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COMPANIES COMPANIES Swancor: two-digit growth and double the ambition Swancor has been struggling in a highly-competitive market for 16 years now. Its quality policy is starting to pay off and the company is now experiencing strong growth. wancor is a supplier of specialty chemicals which are mainly used in energy saving and environmental protection applications, including petrochemical, power, electronics, marine, pulp and paper, etc. Their products provide excellent corrosion resistance and superior mechanical properties. The Swancor range includes structural resins and adhesives for wind rotor blade nacelles and polymer packaging materials for LED applications. materials. Swancor's core technologies include epoxy-methacrylate synthesis, composite know-how, free-radical polymerization, epoxy compounding, and polyester synthesis. S More information Swancor’s strengths - Fast response: instant feedback and exchange of information - Flexibility: customer-oriented strategy - Tailor-made capacities: materials designed to meet customer-specific process requirements - Consistent quality: minimized process variation and cost savings - Partnership integrity: committed, responsible and upfront with customers, suppliers and associates - Innovation: creativity in technology and products A smooth history Swancor was founded in 1992 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, by Robert Tsai, who is now the group’s president. Mr Tsai studied epoxy vinyl ester resin technology for his master’s degree, which has since become Swancor’s core technology. Mr Tsai decided to focus on anti-corrosion applications for the composite and FRP industries. The company has been targeting the global market ever since its inception. In 1993, the first batch of products was exported to Malaysia, and in 1995, Hoechst (Australia) became Swancor's exclusive distributor in both Australia and New Zealand. Hoechst is a wellknow pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals supplier in the global market. This proved that Swancor’s quality was competitive with leading brands in the global market. To increase its capacity, the company moved to its current location in Nantou, Taiwan, in 1996 and further expansion was completed in early 2006. In September 2002, Swancor (Shanghai) Fine Chemical Co. officially opened following several years of market development. To support North American customers more efficiently, Swancor America was established in Wisconsin, USA, in December 2006. Finally, to meet the industry’s needs, Swancor Wind Blade Materials was established in Tianjin in December 2006. Swancor today Swancor has been developing its own technology and considers innovation a key priority, supplying highquality products to Chairman of Swancor, over thirty countries. Robert Tsai at Tianjin Plant Opening Its sales have been Ceremony on expanding rapidly Oct. 15, 2008. over the past years, with a growth rate of more than 50%, especially in China, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Swancor’s sales revenue was USD 37 million in 2006 and USD 63 million in 2007. It should reach USD 100 million in 2008. Swancor currently operates three production sites and has more than 300 employees. The original site is based in Nantou, Taiwan (140 employees, a capacity of 30,000 metric tons (MT), and a surface area of 7,470 m²), while the second site is in Shanghai (150 employees, a capacity of 30,000 MT, and a surface area 16,000 m²) and the third in Tianjin (40 employees, capacity of 30,000 MT, and a surface area of 25,000 m²). The Tianjin site produces wind turbine blade Serious commitment In this highly-competitive environment, Swancor decided to concentrate its energy on quality. In doing so, it made a number of commitments to the market: commitments that have undoubtedly contributed to the company’s current success story. The company has founded its activity on the following four principles: - Mission statement: Provide customers with the highest value and services in the energy saving and environmental protection fields. - Core value: Quality products with in-time service and innovation. - Corporate philosophy: Customer service is of utmost importance. Swancor strives for continuous growth. Employees share enthusiasm and pride in the company, and environmental protection is a priority. - Environmental safety and health policy: Every employee in the company should participate in this programme. Focus is placed on safety and the quality of the working environment, while always 14 jec composites magazine / No48 May 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009

Cover
INDEX
CONTENTS
NEWS WORLDWIDE
Companies - AGY expands into Asia Pacific
- Ranger uses expertise to gain foothold in China
- Swancor: two-digit growth and double the ambition
Agenda of events
Innovations - Diamond tool producer celebrates 50th anniversary
 - Eliminating dust from your work environment
 - Autoclaves from XS to XXL
BUSINESS
Market survey - Industrialization of the carboncomposite industry (2nd part)
Strategy - Growth strategies during turbulent times
Trends - A comprehensive view of software and services
Niche market: Luggage - Beautiful structural balance
FEATURE AERONAUTICS
Design - Pushing the envelope in composites design
Engineering - Reducing the complexity of composites engineering
Testing - Laboratory infusion test unit: for new materials testing and process validation
Simulation - An industrial solution to simulate post-buckling and damage
Application - Attainable solutions with composite materials
 - Benzoxazine resin sytems for future interior applications
 - Prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars
FEATURE DISTRIBUTION
Japan - Strongly committed to customer satisfaction
India - “Distribution in India is quite a complex and challenging proposition”
Iran - The History of Polyfiber Company
Australia - Lance Brown: a global market view
USERS’ PLATFORM
Composites in the world - Adaptive energy concept
 - Golf club head
 - Thermoplastic wind turbines in Antarctica
 - High-quality headphones
Successful partners - The A400M cargo door: faster, lighter and better value
Application - Mass-produced zero-emission vehicle
KNOW-HOW
Nanotubes - Carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix composite structures
Control - Process control through dielectric monitoring
Materials - Recent advancements in materials for liquid resin infusion
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Companies - AGY expands into Asia Pacific
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - - Ranger uses expertise to gain foothold in China
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - - Swancor: two-digit growth and double the ambition
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Innovations - Diamond tool producer celebrates 50th anniversary
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - Eliminating dust from your work environment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - Autoclaves from XS to XXL
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - BUSINESS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Market survey - Industrialization of the carboncomposite industry (2nd part)
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Strategy - Growth strategies during turbulent times
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Trends - A comprehensive view of software and services
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Niche market: Luggage - Beautiful structural balance
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - FEATURE AERONAUTICS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Design - Pushing the envelope in composites design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Engineering - Reducing the complexity of composites engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Testing - Laboratory infusion test unit: for new materials testing and process validation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Simulation - An industrial solution to simulate post-buckling and damage
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Application - Attainable solutions with composite materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - Benzoxazine resin sytems for future interior applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - Prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - FEATURE DISTRIBUTION
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Japan - Strongly committed to customer satisfaction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - India - “Distribution in India is quite a complex and challenging proposition”
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Iran - The History of Polyfiber Company
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Australia - Lance Brown: a global market view
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - USERS’ PLATFORM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - Golf club head
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 -  - High-quality headphones
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Successful partners - The A400M cargo door: faster, lighter and better value
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Application - Mass-produced zero-emission vehicle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - KNOW-HOW
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Nanotubes - Carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix composite structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Control - Process control through dielectric monitoring
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - Materials - Recent advancements in materials for liquid resin infusion
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