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Editor’s comment: Revved up for the challenge?

Hello and welcome to our JEC World 2019 show preview edition. Starting on page 31, this issue also covers the latest lightweight material developments in the automotive sector.

Drilling down into the specific challenges for the automotive industry means opening up the lines of conversation between the OEMs, and SMEs working alongside them to help increase the penetration of fibre-reinforced polymer composites in high-volume vehicle production...

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Latest News


PRF Composite Materials unveils new UD prepreg line

PRF Composite Materials has announced the installation of its new UD prepreg line. Following the opening of its third facility, PRF has continued its expansion by increasing onsite UD prepreg...

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3D printed tooling for composites in a dash at Oxford firm

Oxford-based engineering company, Dash-CAE has invested in one of the largest 3D printers in the UK to help accelerate manufacturing in composites...

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AeroThermal doubles autoclave life and thermal performance

AeroThermal, specialists in the design, maintenance and manufacture of bespoke autoclaves and ovens, has doubled the life of one of its autoclaves for a leading aerospace company...

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KraussMaffei announces Pultrex share purchase agreement

KraussMaffei says it has signed a share purchase agreement with Pultrex in order to strengthen its system competence in the area of pultrusion. “With Pultrex, we have a valuable, experienced...

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Composites Europe and Composites Germany unveil new conference concept

Composites Europe and the trade association, Composites Germany have announced that they will cooperate even more closely and organise the International Composites Conference (ICC) jointly...

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AMI announces new Composites in Rail conference

AMI has announced the programme for a brand-new Composites in Rail conference featuring DB, Norplex-Micarta, Siemens and more. The event takes place on 25-26 June at the Sofitel Kurfürstendamm...

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Latest Features


Realising the rewards of recycling

Prodrive’s P2T process promises to help automotive companies incorporate more composites into their designs – while boosting recyclability at end-of-life. Lou Reade reports...

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Innovation meets inspiration!

In a Q&A session, Adeline Larroque, JEC Composites’ show director JEC World and EMEA Events, reveals what visitors can expect to see at JEC World, held from 12-14 March 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte...

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Who needs wires?

Aircraft cabling is heavy, expensive and often faulty, but TWI’s SurFlow system may soon make it largely unnecessary. Ian Parker reports. Sending messages along things which have another main...

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Big names, big gains

Mike Richardson hears from advanced composite solutions specialists, Retrac Productions’ managing director, Andy Carter about the company’s purchase and its use of CMS CNC machine tool equipment...

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Latest Products


Grieve installs latest inert atmosphere oven

No. 1033 is a 500ºC (932ºF) inert atmosphere oven from Grieve, currently used for heating polymer fibres at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure...

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3A Composites Core Materials launches reformulated AIREX T92

3A Composites Core Materials has launched the reformulated AIREX T92 to further extend its sustainable credentials. Extensive R&D research and testing have resulted in AIREX T92’s...

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Mirka launches new automotive repair abrasive

Mirka says it is bringing the next generation of abrasives to the automotive repair technology (ART) sector with the launch of its WPF Next Gen, new waterproof paper abrasive...

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