-high-tech-furnaces-carbon-fibre-pilot-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company received an award at the Victoria Engineering Excellence Awards for their development of high tech furnaces for carbon fibre research facility (Carbon Nexus) at Deakin University in Geelong.</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/furnace-engineering-awarded-development-high-tech-furnaces-carbon-fibre-pilot-l" 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/26770-furnace-engineering.jpg" alt="Furnace Engineering awarded for the development of high tech furnaces for carbon fibre pilot line" title="Furnace Engineering awarded for the development of high tech furnaces for carbon fibre pilot line" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The equipment sets new benchmarks with features of interest to carbon fibre producers:</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/carbon-nexus-0">CARBON NEXUS</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/network/directory/furnace-engineering-pty-ltd">FURNACE ENGINEERING PTY LTD</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/furnace-engineering-awarded-development-high-tech-furnaces-carbon-fibre-pilot-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carbon Fiber Other Equipment Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:48:48 +0000 editor 31337 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Magna to produce composite liftgate for the BMW i3 http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/magna-produce-composite-liftgate-bmw-i3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company announced that it is leveraging its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce an innovative, lightweight composite liftgate assembly on the BMW i3.</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/magna-produce-composite-liftgate-bmw-i3" 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/26769-magna-produce-composite-liftgate-bmw-i3.jpg" alt="Magna to produce composite liftgate for the BMW i3" title="Magna to produce composite liftgate for the BMW i3" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="53" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Magna's collaboratively-designed liftgate achieves the BMW i brand appearance and vehicle mass requirements through the use of a lightweight composite structure which integrates the liftgate's functional systems.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/magna-produce-composite-liftgate-bmw-i3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Automotive Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:04:17 +0000 editor 31336 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Harper awarded contract for advanced carbon fiber microline for approximately $5M USD http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/harper-awarded-contract-advanced-carbon-fiber-microline-approximately-5m-usd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The provider of thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has finalized a contract for a research scale carbon fiber processing line for use by a leading Carbon Fiber research institute in Asia.</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/harper-awarded-contract-advanced-carbon-fiber-microline-approximately-5m-usd" 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/26760-harper-awarded-contract-advanced-carbon-fiber-microline-5m-usd.png" alt="Harper awarded contract for advanced carbon fiber microline for $5M USD" title="Harper awarded contract for advanced carbon fiber microline for $5M USD" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Harper Microline will include their oxidation ovens, LT and HT furnaces, state-of-the-art HMI supervisory control interface, material handling and treatment systems, and waste gas abatement systems. The line also includes Harper’s Ultra High Temperature (UHT) furnace technology rated to 2800°C for advanced carbon fiber development.<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/harper-international">HARPER INTERNATIONAL</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/harper-awarded-contract-advanced-carbon-fiber-microline-approximately-5m-usd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Carbon Fiber Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:49:24 +0000 editor 31335 at http://www.jeccomposites.com