News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/researchers-university-north-texas-have-created-new-carbon-fiber-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to UNT researchers, this fiber can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. </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/researchers-university-north-texas-have-created-new-carbon-fiber-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/26257-carbon-fiber.jpg" alt="Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants" title="Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="30" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.<br /><br />The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen in 2012 and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<br /><br />Lignin is the substance that makes plants woody and firm, and helps plants stand upright. C-lignin is found in high concentrations in the seed coats of plants including vanilla orchids and species of cactus.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/researchers-university-north-texas-have-created-new-carbon-fiber-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Other sectors Carbon Fiber Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 29542 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Johns Manville re-aligning engineered products business to drive growth http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/johns-manville-re-aligning-engineered-products-business-drive-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Johns Manville announced they would merge their American, European and Asian activities for Engineered Products into one global business unit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Johns Manville (JM)’s Engineered Products business manufactures and markets premium-quality glass and polyester nonwoven products for the building and construction industry, filtration and battery separation media, reinforcement glass fibers for composites and specialty industrial glass products.<br /><br />The reorganization enhances the organization’s ability to serve increasingly global needs in the composites, filtration and energy storage markets.<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-re-aligning-engineered-products-business-drive-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Construction & Infrastructure Other sectors Glass Fiber Other Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29838 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Center for composite materials engineering and technology landed in Fujian http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/center-composite-materials-engineering-and-technology-landed-fujian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recently, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Haixi Institute) and Fujian Yongyue Technology Co., Ltd (Fujian Yongyue) jointly established the research center for composite materials engineering and technology in Fujian province.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The research center will mobilize the downstream and upstream relative organizations in the composite materials industry to carry out technology research, product development, and application study on the breakthrough of industry common key technologies in China.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/center-composite-materials-engineering-and-technology-landed-fujian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Nano Reinforcements Thermosetting Resins Robots & Automation Other Equipment Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29420 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Hexcel congratulates Vincenzo Nibali on winning the 2014 Tour De France http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/hexcel-congratulates-vincenzo-nibali-winning-2014-tour-de-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hexcel congratulates Vincenzo Nibali and Team Astana on winning the 2014 Tour de France on bike wheels manufactured by Corima using Hexcel’s carbon fiber composites.</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/hexcel-congratulates-vincenzo-nibali-winning-2014-tour-de-france" 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/26373-cbettiniphoto01824551full.jpg" alt="Hexcel congratulates Vincenzo Nibali on winning the 2014 Tour De France" title="Hexcel congratulates Vincenzo Nibali on winning the 2014 Tour De France" class="imagecache imagecache-news-wide-image-view-list" width="420" height="280" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Corima’s AERO+ MCC is a 100% carbon fiber wheel for road bikes produced using a complete composite process.  The wheel rim, spokes and hub are made from Hexcel’s HexPly UD Prepregs and Prepregs based on Hexcel’s unique lightweight gap-free carbon fabric called PrimeTex. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/hexcel-congratulates-vincenzo-nibali-winning-2014-tour-de-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Sports & Leisure Other sectors Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:03:15 +0000 editor 29837 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A bio-composite made up of totally renewable and biodegradable components http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/bio-composite-made-totally-renewable-and-biodegradable-components <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Södra, the Swedish forestry specialist, and James Cropper, Britain’s paper and technical fibre innovators join forces to establish strong, durable and degradable DuraPulp in the international marketplace.</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/bio-composite-made-totally-renewable-and-biodegradable-components" 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/26256-orange-seed-pod-w400.jpg" alt="A bio-composite made up of totally renewable and biodegradable components" title="A bio-composite made up of totally renewable and biodegradable components" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>A paper product that can carry the weight of an adult and be composted within 100 days has emerged from Sweden to compete as a lightweight, sustainable alternative to plastic. DuraPulp is the subject of a new partnership between Södra and 169 year old paper and technical fibres manufacturer James Cropper PLC.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/bio-composite-made-totally-renewable-and-biodegradable-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Automotive Other sectors Natural Fiber Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 29538 at http://www.jeccomposites.com CarbonTek shoulder pad system http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbontek-shoulder-pad-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CarbonTek shoulder pad system gives a 360° of unparalleled protection, performance and comfort.</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/carbontek-shoulder-pad-system" 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/26316-tek.png" alt="CarbonTek shoulder pad system" title="CarbonTek shoulder pad system" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="53" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>A name recognized for innovation in team sports equipment and apparel, Russell Athletic is proud to introduce a new <span>football shoulder pad system</span> imagined, engineered and designed in conjunction with elite Division I equipment managers, training staffs and kinesiology labs.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbontek-shoulder-pad-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Sports & Leisure Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29708 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Changzhou DIBA developed carbon fiber multi axial warp knitting machine http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/changzhou-diba-developed-carbon-fiber-multi-axial-warp-knitting-machine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recently, Jiangsu (province) Changzhou DIBA Textile Machinery Factory (Changzhou DIBA) has successfully developed carbon fiber multi axial warp knitting machine based on its independent intellectual property rights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>This technology has successfully passed the acceptance of the Chinese national science and technology support group plan. A total of 34 patents have been authorized including 7 invention patents. This technology has filled the gaps in the carbon fiber multi axial warp knitting machine field in China, and the price is only half of the imported products so that the carbon fiber manufacturing in China can reduce its establishment cost.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/changzhou-diba-developed-carbon-fiber-multi-axial-warp-knitting-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Wind Energy Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Robots & Automation Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29418 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dassault-systemes-acquire-quintiq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Extends 3DExperience platform to global business operations planning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p class="bodytext">Dassault Systèmes, the 3DExperience Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a leading provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and Operations Planning &amp; Optimization software, for approximately €250 million.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/dassault-systemes-acquire-quintiq" 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 Other Equipment Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29683 at http://www.jeccomposites.com