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in partnership with JEC Composites E-letter AGY expands into Asia Pacific AGY announced on March 18, 2009 that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Grace THW Holding Limited to acquire a 70% controlling interest in Shanghai Grace Technology Company Limited, a producer of E-glass yarns, with the option and intent to purchase the remaining outstanding shares in the near future. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2009, will expand AGY’s geographic manufacturing footprint and enable it to service its growing Asia- Pacific customer base. The Asia-Pacific region represents a large market for AGY products and technology due to its diverse manufacturing base and continued economic growth. “We see significant opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region for market expansion in the high-end electronics markets that require fine yarn capabilities. Additionally, other key markets to AGY, such as aerospace, wind-energy and industrial applications, have experienced significant growth in Asia, and we are now in a position to service those requirements locally through the purchase of Shanghai Grace Technology,” commented Doug Mattscheck, AGY Chief Executive Officer. The AGY-managed facility is a world-class, state-of-the art operation with current annual production capacity in excess of 18,000 MT of glass fiber and expansion opportunities. "Our goal is to become the preeminent independent yarn manufacturer in Asia by offering Eglass products with a strong base of local support and manufacturing,” said Mattscheck. “We are currently building our sales, marketing and customer services teams to capitalize on the region’s significant growth opportunities.” Shanghai Grace Technology is a separately incorporated, independent entity from Shanghai Grace Fabric Company Limited, another company owned by Grace THW Holding Limited. AGY acquired no weaving operations in the transaction. www.agy.com Amber Composites and Axson Technologies broaden relationship Building on the success of their partnership in Germany and France, Amber Composites and Axson Technologies announced the addition of three European countries where the Axson/Amber complete composite solution is now available. With over twenty years of experience, Amber provides materials and technical expertise to a diverse set of industries, including motorsport, automotive, aerospace, communications, marine and wind energy. Axson’s range of tooling materials, developed and refined to work seamlessly with Amber Composite’s tooling and component prepreg, provide a one-stop solution to composite production. Axson customers in Italy, Spain, and Portugal can now benefit from the package of products that has been proven by aerospace, automotive, and marine customers in Germany and France. www.ambercomposites.com IN BRIEF Cincinnati Extrusion GmbH In the article “Market developments in wood-plastic composites” on pages 26 & 27 of Issue No 46, a photo caption mistakenly referred to Cincinnati Milacron instead of Cincinnati Extrusion Gmbh. Please accept our apologies for this error. www.cet-austria.com The Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE announced the 16th March that SKion, the investment company of Mrs Susanne Klatten, has acquired an equity stake of 7.92% in SGL Carbon SE. This corresponds to a total of 5,124,000 shares. www.sglgroup.com Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), part of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is proud to announce the signing of a 3-year supply agreement with Southern Spars, the world renowned manufacturer of award-winning carbon fibre spars. With manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, Southern Spars is the world leader in carbon spar design and engineering. www.advanced-composites.com Bayer MaterialScience LLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement establishing a strategic partnership with Conforce International, Inc. to further develop and produce Conforce’s line of EKO-FLOR™ composite polyurethane flooring and racking systems for marine containers. www.bayer-baysystems.com It as been three years since Magnum Venus purchases Plastech T.T., creating the new company Magnum Venus Plastech. In those three years, MVP has worked very hard to bring the expertise and technologies of the two companies together to offer the industry the only complete source for light RTM equipment and expertise. MVP announced at JEC 2009 exhibition that transition is now complete. www.mvpind.com Arkema announces a distribution agreement with Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a recognized worldwide leader in nanomaterials applications. ZPM’s nanotube-enhanced liquid epoxy resins will be sold in the European market under Arkema’s brand name Graphistrength®. www.zyvexpro.com As part of the recent Joint venture agreements signed between DSM Composite resins and Büfa, Jürgen Aurer will become the new Managing Director at Euroresins, DSM%’s and Büfa subsidiary premium pan-European distribution business for the composites industry. www.dsmcompositeresins.com No48 May 2009 / jec composites magazine 9
http://www.ambercomposites.com http://www.agy.com http://www.mvpind.com http://www.advanced-composites.com http://www.cet-austria.com http://www.zyvexpro.com http://www.bayer-baysystems.com http://www.sglgroup.com http://www.dsmcompositeresins.com

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 - INDEX
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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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - 45
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 - 67
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #48 - May 2009 - 68
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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