14 April 2008
14 April 2008
The recent JEC Composites Show was a great success, with a record turnout and greatly expanded exhibit area.
Its 43,500 m² (462,848 sq ft) included seven halls, a new outdoor demonstration area, and a specially-built auditorium/conference-room structure.
The show has developed steadily for the past ten years, and it drew to a close this year registering an excellent participation rate for its programmes. The show hosted 1,053 exhibitor companies, with 74% from abroad and more than 100 new exhibitors.
The number of visitors climbed to more than 27,000 professionals from 96 different countries, with a 13% rise for the most heavily frequented day compared to last year. One out of two visitors was a buyer or end-user seeking new solutions for aeronautical, marine, automotive, construction, infrastructure, energy, or sports & leisure applications.
The sister ship of the renowned passenger ferry Vision of the Fjords takes sustainability one step further. A catamaran constructed from carbon fibre composite that runs entirely on batteries, Future of the Fjords will offer sightseeing with a minimum of environmental impact.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
At the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)'s third annual Infrastructure Day on 6-7 February 2018 34 ACMA members joined together to meet with over 100 Members of Congress and their staffs to advance legislation to drive investment in innovative material solutions for transportation, water and energy infrastructure.