• 第25届中国国际复合材料工业技术展览会 China Composites Expo 2019
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SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO’s Advanced Technology
In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. Thanks to CFRP, the battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe. The entire battery enclosure, including the ba...
[2019-05-10]Source:SGL
Magna Produces Lightweight, Composite Liftgates and Active Aerodynamic Grille Shutters in China
Magna (Troy, Mich., U.S.) continues to grow its presence in China, as demonstrated by two recent grand opening celebrations. A new plant in Changsha, a joint venture with GAC Group (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) subsidiary GAC Component Co. Ltd., began production of composite liftgates for a global automaker’s crossover vehicle in late 20...
[2019-05-10]Source:Magna
Alpex and HRC form JV to Provide Composite Tooling Services in China
Alpex Technologies GmbH (Mils, Austria), a global manufacturer of tooling systems for producing aerospace and automotive composite components, recently has announced its entry into the China market. Alpex will provide professional composite tooling services to nearby customers in Asia by setting up a factory in Changshu city, Jiangsu Prov...
[2019-05-10]Source:HRC
LANXESS to deploy artificial intelligence in product development
LANXESS is set to break new ground when it comes to the development of customer-specific high-performance plastics. By deploying artificial intelligence (AI), the specialty chemicals company is looking to drastically cut the amount of time it takes to develop new materials. For this, LANXESS has entered into close collaboration with Citri...
[2019-05-09]Source:LANXESS
Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao.
[2019-04-24]Source:JEC
CSP Victall Partners with JMC to Debut the First Composite Pickup Box in China
As the pioneer of composite automotive component suppliers in China, CSP VICTALL today announced that Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) will use advanced composites for the pickup boxes of its new Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks, the first such use of composites in the Chinese automotive industry. The composite box developed by CSP VICTA...
[2019-04-23]Source:CSP
Lipex Engineering to deliver basalt fiber nonwoven production line to China
Lipex Engineering GmbH (Munich, Germany) will deliver a basalt fiber nonwoven tissue production line to the Chinese market, scheduled to begin operation in early 2020. This line will produce basalt fiber tissue primarily for the Chinese niche composite market, the company says. The yearly capacity of the line will be more than 140 mil...
[2019-04-17]Source:CW
EDF gains a foothold on the offshore wind market in China
EDF Group signed an agreement with the Chinese power utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI), seeking to jointly deliver two offshore wind power projects in China. The cooperation agreement signed with China Energy Investment, a leading industrial player on China’s electricity market, concerns EDF’s acquisitio...
[2019-04-17]Source:EDF
KraussMaffei to open new factory in China
German KraussMaffei Group (KraussMaffei) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new factory in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. It is a key move of KraussMaffei to make more investments in the Chinese market.
[2019-04-17]Source:chemchina
Arkema starts a 30% photocure resin production capacity increase at its Sartomer site in China
 Arkema has successfully started up the 30% capacity extension of its photocure advanced liquid resin production plant in Nansha, located south of Canton, China. Inaugurated today, this new production line will help to meet the strong demand in Asia in the electronics, 3D printing, adhesives and inkjet printing markets. This investme...
[2019-04-12]Source:Arkema
AFRL, UNIVERSITY PARTNERS MAKE A PUSH IN PRINTABLE COMPOSITES
The Air Force Research Laboratory hosts a diverse group of professors and students from across the country each year. In 2018 AFRL’s Composites Branch combined forces with the University of Arkansas, the University of Miami, Louisiana Tech University and the University of Texas at El Paso to demonstrate additively manufactured ep...
[2019-04-11]Source:AFRL
Saudi Aramco to buy Sabic for $69 billion
Saudi Aramco announces the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The remaining 30% publicly traded shares in Sabic are not part of the transaction, and Saudi Aramco has no plans to acquire these remaining shares. ...
[2019-03-29]Source:JEC
KCTECH, KIA Motors seek to accelerate carbon fiber use in Asian automotive industry
Jeon-ju city (South Korea), the Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH, Gwangju, South Korea) and KIA Motors company (Seoul, South Korea) have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for accelerating carbon composite parts application in automotive industry. The announcement was made on March 6, but ...
[2019-03-26]Source:ROCTOOL
CRENO delivers its 20th large CNC machine in China to AVIC
CRENO, a French company, in high tech machining solutions, pursues its development in China as it prepares to deliver to AVIC, the Chinese OEM, a 2 in 1 computer numerical control capable of machining composite parts as well as cutting honeycomb ultrasonically.
[2019-03-25]Source:JEC
Zhongfu Shenying to Build New Carbon Fiber & Precursor Production Facility in Xining, Qinghai Province
The project will be carried out in two phases with an investment of 5 billion Yuan. The first phase will include the establishment of 10,000 tons carbon fiber & precursor capacity, and expect to be completed within 3 years. The second phase will be launched after the first phase put into production, allowing Zhongfu Shenying’s Xining fac...
[2019-02-26]Source:China Composites Group Co., Ltd.
Hyosung Advanced Materials to Build Additional Carbon Fiber Production Facility
Hyosung Advanced Materials will build an additional carbon fiber production facility at its Jeonju Plant in Jeollabuk-do Province by investing KRW 46.8 billion. The additional line to the existing site will increase the annual production capacity from 2,000 tons to 4,000 tons with the aim of completion by 2020.
[2019-02-14]Source:Hyosung
Michelman Celebrates Grand Opening of New Michelman (China) Sustainability Center in Shanghai
Michelman will celebrate the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) on January 17, 2019, at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone.
[2019-01-23]Source:Michelman
Dr. Timo Huber, former Deputy Director of Department Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT has officially joined ACTC  as Vice President
Dr. Timo Huber, former Deputy Director of Department Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT, has officially joined ACTC (Advanced Composite Technology Center) as Vice President since January 1st, 2019.
[2019-01-17]Source:grouphrc
Vestas receives 101 MW order for V120-2.2 MW turbines featuring the tallest towers in China
Leveraging its high tower solution, Vestas has secured a 101 MW order in China for 46 V120-2.2 MW turbines that will all feature the country’s tallest towers with a hub height of 152m. The project’s customised tower solution takes the 2 MW platform to the highest hub heights ever in Vestas’ history and opens up new wind resources by al...
[2019-01-14]Source:Vestas China
CSP Victall Signs Agreement to Build Second Manufacturing Facility
Tangshan, Heibei, China – January 8, 2019 – CSP Victall (Tangshan) Structural Composites Co., Ltd. (the “Joint Venture”), a joint venture of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) and Qingdao Victall Railway (Group) Co., Ltd., announced today it has signed an agreement with Wujin National Hi-Tech Industrial Zone officials to build a ma...
[2019-01-11]Source:CSP
Boeing delivers first airplane from new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China
Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) marked the delivery of the first aircraft from the new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China. Beijing-based international airline Air China received the first aircraft, signaling a new era in Boeing's partnership with the Chinese aviatio...
[2018-12-24]Source:SAE International
First 3D printed bridge put in use in Shanghai
A 15 m long 3D printed bridge made from resin and composite materials has been open to pedestrians in Taopu Park in Shanghai. The bridge has benefited from 3D printing technology developed by the State-owned Shanghai Construction Group.
[2018-12-20]Source:JecComposites
Largest Ever R&D Investment Set to Make UK Composites World Leader
The National Composites Centre has announced a major new R&D investment programme that will help define the future of composites.   £36.7 million is being invested in 10 new technologies, tailor-made to the NCC’s specifications, in order to push the state of the art and speed the development of new processes f...
[2018-12-11]Source:NCC
Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material in Groundbreaking Partnership
Boeing [NYSE:BA] and ELG Carbon Fibre today announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment.
[2018-12-06]Source:Boeing
China’s Beihang UAS readies BZK-005E long-range reconnaissance UAV for export
The Beijing-based Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology is now seeking the first international order for its export-specific BZK-005E multirole medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), following the successful grant of an export licence for the air vehicle earlier in September. The BZK-005E is a mo...
[2018-12-04]Source:Jane‘s air platforms
Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
An ambitious multi-year program by Germany’s System integrated Multi-Material Lightweight Design for E-mobility (SMiLE) consortium has developed a demonstrator automotive load floor module that is part of a larger hybrid body-in-white (BIW) structure and that shows great promise for use of composites and non-ferrous metals in a medium-vo...
[2018-11-30]Source:Compositesworld