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innovations

Multi-sector

Ilium specializes in manufacturing structural fibre glass reinforcements. Thanks to a new patented technology, Ilium has developed a range of glass fibre reinforcements for the composite industry which combines the advantages of existing products without having their downside. Main advantages: no chemical binder, no stitching, good deformability and wet-through, thermoformability at low temperature, easy to cut, no fraying, very good surface finish without any additional surface tissue. Various synthetic flow media, such as polypropylene or polyester, can be used. The products also offer improved mechanical strength thanks to long fibre cut. Their main fields of application are RTM, light RTM, infusion, press moulding, pultrusion, hand lay-up and continuous lamination. Potential markets include wind energy, marine, pipe renovation, industrial parts, automotive parts, transport and ski. www.ilium.pro

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Nittobo has developed a new type of glass fibre, the FF and HIS variable-shape glass fibres, designed to improve the performance of FRTP (fibre reinforced thermoplastic) moulds. While conventional glass fibre has a circle-shaped cross-section, the cross-section of FF fibre is ellipse-shaped and that of HIS is cocoon-shaped. The widthto-thickness ratio of the fibres is about 4 for FF and 2 for HIS. FF and HIS fibres reduce mould shrinkage and warpage, while providing good mechanical strength with little difference between moulding flow direction and transverse direction. Their superior flowability reduces defects and processing time. They are also most suitable for fine applications with a smooth surface. Their most impressive advantage is that they achieve easy moulding even with high glass fibre content reinforcements. FF and HIS fibres are therefore particularly suitable for moulding high-elasticity and highstrength reinforcements. www.nittobo.co.jp

Aeronautics

Two new low-density epoxies

Multi-sector

Multi-sector

New technology in glass fibre reinforcements

Epoch-making unique-shaped glass fibre for FRTP

> Booth T31

Bio-based resin for artificial stone

> Booth G45

Building and operating our buildings, homes and workplaces in a more environmentally friendly way is beneficial to the planet and therefore to its populations. Specialised in biobased and bio-renewable composite materials, DSM is aiming to develop a potentially limitless resource of advanced building materials. Palapreg © ECO P 55-01 is a resin with the highest bio-renewable content on the market ever without sacrificing processing standards or product performance. It is the first resin in DSM's growing bio-based portfolio for various industries. DSM's product portfolio now includes artificial stone with the highest bio-renewable content in resin. Artificial stone consists of fillers and stones and is widely used in various indoor & outdoor decoration and architectural structures, including flooring, walls, and kitchen & bathroom countertops. Composite materials with quartz particles (ca. 95%) are the more commonly used. The particles are bound by the bio-based resin. Artificial stone with high biorenewable content shows increased resistance to stains and scratches because of its non-porous structure and superior hardness compared with granite or natural marble. Artificial stone brings the possibility to produce slabs in a wide range of colours and textures that suit most styles or tastes. Recent tests confirmed its excellent mechanical and functional properties.
www.dsm.com

> Booth P75

> Booth M73

Magnolia Plastics, Chamblee, GA, USA recently developed two low-density, flame-resistant epoxies for aerospace applications. Magnolia 7068 A/B is a lightweight (0.80 g/cc) epoxy with excellent compressive strength at -55°C to 82°C and can be used for core fill, insert potting/bonding or honeycomb panel edge fill on both primary and secondary metal or composite aircraft structures. Magnolia 7020 A/B is an ultra-lightweight (0.70 g/cc) and fast setting, multi-purpose epoxy designed for interior applications such as core fill, insert potting/bonding or honeycomb panel edge fill. Both Magnolia 7068 A/B and Magnolia 7020 A/B were developed to meet the demanding performance and production specifications of major commercial and business jet manufacturers. Both products are designed to meet FAR 25.853 (a)(1)(i) & (a)(1)(ii) and are packaged in side-by-side cartridges for easy application.
www.magnoliaplastics.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011

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Point of view: an extraordinary growth
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In Brief
Automotive - Sora Composites stays ahead of the field
China - CPIC Fiberglass, a strategy with results
APPLICATIONS
Marine - Case study: Composite surface smoothness improvement
Ballistic - Protection you can depend on
MARKET
Human capital - BMW, Composite specialists needed
Focus - Chinese composites market just keeps on growing
Trends - Airbus foresees demand for nearly 26,000 aircrafts the next 20 years
FEATURE SUSTAINABILITY
Market - Targets for bio-based composites and natural fibres
Fibre - Hemp: fibres meant for composites
Technical flax: a real opportunity for composites
Trends - Eco-design
Recycling - Sustainable recycling solutions for composites
SPECIAL JEC COMPOSITE 2011
2nd I.I.C.S.
Awards
JEC Innovation report 2011
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Medical/bio-composite - Mechanical properties vs. fabrication for medical applications
Prepreg - Innovative epoxy prepregs using bio-based curing agents
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Moulding - Towards smarter, more autonomous moulds
Prepreg - New coating-line concepts for high-precision prepreg products
Carbon fibre - State-of-the-art equipment for carbon fibre production lines
Fibre placement - Optimized fibre placement for composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Marine - Case study: Composite surface smoothness improvement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Ballistic - Protection you can depend on
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Human capital - BMW, Composite specialists needed
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Trends - Airbus foresees demand for nearly 26,000 aircrafts the next 20 years
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Market - Targets for bio-based composites and natural fibres
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Technical flax: a real opportunity for composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Recycling - Sustainable recycling solutions for composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - JEC Innovation report 2011
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Medical/bio-composite - Mechanical properties vs. fabrication for medical applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Prepreg - Innovative epoxy prepregs using bio-based curing agents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Moulding - Towards smarter, more autonomous moulds
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Prepreg - New coating-line concepts for high-precision prepreg products
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Carbon fibre - State-of-the-art equipment for carbon fibre production lines
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #63 - March 2011 - Fibre placement - Optimized fibre placement for composites
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