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JEC World 2017 (March 14-16, Paris, France) was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology. CompositesWorld was there for all three days, and senior editors Sara Black and Ginger Gardiner, along with myself, tried to capture as much as we could about what was new, interesting and noteworthy. Below is my coverage, and you can find Sara’s and Ginger’s here:

The automotive end market, in many ways, dominated the show. Material and equipment suppliers are working hard to make it difficult for automotive OEMs to overlook the capabilities of composite materials. Faster-curing resins and optimized manufacturing processes introduced at the show are clearly designed to meet the automotive industry’s high-volume, high-repeatability needs.

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It was a long three days – but a good three days at JEC World 2017. Check out the below video report where CW’s Jeff Sloan gives an update from the last day of the show. (And be sure to watch our other JEC World video reports, Watch: JEC World 2017 Day 1 Show Report and JEC World 2017: Day 2 Video Report).

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Automotive news took center stage during day two of JEC World 2017. Watch below for a video recap.  

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March 14th was the opening day of JEC World 2017. Check out below the Day 1 Show Report from CW’s Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan where he discusses some of the new technology launched at the show. 

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Toho Tenax rolls out thermoplastic recycling solution

Toho Tenax Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announced on March 7 that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed a new compound, based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material and PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic. A serial aircraft wing access panel was manufactured as a demonstrator part. 

Tenax-E COMPOUND rPEEK CF30 is a reinforced material that combines waste materials generated during processing of Tenax ThermoPlastics and recycled semicrystalline PEEK polymer, which contains 30% carbon fiber by weight and offers high performance in strength and stiffness for injection molding applications.

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