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Tab. 1: Worldwide production capacities PAN-based carbon fibre Nameplate capacity (tonnes) Toray Group Brand name 2007 13 900 2008 17 900 2009 18 900 2010 22 900 Toray Japan Soficar France CFA USA Toho Tenax Co.Ltd. Torayca 6 900 3 400 3 600 9 100 7 300 5 200 5 400 11 800 8 300 5 200 5 400 13 500 12 300 5 200 5 400 13 500 Japan (T.T.J) Europe (T.T.E) USA (T.T.A) Mitsubishi Rayon Co.Ltd. (MRC) "Small tow" 1K/3K/6K/ 12K/24K Tenax 3 700 3 400 2 000 8 100 6 400 3 400 2 000 8 100 6 400 5 100 2 000 8 100 6 400 5 100 2 000 10 100 Japan Grafil USA Europe (SGL) Formosa Plastics Group Taiwan Hexcel Pyrofil Grafil Tairyfil HexTow Thornel 5 400 2 200 500 2 950 3 250 5 400 2 200 500 6 150 3 900 5 400 2 200 500 8 750 5 150 7 400 2 200 500 8 750 7 000 USA Spain Cytec Engineered Materials USA Dalian Xingke Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd China Aksa Turkey Total "small tow" Output Coef. 0.7 "Large tow" above 24K/48K, 80K/320K… ZOLTEK Group SGL GROUP 3 250 0 1 900 0 0 39 200 3 250 650 2 000 360 0 50 210 4 500 650 2 000 360 0 56 400 6 000 1 000 4 000 1 360 1 500 69 110 Aksaca 27 440 Panex 35 147 13 000 39 480 13 000 48 377 15 500 10 500 2 700 Europe USA 3 700 6 000 7 000 Sigrafil C 1 700 1 000 13 200 2 700 1 000 16 700 4 000 2 000 19 000 4 000 3 000 22 500 Total "large tow" Output Coef. 0.9 "Small tow" +"Large tow" Total nameplate capacities Total output 11 880 52 400 39 320 15 030 66 910 50 177 17 100 75 400 56 580 20 250 91 610 68 627 Fortafil USA) into 24K small-tow production. Zoltek continues to pursue an aggressive strategy, notably in the area of wind turbine blades and industrial applications. Lastly, SGL Carbon has announced an ambitious investment programme. A significant part of large-tow carbon fibre production is devoted to chopped-fibre applications. Integration In addition to carbon fibre, a growing number of manufacturers are also offering conventional fabrics, multiaxial fabrics (N.C.F), prepregs (fabrics and/or tapes), and composite parts in some cases. satellites, and rollers among others. Investments for Pitch-based carbon fibres are limited comparatively to PAN-based carbon fibres. Carbon continues to strengthen its position in terms of weight and energy savings (economy-wise). In many applications, there is no going back to aluminium or aluminium alloys. Many investments have been launched, so the shortage should be overcome within the coming months. New carbon fibre suppliers are expected to appear in the short term. The JEC Composites Magazine editing staff would like to thank carbon fibre suppliers for answering our questions, which helped us draft a statement as of May 2008. Pitch-based carbon fibre Pitch-based carbon fibre is used in specific applications such as civil engineering, Tab. 2: Worldwide production capacities Pitch-based carbon fibre Nameplate capacity (tonnes) Nippon Graphite Fiber Cooperation Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. Cytec Total Pitch Pitch Pitch Pitch Granoc Dialed Thornel 180 1 000 400 1 580 600 1250 400 No41 June 2008 / JEC Composites Magazine

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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