23 August 2002
23 August 2002
The Chinese State Economic and Trade Commission has set the principal tasks for upgrading the country's chemical industry, which includes its composites industry.
Objectives are to bring devices, technologies and equipment in construction or transformation in major sectors up to the international levels of the 1990s; to promote the application of information technology and realize optimal control in the production processes of major enterprises and major products; to apply energy-efficient technology, pollution-free production and resource comprehensive utilization technology.
Priority areas for R&D of leading products and equipment includes the development of organic fluorine production technique, polycarbon, metaformaldehyde, poly-terephthalic, PCT, PEN, SPS, liquid crystal polymer, high strength organic fiber, composite material production technique, production technique of polyolefine materials for parts and components of automobiles, production technology and application technology of high adsorption resins, production technology of ultra-high articulation and ultra-high light sensitive film.
Chomarat is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics).
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
Dura Composites has expanded its Dura Deck range to include Dura Deck Resist, a co-extruded decking board with an innovative 360 degree outer angle which protects its core from the elements, as well as a new and improved Dura Deck Eco.