JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 3

EDlTORlAL

Where is the composites
industry heading in Asia?

53rd year
President and CEO/Publisher:
Frédérique Mutel - mutel@jeccomposites.com

Media director & Editor-in-chief:

By

Frédéric Reux - reux@jeccomposites.com

Technical editor:
Writer & Conference manager:
Cécile Lagoutte - lagoutte@jeccomposites.com

Contributor:
Marie-Hélène Corbin - corbin@jeccomposites.com

Deputy-editor & Graphic designer:
Antoine Morel - morel@jeccomposites.com

Graphic designer:
Candice Herbreteau - herbreteau@jeccomposites.com

Marketing/Development:
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Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 73

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37,675 copies
BPA June statement 2016.
Print circulation of 22,739 and
electronic circulation of 14,936.

"

Frédérique Mutel

JEC President & CEO

The development of composites in Asia
is a fascinating story from every point
of view, whether it is the study of the
materials themselves and their gradual
and continual process of transformation,
or the manufacturers who set out to win
new markets, or Asia's many different
geographical regions that are adopting
composites, often for very specific uses.
Hindsight makes it relatively easy to retrace
the sector's history. It is much more difficult,
however, to map out the future, since so
many factors (e.g. the world economy,
lobbies, protectionism, and resources) are
beyond our control. But if we look at the
current situation, we can say that the Asian
composites industry has been partially able
to address the many challenges facing it
during the past century: material prices;
the level of standardization in general, of
design standards, and of technical support
from suppliers; recycling; the tendency to
consider composites as a mere substitute
for other materials rather than creating new
applications; a heterogeneous and scattered
structure; and insufficient communication
to spread the word to user industries about
the benefits of composites.
The Asian composites industry has globally
progressed and all these improvements
will be visible during the 9th JEC Asia in
Singapore (15-17 November 2016), with
a special focus on end-users' needs. This
year, the customer industries represented
will include automotive & transportation,
building & construction, oil & gas, wind
energy and aerospace. The Aerospace
Composites Circle will take place once
again on the second day of JEC Asia,
gathering key players for a networking and
knowledge sharing session. Additionally,
three conferences out of five will address the

developments in end-user industries, such
as carbon fibre in mass production vehicles,
low maintenance costs in aircraft, or market
drivers in offshore activities.

No109 November - December 2016 /

jec composites magazine

The future
While the global composites market is
estimated at around US$ 73.9 billion, the
India/Asia/Pacific region accounts for the
lion's share at about 43% and some new
countries are emerging in the composites
landscape. For instance, Thailand's industry
is now seriously organized in order to
develop its composites industry thanks to a
solid combination of developing companies,
structured associations and highly
committed institutions. This is the reason
why the Kingdom of Thailand was elected as
Country Guest of Honour of JEC Asia 2016,
where it will present its latest advances.
JEC Asia is also a great opportunity to
explore mobility solutions in Singapore, an
ambitious nation that has worked extensively
in the field of mobility. For instance, the first
road test of driverless taxis was recently held
in Singapore, where the vehicles successfully
navigated a custom obstacle course without
incident. The next stage involves getting
approval for on-road testing in the One
North business district.

"

Franck Glowacz - glowacz@jeccomposites.com

Some countries in Asia are developing
ambitious strategies and the great step
ahead is that they proposed to host the JEC
Asia trade show in the years to come. After
considering this offer carefully, JEC Group
decided to answer positively. So, on 15
November, the first day of JEC Asia 2016,
a major announcement will be made about
the future JEC Asia events. Enjoy JEC Asia
2016!

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Public transportation
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Development
Graphene
Agenda
Cyclitech, the international conference on bicycle technology
BUSINESS
Prospective
Latin America
Biocomposites
MANUFACTURING
Overmoulding
RTM
Viscous resin
Feature Automation - The key to success?
Conferences
Awards
Floorplan
Preforming technology
Robotization
Carbon fibre
Cutting
SOLUTIONS
UAV
Sailing
Fire rescue
Public transportation
Autonomous vehicle
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
NDT
Certification
Index
Advertisers
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - BckCovAd
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Opinion: Public transportation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Development
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 11
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Graphene
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cyclitech, the international conference on bicycle technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Prospective
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Latin America
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Biocomposites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Overmoulding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - RTM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Viscous resin
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Feature Automation - The key to success?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Conferences
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Awards
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 40
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Floorplan
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Preforming technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Robotization
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Carbon fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cutting
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Sailing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Fire rescue
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Public transportation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Autonomous vehicle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 58
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - NDT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Certification
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 64
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 65
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Advertisers
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