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Continuous fiber thermoplastics are smart for world’s largest appliance manufacturer Haier
On March 8th, the China Household Electrical Appliances and Consumer Electronics Fair (AWE) opened in Shanghai to an expected 250,000 visitors. As the world’s No. 1 appliance company, Haier’s display of boundary-pushing smart air conditioners was a huge attraction. As was the world’s first air conditioner using continuou...
A new Shanghai-based car company, LVCHI (‘green speed’ in Chinese) has come out with ambitious plans to launch a full-electric offering, teaming up with an established Italian design firm to work on its products.   The LVCHI Venere is a high-performance, all-electric four-seater conceived according to the criteria u...
[2018-03-15]Source:Lvchi Auto
China develops new driverless, carbon fiber monorail train
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, a subsidiary of State-owned trainmaker CRRC, has announced that it has developed a new driverless carbon-fiber monorail train. The company said the new generation of its driverless monorail train can endure extreme weather, with temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius. Partly made of carbon-...
COMAC Reveals Major Milestone in Development of CR929 Aircraft
Last week, the American division of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) revealed that manufacturing tests of full-scale 15 x 6-meter composite fuselage panels for the CR929 aircraft have been completed, with follow-up tests showing good results. The CR929 is the first long-haul jet developed by a joint venture between COMAC a...
[2018-02-06]Source:Composites Manufacturing
Kangde and Tengdun Technology have signed a carbon fiber drone project agreement
Kangde Composites Co. Ltd. and Sichuan Tengdun Technology Co. Ltd. have signed a project launch agreement and formally opened the project trial of a drone. By mutual agreement, the first sample will be delivered at the end of March 2018.
Versarien to establish graphene manufacturing centre in Shandong, China
Versarien, the British advanced materials engineering group, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to establish a graphene manufacturing centre in China.
CPIC develops family of unique fiberglass products
Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC), the world's third-largest fiberglass manufacturer by installed volume, has developed a family of unique fiberglass products with a flat rather than round cross-section that facilitates higher fiber loading levels and better mechanical properties (including higher impact strength) in injection...
China develops subway car made of carbon fiber
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, a subsidiary of State-owned trainmaker CRRC, announced that it has developed subway train made of carbon fiber.
Airbus and its Chinese partners strengthen cooperation
In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) on the further development of industrial cooperation in Tianjin.
ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
The Chinese company China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) is seeking to list its subsidiary KraussMaffei, a world leading supplier of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber, on a stock exchange in China.
Wanfeng Aviation Industry acquires Diamond Aircraft Group
China-based Wanfeng had been an investor of Austria-based Diamond’s general aviation aircraft facility in Canada, but now takes over the entire company. Diamond manufactures composites-intensive, piston-powered aircraft.
BYD, a leader in electric vehicles (EV) in China, has signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangier to build battery-powered passenger cars, buses and trucks.
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.