Key takeaways from JEC World 2017

A quick read of the composites tea leaves after JEC World 2017.
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JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization

The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.
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500,000 parts per year? No problem!

BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.
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Carbon Fibers

Seriforge: A new paradigm for composite preforms

Silicon Valley startup aims to produce complex 3D carbon fiber preforms with z-axis reinforcement at mass production scale using automated processing lines.
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JEC World 2017 exhibit preview

JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.
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CW Plant Tour: Composite Technology Center, Stade, Germany

A cornerstone of Germany’s CFK Valley, CTC pushes composites forward via automation, recycling, digital thread-based manufacturing and more.
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Recyclable epoxy proven in HP-RTM

Recyclamine hardener performs well in global processing trials and cradle-to-cradle recycling demo.
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Glass Fibers

Reversibly crosslinking thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid polymers

Evonik’s new system delivers crosslinked performance of epoxies below 100°C, processing benefits of thermoplastics above 170°C.
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Falcons advance bizjet state of the art

Falcon jets are produced by Dassault Aviation (Paris, France) in Saint-Cloud and Bordeaux, with final assembly at the Bordeaux-Mérignac plant.


BMW 7 Series CFRP: corrections and missing details

Images of the hybrid B pillars being pressed plus joint design, adhesives technology and BMW’s insights into the future needs for CFRP in automotive.
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