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SOLUTlONS textile
A ''Composite Textile'' brand from Japan
" Composite Textile " is a type of soft composite materials with the characteristic
of a carbon fi ber. Hideyuki Kasuga has named this " new material "
as " hide k 1896 " (material brand). " Composite Textile " will be brought
to the various industrial market such as vehicles and robotics industries
in the future. This article covers the stories about not only the entire
process of product development but also unique recycle scheme.
interview
"
HIDEYUKI KASUGA,
PhD, CEO
hide kasuga 1896
JEC Composites Magazine:
Could you tell us about " your
composite textile brand hide k
1896 " ? What does it stand for?
Hideyuki Kasuga: I
established the hide k 1896
composite textile brand in
2013. This leading-edge industrial
material is made of
resin and carbon fibre and
is similar to polytetrafluoroethylene
(PTFE).
This
was
the second material
brand I developed based on
my PTFE branding method
and experience; the first was
our " eternal white " brand
BLANC BIJOU.
The hide k 1896 brand name
is a combination of part of
my first name Hideyuki, the
initial K from my last name,
and 1896,
the year Kasuga
Shoten, my family's hemp
wholesaling business was
founded. Over the years, the
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family
business
converted
its fibre material focus from
hemp to glass fibre, and then
to carbon fibre.
Our " hide k 1896 " material
brand combines the history
and technology of Japanese
textiles with the sensibility
that I experienced in Europe
(Figure 1).
Fig.1: The ''hide k 1896'' composite textile brand
Where does your interest in
composite materials come
from?
H.K.: My interest in composites
comes from my time
as a researcher. I completed
my graduate degree in chemistry
at a university in Tokyo
in the latter half of the 90s
and then joined a Japanese
composite material manufacturer
that was developing
its business on the global
market. I was involved in a
composite brake pad development
project that used
phenol
resin as the matrix
and aramid fibre as the reinforcement.
At the start of
2000, I worked in France for
five years with the purpose
of creating new avenues into
the European market. In retrospect,
my time and experiences
in France were major
jec composites magazine / N°
catalysts for my beginnings
in materials branding. In
France, I lived in Toulouse,
where Airbus headquarters
are located. While on a tour
of their facilities, I was surprised
to see that the carbon
fibre used in the aircraft's fuselage
was made in Japan.
After that, I began working
at a research institute in
Paris. There, I was in charge
of developing parts for vehicles
manufactured by the
Volkswagen Group, which
was involved in developing
next-generation brake pads
for Porsche cars. Porsche
cars must have parts that
can withstand ultra-high
speeds of over 300 kph. On
these cars, the brake rotor,
which is the component that
mates with the brake pad,
must be heat resistant and
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lightweight. It was therefore
designed using carbon. In
2006, the project was successful
and resulted in Porsche
adopting the first brake
pads developed by a Japanese
company.
Could you tell us about the
development of hide k 1896?
H.K.: I started developing
our CFRP brand after
founding the company. I remembered
that when I was
a researcher in France, I was
attracted to the design and
emotional appeal of carbon
textiles. It was not their
blackness, but their depth
of gradation and folded patterns.
I began to develop a
new composite material that
made the most of the texture
and attractiveness of carbon
fibre textiles. After some tri

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
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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»
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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
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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
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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
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