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www.hccomposite.com

Airbus Group and Safran
launch joint venture
With an initial workforce of around
450, starting operations on 1 January 2015, the joint venture named
Airbus Safran Launchers will maintain
the level of quality and reliability of
Ariane 5, while working on a new family of state-of-the-art space launchers
to foster Europe's leading role in the
space industry. The new company
will bring together the expertise of
both Airbus Group and Safran in
space launchers at key Franco-German industrial sites.

The Joint Venture's headquarters will
be located in Issy-les-Moulineaux,
near Paris. This first transaction follows the announcement in June 2014
by companies regarding their intention to pool their respective space
launcher activities to boost competitiveness and ensure the profitability of
the European space launcher business
in the face of growing international

competition.
Airbus Group and Safran welcome
approval by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Ministerial Conference for
the development and production of
a new Ariane 6 space launcher. Both
companies have made a far-reaching
industrial proposal for Ariane 6 and
its endorsement was critical for the
Joint Venture's creation. The industry proposal naturally assumes an
in-principle agreement for the transfer
to the JV of shares in Arianespace
held by the Centre National d'Etudes
Spatiales, France's space agency.
www.safran-group.com
www.airbusgroup.com

A joint venture to develop the use
of hemp-based materials for the
automotive industry
Faurecia, an automotive equipment
suppliers, announced the creation of
a 50/50 joint venture with Interval,
a French agricultural cooperative.
The deal leads to the formation of
Automotive Performance Materials
(APM), which aims to develop and
produce bio-sourced raw materials to
build on the advances already made
by Faurecia in creating lighter, cleaner
vehicles. The new company will draw
on the assets of France's industrial and
agricultural sectors through innovative, performance products in developing industrial uses for natural fibers
such as hemp. APM aims to supply
the automotive industry through Faurecia and other actors in plastics engineering. Through the joint venture,
Interval will harvest and defibrate
hemp to supply it to APM, which will
transform and mix the product with a
thermoplastic resin to create an injectable material known as NAFILean.
www.faurecia.com

Announcement

based polymer composite materials: raw materials, semi-products,
finished goods. The first step is to
establish a joint venture aimed at
composite materials production and
trading, including: technical fabrics
and prepregs. The joint venture will
be established in Shenyang, Liaoning.
Further steps will be made in 20152016. They will include joint development of CFRP based finished goods,
as well as products in raw materials
segment: PAN-precursor and PAN
based carbon fibre. Investments into
facilities and equipment for production of PAN precursor and PAN based
carbon fibre, semi products i.e. technical fabrics and prepregs, as well as
CFRP based finished goods in Russia
and China, as expected, will top $ 500
miŠ¾ by 2020-2025.

Toray to supply carbon fiber
prepreg for Boeing 777X
Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with composite supplier Toray Industries
to expand its current contract
for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

to include the 777X wings. In 2013,
Boeing spent more than $4 billion on
goods and services in Japan. Including
this agreement for the 777X composite wing, Boeing expects to purchase
an additional $36 billion of goods
and services locally by the end of the
decade, supporting tens of thousands
of aerospace jobs.
The 777X aircraft is a large-sized
twin-engine passenger aircraft currently being developed by Boeing as
a successor to the existing 777, with a
plan to deliver the first plane in 2020.
The company is currently constructing a plant dedicated for manufacturing the main wings using carbon fiber
composite material within the premises of its Everett plant in Washington,
U.S. Toray's TORAYCA prepreg has
been selected for these main wings.
As for 787, this prepreg has been used
from the beginning for part of the
primary structural members such as
its main wings and body of 787.
www.boeing.com
www.toray.com

Aircelle Europe Services doubles
its MRO capacity for jet engine
nacelles
The additional 4,500 square meter
structure - which is located adjacent
to Aircelle Europe Services' existing
3,000 square meter facility - provides
additional area for the specialized jigs,
tooling and other material utilized in
MRO activity.
This enables the company to accommodate its growing volume of maintenance, repair and overhaul work on
Aircelle's existing family of engine
nacelles and thrust reversers; creates
capacity for new nacelle products now
in development and production at

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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
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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
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