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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...
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.
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...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Porcher Industries inaugurates new manufacturing site in Zhejiang, China
The inauguration of ‘Zhejiang Porcher Industries New Material’ marks the opening of a new Porcher Industries site in China and is a clear demonstration of the company’s commitment and confidence in the region, its Chinese partners and the next chapter of growth for Porcher Industries as a global specialist in technical textiles.
[2018-11-29]Source:Porcher Industries
GKN Aerospace, COMAC and AVIC to jointly manufacture advanced aerostructures
At the Zhuhai Air Show GKN Aerospace, COMAC subsidiary SAMC (Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company) and AVIC International (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) have signed a framework agreement to establish a joint venture for aerostructures manufacturing in China. This agreement enshrines the progress made by the parties since sign...
Jiangsu Hengshen signed a contract with Qingdao Haier subsidiary to promote the application of carbon fiber composite materials in the home appliance industry
Jiangsu Hengshen Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu, China) disclosed on November 6 that the company recently signed a “Modular Product Purchasing Framework Contract” with Qingdao Haidayuan Procurement Service Co., Ltd. The two parties will achieve mutual creation and win-win cooperation through participation in user interaction, modular desi...
[2018-11-22]Source:Edited by Organizing Committee of CCE
DowAksa joins PULLWind consortium
An alliance of composite companies has formed PULLWind, a strategic consortium that enables leading wind blade manufacturers to access a ‘turnkey’ solution for pultruded spar caps.
Airbus, AVIC deal paves way to lighter aircraft
       Airbus Beijing Engineering Center Ltd and AVIC Composite Corp Ltd signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, and the two will jointly conduct research and development on electrically conductive composite materials for application on aircraft.          Currently, the new generat...
[2018-10-30]Source:China Daily
LM Wind Power signs three-year agreement to supply blades for Goldwind 3-4 MW onshore platform
One day before the China National Holiday, LM Wind Power signed a three-year agreement to supply wind turbine blades for Goldwind's onshore 3-4 MW platform.
[2018-10-22]Source:LM WIND POWER
Hunan Sunward
An all-composite five-seat aircraft, the Sunward SA160L, recently completed its first flight in Central China's Hunan province, marking a breakthrough in the country's own brand general aircraft industry, according to the company. The Sunward SA160L made its maiden test flight, which was about 60 minutes, at the Lusong airport in t...