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N°143 November / December 2021
Energy: Composite materials
hold all the cards
58th
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Eric Pierrejean
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Th ierry Saint-Martin - saintmartin@jeccomposites.com
Marie Hélène Corbin - China - corbin.ext@jeccomposites.com
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BPA June statement 2020.
Whether for ensuring our survival (and
our comfort), our mobility, our ability to
transform our environment and to power the
ever-increasing number of accessories we use
on a daily basis, energy is a central concern of
industrial and post-industrial human culture.
" Energy " is a concept that is at the heart of
a multitude of preoccupations, since as of
the Industrial Revolution, our relationship
to fossil energy has aff ected the planet. Our
modern needs only add to the pressure of
the demand for energy, and consequently, on
power generation, which must continue to
" clean up its act " .
From now on, drastically reducing the
carbon footprint of human activity shall be
accomplished by rationalising our relationship
with energy and accelerating the transition
to renewable sources. Strong commitments
made recently in favour of decarbonisation,
such as the impending stop to fossil energy
fi nancing, open the door to other sources like
wind, hydraulic, geothermal, and alternative
fuels. Th ese are the priority sources that
have been identifi ed to preserve our societal
models.
As the COP26 was being held in Glasgow,
Scotland, humanity has kept vigil at the
bedside of our planet - recognizing its
precarious position in the face of pervading
environmental changes taking place at both
the local and continental levels. While it is
clear that we fi nd ourselves before global
factors that we have yet to suffi ciently control,
this international meeting is an opportunity to
set our greatest asset into motion: innovation.
Th e composite materials industry, though
still young, has a unique chance to establish
its maturity through the development of
new materials and new, tangible applications.
Composites are positioned at the ready
to optimise our energy consumption in
applications like thermal insulation for
buildings and vehicle weight reduction. Th ey
can help produce cleaner energy through
Antoine Morel
Deputy Editor
morel@jeccomposites.com
onshore and off shore wind power projects,
tidal energy, capturing and converting strong
and medium-intensity currents on land
territory above sea level. Th ey can also be
instrumental in transporting it and making it
available more quickly (fuel/LNG/hydrogen
vessels). To continue decarbonising, even
nuclear power uses composites in the
centrifuges that serve to separate Uranium
isotopes.
Composite materials hold all the cards to
facilitating the transition to green, and the
fi rst signs of the energy shift from fossil to
renewable are becoming more obvious.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla has thus
joined the very closed circle of companies
whose market capitalisation surpasses 1,000
billion US dollars. In the wind turbine fi eld,
Vestas is pushing back the boundaries of
production capacity by commercialising a
115.5-metre-long blade, for a record 80 GW
per turbine yearly, in optimal conditions.
Nevertheless, we must be careful not to fall into
the trap of producing energy that could end up
being more grey than green, when the various
carbon footprints of the constituent parts
are left unaccounted for. Th e many possible
paths and achievements that use bio-based
materials are a start to eff ectively responding
to this issue. A signifi cant challenge remains
to be resolved on composite materials end-oflife,
which cannot be ignored if we are to take
an exhaustive view of the topic.
More on all of these topics can be found
in the columns of your new issue of JEC
Composites Magazine. Th is issue touches on
the weighty theme of sustainability, which the
editorial team has tackled to keep you abreast
of its potential and the many developments
that fall under it. Th e latest publication from
JEC Group and EUCia, Sustainability Report
2021 supplements it, and fi nally, to round out
our coverage of the theme, it will also be in the
spotlight at JEC World 2022 next March. We
look forward to seeing you there!
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021

Cover
Edito
«Our goal is to deliver a car that you only need to charge once or twice a year»
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
Training - ‘‘We have always provided experienced personnel to support our clients composites operations’’
Lightweighting - Novel, affordable solutions for lightweight automotive and aerospace parts
BUSINESS
Market - Carbon fibre: China accelerates the timelines
Development - Five decades of composites, from raw materials to finished parts
MANUFACTURING
Injection - Hollow stereolithographic structures reinforced by short carbon fibres
FEATURE ENERGY: Are Composites ubiquitous in the Energy sector ?
- Hydrogen: Hydrogen permeation testing on non-metallic materials
- Strategy: EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal energy strategies
- Consortium - Megapol by EDF: the polymer wild card of the nuclear sector
- Windblade - Vestas V236-15.0 MW: the Eiffel Tower of the seas
- Raw materials: New surfacing technology enabling high-quality paint-ready surfaces
- Natural fibre - The Green Nacelle: pioneering natural-fibre composites in wind energy
- Recycling: Zero-emission blade recycling
- Recycling: FAIRMAT raises 8.6 million euros for carbon fibre composites recycling
SOLUTIONS
e&e - Gita mini, the Sherpa robot
Textile - A ‘‘Composite Textile’’ brand from Japan
Railway - Composites won’t be left standing on the platform
TECHNOLOGY
Vitrimers - Fibre-reinforced composites with a vitrimer matrix
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - «Our goal is to deliver a car that you only need to charge once or twice a year»
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 10
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Training - ‘‘We have always provided experienced personnel to support our clients composites operations’’
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Lightweighting - Novel, affordable solutions for lightweight automotive and aerospace parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Market - Carbon fibre: China accelerates the timelines
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Development - Five decades of composites, from raw materials to finished parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Injection - Hollow stereolithographic structures reinforced by short carbon fibres
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Hydrogen: Hydrogen permeation testing on non-metallic materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Strategy: EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal energy strategies
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Consortium - Megapol by EDF: the polymer wild card of the nuclear sector
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Windblade - Vestas V236-15.0 MW: the Eiffel Tower of the seas
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Raw materials: New surfacing technology enabling high-quality paint-ready surfaces
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Natural fibre - The Green Nacelle: pioneering natural-fibre composites in wind energy
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Recycling: Zero-emission blade recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - - Recycling: FAIRMAT raises 8.6 million euros for carbon fibre composites recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - e&e - Gita mini, the Sherpa robot
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Textile - A ‘‘Composite Textile’’ brand from Japan
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Railway - Composites won’t be left standing on the platform
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - Vitrimers - Fibre-reinforced composites with a vitrimer matrix
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #143 - November/December 2021 - 52
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