News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Berkshire Hathaway names Mary Rhinehart chairman of Johns Manville http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/berkshire-hathaway-names-mary-rhinehart-chairman-johns-manville <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, today announced that Mary Rhinehart has been named Chairman of the company. Rhinehart was appointed as JM President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Warren Buffett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway, selected Rhinehart for this additional role due to her diligent leadership of JM. “With more than three decades of comprehensive experience at JM, Mary Rhinehart has proven not only her ability to succeed at every level, but also her commitment to the business and passion for JM’s employees and customers. Mary is the right choice for Chairman of JM,” said Buffett.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/berkshire-hathaway-names-mary-rhinehart-chairman-johns-manville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thermosetting Resins Robots & Automation Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:47:10 +0000 editor 31935 at http://www.jeccomposites.com 3A Composites acquires PNG Balsa http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3a-composites-acquires-png-balsa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The producer and distributor of structural core materials has signed a contract to acquire PNGB, a producer of Balsa with its own plantations in Papua New Guinea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>“This is a great addition to the existing businesses of 3A Composites. This acquisition will ensure the future growth of our Balsa wood related business” says Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials. “The combination of these two world class organizations will further improve the quality and accessibility of Balsa wood globally. Additionally, this will help all customers to source stable, affordable, high quality product in the future” adds Roman Thomassin.</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/3a-composites-airex-ag">3A COMPOSITES AIREX AG</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3a-composites-acquires-png-balsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Natural Fiber Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:41:29 +0000 editor 31931 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Automobile natural gas tanks made with thermoplastics composites http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/automobile-natural-gas-tanks-made-thermoplastics-composites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DSM says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen.</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/automobile-natural-gas-tanks-made-thermoplastics-composites" 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/26996-1414669670914.jpg" alt="Automobile natural gas tanks made with thermoplastics composites" title="Automobile natural gas tanks made with thermoplastics composites" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="44" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%.<br /><br />Automobile natural gas tanks take the pressure with composites in DSM high performance thermoplastics<br />Hydrogen and natural gas are claiming their place in the field of cost-effective and low carbon-footprint fuels for use in automobiles. Countries with major natural gas reserves are looking at the advantages of using CNG as an alternative fuel which reduces the CO2 emission by 15% compared to current solutions in petrol or diesel.<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/dsm-composite-resins-ag">DSM COMPOSITE RESINS AG</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/automobile-natural-gas-tanks-made-thermoplastics-composites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Automotive Pipes & Tanks Glass Fiber Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:27 +0000 editor 31930 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Morgan Advanced Materials announces brazed carbon fiber‒titanium honeycomb capability http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/morgan-advanced-materials-announces-brazed-carbon-fiber-titanium-honeycomb-capa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company announces the development of a new capability of brazing carbon fiber, ceramics, composites, or other engineered materials directly to a titanium honeycomb. This technique brings together qualities of both components, ensuring a final material that is strong, lightweight, and impact- and heat-resistant.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Carbon fiber and other similar non-metallic engineered materials have exceptional thermal conductivity capabilities, and are able to remain strong at temperatures exceeding 2000°F, far higher than those at which any metals retain their strength. Titanium honeycomb adds greater strength to the carbon fiber and eliminates fracturing issues by transferring forces from impact better than the carbon fiber alone. Both materials are exceedingly lightweight.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/morgan-advanced-materials-announces-brazed-carbon-fiber-titanium-honeycomb-capa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Carbon Fiber Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:23:45 +0000 editor 31891 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Saertex expanded production capacity in the Americas http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/saertex-expanded-production-capacity-americas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company purchases non-crimp multiaxial reinforcement machinery from FGI.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">Saertex USA, LLC acquired Fiber Glass Industries’ knitting equipment and non-woven production capacity, in order to better support customers with premium textile reinforcements.<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/saertex-expanded-production-capacity-americas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marine Other sectors Thermoplastic Resins Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:08:46 +0000 editor 31881 at http://www.jeccomposites.com SCIGRIP launches MMA adhesive with increased thermal resistance http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/scigrip-launches-mma-adhesive-increased-thermal-resistance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SCIGRIP will be launching an enhanced methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesive, SG 805, with increased temperature resistance and will also be introducing two newly appointed UK distributors: PSG Ltd and WI Polymers Ltd.</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/scigrip-launches-mma-adhesive-increased-thermal-resistance" 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/26986-train-interior-scigrip.jpg" alt="SCIGRIP launches MMA adhesive with increased thermal resistance" title="SCIGRIP launches MMA adhesive with increased thermal resistance" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">Primarily formulated for the bonding of components in the automotive, transportation and heavy truck sectors, SG 805 allows customers greater flexibility of material selection and processing operations including paint curing cycles. SG 805 will appeal to manufacturers of composite structures who are seeking to improve the aesthetics of their components whilst optimising part design, production speeds and ultimately reducing costs.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/scigrip-launches-mma-adhesive-increased-thermal-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Automotive Mass Transportation Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Additives & Modifiers Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:41:18 +0000 editor 31878 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A carbon fiber composite wheelchair http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fiber-composite-wheelchair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Carbon Black constructed a wheelchair almost entirely from carbon fibre to the customer sizing and configuration requirements. The full carbon fibre form gives ease of pushing with shock absorbing properties for smooth, minimal vibration rolling. </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/carbon-fiber-composite-wheelchair" 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/26975-exhibition.jpg" alt="A carbon fiber composite wheelchair" title="A carbon fiber composite wheelchair" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The company remit when designing Carbon Black was to create the ultimate lightweight wheelchair aimed at the active, independent user to whom style matters as much as practicality. Not only did Carbon Black have to be a very minimal, lightweight wheelchair it had to be robust, it had to be a workhorse for everyday use. The aesthetic form of Carbon Black is the result of a chair built to make life as a wheelchair user easier. The ease of use principles in the design were then combined with the engineering requirements of carbon fibre.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fiber-composite-wheelchair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Other sectors Carbon Fiber Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:33:11 +0000 editor 31867 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Lightweight Construction for mass production with HP RTM http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lightweight-construction-mass-production-hp-rtm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>High pressure resin transfer molding (HP RTM) is increasing in importance for serial production of structural components made of fiber composite plastics.</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-construction-mass-production-hp-rtm" 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/26971-pic5-frimo-hp-rtm-epox-machine-tu-dresden.jpg" alt="Lightweight Construction for mass production with HP RTM" title="Lightweight Construction for mass production with HP RTM" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the HP RTM dosing unit from Frimo (EPOx Mix and PURe Mix), epoxy resins as well as polyurethane can be processed in combination with endless-filament reinforcement to form high-performance fiber composite components. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/lightweight-construction-mass-production-hp-rtm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations RTM Other Processing Method Other Fiber Thermoplastic Resins Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:11:26 +0000 editor 31862 at http://www.jeccomposites.com