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COMPANIES COMPANIES Gurit acquires majority stake in Chinese structural foam company Gurit, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-end composite materials and technologies, is in the process of acquiring certain assets in a company specialising in structural foam products in Tsingdao, China. The intended low single-digit CHF million transaction is subject to Chinese registration and currently expected to be finalized in September. Gurit will report further details upon closure of the deal. www.gurit.com new facility has been built some two kilometres from the existing plant, which doubles its core finishing and kit manufacturing capacity. The first deliveries have already been made. www.diabgroup.com EADS forms Japan subsidiary to strengthen its presence in the country EADS, the European aerospace and defence company, has established a new subsidiary in Japan to help coordinate and support the Group’s marketing campaigns and industrial partnerships there, as announced on 5 August 2009. From its office in Tokyo, EADS Japan K.K. aims to strengthen the presence of EADS in the country and forge further long-term business relationships with the Japanese industry and aerospace institutions. Thanks to its divisions – Airbus, EADS Defence & Security, Eurocopter and EADS Astrium – the EADS Group has an extensive European portfolio of products and services to offer in Japan. The Group already buys either directly or indirectly – through its first tier suppliers – products worth some $1 billion annually in the country. The Japanese aerospace market is one of the largest in the world and has great potential. The EADS Group already has enough visibility on the Japanese market to move forward. Eurocopter holds more than a 50% share of the civilian helicopter market and is also a supplier to the Ministry of Defence. Eurocopter Japan Co. Ltd. recently bought a stake in the helicopter maintenance operations of ANA Aircraft Maintenance Co. Ltd. EADS Astrium buys and sells space equipment in Japan while Airbus is fully committed to this important market and is also targeting agreements with Japanese industrial partners. www.eads.com Diab doubles core finishing and kit capacity in China To meet the ever-increasing demand for its products in China and the Asian market in general, core material manufacturer Diab has just announced the completion of a major capacity expansion programme at its Kunshan (Shanghai) plant in China. A Composite Cutting - Innovation as Standard For years BW Cutters has supplied high precision CAD/CAM machines for cutting a multitude of materials. In May a South African company requested a machine for cutting carbon and Kevlar laminates through to cutting and sealing woven nylon and polyester. Traditionally they would have required separate laser and knife cutting machines at high financial and logistical cost. BW Cutters designed a revolutionary machine with a laser cutting and sealing device and a separate knife head able to run independently and simultaneously. Besides the considerable production improvements, they achieved a 75% saving by not having to purchase two separate machines! The company chose from industry-standard software to suit their needs and budget. From entry level quick nesting to camera digitising of hand cut components for advanced nesting with inventory control & job tracking, the software offers scalability as the company grows. This exemplary customer driven approach is how BW Cutters ensures that they stay at the leading edge of cutting technology. Blackman & White Limited Unit 8 The Street Industrial Estate Heybridge, Maldon Essex CM9 4XB, UK www.bwcutters.com info@bwcutters.com Tel: +44 (0)1621 843 404 jec composites magazine / No52 October 2009
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009

Cover
Editorial
Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies
 - Agenda of events
 - Equipment: Control
BUSINESS
 - Market survey
 - Trends
 - Niche market
FEATURE
 - JEC Show Asia
 - Biocomposites
 - Automation
USERS' PLATFORM
 - Composites in the world
 - Successful partners
 - Application
KNOW-HOW
 - Laser placement
 - Process
 - LFI
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - Editorial
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Equipment: Control
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - BUSINESS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Market survey
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Trends
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Niche market
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Biocomposites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Automation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - USERS' PLATFORM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Composites in the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Successful partners
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Application
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 - KNOW-HOW
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Laser placement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #52 - October 2009 -  - LFI
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