Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.
Supply and demand: Advanced fibers
Manufacturers of carbon and other advanced fibers respond to sustained composites industry growth with new fiber production capacity.
Market Outlook: Surplus in carbon fiber's future?
Participants at CW’s Carbon Fiber 2012 Conference see one coming as early as 2016.
Kemrock launches industrial-grade carbon fiber
India-based Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. has launched its first industrial-grade carbon fiber, brand named JAITEC; the company also will make prepregs with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
RPM International increases minority ownership of Kemrock
Ohio-based specialty materials holding company RPM International increases its share of India's Kemrock Industries & Exports from 14.9 to 15.1 percent.
DSM, Kemrock form specialty resins partnership
The two companies will together spend $25 million on a joint venture, based in Pune, India, 51 percent owned by DSM. The venture will produce specialty composite resins for the Indian market.
DSM, Kemrock form joint venture
Resin manufacturers DSM Composite Resins AG and Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture in India for the manufacture of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester specialty resins.
Kemrock, HAL create carbon fiber prepreg joint venture
Kemrock Industries and Hindustan Aeronautics have formed a joint venture company in India to develop and make aerospace-grade carbon fiber prepregs for defense and aerospace use in India.
News Briefs: Nov. 9, 2010
DSM, Kemrock form joint venture; Rutan to retire from Scaled; Firehole becomes Firehole Composites; Hall acquires Sexton & Co. Inc., RheTech promotes Hopkins; Citadel promotes Huff.
News Briefs: HPC July 2010
Park wins NG supplier of the year award; Applied NanoStructured Solutions signs joint development agreement with Owens Corning; Kemrock begins carbon fiber production
Kemrock opens new carbon fiber plant in India
Facility will produce 400 tons of carbon fiber annually for the defense, aerospace and infrastructure markets.
India on pace to produce carbon fiber in 2009
Kemrock reports that it is building production capacity for 650 tons of 3k, 6k, and 12K carbon fiber.