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Victrex plc: Investment to create a joint-venture for PEEK manufacture in China
Victrex plc today announces the creation of a joint-venture between its subsidiary, Victrex Hong Kong Limited, and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical Company Limited, to build and operate a new PEEK polymer manufacturing facility in Liaoning, China, subject to certain performance conditions, including finalising land purchase and permit applications...
Jotun A/S and COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong Renew Joint Venture Agreement
Jotun A/S and COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong Ltd have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement.
China’s first electric passenger aircraft makes successful maiden flight
China’s Liaoning General Aviation Academy official announced that the inaugural flight of the country’s first self-developed four-seater electric aircraft, the RX4E, succeeded today in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. Developed by China’s Liaoning General Aviation Academy (LGAA), the 1,200 kg aircraft is...
Kingfa supplies UD tapes for Ford door modules
Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary Guangzhou Kingfa Carbon Fiber Materials Development Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China) have announced that they are supplying continuous fiber-reinforced materials for the mass production of lightweight door modules in the new Ford Focus. Door module carrier for the Ford Focus. Source | Ki...
JEC Group and CCGC Join Forces to Promote the Composites Industry
On October 29th, JEC Group and China Composites Group Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to join forces in China to promote composite solutions throughout application industries and help sharing best practices and identify opportunities of development.
[2019-10-31]Source:Organizer of China Composites Expo
China’s Beihang University develops long-endurance drone
After a non-stop flight of 30 hours, 6 minutes and 42 seconds, Fengru-3, a type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by Beihang students, set a world record in flight endurance for oil-powered UAVs with 25-100kg maximum take-off weight (MTOW). The UAV was independently developed, produced and manufactured by over 30 freshmen ...
China’s Sichuan Dahua acquires Austria’s ArrowCopter
Sichuan Dahua General Aircraft Manufacturing Company of China has successfully acquired the entire assets of leading European gyrocopter company, ArrowCopter.   The transaction was brokered by consultants Aerospace Investments Co. Ltd (U.K.) and Silk Wings Aviation (Beijing), who are now actively assisting in the completion pha...
Carbon and Arkema partner to advance the adoption of digital manufacturing
Carbon, a leading digital manufacturing company and Arkema, a pioneer in advanced liquid resins solutions through its Sartomer business line, announce a strategic partnership through an investment in the startup’s capital, to deliver a new era of materials performance and supply chain model for Carbon’s manufacturing partners.
Mockup of CR929 shown to potential customers
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and their joint venture, CRAIC, have hold Consultancy Committee on CR929 Program with the air companies during MAKS-2019 in Russia.   The event was aimed at demonstration the characteristics of the new long-range wide-body aircraft (LRWBA) to th...
HRC and Voith Composites co-develop hydrogen high pressure vessels for fuel cell applications
HRC, a composites solution provider, together with Voith Composites, the development and series production center of carbon fiber-reinforced composites in the Voith Group have signed the MoU to jointly work on next generation hydrogen high pressure vessels for FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles). HRC and Voith Composites co-develop h...
Mitsubishi Chemical to Start Up SMC Production Facility in Italy
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) today announced its intention to start up its European carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) production facility in Italy. The new facility, slated to start operations in September 2020, will be located on a site adjoining C.P.C. SRL (CPC; ...
[2019-07-12]Source:Mitsubishi Chemical
Hexcel Announces Official Opening of FAHCCT Laboratory in Shanghai
STAMFORD, Conn., June 27, 2019 – Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), Progen and Future Aerospace today celebrated the official opening of their new joint venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China. Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing Limited (FAHCCT) will provide China with a world-class aerospace standa...
China, Italy launch modern railway R&D center in Turin
TURIN, Italy, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A modern railway R&D center was launched Tuesday in the northern Italian industrial city of Turin by CRRC Tangshan to enhance bilateral railway transportation technology collaboration and innovation. The CRRC Tangshan Italy Modern Railway Transportation Technolog Joint R&D Center will be af...
China funds wind farm construction in Mozambique
  The China Energy Investment company will build a wind farm in the Manhiça district of Maputo province with capacity to produce more than 100 megawatts of electricity, according to Mozambican news agency AIM.   With US$120 million in funding from the Chinese government the plant may be completed in 2022.   ...
Chinese researchers develop superelastic hard carbon nanofiber aerogels
Inspired by the flexibility and rigidity of natural spider silks webs, a research team led by Prof. YU Shuhong from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) developed a simple and general method to fabricate superelastic and fatigue resistant hard carbon aerogels with nanofibrous network structure by using resorcinol-forma...
A 3D braiding machine and mixed reality learning environment for weaving process
The Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), will demonstrate the digital retrofitting of a 3D braiding machine for the production of three-dimensionally reinforced ceramic turbine components and a mixed reality learning environment for a weaving process to qualify new and also experienced employees.
Beijing Institute of Technology leverages SwiftComp for modeling advanced composites
AnalySwift, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites, announced that Beijing Institute of Technology is using its SwiftComp simulation software for researching new composite materials as part of the company’s recently launched Academic Partner Program. The university’s projects will employ ...
Covestro delivers first order of polyurethane resin for wind blades
Covestro, a global supplier of high-performance polymer materials, has delivered its first commercial order of polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. China is the world’s largest wind power market with 221 GW of installed capacity at the end of 2018, according to the World Wind Energy Association. Covestro deliver...
Jushi USA starts its 96,000 tons glass fiber production line
After a long period of hard work, Jushi USA has put into operation its alkali-free glass fiber production line, with an annual capacity of 96,000 tons, in accordance with the company's established plan. Ray Wierzbowski, vice president of Operations at Jushi USA, said : “This start is an important step for Jushi to maintain...
BASF invests in Longwater advanced materials fund
BASF Venture Capital is investing in the Longwater advanced materials fund. This private equity fund is managed by Longwater Investment, a pioneer growth capital investor in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China.
Swancor expands overseas by setting production site in Malaysia
Taiwan’s Swancor Holding has opened a subsidiary in Malaysia, named Swancor Ind (M) Sdn Bhd. “This is the first production site outside the Greater-China area and it is an important milestone for Swancor in the continued development in overseas markets”, says the group. The opening ceremony was attended by the Mal...
Sinochem and Shanghai Chemical Institute jointly set up a laboratory dedicated to composite materials
Sinochem International and Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Chemical Institute) jointly established the "Sinochem - Shanghai Chemical Institute Composite Materials joint laboratory" in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park.
[2019-05-24]Source:Sinochem International
BASF to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes plants at new Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China
BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plant at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production (“Verbund”) site in Zhanjiang, China. These will be the first production plants to come onstream at the site.
AR used to assist in manufacturing of race car built by University of Bath students
    Students from the University of Bath are using a new augmented reality (AR) tool developed by Rocketmakers to assist production of their 2019 Formula Student competition entry. Although augmented reality has been used in tests and demonstrations previously by car manufacturers, this is believed to be the first time the t...
[2019-05-15]Source:University of Bath
Blue Origin unveils its vision to go to space to benefit Earth
On May 9, 2019, Blue Origin founder discussed his vision to go to space to benefit Earth. In addition, he also announced the Blue Moon lunar lander, which is capable of taking people and payloads to the lunar surface.
[2019-05-14]Source:Blue Origin
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...