JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 3

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n°122 July 2018

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Composites gather momentum

President and CEO/Publisher:

Frédérique Mutel - mutel@jeccomposites.com

Editor-in-chief & Media director:

By

Frédéric Reux - reux@jeccomposites.com

Technical editors:

Aïcha Mikdam - mikdam@jeccomposites.com
Franck Glowacz - glowacz@jeccomposites.com

Frédéric Reux

Editor-in-chief
reux@jeccomposites.com

Contributors:

Marie-Hélène Corbin - corbin@jeccomposites.com

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Antoine Morel - morel@jeccomposites.com

Graphic designer:

Habib Boufetah - boufetah@jeccomposites.com

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Anne-Carole Barbarin - barbarin@jeccomposites.com

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"

Without a doubt, something is
happening in the composite industry.
Some might say that our sector is
gaining a new vitality, and I for one am
inclined to believe it.
The news says it all: increased
production
capacity
here,
a
cooperation agreement there, an
acquisition, an instance of horizontal
integration. Just these past weeks,
Zoltek has announced production
increases in Hungary and Jushi has
done the same in China; Hexcel and
Arkema have announced a partnership
in the thermoplastic field; Teijin is
reinforcing its positions in China and
Taiwan; Exel Composites is acquiring
Diversified Structural Composites in
the US; CVC has agreed to acquire
AOC's holding company Alpha
to complement its Aliancys joint
venture; and Toray is fleshing out its
offering with the buyout of TenCate
Advanced Composites. There is no
lack of significant events to show
that the sector is rapidly becoming
structured.
It is true that the sector and the
companies that constitute its driving
force are well aware that scaling up
enough to meet the expectations of
the global companies in the strategic
automotive
and
construction
sectors is in their interests. While
the penetration rates of composite
materials there are still very low, there
is considerable growth potential.
Furthermore,
the
professionals
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in these sectors are curious about
the innovations proposed by the
composite industry. The advances
need to be emphasized.
The stakes are high the automotive
sector, especially as manufacturers
of standard materials there are
very active. I can cite the heavy
investment of BMW in additive
manufacturing - or of Plastic Omnium
in filament winding with the buyout
of Optimum CPV, a Belgian company
that specializes in the design and
production of hydrogen fuel tanks
made of composite materials.
All of this news take the same
direction - in the right direction, we
might add. Another event stands out
in the news of the past few weeks, and
that is the brilliant initiative of the
American Composites Manufacturers
Association (ACMA) with the launch
of DiscoverComposites.com - "a new
resource geared toward educating end
users about the possibilities of fiberreinforced polymer (FRP) composite
materials". This highly informative
site explains and demonstrates all
the potential and advantages of using
composite materials. It is a tool of use
to all professionals.
We wish you a pleasant read, and
hope to see you in Bangkok next July
18-19 for exchanges on Composites
in Construction, a conference coorganized by the Thai Composites
Association and JEC Group.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Bringing expertise on board
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Announcement at OC
Agenda
BUSINESS
Trends - Overview of the global carbon composites market Simulation
Market - Attractive growth opportunities for composites in the transportation market
MANUFACTURING
Fibre placement - Fibre placement on-line monitoring and solutions for quality optimisation
Fibre placement - Repurposing residual AFP tape for complex aerospace parts
Monitoring - Overcoming the complexities of RTM
Joining process - Filament winding for automated joining of lightweight profiles
Aerospace - Are thermoplastics essential to the future of composites in aeronautics?
Thermoplastic - Full out-of-autoclave thermoplastic welded airframe
Thermoplastic - Thermoplastic composites are vital to drive aerospace build rates
UAV - The Dash X unmanned aerial vehicle
Nano-satellite - Successful mission of TuPOD, a TubeSats deployer manufactured via additive manufacturing
Manufacturing - Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin celebrate F-35 programme milestone
Light aviation - A “one shot” aircraft to revolutionize the light aviation sector
Research - An aeronautics and space-oriented research group
SOLUTIONS
Sustainability - Agricultural waste for thermal and acoustic insulation in construction
Recycling - Natural fibres and recycled rubber: new alternative solutions for composite panels
Artistic vases - Art FRP, an innovation based on the Japanese traditional sense of beauty
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
Nanotubes - Conductive glass fibre products using single-wall carbon nanotubes
Simulation - Optimizing the key manufacturing parameters of the AFP process
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Opinion: Bringing expertise on board
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Announcement at OC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 11
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Trends - Overview of the global carbon composites market Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Market - Attractive growth opportunities for composites in the transportation market
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Fibre placement - Fibre placement on-line monitoring and solutions for quality optimisation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Fibre placement - Repurposing residual AFP tape for complex aerospace parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Monitoring - Overcoming the complexities of RTM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Joining process - Filament winding for automated joining of lightweight profiles
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Thermoplastic - Full out-of-autoclave thermoplastic welded airframe
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Thermoplastic - Thermoplastic composites are vital to drive aerospace build rates
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - UAV - The Dash X unmanned aerial vehicle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Nano-satellite - Successful mission of TuPOD, a TubeSats deployer manufactured via additive manufacturing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Manufacturing - Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin celebrate F-35 programme milestone
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Light aviation - A “one shot” aircraft to revolutionize the light aviation sector
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 40
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Research - An aeronautics and space-oriented research group
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Sustainability - Agricultural waste for thermal and acoustic insulation in construction
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Recycling - Natural fibres and recycled rubber: new alternative solutions for composite panels
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Artistic vases - Art FRP, an innovation based on the Japanese traditional sense of beauty
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 58
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Nanotubes - Conductive glass fibre products using single-wall carbon nanotubes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 62
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Simulation - Optimizing the key manufacturing parameters of the AFP process
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 64
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - 65
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #122 - July 2018 - Advertisers
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