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rers of pitch-based carbon fibres, is increasing its production capacity at their main plant in Himeji, Japan. This increase will lead to a new total capacity of 180 t/year. Sold under the brand name Granoc, the NGF fibres are used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from satellite components and industrial rollers for the paper and printing industries, to sports goods such as golf clubs, fishing rods and bicycles. The industrial roller business is one of the fastest growing sectors, with the use of fibres in rollers leading to significant weight savings compared to steel and aluminium, and thus notable energy savings. www.ngfworld.com leading ECR technology provider from the USA. The first furnace, with an annual capacity of 30,000 tonnes, will be fully operational in summer 2008. The joint venture will build a second 30,000 tonne furnace in 2008 and will reach a capacity of 120,000 tonnes by 2010, growing to 200,000 tonnes in 2012. kverdegaal@abahsain.com www.cpicfiber.com Large portfolio of companies for Ashland Distribution in China Ashland Distribution has announced on April 16, 2008 an agreement with DSM China. As a truly global partner, Ashland Distribution is representing DSM in Europe, North American and now in China with a series of products including Akulon® PA 6, Arnite® PET and PBT, Stanyl® PA46 and Arnitel® TPE-E. Ashland Distribution operates in the key manufacturing areas throughout China that provide customers with a trusted source for branded thermoplastic resins and other products and services. The same day, Ashland Distribution has announced an other agreement with Clariant Masterbatch Inc. to market their color concentrate and specialty additives in the China market. Ashland Distribution operates in key manufacturing areas throughout China and provides customers with a trusted source for branded thermoplastic resins and other products and ser- CPIC and Abahsain set up glass fibre joint venture Chongqing Polycomb International Corp (CPIC) and Abahsain Fibreglass M.E. (AFG), an ECR glass fibre producer in Bahrain, have signed a memorandum of understanding for a joint venture to produce 200,000 tonnes of glass fibre per year in Bahrain. CPIC has been in glass fibre production in China since 1970 and was the first manufacturer to produce E-glass fibre by the direct-melt process in China, in 1986. Today, CPIC is China’s leading E-glass and ECR-glass manufacturer. AFG is part of Saleh & Abdulaziz Abahsain Co Ltd, established in 1947. AFG started the construction of an ECR glass fibre factory in Bahrain in 2007 as part of a joint venture with Glass Strand Inc, a vices. Ashland Distribution has also announced on April 15, 2008 an agreement with BASF to distribute Ultrason* polysulfone resins, Ultraform* POM, and Ultramid* PA 6/6 engineering resins in China, concentrating on North American based multi-national companies. Ashland Distribution operates warehouses in the key manufacturing areas throughout China to provide customers with a trusted source for branded thermoplastic resins and other products and services. Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc., is a leading distributor of chemicals, plastics, composite materials and environmental services in U.S., Europe and China. Suppliers include many of the world’s leading chemicals and plastics manufacturers. Ashland Distribution specializes in providing mixed truckloads and less-thantruckload quantities to customers in a wide range of industries. Ashland Distribution has announced its entry into China market in early April. www.ashland.com 2008 / Special JEC Composites Asia III
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- Applications Composite aerodynamic front-end cabs for passenger trains
- Citadel Plastics acquires BMC Inc.
- Niche market Durable concrete formwork system
- Cool radiators for hot trucks
BUSINESS - Market survey Hexcel anniversary in 2008 marked by investment
- Raw material Corrosion resistance of High-Performance Glass fibres
USERS’ PLATFORM KNOW-HOW Composites in the world Carbon fibre iPhone case
- New generation of hydrogen cars
- Architecture Composites and architecture: the perfect couple
- EEE enclosures
- Thermoplastics Reinforced thermoplastics enable affordable storm-resistant structures
- Gurit signs 4-year supply agreement with EADS
Innovations
- TechnoCompound expands its production
- SGL Group opens central technology and innovation centre
Agenda of events
FEATURE - Partnership Smart composite materials project DECID2 for structural applications
- Hankuk Fiber Group, one man’s determination
- Process Rapid processing of tubular parts made of thermoplastic composites ......................................
- Process Polydicyclopentadiene winning over construction professionals
- Trenchless pipes’ installation
- Corrosion Composite linings for corrosion protection
- Unmanned aircraft made of high-temperature prepreg
- High impact-strength spokes
NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies GKN Aerospace creates repair facility for metallic and composite structures
- Raw material SMC/BMC compounds for building and construction
- Trends Coatema expertise: coating and materials handling technologies for prepregs
- The world’s largest offshore wind farm project
- Subsea structures
- Design “Eco-characterisation” of composite materials
- Special JEC Composite Asia
- Hitco to supply components for the B787
- Sandwich structure Polypropylene honeycombs for a variety of uses
- Head restraint system
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies GKN Aerospace creates repair facility for metallic and composite structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Hankuk Fiber Group, one man’s determination
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - Innovations
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - BUSINESS - Market survey Hexcel anniversary in 2008 marked by investment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Niche market Durable concrete formwork system
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Trends Coatema expertise: coating and materials handling technologies for prepregs
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - FEATURE - Partnership Smart composite materials project DECID2 for structural applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Architecture Composites and architecture: the perfect couple
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Raw material SMC/BMC compounds for building and construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Process Polydicyclopentadiene winning over construction professionals
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Thermoplastics Reinforced thermoplastics enable affordable storm-resistant structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Sandwich structure Polypropylene honeycombs for a variety of uses
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Corrosion Composite linings for corrosion protection
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - High impact-strength spokes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Head restraint system
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Applications Composite aerodynamic front-end cabs for passenger trains
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Trenchless pipes’ installation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Unmanned aircraft made of high-temperature prepreg
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Subsea structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Design “Eco-characterisation” of composite materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Raw material Corrosion resistance of High-Performance Glass fibres
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Process Rapid processing of tubular parts made of thermoplastic composites ......................................
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Special JEC Composite Asia
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