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Fiber Placement Center celebrates its one-year anniversary at JEC World and welcomes two new partners

Paris, March 13, 2019 – The Fiber Placement Center (FPC) of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV, established at the SGL site in Meitingen, is constantly evolving. At this year’s JEC World in Paris the partners involved celebrated the one-year anniversary of the center and announced the acquisition of the two new partners Cevotec and Coriolis Composites. Together with Cevotec, the plan is to...

Hydrosize® Carbon from Michelman Helps Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Improve Quality and Performance of Composites

Michelman’s new Hydrosize® Carbon fiber sizing solutions allow customers to leverage carbon fiber’s unique benefits and produce higher quality composite parts. Part of Michelman’s Hydrosize® brand family of water-based sizing solutions, Hydrosize® Carbon allows carbon fiber manufacturers to optimize the interfacial adhesion between the polymers and the fibers by tailoring the surface chemistry of ...

Advanced composite technology for reducing the carbon footprint

Covestro at JEC World 2019 More sustainable material solutions for the electronics industry Thursday – March 7, 2019 – The electronics industry is facing an increasing demand for sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental impact from the manufacture, use and disposal of electronic devices. Covestro is taking care of the situation, and its new thermoplastic composite technology h...

KraussMaffei offers APC plus, now also for thermosets

– Weight consistency despite batch fluctuations and filler content up to 80 percent  – Challenge: production without check valve  – Application in large-scale automotive production now successfully installed at Baumgarten (Munich, March 6th, 2019) – They are a challenge in processing but the ideal material for components that must remain dimensionally stable under demanding conditions in the...

Keeping Textiles Great in North Carolina

(Winston-Salem, NC – February 12, 2019) – One of the few manufacturers remaining from the era of North Carolina’s textile heyday, Carolina Narrow Fabric celebrates its 90th year of business in 2019. While many textile manufacturers in the area have shut down or moved overseas, Carolina Narrow Fabric continues to operate from the very building from which it began in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1929. Whe...

3A Composites Core Materials launches two innovative solutions to improve its BALTEK® balsa core total cost significantly

BALTEK® SealX reduces the resin uptake by more than 80% for rigid panels and 50% for flexible panels – confirmed by DNV-GL certificate BALTEK® Adaptive ContourKore enables mass customization of the finishing, improving specific performance and reducing indirect cost 26.02.2019 – Balsa wood is the best universal core material in terms of mechanical properties, weight, and cost. However, its n...

Strategic purchase for pultrusion: KraussMaffei takes over Pultrex

– Expansion of system competence in the area of pultrusion – Pultrex has decades of experience – Special expertise in the field of pullwinding and filament winding – Own production of profiles on location in British town of Manningtree Munich, February 25, 2019 – Effective February 21, 2019, KraussMaffei signed a share purchase agreement with Pultrex Ltd., based in Manningtree, Essex/UK. Kra...

Adhesive endurance test: Cooperation between Team Sonnenwagen, Covestro and Sika

Used in the world’s toughest solar car race Tuesday – February 19, 2019 – A team of students from RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen plan to enter their self-constructed, solar-powered electric car in perhaps the world’s toughest solar car race: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. After the successful premiere at the previous year’s race, Team Sonnenwagen will attempt for the...

Premiere for first Neolaminate worldwide: HUESKER unveils W8SVR at JEC World

Performance boost to lightweight thermoplastic applications  Same strength and stiffness with up to 20% less weight  Ready-for-market composite meeting toughest demands  Paris/Gescher, 18. February 2019 – Next level in evolution of thermoplastic composites: JEC World 2019, (12–14 March in Paris), will see the roll-out of HUESKER‘s ready-for-market W8SVR Neolaminate. Improved properties, nota...

Composite material solutions from a single source

Large portfolio of materials and applications Covestro has been committed to developing material solutions for composites for several years and is now a leading provider. The broad portfolio ranges from polycarbonate and polyurethane (PU) products to film formers for fiber sizings.  The range of applications is correspondingly large: it includes wind turbines, photovoltaic systems and auto parts, ...

DISCOVER THE 30 FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE JEC INNOVATION AWARDS 2019

JEC Innovation Awards celebrate the fruitful cooperation between players of the composite community. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Awards have brought in 1,800 companies worldwide. 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in t...

The 10 Startups shaking the Composites Industry at JEC World 2019

After the success of the two first editions, JEC World organizes the third edition of Startup Booster, the leading startup competition in Composites, where ten startups will present their innovation in front of a jury of experts.  JEC WORLD 2019 STARTUP BOOSTER  +120 startups to compete  30 countries  10 finalists to pitch  International jury  JEC Group launched Startup Booster programme in 2017 t...

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