07 February 2005
07 February 2005
As part of the JEC Composites Show 2005 (April 5-7, 2005), the JEC Group is organising four Forums devoted to the user markets of Marine, Aerospace, Automotive and Ground mass transportation (rail).
The Forums reveal trends and establish development prospects for each sector. They are designed to encourage the transfer of knowledge between the sectors concerned and the different players in the composite market. The presentations are made by customer/supplier pairs – international experts involved in research, design, engineering and manufacturing activities. The forums will focus on innovations, materials, new processes and technology.
MARINE FORUM Tuesday April 5, 2005, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
“Composites: enhanced performance in marine manufacturing”
Materials: greater processability
Process: ever easier
Productivity: substantial gains
Technology: great transfer potential
Speakers include: 3 TEX (USA), AHLSTROM GLASSFIBRE RESINS (Finland), FIBERTEX A/S(Denmark), MSC (Norway), ATECH COMPOSITES (HORIZON YACHT Grp) (Taiwan), DEVOLD (Norway)
AEROSPACE FORUM: Wednesday April 6, 2005, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
“How composites are contributing to cost reduction”
Design: increasingly effective tools
Process: more optimization
Machining: a highly monitored step
Quality Control: towards fully industrialized processes
Speakers include: VISTAGY, Inc. (USA), STANFORD UNIVERSITY (USA), EADS Space Transportation (France), AIRBUS ESPANA S.L. (Spain), AIRBUS Nantes (France), IRCCyN/IUT Nantes (France), Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH (Germany)
GROUND MASS TRANSPORTATION FORUM: Wednesday April 6, 2005, 2:30 pm-5:00 pm
“How composites are contributing to safety”
Meeting fire regulations and standards
Process: pultrusion, SMC, RTM, filament winding, …
Specific new composite developments: rolling stock and infrastructure
Speakers include: Byk-Chemie GmbH / European Alliance for SMC (Germany), Clariant GmbH (Switzerland), ANGUS CHEMICAL (USA), ULLIT (France), PERMALI WALLACE (India)
AUTOMOTIVE FORUM: Thursday April 7, 2005, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
“Competitiveness: new composite solutions”
Speakers include: Delcam Plc (UK), ASHLAND Drew Ameroid Deutschland (Germany), Byk-Chemie GmbH (Germany), GENERAL MOTORS R&D CENTER (USA), QUADRANT PLASTIC COMPOSITES AG (Switzerland), FIBEREX GLASS CORPORATION (Canada)
Full programmes can be downloaded from the JEC Show website
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.