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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. Hexcel will be providing reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials for the H160’s composite fuselage structure and main rotor blades.
 
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.
 
Monforts to reveal advanced coating technology
Responding to the demand by the coating segment for composites and textile finishing, German machine builder A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will showcase its latest range of advanced coating machines at JEC World in Paris, which takes place on 8 – 10 March 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
 
Owens Corning to buy Ahlstrom glass fibre business
Composites manufacturing specialist Owens Corning has signed an agreement to acquire the building and wind business unit of Ahlstrom, the makers of AceBlade wind turbine technology; a solution for vacuum infusion, in a €73 million (U.
 
VDMA to examine hybrid lightweight materials
FRANKFURT — A leading German machinery technology association has formed a new working group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies, which opens up new possibilities for the composites sector to replace the use of metal for a range of manufacturing applications.
 
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