Porcher Industries

The Composites Business Unit develops and manufactures reinforcements in carbon, glass and aramid, as well as advanced thermoplastic composites registered under the trademark Pi Preg.

75 D 1085
Eclose-Badinières, 38300 FR

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Vitralit UV 4802

New Products: April 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of new products for the composites industry.

para-aramid fabric

New blast resistant fabric from Porcher Industries
New para-aramid based fabric has been developed to provide soldiers with an extra level of protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in garments worn next to the skin.

composite rebar

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.

Porcher Industries' Greenlite fabrics are used in sporting goods.

JEC World 2018 preview: Porcher
Porcher Industries (Eclose-Badinières, France) will have a talented team of textile, composite and chemical engineering experts in Paris to present their latest innovations at JEC World 2018.

thermoplastic tape

I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.

Thermoplastic composite demonstrators — EU roadmap for future airframes
There is a TPC development roadmap in Europe, supported by Airbus and a variety of aerospace consortia, and involving almost every major aerostructures supplier in Europe.

BGF – US link to global composites high-tech
With >50 years in composites, this well-known US supplier is widening its portfolio of composites technologies into opportunities for integrated products and advanced manufacturing.

Porcher Industries acquires P-D Interglas Technologies
This acquisition represents a strategic step in the company’s long-term plans to extend both the technical and production capacity for high quality technical textiles, particularly glass fiber fabrics.

Stelia's thermoplastic structure demonstrator

Porcher works with Stelia Aerospace on thermoplastic fuselage
For the Arches Box TP project, Porcher’s Industries technical team developed an organosheet from the Pipreg range of thermoplastic solutions as the optimal material for the frames based on the initial Stelia Aerospace specification.

Porcher Industries to hire more than 400 new positions
Positions are being created at Porcher on a global level across each of its five business units: aerospace & defense, automotive, sport & leisure, building and industrial.

Another opportunity to meet, and learn, in Paris
At the JEC World 2017, improvements in materials and processes were present at nearly every stand, with the emphasis on automotive-capable production speeds.

Porcher Industries to invest more than €50 million in capacity, R&D and technology
André Genton will serve as chairman of the Executive Management Board to provide expertise for this new phase in Porcher’s history.

Private equity firm buys controlling interest in BGF Industries
BFG Industries says there should be no change in the relationships that it has with its customers, employees or partners as a result of the sale.

Industry pioneer Robert Porcher dies
Porcher, 83 at his death, was chief executive and primary owner of the Porcher Group, a manufacturer of fiberglass, aramid and carbon fiber fabric.

Carrier-capable, all-composite external fuel tank
Legacy product positions builder for a shot at an F-35 contract.

JEC Composites 2011: Show highlights
Skies outside were gray but the atmosphere inside was all sunshine at the 2011 JEC Composites Show in Paris. Held March 29-31 at the Paris Expo in Porte de Versailles, the event’s upbeat buzz reflected the current upward trend in the composites industry.

Thermoformable thermoplastic composites
Thermoplastic composites that can be shaped into finished parts via thermoforming are proliferating as the thermoforming process gains traction, particularly in aerospace manufacturing. The following short article and chart provide some guidance in terms of sourcing.

RTC Brackets

Thermoplastic composites: Inside story
Reinforced thermoplastics buy their way into structural aircraft interior components.

Product Categories of Porcher Industries

Materials
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Chopped strand
      • Aramid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Aramid, Mat, chopped strand
      • Aramid, Mat, continuous strand
      • Aramid, Milled fibers
      • Aramid, Roving, gun
      • Aramid, Roving, multi-end
      • Aramid, Roving, panel
      • Aramid, Roving, single-end direct
      • Aramid, Surfacing veil
      • Aramid, Yarns
      • Aramid, Other
    • C-glass
      • C-glass, Chopped strand
      • C-glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • C-glass, Mat, chopped strand
      • C-glass, Mat, continuous strand
      • C-glass, Milled fibers
      • C-glass, Roving, gun
      • C-glass, Roving, multi-end
      • C-glass, Roving, panel
      • C-glass, Roving, single-end direct
      • C-glass, Surfacing veil
      • C-glass, Yarns
      • C-glass, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Chopped strand
      • Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon, Mat, chopped strand
      • Carbon, Mat, continuous strand
      • Carbon, Milled fibers
      • Carbon, Roving, gun
      • Carbon, Roving, multi-end
      • Carbon, Roving, panel
      • Carbon, Roving, single-end direct
      • Carbon, Surfacing veil
      • Carbon, Yarns
      • Carbon, Other
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • E-Glass, Mat, chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
      • E-Glass, Milled fibers
      • E-Glass, Roving, gun
      • E-Glass, Roving, multi-end
      • E-Glass, Roving, panel
      • E-Glass, Roving, single-end direct
      • E-Glass, Surfacing veil
      • E-Glass, Yarns
      • E-Glass, Other
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Chopped strand
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Mat, chopped strand
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Mat, continuous strand
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Milled fibers
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, gun
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, multi-end
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, panel
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, single-end direct
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Surfacing veil
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Yarns
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
    • Tape
    • Other thermoplastic prepregs