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Thermoplastics used for aeroplane demonstrator

BADINIÈRES – Aerostructure manufacturer Stelia Aerospace has teamed up with technical textiles producer Porcher Industries to create a full-scale fuselage demonstrator which integrates thermoplastics as opposed to traditional thermoset composites.

JEC president presents in South Korea

SEOUL – JEC CEO, Frédérique Mutel arrived in Seoul, South Korea today to present on the growing importance of composites, and the benefits they provide to every industrial sector.

Facebook successfully lands composites drone

ARIZONA - Social media giant, Facebook has successfully flown and landed an unmanned, solar powered plane made of carbon fibre composites.

JEC opens composites startup contest

PARIS –The JEC Group has opened submissions for its ‘Startup Booster’ competition, which aims to encourage innovation in the global composites sector.

Silk sensor detects damage in composites

MARYLAND – Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States have developed a new sensor made of silk that detects damage to composite materials during its manufacture.

Hexcel to supply Airbus helicopter composites
PARIS – Hexcel Corporation has been selected to supply composite materials for the new Airbus H160 helicopter.
JEC composites focuses on aerospace


Wastewater recycling process launched for composites
Polymer materials supplier Covestro – formerly Bayer Materials Science – is said to be testing an environmentally friendly process for recycling saline process wastewater in plastics production, following the construction of a pilot plant at the company’s Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany.
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