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Kineco, in pole position
Kineco's perfect command of technologies in the field of advanced composites has not escaped the attention of key players in the car racing industry and especially those in Formula One. From Goa in India, Kineco produces and delivers, in particular, car body and chassis parts made entirely of carbon.

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trictly speaking, Kineco is not a fullblooded player in the automotive industry as its scope of activities covers many other business sectors. However, the company can be considered a major player in this field due to its expertise, notably in carbon-fibre-reinforced composites.

now equipped with full-fledged clean room facilities capable of processing carbon, glass and aramid prepregs with a range of matrix polymers such as epoxy, polyesters, phenolics, etc.

A wide range of skills
In addition to its performance automotive and automotive lines of business, Kineco designs, develops and manufactures composite parts and assemblies for the aerospace & defence, telecommunications, railways, water treatment and process equipment sectors. The company has knowledge in the design and engineering of complex composite structures and components coupled with an expertise in a wide range of composite materials and manufacturing processes. This makes it a one-stop shop for all composite product requirements of a demanding customer base. Kineco can process glass, carbon and aramid reinforcements in combination with a range of polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and phenolic resins, including prepreg forms. Its process capabilities include autoclave moulding, resin infusion, RTM/ VARTM, multi-axis filament winding and hand layup. To complement these manufacturing capabilities and to provide an end-to-end solution to customers, the facility is equipped with a tool room capable of manufacturing composite tooling to the highest standards of accuracy.

Recognized know-how in the automotive industry

The company's know-how in this sector greatly exceeds the borders of the Indian subcontinent. Recently, a world-renowned car manufacturer and several times F1 world constructors' champion ordered parts from Kineco for no less than 150 cars. This order included parts for the car body, nose, crash box and chassis. Kineco started working for the automotive industry in 2005, with the acquisition of an autoclave incorporating the latest technology. Its autoclave curing process ensures a high level of consolidation and void-free laminates. This major investment enabled the company to meet the industry’s requirements. That year, Kineco was selected to manufacture body panels for A1 Grand Prix formula racing cars in its brand new Advanced Composites division. Kineco kept investing along the years and is

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Kineco is a leader in India in terms of performance and technology

Kineco also offers composite engineering solutions ranging from concept design, structural design, engineering design and design validation. The team of design and structural engineers uses modelling software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and CATIA.

Strong convictions
Today, Kineco is a multi-faceted composites manufacturer and an industry leader in India in terms of performance and technology. Driven by entrepreneurial zeal and a passion for composites, the company has made substantial progress since its beginning in 1995, with innovation and technology as its prime movers. Kineco was born out of the ambition of first-generation entrepreneur Shekhar Sardessai to do something



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Products for thermoplastic reinforcement
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Aeronautics
APPLICATIONS
- Sports and leisure
- Civil engineering
MARKET
- Glass fibre
- Human Resources
- South America
- Sustainability
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE
- Vessel
- Prepreg
- Software
- Thermoplastic
- Biocomposites
- High Performance
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Process
- Environment
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- CNC
- Multiaxial
- Thermoplastic
- Traceability
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Aeronautics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Sports and leisure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Civil engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Human Resources
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - South America
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Vessel
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Prepreg
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Thermoplastic
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Biocomposites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - High Performance
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Environment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - CNC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Multiaxial
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Thermoplastic
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Traceability
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - In the world
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