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FEATURE textile

Flamline: Porcher
Industries has added
a non-combustible
line of Flamline
glass fabrics to their
Building business
unit.

Towpreg: Porcher
Industries' dry fiber
technology can be
produced in rounder,
non-calibrated formats for winding.

and compact, it ensures the airbag can
also be used for multiple deployments.
Avalanche airbags are a must for all offpiste skiers and snowboarders whenever
there is a risk of an avalanche. Wearing an
airbag is proven to save lives by preventing burials. The new performance fabric
was designed to ensure fast and smooth
inflation, rapidly providing the skier
more buoyancy so that they naturally rise
to the top of dangerous moving snow. It
successfully passed rigorous testing.
Dry fibre
As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production,
Porcher Industries' dry fibre products
offer a new way of processing materials
out-of-autoclave (OoA).
These dry fibre products are a versatile
range of carbon fibre functionalized
with a binder interface. Optimised for
AFP-made preforms for thermoset resin
infusion or injection, they provide similar
component properties to conventional

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prepreg stacking, enabling the high-speed
production of complex-shaped parts with
outstanding buy-to-fly ratios.
The technology uses a cost-effective onestep process to impregnate the fibre. As a
result, the dry fibres can be produced in a
flat calibrated width for AFP or in rounder, non-calibrated formats for winding,
with a variety of different fibre areal
weights, binder chemistries and binder
rates available on request.
Other features include: 100% continuous
fibre with no splices that boasts excellent
steering in high-curvature AFP lay-ups;
no need for paper or film interleaves,
reducing waste and fuzzing risk; good
epoxy resin compatibility and long shelf
life.
Enhanced thermoplastics
Porcher Industries offers a full range of
technical textile composite solutions for
the automotive sector, from woven fabrics
to PiPreg thermoplastic prepreg materials
and pre-consolidated cured laminates.

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Furthermore, the group recently introduced PolyPreg, a comingled glass and
polypropylene fabric. These solutions
are available for the most demanding
applications in vehicle manufacturing.
Following on with the success stories
from other textile solutions and with
the technology synergies with aerospace
composites, Porcher Industries aims to
use its strength, knowledge and experience to drive the further development of
innovative composite solutions for the
automotive industry.
Non-combustible glass fabrics
The company's Building team offers a
comprehensive range of glass, carbon and
glass/carbon hybrids including unidirectional carbon fabrics, plain weaves, and
carbon/glass hybrids for the construction market. These high-performance
reinforcements are used in applications
such as the strengthening and repair of
concrete columns, beams and floors.
In addition, Porcher Industries has now
added a non-combustible line of Flamline
glass fabrics to their Building business
unit. Flamline fabrics are used when the
highest levels of fire, smoke and toxicity
protection are required in textile applications such as acoustic insulation panels,
stage curtains, and upholstery interliners
for furniture. The Building team also
provides textile solutions for thermal,
acoustic, and solar protection across the
construction market.
High-performance carbon/PEEK
for industrial applications
Alongside the full range of technical textiles available, thermoplastic composite
materials also provide an almost limitless
set of solutions within the industrial
sector. Among them is the replacement of
metallic parts, offering excellent chemical
resistance without any additional surface
treatment or coating. Porcher Industries
launched a range of long-lasting high-performance carbon/PEEK parts used in
specialist pumps for the chemical production industry.
More information:
www.porcher-ind.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019

Cover
Edito
Moving composites forward: on the shoulders of giant
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Successful partners
Agenda
BUSINESS
Matrix - CFRP composite manufacturing trends
Cost - A brand-new approach for economically competitive composites
MANUFACTURING
Fibre placement - Replacing individual unit tests by integrated process control
NDT - Optical metrology improves the production of composite products at every step
Initiative - Spotlights from the world of lightweighting
FEATURE SPORTS & LEISURE - The largest testing ground
Success story - DPS designs the world’s most advanced skis
Carbon - New type of unidirectional prepreg for sport applications with complex shapes
Additive manufacturing - lnnovative composite bicycle frame
Textile - Porcher lndustries: excellence in sports and leisure
Innovations - Sports on the scene at JEC World 2019
Carbon - The next generation of high-performance rigging
Standardisation - Research, innovation and development for composite marine and offshore applications
SOLUTIONS
Infrastructure - Can carbon-reinforced concrete replace steel in the long run?
Art - “Train your brain, think disruptive, outside the box and follow your visions!”
Music - Music instruments from carbon, glass or flax fibres
Watch - A watch ahead of its time
In the world - Composites visit the doctor
TECHNOLOGY
Ageing - Effects of ageing on the mechanical and structural properties of glass/epoxy composite pipes in seawater
Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Research Group – Queen’s University Belfast
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Moving composites forward: on the shoulders of giant
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Successful partners
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Matrix - CFRP composite manufacturing trends
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 14
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Cost - A brand-new approach for economically competitive composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Fibre placement - Replacing individual unit tests by integrated process control
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - NDT - Optical metrology improves the production of composite products at every step
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Initiative - Spotlights from the world of lightweighting
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Success story - DPS designs the world’s most advanced skis
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Carbon - New type of unidirectional prepreg for sport applications with complex shapes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Additive manufacturing - lnnovative composite bicycle frame
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Textile - Porcher lndustries: excellence in sports and leisure
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Innovations - Sports on the scene at JEC World 2019
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Carbon - The next generation of high-performance rigging
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Standardisation - Research, innovation and development for composite marine and offshore applications
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Infrastructure - Can carbon-reinforced concrete replace steel in the long run?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Art - “Train your brain, think disruptive, outside the box and follow your visions!”
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Music - Music instruments from carbon, glass or flax fibres
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Watch - A watch ahead of its time
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - In the world - Composites visit the doctor
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Ageing - Effects of ageing on the mechanical and structural properties of glass/epoxy composite pipes in seawater
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #129 - July/August 2019 - Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Research Group – Queen’s University Belfast
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