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COMPANIES COMPANIES Mergers and acquisitions All-Finanz buys Menzolit A contract to sell the Menzolit group to the German investor All-Finanz was signed in Heidelberg on 20 April 2009. At the beginning of March 2009, the Swedish company Plastal, to which Menzolit formerly belonged, filed for insolvency. Extensive negotiations were already in an advanced stage to sell Menzolit and its subsidiaries, but they were delayed by Plastal's insolvency. The acquisition has now been completed with All-Finanz. Menzolit will continue focusing on its core competences: the production of SMC, BMC and CIC, as well as the expansion and development of technology and products. www.menzolit.com SABIC IP acquires RheMax product line As part of an ongoing effort to reaffirm and further strengthen its long-term commitment to the North American auto industry, SABIC Innovative Plastics announced on 17 April 2009 its agreement to acquire the RheMax product line from RheTech, Inc., of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA. RheTech will be the toll manufacturer of SABIC Innovative Plastics’ Stamax* LGFPP (Long Glass Fibre-Filled Polypropylene) resins, which were launched in North America in September 2008. www.sabic-ip.com materials, as announced on 10 April 2009. The signing of a long-term supply agreement with one of Diab’s major global customers represented in the region also motivated the decision. In addition to producing core materials, the new facility also features an extensive range of finishing equipment to process blocks into finished sheets, apply various finishing options and produce customerspecific core kits. www.diabgroup.com Oglaend Industries’ new factory in Kuala Lumpur Oglaend Industries have successfully relocated their advanced composite operation from Dubai, UAE, to their new purpose-built facility in Malaysia. www.oglaend-system.com and the awards have spanned 2007 and 2008. ATK expects aircraft engine manufacturers to incorporate CMC materials into next-generation aircraft to reduce both weight and life cycle costs. www.atk.com Partnership Airbus extends R&T cooperation with Dutch partners Airbus and the Dutch Aerospace industry signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding for strategic cooperation in R&T, which has been in force since 2005. Within this framework, they initiated a specific collaboration agreement on advanced thermoplastic composites, as announced on 26 March 2009. The collaboration on the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) project will demonstrate the design techniques, manufacturing and assembly processes for continuous-fibrereinforced thermoplastics for large primary aircraft structures. www.airbus.com ESI Group and PPE enter into partnership ESI Group and the Pôle de Plasturgie de l'Est (PPE) signed an agreement to develop an offer covering the entire lifecycle of composite parts and structures manufactured by injection and infusion processes, as unveiled on 2 April 2009. The goal of this partnership is to deliver a comprehensive response to new industry challenges related to composite part and structure development. This joint development will provide design and simulation tools to several industries, such as aeronautics, aerospace, transportation, shipbuilding, and wind energy. www.esi-group.com Strategic alliance between Flow International and Kuka Robot Group The new alliance will combine Flow’s abrasive waterjet machining expertise with Kuka’s long-standing expertise in precise robotic manipulation to benefit manufacturers seeking increased production requirements. www.flowcorp.com Development Energy Composites’ wind energy programme Energy Composites Corp. has just launched its WindFiber composites-inwind-energy programme, as announced on 4 April 2009. It consists in 1) manufacturing advanced composite structures for wind energy systems, 2) servicing composite components of wind energy systems as a composite maintenance, repair and overhaul contractor to integrators and wind farm operators, and 3) supplying composites. Energy Composites Corp. also signed a letter of intent with the City of Wisconsin Rapids to acquire a 22-hectare parcel for building a 32,500 square metre composites fabrication plant for manufacturing wind turbine blades. www.energycompositescorp.com ATK to implement ceramic-matrix composites on the F-35 joint strike fighter Alliant Techsystems has received multiple contract awards from the ManTech Program office of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to continue developing manufacturing process improvements for ceramic-matrix composite (CMC) components, as unveiled on 23 March 2009. The contracts are valued at nearly $10 million Opening GKN Aerospace builds new manufacturing facility On 7 April 2009, GKN Aerospace started works for the creation of a new state-ofthe-art manufacturing facility in Bristol in the UK. This facility will form a key part of GKN Aerospace-Filton as it becomes a global centre of excellence in composite aircraft wing structures. Starting in January 2010, this new plant will manufacture wing spars and trailing edge assemblies for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. www.gknaerospace.com Diab opens new core manufacturing operation in Chennai, India Diab decided to start manufacturing in India to meet the unprecedented demand in Asia for the company’s structural core 8 jec composites magazine / No49 June 2009
http://www.atk.com http://www.diabgroup.com http://www.menzolit.com http://www.oglaend-system.com http://www.airbus.com http://www.sabic-ip.com http://www.energycompositescorp.com http://www.esi-group.com http://www.gknaerospace.com http://www.flowcorp.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009

Cover
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Contents
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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 - 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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - 46
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 - 62
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #49 - June 2009 - Release agents Mould release system for the marine industry
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