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.
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.