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Boeing, China announce Airplane sales during presidential trade mission
Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinpi...
Roctool Inc. strengthens its presence in the Chinese market with major contracts signed, the opening of a subsidiary and a promising order book for the second half of 2017.
[2017-11-14]Source:Composites World
A Chinese guitar made of carbon fiber
Lava Music, a Chinese company specialized in musical instruments design and development, founded in 2013 in the southern city of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, has put on the market a new guitar called LAVA ME.
TWI enters research centre agreement with AVIC Manufacturing Technology Institute, China
TWI has entered into a research centre agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI), a leader in aeronautical research in China.
KDX and BAIC lay the foundations of a new energy vehicle carbon project in Changzhou
In Changzhou, a Chinese city situated in the Eastern Jiangsu Province, a ceremony was held recently to implement a "new energy vehicle carbon fiber body and components project".
Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed singing praises of composites
Starting with the primitive laminates of the Wright Brothers era, the use of composites in aircraft has evolved over the last century from small amounts on nonstructural components to up to half of some aircraft and use on critical structures, such as wings. A key benefit is reducing weight.
[2017-10-16]Source:Advanced Manufacturing
Zhongfu Shenying has put into operation a new T800 carbon fiber line
The Chinese company Zhongfu Shenying Carbon Fiber has announced the inauguration of a new 1.000 tons T800 carbon fiber production line, “highlighting a new breakthrough for China's production of high-end carbon fiber”, states the company in a press release.
China Huaneng Group successfully completed 240 hours of trial operation of its offshore wind project and thus entered commercial operation phase.
An amphibious drone made in Shanghai
A Chinese company has developed an amphibious drone, with plans to use it to deliver goods, transport supplies to islands and detect submarines, according to the manufacturer.
DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a business segment of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced that it will increase production capacity at its Shenzhen site to meet the strong customer demand for engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets.
[2017-09-25]Source:PU Daily
Airbus inaugurates its A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in China
Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines.
Hengshen to supply prepreg to Bombardier for qualification
China-based carbon fiber and prepreg manufacturer Hengshen will supply aircraft manufacturer Bombardier with prepreg for qualification and potential production application.
[2017-09-20]Source:Composites World
BYK to build integrated site in Shanghai
BYK Additives & Instruments, a supplier in the field of additives and measuring instruments, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new integrated site located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.
Hartzell Propeller names civil aviation flight University of China as service & support center
Hartzell Propeller appointed the Aircraft Repair and Overhaul Plant of Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) as a Service and Support Center in the People's Republic of China.
Sigmatex Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement with Hengrui Corporation
Sigmatex are pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Hengrui Corporation (HRC). This partnership will formalise the existing strong relationship between Sigmatex and HRC, and provide a more strategic focus on the automotive market, especially within the Asia region.
China’s Xiaomi launches ultra-light umbrella with carbon fiber frame
Mostly known for its smartphones, the Chinese company Xiaomi has just launched the Huayang Ultra-Light umbrella.
China’s Shuangyi Technology plans an IPO to finance composite materials projects
Shandong Shuangyi Technology Co. Ltd has announced via a China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) prospectus that the company plans an IPO in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s Growth Enterprises Market.
[2017-06-22]Source:Shandong Shuangyi Technology
Spring Airlines places $1.70 billion order for cfm Leap-1A engines
China's Spring Airlines has signed an agreement with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines to power 60 new Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The order is valued at nearly $1.70 billion U.S. The aircraft, which were announced in 2015, are scheduled for delivery between 2019 and 2023.
HH Catamarans expands its all-carbon made in China fleet
HH55-01 'Minnehaha' arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida just over two weeks ago.
C3 Technologies and Guanyi Aviation sign a MoU for composite parts manufacturing of the GA20
It was during a trip to Nanchang (China) than Jean-Marie Buignet - General Manager of C3 Technologies - signed with Songhua Zhu - President of Guanyi Aviation - a memorandum of understanding for composite parts manufacturing of the GA20.
Harbin Hafei Airbus partners with Plataine for improved composites traceability, efficiency and yield
Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HHACMC, Harbin, China) is a joint venture between Airbus (Toulouse, France) and its Chinese partners, responsible for manufacturing and assembly of the carbon fiber rudders, elevators and belly fairings for the A350 XWB and also the rudder for the A320 using the latest composite manufact...
[2017-06-09]Source:Composites World
The BMW Art Car for the first time designed by a Chinese artist
Following the contributions by Jeff Koons and John Baldessari, Cao Fei is the youngest (born in 1978) and first Chinese artist ever to create a BMW Art Car.
China’s Caihong solar-powered drone has set a domestic record
According to state-owned newspaper China Daily, the Caihong, or Rainbow, solar-powered drone, developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), set the record during a test flight last week at an unidentified airport in Northwest China.
CPIC moves North American headquarters
Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC®) announced that late in 2016 the company moved its North American headquarters from Rowland Heights (Los Angeles), Calif. to Amsterdam (Albany), N.Y., where CPIC owns a fiberglass manufacturing facility.
Air Force X-37B Space Plane Returns to Earth
     Last week, after an unprecedented 718 days in orbit, the U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane has returned to Earth, touching down safely at the Kennedy Center Space in Cape Canaveral, Fla.   The robotic vehicle, which resembles NASA’s famous space shuttle, is 29 feet long with a wingspan of ...
[2017-05-18]Source:Composites Manufactuing
DuPont, Dow receive conditional approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce for proposed merger
 DuPont (Wilmington, Del.) and Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.) announced that China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has granted conditional regulatory approval of their proposed merger of equals. MOFCOM’s approval is conditional on DuPont and Dow fulfilling commitments given to MOFCOM in connection with t...