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  With effect of September 21 st, 2011, ELG Haniel GmbH of Duisburg (Germany) (ELG) has acquired 100% of the shares in Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd. (RCF). RCF is the first company worldwide commercially operating in the field of recycling carbon fibre...
Published on: September 28, 2011
Aircraft parts are simply enormous. Individual fuselage segments alone can measure ten meters or more. But they need to be fitted together with the utmost precision. The maximum deviation from plan that aircraft manufacturers can tolerate is 0.2...
Published on: September 21, 2011
The lightweight construction consists of several carbon fiber layers of multiaxial and unidirectional carbon prepregs on the basis of Sigrafil® C carbon fiber (50k) of SGL Group. This reduces the component weight of 185 kilograms of a cast iron spindle...
Published on: September 14, 2011
The two parent companies will invest approximately $100 million in their Moses Lake plant and create 80 new local jobs until 2013. In order to prepare the large scale production start of BMW i vehicles in 2013 it is important to start the carbon fiber...
Published on: September 9, 2011
Chargé sur un bâti de transport spécial, le caisson central de voilure A350 XWB a quitté Nantes pour être transporté par barge sur la Loire, en même temps qu’un caisson central de voilure A380, et atteindre Saint-Nazaire quelques heures plus tard. Dès que...
Published on: September 8, 2011
(Published on October-November 2006 – JEC Magazine #28)   The BBA Company has developed a processing line that can make any reinforcement geometry based on fibre and thermoset resins. According to the company, this process can significantly reduce...
Published on: August 25, 2011
(Published on October-November 2006 – JEC Magazine #28)   BY DR WILM UNCKENBOLD AND DR AXEL HERRMANN, CFK-VALLEY STADE, GERMANY   In close cooperation with industrial partners in Germany’s Stade economic region, CFK-Valley Stade, a European competence...
Published on: August 25, 2011
Le site Airbus de Nantes a annoncé le 9 août dernier avoir livré le premier caisson central de voilure A350 XWB au site Airbus de Saint-Nazaire, où il sera intégré au fuselage du premier A350 XWB. Cet impressionnant caisson central de voilure A350 XWB,...
Published on: August 24, 2011
(Published on October-November 2005 – JEC Magazine #20)   An important message to the composite industry is that today’s ship-owners and operators are not looking specifically for boats in composites. They are simply interested in reduced risk and a...
Published on: August 12, 2011
(Published on April 2006 – JEC Magazine #24)   BY MATTHIAS MEYER, GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER, INSTITUTE OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS   With the market growing for carbon-fibre reinforced plastics, production processes need to be improved to...
Published on: August 11, 2011