News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Prepreg-ACM to export its CF fabrics http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prepreg-acm-export-its-cf-fabrics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Prepreg-ACM, a part of the Composite Holding Company, and a manufacturer of CF-based fabrics and prepregs has launched a warehouse to sell its products in European Union countries. The warehouse is located in Kladno, Czech Republic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The warehouse holds a whole range of CF-based multiaxial and aesthetic fabrics to be used for manufacturing polymeric composite materials in European countries. As compared with conventional CF fabrics and tapes, multiaxial fabrics demonstrate better deflection, compression, and tensile test results, as well as better mechanical properties of fluctuating load resistance. Stitching together several layers of fibre improves the product mechanical properties, makes the product lighter, allows for using less resin and makes the manufacturing process more technology-savvy.</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/holding-company-composite-hcc">HOLDING COMPANY COMPOSITE (HCC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prepreg-acm-export-its-cf-fabrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marine Other sectors Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:07:04 +0000 editor 37196 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Chromaflo presents its versatile pigment paste portfolio for multiple polyester applications http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chromaflo-presents-its-versatile-pigment-paste-portfolio-multiple-polyester-app <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The independent global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions for the thermoset and coatings industries, will present a broad portfolio for the thermoset 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/chromaflo-presents-its-versatile-pigment-paste-portfolio-multiple-polyester-app" 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/29400-chromaflo-technologies-thermosets-image.jpg" alt="Chromaflo presents its versatile pigment paste portfolio for multiple polyester applications " title="Chromaflo presents its versatile pigment paste portfolio for multiple polyester applications " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Specialized pigment pastes for unsaturated polyester, epoxy, polyurethane and plasticizer applications as well as chemical thickeners and inhibitor additives will be presented at Composites Europe Stuttgart, 22-24 September 2015. <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/chromaflo-technologies">CHROMAFLO TECHNOLOGIES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/chromaflo-presents-its-versatile-pigment-paste-portfolio-multiple-polyester-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thermosetting Resins Ancillary Products Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:38:48 +0000 editor 37194 at http://www.jeccomposites.com New automated cutter means increased productivity for Formaplex http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/new-automated-cutter-means-increased-productivity-formaplex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To cope with increased demand for high quality composite components Formaplex Ltd, has just installed a Blackman and White Genesis high speed automated CNC cutting machine.</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/new-automated-cutter-means-increased-productivity-formaplex" 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/29396-formaplex.jpg" alt="New automated cutter means increased productivity for Formaplex" title="New automated cutter means increased productivity for Formaplex" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Hampshire-based dynamic manufacturing group employs over 300 staff across 3 sites and specialises in the manufacture of lightweight components and tooling for the prestige automotive, aerospace, defence, F1 and commercial industries.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/new-automated-cutter-means-increased-productivity-formaplex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Sports & Leisure Cutting & Trimming & milling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:26:36 +0000 editor 37193 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Lightweight hydrogen tanks for the fuel cell technology of the future http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lightweight-hydrogen-tanks-fuel-cell-technology-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>KraussMaffei delivers RimStar Compact 8/4 high pressure RTM mixing and metering system to new Rehau technical center for lightweight construction.</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/lightweight-hydrogen-tanks-fuel-cell-technology-future" 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/29395-pmrpm201506rehautechnikum.jpg" alt="Lightweight hydrogen tanks for the fuel cell technology of the future" title="Lightweight hydrogen tanks for the fuel cell technology of the future" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>At the new technical center for lightweight construction in Viechtach, special hydrogen pressure tanks are being developed as highly secure reservoirs, meeting a key requirement for the future use of state-of-the-art fuel cell technology.<br /><br /><strong>Short cycle times support series production</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="/network/directory/kraussmaffei-technologies-gmbh">KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lightweight-hydrogen-tanks-fuel-cell-technology-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Pipes & Tanks RTM Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:34:56 +0000 editor 37192 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Composite moulding times reduced from 6 to 2 minutes http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-moulding-times-reduced-6-2-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Surface Generation breaks two minute barrier for compression moulding cycles high-volume automotive and consumer electronics suppliers could achieve threefold throughput boost.</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/composite-moulding-times-reduced-6-2-minutes" 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/29394-ptfs-multiplexing.jpg" alt="Surface Generation’s PtFS Multiplexing system" title="Surface Generation’s PtFS Multiplexing system" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, unveiled new compression moulding technology for high-volume automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers that dramatically improves throughput.<br /><br />Surface Generation’s Multiplexing system has been developed to form fibre-reinforced plastic components in high-volume manufacturing environments with greater speed and precision. It uses a unique transfer process with a pressure containment cassette that allows mould faces and laminates to be held at predefined loads, even outside the press.<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/surface-generation-ltd">SURFACE GENERATION LTD</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-moulding-times-reduced-6-2-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Automotive Other sectors Compression Moulding Other Processing Method Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:15:41 +0000 editor 37191 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Huntsman is joining a research programme combining industry and academic expertise http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/huntsman-joining-research-programme-combining-industry-and-academic-expertise-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spring 2015 heralded the start of a new research project for Huntsman Advanced Materials, on Toughened Thin Ply Composites for Aerospace Applications (TPCA).</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/huntsman-joining-research-programme-combining-industry-and-academic-expertise-0" 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/29392-aero-manufacturers-captioned.jpg" alt="Huntsman is joining a research programme combining industry and academic expertise" title="Huntsman is joining a research programme combining industry and academic expertise" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="35" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Partially funded by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) of the Swiss Confederation the TPCA two-year programme will see Huntsman work alongside academic and industrial partners taking part in thin ply research for aerospace applications.<br /><br />The goal of this research is to improve the toughness of thin ply composites in order to meet or exceed aerospace requirements.<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/huntsman-advanced-materials-switzerland-gmbh">HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS (SWITZERLAND) GMBH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/huntsman-joining-research-programme-combining-industry-and-academic-expertise-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Other Equipment Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:32:04 +0000 editor 37187 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Third CH-53K fuselage delivered by Spirit AeroSystems http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/third-ch-53k-fuselage-delivered-spirit-aerosystems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K 'King Stallion' heavy lift helicopter program's System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract.</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/third-ch-53k-fuselage-delivered-spirit-aerosystems" 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/29370-224340.jpg" alt="Third CH-53K fuselage delivered by Spirit AeroSystems " title="Third CH-53K fuselage delivered by Spirit AeroSystems " class="imagecache imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list" width="420" height="254" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Consisting of an integrated cockpit and cabin structure with a separately attached tail section, the composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky to begin assembling the third of four SDTA aircraft to further solidify the final production configuration of the CH-53K aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.  <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/third-ch-53k-fuselage-delivered-spirit-aerosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Thermosetting Resins Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000 editor 37131 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Purdue University breaks ground on $50 million project http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/purdue-university-breaks-ground-50-million-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.</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/purdue-university-breaks-ground-50-million-project" 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/29391-imi-groundbreakinglo.jpg" alt="Purdue University breaks ground on $50 million project" title="Purdue University breaks ground on $50 million project" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The 62,000-square-foot institute, which is slated to open in mid-2016, is part of a $259 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative to support President Obama's National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The DOE project, called the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, is a five-year public-private collaboration that includes a federal commitment of $70 million and $189 million pledged by industry, state economic development agencies and universities.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/purdue-university-breaks-ground-50-million-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 37165 at http://www.jeccomposites.com