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COMPANIES New LM Glasfiber factory in Poland Construction has just started on what is expected to become LM Glasfiber's largest blade factory in Northern Europe. The new factory - the third in Northern Europe - will supply blades for the fast growing multi-MW turbine segment and will be suitable for manufacturing blades of more than 60 metres in length. Located in Goleniów, in northwest Poland, the factory will be built on an area of 280,000 m2 using the company’s modular factory concept. In the initial phase, the factory should provide work for more than 250 employees and an annual manufacturing capacity of 750 MW. The first teams of employees are already being trained and qualified in Denmark. Supply from the new factory is expected to begin at the end of 2008, when it will start supplying blades for Nordex wind farms in Poland and the rest of Europe. The factory in Goleniów is part of the LM Glasfiber 2008 capacity expansion programme comprising capacity additions of more than 2,000MW - a doubling on 2007. The first facility was opened in Arkansas, USA, at the beginning of 2008. An additional factory will be built at the Port of Little Rock, Arkansas, some time in 2008. Also, additional production lines will be built to expand the capacity at the existing facilities in Denmark and China. www.lmglasfiber.com Hexcel opens first carbon fibre plant in Spain Hexcel Corporation opened its first European carbon fibre plant on April 29, 2008 at a special ceremony attended by over 200 people. The new plant is located in Illescas near Toledo, and is the first ever plant to manufacture carbon fibre in Spain. positive operating income of CHF 3.5 million after book gains was reported on the sale of fixed assets. The Group closed the 2007 fiscal year with a CHF 1 million net profit. The Board of Directors and Management are confident about the prospects for the current year. A 7-10% sales increase to CHF 480-490 million and a 4% EBIT margin are expected. With more than 10% growth from 2009 onwards, Gurit should return to EBIT margins between 8 and 10% by 2010. www.gurit.com August 2009. With this €51M investment, the group will create 59 new jobs in Germany. This strong growth is meant to meet the growing needs for composite parts, especially in aircraft construction and the industrial segment, e.g.: wind energy, pressure vessels, and automotive and digital device applications. Teijin invests in carbon and aramid fibre The new plant was opened by the Regional President of Castilla La Mancha, Excelentísimo Señor Don Jose Maria Barreda, in the presence of Dave Berges, Hexcel Chairman and CEO and Bill Hunt, Hexcel President. Amongst the attendees were representatives from the neighbouring Airbus plant which will be a major customer for the HexTow® carbon fibres made at the new facility. The company embarked on a $280 million investment programme to boost its carbon fibre capacity to 7,000 tonnes both in Europe and the USA by the end of 2009. www.hexcel.com Teijin Limited is a global company comprising about 150 companies in more than 10 countries. The Teijin Group acquired 100% of Teijin Aramid BV and 50% of Toho Tenax Co., Ltd in 2000. Last autumn, Teijin Limited also became the only parent company of Toho Tenax Co. In April 2008, Toho Tenax commissioned the world’s largest carbon fibre line in Japan with a capacity of 2,700 tonnes per year. The group will thus achieve a total annual capacity of 13,500 tonnes. In addition to these investments in new capacity, the production lines in Toho Tenax America are being up-scaled to bring them up to the Toho Tenax technology level. Toho Tenax Europe GmbH operates from two sites in Germany: Wuppertal (sales department and development & laboratories) and Oberbruch, with three carbon fibre production lines and a yearly capacity of 3,400 tonnes. The construction of a fourth line on this site, adding an extra capacity of 1,700 tonnes, has already started and the line should be commissioned in Gurit’s results and future prospects Gurit is well on track according to the financial results for the first two months of the new business year. The trends show that the action plan announced in January is bearing fruit. During the tough fiscal year 2007, the Group achieved a 17.7% sales increase to CHF 448.8 million. A slightly Teijin Aramid’s productions facilities in Delfzijl and Emmen (Netherlands) produce various aramid products for a wide variety of markets including the automotive market, protective clothing, optical fibre cables, and friction and sealing materials. The growing demand for aramid resulted in a capacity expansion in 2006, equivalent to a €150M investment that boosted the Twaron para-aramid capacity up to 23,000 tonnes. Teijin Aramid plans to expand its production capacity again in 2008. www.tohotenax-eu.com www.teijinaramid.com www.teijin.co.jp No41 June 2008 / JEC Composites Magazine
http://www.lmglasfiber.com http://www.gurit.com http://www.hexcel.com http://www.tohotenax-eu.com http://www.teijinaramid.com http://www.teijin.co.jp

JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008

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Companies | Owens Corning & Vetrotex: situation after the acquisition
Sale of Owens Corning plants in Belgium and Norway
Capacity expansion in Texas for Owens Corning
Gurit’s results and future prospects
New LM Glasfiber factory in Poland
Hexcel opens first carbon fibre plant in Spain
Teijin invests in carbon and aramid fibre
Agenda of events
JEC Show Paris 2008 report
Carbon fibre: sustained increase in production capacities
Market survey: Asia Technology-linked business opportunities for composites in India
Mechemco: a strategy that is paying off
Permali Wallace: sustained development
LESCO Technology: riding the environmental wave
Niche market All-carbon micro-aerial vehicle
Human Capital Accomplishing the project objectives
Market | A fast-changing market
Development | Compressing composite part development cycle and improving quality
Simulation | An industrial solution to analyse delamination
Micromechanics of failure: a new approach to modelling composite failure and life
An end-to-end simulation solution for autoclave manufacturing
Process | Fully automated RTM production line
Manufacturing | SLCA: expert in composite aerostructures
There’s a fine line between marine and aeronautics!
Opinion | The fear of change: some thoughts on aeronautical construction
USERS’ PLATFORM KNOW-HOW | Composites in the world Bamboo bike
Between car and motorbike
Bird man over the Alps
Applications | CFRP shafts and axles
High-performance COPV systems for large satellite platforms
Pressure bulkhead of the Boeing 787
Landing gear hubcaps for the Boeing 777
An out-of-autoclave composite solution
Control | Visiovis: monitoring nanofiller dispersion/distribution in molten polymers
Design | Non-thermal anti-icing/de-icing system for rotor blade leading edges
Special : JEC Composite Asia
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Sale of Owens Corning plants in Belgium and Norway
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Teijin invests in carbon and aramid fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - JEC Show Paris 2008 report
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Carbon fibre: sustained increase in production capacities
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Market survey: Asia Technology-linked business opportunities for composites in India
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Mechemco: a strategy that is paying off
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Permali Wallace: sustained development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - LESCO Technology: riding the environmental wave
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Niche market All-carbon micro-aerial vehicle
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Human Capital Accomplishing the project objectives
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Market | A fast-changing market
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Development | Compressing composite part development cycle and improving quality
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Simulation | An industrial solution to analyse delamination
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Micromechanics of failure: a new approach to modelling composite failure and life
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - An end-to-end simulation solution for autoclave manufacturing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Process | Fully automated RTM production line
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Manufacturing | SLCA: expert in composite aerostructures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - There’s a fine line between marine and aeronautics!
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Opinion | The fear of change: some thoughts on aeronautical construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Between car and motorbike
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Bird man over the Alps
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - High-performance COPV systems for large satellite platforms
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Landing gear hubcaps for the Boeing 777
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - An out-of-autoclave composite solution
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Control | Visiovis: monitoring nanofiller dispersion/distribution in molten polymers
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Design | Non-thermal anti-icing/de-icing system for rotor blade leading edges
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #41 - June 2008 - Special : JEC Composite Asia
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