15 April 2014
15 April 2014
The third session of JEC Americas is attracting leading companies and associations to the event which is being held at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, US, from13th – 15th May, and is collocating with Techtextil North America and Texprocess.
According to JEC, the US composites industry displays recovery growth prospects with an expected 5% pa growth rate during the next five years, representing approximately 25% of the global growth.
It says that, along with carbon, glass and natural fibre suppliers, both thermoset and thermoplastic resin producers will present their solutions for fast manufacturing, especially for Aerospace and Automotive. A full range of tools, machines, robots and equipment will testify the decisive move to Composites Automation. A world premiere will showcase composites 3D Printing.
Photo provided by JEC
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.