News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en CFM delivers first LEAP-1C to COMAC http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/cfm-delivers-first-leap-1c-comac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CFM International and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) celebrated delivery of the first CFM LEAP-1C engine to the aircraft manufacturer. This engine will be installed on the first C919 airplane in preparation for airplane roll out and first flight.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>“Delivery of this engine paves the way for the final assembly and rollout of the first C919 aircraft later this year,” said Mr. Wu Guanghui, vice president of COMAC.<br /><br />“This engine is the culmination of more than six years of hard work between the CFM and COMAC teams and represents the launch of the next exciting phase of the C919 aircraft development. We are honored to be a part of this great program.” said Allen Paxson, executive vice president of CFM International.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/cfm-delivers-first-leap-1c-comac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 37691 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Ascent Aerospace awarded Airbus Beluga assembly line integration contract http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ascent-aerospace-awarded-airbus-beluga-assembly-line-integration-contract <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Beluga XL is an A330 heavily modified to transport large, oversized aerostructure components from Airbus supplier facilities to the Beluga XL final assembly line in Toulouse, France.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Ascent Aerospace, an AIP Aerospace Company, announced that its Ascent Integration &amp; Automation Group has been awarded a contract by Airbus for the Beluga XL Final Assembly Station.<br /><br />Under this contract Ascent Integration – European Operations, will manage the design, integration, build and installation of the equipment and tooling necessary to assemble this aircraft.<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/aip-aerospace">AIP AEROSPACE</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ascent-aerospace-awarded-airbus-beluga-assembly-line-integration-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Other Equipment Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 37669 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Meet Blade a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/meet-blade-super-light-sports-car-3d-printed-chassis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Divergent Microfactories Drives the Future of Car Manufacturing with Blade World’s first 3D-Printed Supercar Built Using Company’s ‘Node’ Technology Platfor.</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/meet-blade-super-light-sports-car-3d-printed-chassis" 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/29657-gp0aiizub4emk24mapb8oa2graf6fc796lkea7srvcw.jpg" alt="Meet Blade a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis" title="Meet Blade a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Divergent Microfactories today unveiled a disruptive new approach to auto manufacturing that incorporates 3D printing to dramatically reduce the pollution, materials and capital costs associated with building automobiles and other large complex structures. Highlighted by Blade, the first prototype supercar based on this new technology, Divergent Microfactories CEO Kevin Czinger introduced the company’s plan to dematerialize and democratize car manufacturing.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/meet-blade-super-light-sports-car-3d-printed-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Automotive Thermosetting Resins Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000 editor 37724 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Solvay makes a step-change in its transformation with the acquisition of Cytec http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solvay-makes-step-change-its-transformation-acquisition-cytec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100% of its share capital for US$ 75.25 per share in cash.</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/solvay-makes-step-change-its-transformation-acquisition-cytec" 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/29675-svl006459m-149529.jpg" alt="Solvay makes a step-change in its transformation with the acquisition of Cytec" title="Solvay makes a step-change in its transformation with the acquisition of Cytec" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The total cash consideration will amount to US$5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of US$ 6.4 billion and representing a 2015 estimated EBITDA multiple of 14.7x and of 11.7x when considering synergies potential linked to the transaction. The transaction price per share represents a premium of 28.9% compared to the closing price of Cytec on 28th July 2015 and a premium of 26.9% compared to the volume weighted average closing share price over the last three months. Cytec’s and Solvay’s boards of directors have unanimously recommended the transaction.<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/cytec-industries">CYTEC INDUSTRIES</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/network/directory/solvay-advanced-polymers">SOLVAY ADVANCED POLYMERS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solvay-makes-step-change-its-transformation-acquisition-cytec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Carbon Fiber Other Equipment Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:06:30 +0000 editor 37763 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A solar-powered car made with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic for World Solar Challenge http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solar-powered-car-made-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-world-solar-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Teijin Group announces that Toho Tenax, the core company of the group’s carbon fibers and composites business, and GH Craft, also a member of the Teijin Group, are supporting Kogakuin University in developing an advanced solar-powered car made with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP).</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/solar-powered-car-made-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-world-solar-challenge" 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/29641-ebd15072401.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="39" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Teijin Group supplied the university with ultra-lightweight fabric made with Tenax carbon fiber, which was used to design and fabricate the racing vehicle’s 2-seater body. GH Craft has been involved from the concept stage in developing the all-carbon composite body. Tenax ultra-lightweight fabric enabled the bodyweight to be reduced by 55kg, but still ensures practicality and safety, as well as the tensile modulus (rigidity) and tenacity (strength) needed to withstand endurance racing.<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/toho-tenax">TOHO TENAX</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/solar-powered-car-made-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-world-solar-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Automotive Sports & Leisure Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 37692 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Tornado protection panels made of thermoplastic composite http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/tornado-protection-panels-made-thermoplastic-composite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the 2011 Alabama tornado catastrophe still lingering in the minds of many, University of Alabama at Birmingham research has led to the creation of new technology designed to help save lives in a natural disaster.</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/tornado-protection-panels-made-thermoplastic-composite" 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/29660-e320b3471cacae423313f55a417dbae2l.jpg" alt="Tornado protection panels made of thermoplastic composite" title="Tornado protection panels made of thermoplastic composite" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>In June, UAB’s tornado panels designed to protect against flying debris were installed as an integral component of a safe room in a new construction home in the Montgomery, Alabama area.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/tornado-protection-panels-made-thermoplastic-composite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Construction & Infrastructure Glass Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Sandwich Panels Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:30:00 +0000 editor 37728 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Dilutec consolidates itself as a manufacturer of gelcoat for swimming pools http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dilutec-consolidates-itself-manufacturer-gelcoat-swimming-pools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Good performance influenced the company to expand its production capacity by 50%</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/dilutec-consolidates-itself-manufacturer-gelcoat-swimming-pools" 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/29653-marcos-pannellini.jpg" alt="Dilutec consolidates itself as a manufacturer of gelcoat for swimming pools" title="Dilutec consolidates itself as a manufacturer of gelcoat for swimming pools" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Manufacturing gelcoat for swimming pools is not an easy task. A combination of resin and pigment, gelcoat is responsible for the finishing of composite parts – in the case of swimming pools, the contact with water requires a product with high chemical resistance. That is why the Brazilian company Dilutec took approximately three years to develop a family of gelcoats suitable for this application. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dilutec-consolidates-itself-manufacturer-gelcoat-swimming-pools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Sports & Leisure Thermosetting Resins Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000 editor 37720 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/method-improves-strength-and-modulus-carbon-fibers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a technique that sets a milestone for the strength and modulus of carbon fibers.</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/method-improves-strength-and-modulus-carbon-fibers" 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/29654-carbon-fibers83a02.jpg" alt="A method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers" title="A method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are being used in an expanding range of aerospace, automotive, and other applications – including major sections of the Boeing 787 aircraft. It’s widely believed, moreover, that carbon-fiber technology has the potential to produce composites at least 10 times stronger than those in use today.<br /><br />This alternative approach is based on an innovative technique for spinning polyacrylonitrile (PAN), an organic polymer resin used to make carbon fibers.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/method-improves-strength-and-modulus-carbon-fibers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Carbon Fiber Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:55:08 +0000 editor 37725 at http://www.jeccomposites.com