JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 8

Announcement

Ashland announces plan
to separate into two independent
publicly traded companies
Ashland announces that its board of
directors has approved proceeding
with a plan to separate Ashland into
two independent, publicly traded
companies. The announcement follows a
comprehensive strategic planning review
by the company's global leadership team
to better understand Ashland's markets,
customers and the opportunities for
each business to create the most value
for shareholders, customers and employees. The new Ashland will be a specialty
chemicals company with positions in
fast-growing consumer and industrial
markets, while Valvoline will be an industry engine and automotive maintenance business, built on the strength of
premium-branded lubricants.

- In brief ........................... p8
Ashland announces
plan to separate into two
independent publicly traded
companies
Toray to expand carbon fiber
prepreg business in Europe
Dell and Sabic partner to
recycle carbon fiber and
scrap raw materials into
computers
Porcher partners
with Airbus Helicopters
to develop a thermoplastic
rotor

www.ashland.com

TFP announce the opening of their
new state of the art production line
The state of the art new line doubles TFP's production capacity and
represents a significant investment in the
expansion of the business.

Opening

Companies & Business

in brief

The line is based on the current proprietary wet-laid technology, but is engineered to extend production capability
beyond previous constraints by increasing production width to over two metres,
enabling TFP to access new markets.
www.tfpglobal.com
www.jamescropper.com

Kaiserslautern, Germany, has developed
an innovative technology to reinforce
high performance thermoplastic polymers with long glass fibres. Demand-led
growth for these sophisticated tailored
materials offering superior mechanical
and thermal properties, coupled with
high impact resistance, strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures, is driven
by the need to reduce fuel consumption
and lower CO2 emissions.
Solvay Specialty Polymers' products replace
metal in an array of demanding automotive
under-the-hood components such as hot air
ducts, powertrains, engine control units, oil
and water modules and conduits, while LFT
are typically used to make interior/exterior
semi-structural parts.
www.solvay.com
Meggitt acquires composites
division of EDAC for US$340m
The international engineering group
specialising in aerospace, defence and
energy markets, has agreed to acquire the
composites division of EDAC, formerly
known as Parkway Aerospace & Defense,
from Greenbriar Equity Group and other
associated sellers for US$340 million in
cash. EDAC produces highly engineered
aerospace components for jet engine and
airframe applications, with over 85% of
revenues in civil aerospace composites. Key
customers include GE, Snecma and United
Technologies. Combined with the existing composite activities of Meggitt, this
acquisition and the recently announced
complementary acquisition of the advanced composites businesses of Cobham
PLC will create a world-class franchise in
high-growth niche composite components
focusing on engine components, secondary structures, ice protection and radomes.
EDAC will be integrated into Meggitt
Polymers & Composites (MPC), a division
of Meggitt PLC.
www.meggitt.com
www.edaccomposites.com

8 jec composites magazine / No101 November - December 2015

Dell and Sabic partner
to recycle carbon fiber and scrap
raw materials into computers
In an industry first, Dell has partnered with supplier Sabic to recycle
excess carbon fiber and scrap raw materials into new Dell products beginning in
late 2015. Initially, select Latitude and

Partnership

Acquisition

Solvay acquires EPIC Polymers'
long-fiber thermoplastics business and technology
This acquisition will complement
Solvay's offering of high performance lightweighting materials and gain
access to metal replacement of larger
automotive semi-structural parts. Privately-owned, EPIC Polymers based in


http://www.solvay.com http://www.ashland.com http://www.jeccomposites.com/events/jec-world-2016 http://www.tfpglobal.com http://www.jamescropper.com http://www.meggitt.com http://www.edaccomposites.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015

Cover
Edito
Point of view : Developing advice
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In brief
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Golf
Sustainability
Bicycle
Mountain
MARKET
Japan
Brazil
FEATURE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Floor
Antibacterial
Medical
Graphene
Design
Environment
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Ageing
Welding
Welding
Simulation
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Process
Green composites
Nano
Compound
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Point of view : Developing advice
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 11
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Golf
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Sustainability
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Bicycle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Mountain
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Japan
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Brazil
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Floor
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Antibacterial
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Medical
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Graphene
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Design
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Environment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Ageing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Welding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Welding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Process
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Green composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Nano
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Compound
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #101 - November/December 2015 - 59
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