12 May 2015
12 May 2015
Chomarat Engineered Textiles based in Taicang, China, has just obtained EN 9100:2009 certification, the European standard that assesses a plant’s ability to meet the specific requirements of the aerospace industry.
Chomarat says that following on from Chomarat France, the Group’s Chinese subsidiary has joined the official aerospace supplier database for its advanced composite reinforcements. This certification, a reference for buyers in international markets, complies with Chomarat’s development strategy for the Chinese aerospace market and with the Group’s growth strategy.
“We are proud to have obtained EN 9100:2009 certification and to be included in an aerospace database that is both unique and global. This recognition rewards the investments – in terms of both human and financial resources – we have made in the plant’s quality management since it first opened,” explained Jérôme Faure, Head of Chomarat’s Chinese plant.
Chomarat explains that the EN 9100:2009 certification is also a key asset in terms of developing the Group’s carbon range, particularly C-PLY. C-PLY is a carbon multiaxial reinforcement launched by Chomarat in collaboration with Professor Tsai of Stanford University. This concept of NCF laminate with thin plies and narrow angles is a technological revolution designed to optimise fibre performance while offering a light, efficient and economic solution. The VX-1 KittyHawk, an aircraft designed by VX Aerospace (USA), is made from C-PLY carbon, the key factor determining its structural efficiency.
“After several years of research and hard work in the field of aeronautics, the JEC Innovation Award that VX-1 KittyHawk has just received confirms our ambitions for the aerospace market,” added Michel Cognet, Chomarat Group General Manager.
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Solvay has inaugurated a new centre in Wrexham, UK, for manufacturing structural adhesives and surfacing films for the aerospace market.
The new laboratory facilities of recently founded TPAC (ThermoPlastic composites Application Centre) were opened by Anka Mulder, President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, on 14 September.