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Automobili Lamborghini SpA has been working with carbon fibre composites for 30 years; indeed the Italian auto-maker was responsible for the first carbon fibre component on a production car and the first carbon fibre tub on a road car.  Composites were...
Published on: May 17, 2011
NRG Wheels Ltd, based in the UK, specialises in designing, manufacturing and marketing structural composites for the automotive industry.   The company recently produced a carbon / magnesium car wheel, invented to create a better driving experience based...
Published on: April 6, 2011
In the Aerospace zone Hexcel will display an Airbus A350 XWB spar section demonstrator manufactured by GKN using Hexcel’s HexPly M21E/IMA slit tape prepreg for Automated Fibre Placement (AFP). GKN was awarded the contract to supply the A350 XWB Rear Spar...
Published on: March 25, 2011
3M announced on the 15th of March 2011 the introduction of 3M™ Matrix Resins for Filament Winding of Carbon Fiber Composites, a new generation of filament winding resin systems for stronger, lighter, more durable composites.   “These new matrix resins...
Published on: March 22, 2011
Hexcel announced on the 2nd of March 2011 that two more HexPly® carbon fiber UD prepregs have now been certified by Germanischer Lloyd for use in wind energy applications.  The two newly qualified prepregs use Hexcel’s HexPly® M9.6G and M19G epoxy resin...
Published on: March 14, 2011
(Published on September 2007 – JEC Magazine #35)   AN INTERVIEW WITH Zhiping SONG CHAIRMAN OF CHINA NATIONAL BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP CORP. LTD (CNBM)   JCM: In your opinion, what is driving the composite market in China today? Mr. Z.P. Song: Well, to...
Published on: March 10, 2011
(Published on August-September 2010 - JEC Magazine #59)   On March 20 of this year, the Groupama 3 trimaran of Franck Cammas set a new round-the-world sailing record of 48 days 7 hours 44 minutes, slicing 2 days 8 hours and 35 minutes off the previous...
Published on: February 25, 2011
STEFAN KOPPMAIR PRODUCT MANAGER COMPOSITES EBALTA UK LIMITED / EBALTA GMBH(Published on August-September 2010 - JEC Magazine #59)   YSA Yacht Design & Building, Wasserburg, Germany has always had the ambition to design and build the fastest and most...
Published on: February 25, 2011
Canada’s aerospace production generates US$12.4 billion in sales (2009). Quebec handles more than 60% of that production, most of which is concentrated in and around Montreal.   International scope The presence of world-class specifiers, technical centres...
Published on: February 22, 2011
In 1988, TIME won its first two Tours de France with Pedro Delgado and Jeannie Longo. Since then, the company has enjoyed one competition victory after the next. With more than 10 victories to its name, TIME has been by far and away the most successful...
Published on: February 22, 2011