JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 8

- In brief ........................... p8
Hexcel invests £6 million
in R&T facility in UK
A joint venture to develop
the use of hemp-based
materials for the automotive
industry
Toray to supply carbon fiber
prepreg for Boeing 777X
A £28 million expansion at
National Composites Centre
in UK
- Resins .......................... p11
"I am convinced that
composite materials
have a great future"

Hexcel decided to
create a dedicated
facility to house all
chemistry functions, to further
expand R&T expertise and continue
the development of
leading edge technologies that will enable composite materials to penetrate
further in aerospace structures and in
selected industrial applications for energy, automotive and other industrial
markets. Construction of the Innovation Center is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Additional investments include the
expansion of mixing and filming systems to support large scale production
of the composite materials required
for the Airbus A350 XWB program.
Resin films produced are combined
with carbon fiber and converted into
unidirectional prepreg at Hexcel
plants in France, Spain, Germany and
the USA.
The company has also announced that
it will invest in a new prepreg tower
and honeycomb capacity expansions
at Duxford. The prepreg tower is
expected to be qualified by early 2017
to support the increasing demand for
aerospace program. Increased honeycomb capacity is required to meet the
growing demand for these lightweight
core materials that provide superior
stiffness in sandwich constructions.
www.hexcel.com

8 jec composites magazine / No94 January - February 2015

Chomarat opens North America
facility for carbon reinforcements
The company has just celebrated the
opening of its 58,500ft2 factory in
South Carolina. This new plant will
specialize in developing Chomarat's
advanced composite business and is
equipped with a Liba Max5 100-inch
machine designed to produce carbon,
spread-tow, multiaxial reinforcements
and carbon looms.

This new production capacity will
enable the company to offer innovative solutions in advanced composite
textiles throughout the United States,
in the industrial, automotive and aerospace markets. This new facility confirms both the Group's development
strategy and Chomarat's collaborative
R&D strategy, sparked back in 2011
by an encounter with Professor Steve
Tsai of the University of Stanford. The
opening marks an important stage in
the company's global expansion into
the advanced composites market.
www.chomarat.com

Composite Holding Company
and China Hi-Tech Group Corp.
sign agreement to create
strategic alliance
The purpose of this agreement
is to develop polymer composite materials for different sectors of
industry in Russia and China. Parties
will invest over 500 million dollars till
2025.

Partnership

Hexcel invests £6 million
in R&T facility in UK
Duxford is Hexcel's largest center
for research into resin systems
and adhesives. The company awarded
its largest ever contract by Airbus to
supply all of the carbon fiber prepregs
for the A350 XWB primary structures.
The site is also Hexcel's center of
excellence for process technology including product scale-up and research
into new process methods for making
composite materials, including quality
control methods.

Opening

Companies & Business

in brief

The idea is to create a vertically
integrated company which includes
all production cycles of carbon fibre


http://www.chomarat.com http://www.jeccomposites.com http://www.hexcel.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Raw materials
Contents
Companies & Business
In brief
Resins - lnterview
Agenda of Events
Applications
Aerospace
Defense
Sustainability
Market
Overview 2014
China - Interview
FEATURE CARBON
Carbon
Training
Investment - Interview
Simulation
CFRT
Nano
Equipment
Marine
Research & Development
Monitoring
LCM
Technology & Innovations
Manufacturing
Pultrusion
NDT
Matrix
Simulation
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Point of view: Raw materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 10
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Resins - lnterview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 14
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Aerospace
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Defense
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Sustainability
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Overview 2014
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - China - Interview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Carbon
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Training
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Investment - Interview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - CFRT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Nano
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Equipment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Marine
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Monitoring
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - LCM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Manufacturing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Pultrusion
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - NDT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Matrix
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 59
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 60
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