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Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ashland Distribution to serve as exclusive agent for Polynova Composites
Polynova Composites selected Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc., as its exclusive distribution agent for its line of infusion molding flow reinforcement products. Polynova Composites manufactures the Polybeam and HIFLUXФ90 lines of infusion flow reinforcement products.
New study affirms reliability of fossil record
The quality of the fossil record has passed a critical test, as indicated by a study of bivalves conducted by Susan Kidwell, Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Dow Corning offers new high-performance silicone screen printing ink
Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, has launched a new silicone textile ink for manual screen printing. Dow Corning 9601 Textile Printing Ink allows apparel manufacturers to capture the full potential of the market for high-quality,
An Innovation in Textile Printing Materials at Latin American textile technology conference
Dow Corning Corporation Chemist Engineer Fernando Martins will present,
Flying nanotubes are strong and hard
Diamonds are the hardest known substance. Carbon nanotubes are the strongest. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory tried to combine the best of both worlds by creating a composite nanostructure. They wanted to grow tiny carbon tubes with tiny diamonds.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces plans to build new plant in Shanghai, China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced plans to install a state-of- the-art Reifenhauser spunmelt line at a new facility to be located near Shanghai, China. This new plant will serve the medical and hygiene markets and will double PGI's presence in Asia and further the company's position as the premier spunm
Donaldson and PGI team up to develop industrial filtration products to meet new EPA standards
Donaldson Company, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems, and Polymer Group, Inc., a global leader in engineered fabrics, today announced a strategic relationship to produce industrial filter b
Group Inc. announces advances in high performance medical fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced its new MediSoft(TM) fabrics that combine softness and barrier properties to give healthcare workers greater comfort while maintaining a high level of protection.
Polymer Group introduces new technology to produce highest performing Fabrics for hygiene products
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced Comfortlace(TM) fabrics, its highest performing fabrics for feminine hygiene products that of
Polymer Group Inc. introduces new flame retardant fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. has combined its proprietary spunlacing technology and advanced finishing science to give the bedding industry a soft landing in meeting new flammability standards.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces new state-of-the-art spunbond line to be installed in Cali, Colombia
Polymer Group, Inc. announced it will more than double the spunbond fabrics capacity of its facility in Cali, Colombia to meet growing demand for its products in Latin America, where PGI holds the leading market
New engineered materials help automotive manufacturers increase efficiencies
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the commercial availability of new engineered materials offering benefits for injection molders in a wide range of automotive, and other recreational and residential applications.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment.
Strengthens foodservice towel line up with improved fabrics
Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., reinforced its leading position in foodservice towels with the introduction of several improved fabrics and new products.
Fabrene Group adds two new lines to better serve industrial markets
Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction, and other industrial uses.
Latest expansion makes PGI the largest spunmelt producer in China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, making the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the country's only vertically integrated produ
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Conductive and dissipative PP plastics for tapes in woven products
Premix launches PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 for PP tape used in woven fabrics. PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 are easy to process and have good electrical and mechanical properties after stretc
Space suit technology can protect workers from heatstroke
The technology used in space suits to protect astronauts carrying out space walks in direct sunlight is now being used to develop protective clothing to safeguard firefighters and steel workers who often work in extremely hot and dangerous conditions.
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ashland Distribution to serve as exclusive agent for Polynova Composites
Polynova Composites selected Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc., as its exclusive distribution agent for its line of infusion molding flow reinforcement products. Polynova Composites manufactures the Polybeam and HIFLUXФ90 lines of infusion flow reinforcement products.
New study affirms reliability of fossil record
The quality of the fossil record has passed a critical test, as indicated by a study of bivalves conducted by Susan Kidwell, Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Dow Corning offers new high-performance silicone screen printing ink
Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, has launched a new silicone textile ink for manual screen printing. Dow Corning 9601 Textile Printing Ink allows apparel manufacturers to capture the full potential of the market for high-quality,
An Innovation in Textile Printing Materials at Latin American textile technology conference
Dow Corning Corporation Chemist Engineer Fernando Martins will present,
Flying nanotubes are strong and hard
Diamonds are the hardest known substance. Carbon nanotubes are the strongest. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory tried to combine the best of both worlds by creating a composite nanostructure. They wanted to grow tiny carbon tubes with tiny diamonds.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces plans to build new plant in Shanghai, China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced plans to install a state-of- the-art Reifenhauser spunmelt line at a new facility to be located near Shanghai, China. This new plant will serve the medical and hygiene markets and will double PGI's presence in Asia and further the company's position as the premier spunm
Donaldson and PGI team up to develop industrial filtration products to meet new EPA standards
Donaldson Company, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems, and Polymer Group, Inc., a global leader in engineered fabrics, today announced a strategic relationship to produce industrial filter b
Group Inc. announces advances in high performance medical fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced its new MediSoft(TM) fabrics that combine softness and barrier properties to give healthcare workers greater comfort while maintaining a high level of protection.
Polymer Group introduces new technology to produce highest performing Fabrics for hygiene products
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced Comfortlace(TM) fabrics, its highest performing fabrics for feminine hygiene products that of
Polymer Group Inc. introduces new flame retardant fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. has combined its proprietary spunlacing technology and advanced finishing science to give the bedding industry a soft landing in meeting new flammability standards.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces new state-of-the-art spunbond line to be installed in Cali, Colombia
Polymer Group, Inc. announced it will more than double the spunbond fabrics capacity of its facility in Cali, Colombia to meet growing demand for its products in Latin America, where PGI holds the leading market
New engineered materials help automotive manufacturers increase efficiencies
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the commercial availability of new engineered materials offering benefits for injection molders in a wide range of automotive, and other recreational and residential applications.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment.
Strengthens foodservice towel line up with improved fabrics
Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., reinforced its leading position in foodservice towels with the introduction of several improved fabrics and new products.
Fabrene Group adds two new lines to better serve industrial markets
Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction, and other industrial uses.
Latest expansion makes PGI the largest spunmelt producer in China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, making the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the country's only vertically integrated produ
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Conductive and dissipative PP plastics for tapes in woven products
Premix launches PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 for PP tape used in woven fabrics. PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 are easy to process and have good electrical and mechanical properties after stretc
Space suit technology can protect workers from heatstroke
The technology used in space suits to protect astronauts carrying out space walks in direct sunlight is now being used to develop protective clothing to safeguard firefighters and steel workers who often work in extremely hot and dangerous conditions.
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ashland Distribution to serve as exclusive agent for Polynova Composites
Polynova Composites selected Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc., as its exclusive distribution agent for its line of infusion molding flow reinforcement products. Polynova Composites manufactures the Polybeam and HIFLUXФ90 lines of infusion flow reinforcement products.
New study affirms reliability of fossil record
The quality of the fossil record has passed a critical test, as indicated by a study of bivalves conducted by Susan Kidwell, Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Dow Corning offers new high-performance silicone screen printing ink
Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, has launched a new silicone textile ink for manual screen printing. Dow Corning 9601 Textile Printing Ink allows apparel manufacturers to capture the full potential of the market for high-quality,
An Innovation in Textile Printing Materials at Latin American textile technology conference
Dow Corning Corporation Chemist Engineer Fernando Martins will present,
Flying nanotubes are strong and hard
Diamonds are the hardest known substance. Carbon nanotubes are the strongest. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory tried to combine the best of both worlds by creating a composite nanostructure. They wanted to grow tiny carbon tubes with tiny diamonds.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces plans to build new plant in Shanghai, China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced plans to install a state-of- the-art Reifenhauser spunmelt line at a new facility to be located near Shanghai, China. This new plant will serve the medical and hygiene markets and will double PGI's presence in Asia and further the company's position as the premier spunm
Donaldson and PGI team up to develop industrial filtration products to meet new EPA standards
Donaldson Company, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems, and Polymer Group, Inc., a global leader in engineered fabrics, today announced a strategic relationship to produce industrial filter b
Group Inc. announces advances in high performance medical fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced its new MediSoft(TM) fabrics that combine softness and barrier properties to give healthcare workers greater comfort while maintaining a high level of protection.
Polymer Group introduces new technology to produce highest performing Fabrics for hygiene products
Polymer Group, Inc. introduced Comfortlace(TM) fabrics, its highest performing fabrics for feminine hygiene products that of
Polymer Group Inc. introduces new flame retardant fabrics
Polymer Group, Inc. has combined its proprietary spunlacing technology and advanced finishing science to give the bedding industry a soft landing in meeting new flammability standards.
Polymer Group, Inc. announces new state-of-the-art spunbond line to be installed in Cali, Colombia
Polymer Group, Inc. announced it will more than double the spunbond fabrics capacity of its facility in Cali, Colombia to meet growing demand for its products in Latin America, where PGI holds the leading market
New engineered materials help automotive manufacturers increase efficiencies
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the commercial availability of new engineered materials offering benefits for injection molders in a wide range of automotive, and other recreational and residential applications.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment.
Strengthens foodservice towel line up with improved fabrics
Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., reinforced its leading position in foodservice towels with the introduction of several improved fabrics and new products.
Fabrene Group adds two new lines to better serve industrial markets
Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction, and other industrial uses.
Latest expansion makes PGI the largest spunmelt producer in China
Polymer Group, Inc. announced the opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, making the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the country's only vertically integrated produ
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Conductive and dissipative PP plastics for tapes in woven products
Premix launches PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 for PP tape used in woven fabrics. PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 are easy to process and have good electrical and mechanical properties after stretc
Space suit technology can protect workers from heatstroke
The technology used in space suits to protect astronauts carrying out space walks in direct sunlight is now being used to develop protective clothing to safeguard firefighters and steel workers who often work in extremely hot and dangerous conditions.
Open cell versus closed cell polyurethane foam: is there a difference?
The application of closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation has been around for over 30 years, but recently the availability of an open cell option has come onto the market. Architects, specifiers and building consultants may well be confused as to the merits of these different systems
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Ballistic materials with lightweight laminate film structure offer greater comfort and multi-threat resistance
DuPont Protection Technologies, displayed two new products for body armour protection at Milipol Paris, 19-22 November 2013.
LIPA-Team to develop endless-fibre-reinforced nylon-based thermoplastic composites
Royal DSM has joined the LIPA-Team, set up to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fibre-reinforced advanced thermoplastic composite parts. LIPA stands for "Lightweight Integrated Process Application." DSM will contribute with materials know-how and in-depth understanding o
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Geometrically-locked aerostructures manufactured without fasteners
Elbit Systems offers advanced integral composite aerostructures that significantly cut costs and shorten lead time. Examples are On display at Le Bourget, Paris Air Show.
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Asia Pacific plastics technical centre features independent ballistics testing
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Centre in Singapore.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Dynamic inaugural US composites event reported
Exceptional interest and turnout at inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences id reported by JEC for its inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 to 9 November 2012.
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Three-step manufacturing process for lighter, cheaper and tougher composites
Chomarat has won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category thanks to C-PLY Bi-Angle, a carbon reinforcement allowing the production of composites 30% lighter than traditional carbon fibre composites.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Lightweight concrete in sandwich panels for designer furniture
Nidaplast Composites is supplying honeycomb structural panels that allow the use of concrete without the usual weight constraints, making it possible to combine traditional heavy materials like concrete and natural stone with polypropylene honeycomb panels.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
Three new ways to protect aircraft against wing icing
When ice builds-up on the wings of aircrafts, it drives up costs and impedes safety – and in the worst case scenario, could even cause an aircraft to crash. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, researchers demonstrated new ways to keep ice off of the aircraft's wings.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Drain clearage specialist cures damaged pipes with slow-hardening polyester resin
The British drain clearage specialist Dyno-Rod is using a new resin that allows it to plan its sewer repairs better.
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
New GE(R) frontload laundry pair offers King-Sized capacity
When it comes time to remodel a home, or a laundry room, more and more consumers are looking to frontload washers and dryers...and GE is answering that demand with its new GE frontload laundry pair.
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Washers and Dryers Help Ease Time-Starved Consumers Lives
GE Profile Harmony(TM) Clothes Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. There just aren't enough hours in the day for the average American. Terms like 'time crunch,' 'time squeeze' and 'juggling' have become familiar descriptions of our everyday lives. It's no surprise, considering the hours we work.
GE and craft-bilt collaborate on new consumer credit program
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a five-year agreement with Craft-Bilt Manufacturing to provide a new consumer credit program that will enable customers to finance sunrooms and awnings. The new Betterliving program includes revolving credit and installment lending opti
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Glass concept car to mark Rinspeed
'There's never been anything like it' were the words used in the online edition of an acclaimed international news magazine to describe its editor's reaction when the first sketches of the new Rinspeed concept car, 'eXasis', appeared on the Internet, 'and it looks like no other vehicle before it'.
Open cell versus closed cell polyurethane foam: is there a difference?
The application of closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation has been around for over 30 years, but recently the availability of an open cell option has come onto the market. Architects, specifiers and building consultants may well be confused as to the merits of these different systems
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Ballistic materials with lightweight laminate film structure offer greater comfort and multi-threat resistance
DuPont Protection Technologies, displayed two new products for body armour protection at Milipol Paris, 19-22 November 2013.
LIPA-Team to develop endless-fibre-reinforced nylon-based thermoplastic composites
Royal DSM has joined the LIPA-Team, set up to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fibre-reinforced advanced thermoplastic composite parts. LIPA stands for "Lightweight Integrated Process Application." DSM will contribute with materials know-how and in-depth understanding o
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Geometrically-locked aerostructures manufactured without fasteners
Elbit Systems offers advanced integral composite aerostructures that significantly cut costs and shorten lead time. Examples are On display at Le Bourget, Paris Air Show.
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Asia Pacific plastics technical centre features independent ballistics testing
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Centre in Singapore.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Dynamic inaugural US composites event reported
Exceptional interest and turnout at inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences id reported by JEC for its inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 to 9 November 2012.
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Three-step manufacturing process for lighter, cheaper and tougher composites
Chomarat has won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category thanks to C-PLY Bi-Angle, a carbon reinforcement allowing the production of composites 30% lighter than traditional carbon fibre composites.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Lightweight concrete in sandwich panels for designer furniture
Nidaplast Composites is supplying honeycomb structural panels that allow the use of concrete without the usual weight constraints, making it possible to combine traditional heavy materials like concrete and natural stone with polypropylene honeycomb panels.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
Three new ways to protect aircraft against wing icing
When ice builds-up on the wings of aircrafts, it drives up costs and impedes safety – and in the worst case scenario, could even cause an aircraft to crash. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, researchers demonstrated new ways to keep ice off of the aircraft's wings.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Drain clearage specialist cures damaged pipes with slow-hardening polyester resin
The British drain clearage specialist Dyno-Rod is using a new resin that allows it to plan its sewer repairs better.
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
New GE(R) frontload laundry pair offers King-Sized capacity
When it comes time to remodel a home, or a laundry room, more and more consumers are looking to frontload washers and dryers...and GE is answering that demand with its new GE frontload laundry pair.
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Washers and Dryers Help Ease Time-Starved Consumers Lives
GE Profile Harmony(TM) Clothes Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. There just aren't enough hours in the day for the average American. Terms like 'time crunch,' 'time squeeze' and 'juggling' have become familiar descriptions of our everyday lives. It's no surprise, considering the hours we work.
GE and craft-bilt collaborate on new consumer credit program
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a five-year agreement with Craft-Bilt Manufacturing to provide a new consumer credit program that will enable customers to finance sunrooms and awnings. The new Betterliving program includes revolving credit and installment lending opti
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Glass concept car to mark Rinspeed
'There's never been anything like it' were the words used in the online edition of an acclaimed international news magazine to describe its editor's reaction when the first sketches of the new Rinspeed concept car, 'eXasis', appeared on the Internet, 'and it looks like no other vehicle before it'.
Open cell versus closed cell polyurethane foam: is there a difference?
The application of closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation has been around for over 30 years, but recently the availability of an open cell option has come onto the market. Architects, specifiers and building consultants may well be confused as to the merits of these different systems
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Ballistic materials with lightweight laminate film structure offer greater comfort and multi-threat resistance
DuPont Protection Technologies, displayed two new products for body armour protection at Milipol Paris, 19-22 November 2013.
LIPA-Team to develop endless-fibre-reinforced nylon-based thermoplastic composites
Royal DSM has joined the LIPA-Team, set up to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fibre-reinforced advanced thermoplastic composite parts. LIPA stands for "Lightweight Integrated Process Application." DSM will contribute with materials know-how and in-depth understanding o
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Geometrically-locked aerostructures manufactured without fasteners
Elbit Systems offers advanced integral composite aerostructures that significantly cut costs and shorten lead time. Examples are On display at Le Bourget, Paris Air Show.
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Asia Pacific plastics technical centre features independent ballistics testing
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Centre in Singapore.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Dynamic inaugural US composites event reported
Exceptional interest and turnout at inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences id reported by JEC for its inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 to 9 November 2012.
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Three-step manufacturing process for lighter, cheaper and tougher composites
Chomarat has won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category thanks to C-PLY Bi-Angle, a carbon reinforcement allowing the production of composites 30% lighter than traditional carbon fibre composites.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Lightweight concrete in sandwich panels for designer furniture
Nidaplast Composites is supplying honeycomb structural panels that allow the use of concrete without the usual weight constraints, making it possible to combine traditional heavy materials like concrete and natural stone with polypropylene honeycomb panels.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
Three new ways to protect aircraft against wing icing
When ice builds-up on the wings of aircrafts, it drives up costs and impedes safety – and in the worst case scenario, could even cause an aircraft to crash. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, researchers demonstrated new ways to keep ice off of the aircraft's wings.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Drain clearage specialist cures damaged pipes with slow-hardening polyester resin
The British drain clearage specialist Dyno-Rod is using a new resin that allows it to plan its sewer repairs better.
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
New GE(R) frontload laundry pair offers King-Sized capacity
When it comes time to remodel a home, or a laundry room, more and more consumers are looking to frontload washers and dryers...and GE is answering that demand with its new GE frontload laundry pair.
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Washers and Dryers Help Ease Time-Starved Consumers Lives
GE Profile Harmony(TM) Clothes Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. There just aren't enough hours in the day for the average American. Terms like 'time crunch,' 'time squeeze' and 'juggling' have become familiar descriptions of our everyday lives. It's no surprise, considering the hours we work.
GE and craft-bilt collaborate on new consumer credit program
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a five-year agreement with Craft-Bilt Manufacturing to provide a new consumer credit program that will enable customers to finance sunrooms and awnings. The new Betterliving program includes revolving credit and installment lending opti
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Glass concept car to mark Rinspeed
'There's never been anything like it' were the words used in the online edition of an acclaimed international news magazine to describe its editor's reaction when the first sketches of the new Rinspeed concept car, 'eXasis', appeared on the Internet, 'and it looks like no other vehicle before it'.
Open cell versus closed cell polyurethane foam: is there a difference?
The application of closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation has been around for over 30 years, but recently the availability of an open cell option has come onto the market. Architects, specifiers and building consultants may well be confused as to the merits of these different systems
Smoke and toxicity compliant canopy barriers add to passenger safety on the London Underground
London Underground has awarded Icon Polymer a six-figure contract to manufacture about 2000 canopy barriers, to be fitted to trains on the Central, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines. The award follows the successful completion of a similar contract for the Bakerloo line.
Foamed In-Situ Thermoformable Sandwich (FITS) panels cut weight and cost for aircraft and high-speed train interiors
At JEC Europe 2014 in Paris, SMTC introduced Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel system, suitable for mass-production, principally targeting aircraft, although also high-speed train interiors. These applications require light weight in combination with damage tolerance and specified fire, smoke
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pr
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
3D composites fabrics for storage tanks and ships
3D Fiberglass Fabric is a newly developed fibreglass-braided fabric consisting of two bi-directional woven
Ballistic materials with lightweight laminate film structure offer greater comfort and multi-threat resistance
DuPont Protection Technologies, displayed two new products for body armour protection at Milipol Paris, 19-22 November 2013.
LIPA-Team to develop endless-fibre-reinforced nylon-based thermoplastic composites
Royal DSM has joined the LIPA-Team, set up to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fibre-reinforced advanced thermoplastic composite parts. LIPA stands for "Lightweight Integrated Process Application." DSM will contribute with materials know-how and in-depth understanding o
Tow carbon fabrics save over 50% of weight on e-Go aircraft
In front of a large invited audience, the e-Go prototype took to the skies of Norfolk on 30 October 2013 for its official First Flight. In the careful hands of the company’s Chief Test Pilot, Keith Dennison, the aircraft gracefully took to the air and flew a lively display sequence.
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Dyed continuous filament yarns aiming to push into high-visibility aerospace and transport markets
Moulinage du Solier specialises in preparing thread based on technical materials, particularly with regard to electromagnetic protection and thread colouring. One of the eight colours in the Nexocolor range (fluorescent yellow) complies with EN471, the high-visibility standard, with regard to colour
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Bicycle frame features spread tow carbon fabrics
Kemo Bikes has showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics for high specific
Carbon spread fibre reinforcement for high-end Class A parts
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. I
Geometrically-locked aerostructures manufactured without fasteners
Elbit Systems offers advanced integral composite aerostructures that significantly cut costs and shorten lead time. Examples are On display at Le Bourget, Paris Air Show.
Carbon reinforcements for high-end markets
Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotiv
Flexible coated fabric combines strength and low weight
The engineered textile specialist Chomarat Group is expanding its range of coated fabrics with a new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic, which will be launched at the Techtextil trade fair on
Survey: what are the inhibitors to innovation?
Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line. However, what happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and
Carbon fabric based on spread tows "could save airlines millions in fuel costs", claim
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, advanced aerospace applications and various sporting goods products such as bicycles, etc. This unique carbon fabric from Sweden cou
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
JEC Composites Exhibition: Roving for wind turbine blades obtains Germanischer Lloyd approval
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved HiPer-tex W2020 high-performance direct roving from 3B. This new certification complements the recent GL approval for SE2020 single end reinforcements. Both benchmark products benefit from proprietary sizings developed for use with specific resin systems (epoxy)
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Biomimetic fibres mimic pine cones in responce to humidity
Humidity-responsive adaptive textiles respond to levels of humidity in the micro-climate, so that breathability improves as the material begins to saturate.
Asia Pacific plastics technical centre features independent ballistics testing
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Centre in Singapore.
Emerging technologies to drive growth identified in UK Government Foresight report
New technologies including 'smart’ fabrics, 3D printing and energy solutions have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive growth over the next 20 years, according to the latest Foresight repo
Dynamic inaugural US composites event reported
Exceptional interest and turnout at inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences id reported by JEC for its inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 to 9 November 2012.
Workshop for nano-enabled sustainable design
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces its third Nano4Design Workshop to be sponsored by and hosted at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London on 29 November 2012.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements found best in independent reinforcement test
TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in six out of seven tests.
Three-step manufacturing process for lighter, cheaper and tougher composites
Chomarat has won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category thanks to C-PLY Bi-Angle, a carbon reinforcement allowing the production of composites 30% lighter than traditional carbon fibre composites.
Polyether-based low-melt polyurethane targets textile coating by calendaring
Huntsman has developed a polyether-based polyurethane with low melt properties that is easy to process and is suitable for coating textiles by calendaring - a technique used to give fabric a smooth, glossy, hard-
Lightweight concrete in sandwich panels for designer furniture
Nidaplast Composites is supplying honeycomb structural panels that allow the use of concrete without the usual weight constraints, making it possible to combine traditional heavy materials like concrete and natural stone with polypropylene honeycomb panels.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
Three new ways to protect aircraft against wing icing
When ice builds-up on the wings of aircrafts, it drives up costs and impedes safety – and in the worst case scenario, could even cause an aircraft to crash. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, researchers demonstrated new ways to keep ice off of the aircraft's wings.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Drain clearage specialist cures damaged pipes with slow-hardening polyester resin
The British drain clearage specialist Dyno-Rod is using a new resin that allows it to plan its sewer repairs better.
Multi-compatible single-end roving for fabrics and pre-pregs designed for all resin systems and optimized for weavers
At the annual JEC Composites Show, Owens Corning introduced SE1550, a new single-end Type 30 roving which is compatible with all major thermoset resin systems and weaving processes. The new roving will be available globally and is made from the company
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Summit: Composites for Mass Production
JEC has announced that the agenda has been set for the 2011 2nd I.I.C.S
(Innovative International Composites Summit), which will take place on 29-31 March at Porte de Versailles
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
New GE(R) frontload laundry pair offers King-Sized capacity
When it comes time to remodel a home, or a laundry room, more and more consumers are looking to frontload washers and dryers...and GE is answering that demand with its new GE frontload laundry pair.
GE Fanuc embedded systems to acquire SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, and SBS Technologies, Inc. announced today that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has agreed to acquire SBS Technologies, a designer of open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve commercial
GE Washers and Dryers Help Ease Time-Starved Consumers Lives
GE Profile Harmony(TM) Clothes Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. There just aren't enough hours in the day for the average American. Terms like 'time crunch,' 'time squeeze' and 'juggling' have become familiar descriptions of our everyday lives. It's no surprise, considering the hours we work.
GE and craft-bilt collaborate on new consumer credit program
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a five-year agreement with Craft-Bilt Manufacturing to provide a new consumer credit program that will enable customers to finance sunrooms and awnings. The new Betterliving program includes revolving credit and installment lending opti
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Glass concept car to mark Rinspeed
'There's never been anything like it' were the words used in the online edition of an acclaimed international news magazine to describe its editor's reaction when the first sketches of the new Rinspeed concept car, 'eXasis', appeared on the Internet, 'and it looks like no other vehicle before it'.
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