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in partnership with JEC Composites E-letter strong and durable material with low thermal expansion and no shrinkage problems. This type of dome construction can be as little as 10-15% of the weight of an equivalent concrete dome. This is a major advantage, especially where there are risks of earthquakes. The system is designed to withstand the most extreme climates. Using high-tech materials and techniques, the domes are completely waterproofed. Joints are sealed with PTFE (Teflon) sealant to prevent water penetration. As a secondary back-up system, a drainage channel is moulded into the panel flanges. Due to their durability and corrosion resistance, mosaic tiles provide the best external finish. The lightweight properties of DK’s domes complement their ease of installation. With this system, the dome shell is subdivided into large prefabricated panels, making Fig. 3: Inner Dome of Kempinski Emirates for extremely Palace Hotel, rapid on-site Abu Dhabi. installation. The installation time of DK’s domes is less than 30% that of conventional construction. DK Composites is one of four companies that operate in this steadily growing market, where composite domes have barely a 2% market share. More information Damen Shipyards Gorinchem awards contract to DK Composites Sdn Bhd At the end of last year, the Dutch Company Damen Shipyards Gorinchem signed a contract with DK Composites Sdn Bhd for the building of ten Damen Interceptors 1602 boats. The Damen Interceptors 1102 are a new generation of ultra-fast boats featuring hulls made completely from carbon- and glass-fibre composites. They can reach operating speeds of 60 knots, are highly manoeuvrable, and best suited for maritime law-enforcement operations. Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has been collaborating with DK Composites Sdn Bhd for the past three years in the building of composite superstructures for their Fast Crew Supplier 1605 boats and other lightweight vessels. Knowing DK’s reputation for fabricating high-quality composite hulls, Damen commissioned them to build the first Damen Interceptor 1102 last year. The job was completed in the specified time, and the boat passed all sea tests conducted in Port Dickson and harsh testing in the rough North Sea in Europe. This order for four Interceptors concerns the first “production series”. One of these can be used as demonstrator for other potential customers in other parts of the world, and it is hoped that the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency will also test this boat for their interceptor operations in Malaysia. seepage and waterproofing. The pools are distributed in Peninsular Malaysia through qualified and trained installers in major cities. DK’s pool business may not as developed as its boat or dome construction business, but it does provide the company with additional openings. Along the same lines, DK also built the body for the Scomi Rail monorail that runs at Kuala Lumpur, and has ongoing projects on drones and many other subjects, as well. About 15% of DK’s workforce is dedicated to engineering and R&D, enabling DK to explore other new areas of interest where its expertise and knowhow are sure to be advantages. FRP pools: yet another diversification DK also produces FRP pools and spas. The pools come complete with pump, filter and maintenance accessories, and in ideal weather and landscape conditions, can be installed within four days from delivery. Their single-piece construction is covered by a 10-year warranty on Advanced production facilities To enable it to juggle all these activities successfully, DK Composites has a technologically advanced composite manufacturing facility that was inaugurated in 2005. The facility, which located two hours south of Kuala Lumpur, covers 10,200 square metres of usable workspace and is fully airconditioned, thus providing a temperature-stable production environment. The facility is equipped with a multicycle computerized tempering oven (25 m x 5 m x 3.5 m), a spray chamber (18 m x 6 m x 5.5 m), an engineering workshop, a dedicated laminating room and a 40-m-long autoclave. The DK production hall houses a computercontrolled five-axis milling machine (18 m x 6 m x 2.75 m ), one of the largest in South East Asia. The NC programmes required for the guidance of the milling machine are transmitted from DK's design office. The design office works on high-performance IBM CAD/CAM systems, which are linked to production and directly command the five-axis milling machine. More information: www.dkcomposites.com No49 June 2009 / jec composites magazine 13
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009

Cover
Index
Contents
- NEWS WORLDWIDE -
CompaniesMergers and acquisitions /Opening/Development /Partnership
3B: a high-quality fibreglass supplier
DK Composites: a player that has made a name for itself
Agenda of events
Equipment Innovative robotic solutions for fibre placement
- BUSINESS -
Market survey Indian distributors of raw materials for composites
Trends Subcontracting in aviation: a rapidly changing sector
Niche market Composites conform to creation
Human capital NCC: a global source for commercialization, manufacturing acceleration and incubation
- FEATURE -
Market 2009-2013: no slow-down in global wind developments
Design Composite wind turbine blade design: leveraging aerospace advances
Reinforcement New composite hybrid reinforcements for the wind turbine industry
Resins Advanced epoxy technology for wind turbine blades
Foam Breakthrough in structural PET foam core materials
Adhesive Turbine blade bonding
Production Automated blade production for wind energy plants
UT scans to ensure blade quality
Application An innovative composite wind turbine: for homeowners and professionals
- USERS’ PLATFORM -
Composites in the world - An astonishing chair
 - “Light car - Open Source”
The Greenbirdproject: 203 km/h just using wind
Lightweight hand-launched glider
Successful partners Innovative architectural cladding
Application GRP pipe system for Cancéropôle stormwater network
Composite system has capital solution for park odours
Composite drives team in first zero-emission race
- KNOW-HOW -
Materials Fibre-reinforced cores
Release agents Mould release system for the marine industry
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - CompaniesMergers and acquisitions /Opening/Development /Partnership
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - 3B: a high-quality fibreglass supplier
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - DK Composites: a player that has made a name for itself
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Equipment Innovative robotic solutions for fibre placement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - - BUSINESS -
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Market survey Indian distributors of raw materials for composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Trends Subcontracting in aviation: a rapidly changing sector
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Niche market Composites conform to creation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Human capital NCC: a global source for commercialization, manufacturing acceleration and incubation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - - FEATURE -
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Market 2009-2013: no slow-down in global wind developments
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Design Composite wind turbine blade design: leveraging aerospace advances
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Reinforcement New composite hybrid reinforcements for the wind turbine industry
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Resins Advanced epoxy technology for wind turbine blades
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Foam Breakthrough in structural PET foam core materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Adhesive Turbine blade bonding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Production Automated blade production for wind energy plants
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - UT scans to ensure blade quality
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Application An innovative composite wind turbine: for homeowners and professionals
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - - USERS’ PLATFORM -
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 -  - “Light car - Open Source”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Lightweight hand-launched glider
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Successful partners Innovative architectural cladding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Application GRP pipe system for Cancéropôle stormwater network
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Composite system has capital solution for park odours
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Composite drives team in first zero-emission race
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - - KNOW-HOW -
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Materials Fibre-reinforced cores
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Release agents Mould release system for the marine industry
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