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development investment grant. www.magna.com Lanxess invests in Asia Lanxess recently began building a plant for the production of butyl rubber in Singapore, which is due to go on stream in 2013. A total of EUR 400 million has been set aside for this project. In Nantong near Shanghai, Lanxess, together with TSRC Corporation, is building a facility for NBR rubber at a cost of around EUR 36 million. It is scheduled to begin production in 2012. At its production site of Jhagadia in India, Lanxess is currently involved in the construction of a compounding plant for the two engineering plastics Durethan (polyamide) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate), which is due to commence operation at the beginning of 2012. The cost of this investment is more than EUR 10 million. www.lanxess.com Erratum: In the article titled "Global glassfibre production: changes across the board" which appeared in the June-July 2010 issue of JEC Composites Magazine, a table identifies several manufacturers as making and selling “Advantex” glass. Owens Corning is proud to be the exclusive owner of the registered trademark “Advantex®”. Advantex® glass has a patented formulation which offers the unique attributes of being both a boron-free E-glass, and an E-CR glass reinforcement in accordance with ASTM D578, ISO 20789, and DIN 1259-01. Consequently, some of the information contained in the article and chart misuses the Owens Corning Advantex® trademark. Of the companies identified in the chart, only 3B Fibreglass has a license from Owens Corning to use the trademark Advantex®. Only Owens Corning and 3B Fiberglass make Advantex® glass. The following companies do not make and sell Advantex® glass: Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy, Cam Elyaf Sanayii As (Sisecam Group), Johns Manville, Johns Manville Europe Slovakia, P-D Glasseiden Oschatz, PPG Fiber Glass, PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass (Zibo).

COMPANIES

Mergers and acquisitions
Goodrich Corporation acquires Crompton Technology Group Goodrich Corporation has acquired UKbased Crompton Technology Group, Ltd. (CTG), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced carbon fibre composite products for the aerospace, defence, advanced vehicle and clean energy markets. The transaction closed on 9 June 2010; terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. www.goodrich.com Composite Technology Investors acquires Vector Composites The American company Composite Technology Investors LLC, Solana Beach, CA, has recently completed the purchase of Vector Composites, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, from DR Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA, as unveiled on 18 June 2010. Vector Composites, Inc. (VCI) is a small business contractor providing composite structure development and fabrication services for aerospace applications. www.compositetechnologyinvestors.com Reichhold expands manufacturing capacity in Turkey As part of the ongoing growth of Reichhold’s business in the Turkish market, the company announced on 22 June 2010 that it will further expand its activities through a new, additional manufacturing partnership with Ilkalem Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. (Ilkalem). Ilkalem will manufacture selected products that will expand the range of products locally produced by Reichhold and increase its overall capacity, which is a key consideration for many of its current and prospective customers. www.reichhold.com

fuselage and tail units of the new Airbus A350 XWB. www.lap-laser.com Toho Tenax Europe to supply carbon fibre for Bombardier CSeries The core company of Teijin Group's carbon fibre business announced on 28 June 2010 that its European division, Toho Tenax Europe GmbH, has signed a contract to supply carbon fibre material for major primary and secondary composite structures on Bombardier’s new CSeries aircraft programme. Toho Tenax will be supplying a variety of carbon fibre types for both dry textile and prepreg applications on the programme. The contract is expected to generate revenues of approximately €130 million over the next ten years. www.tohotenax-eu.com GRPMS to distribute Chomarat's product range in the UK, Eire and Scandinavia The addition of Chomarat's global expertise and wide range of products, including special solutions for closed-mould processes such as Roviflow® or Rovicore®, further reinforces GRPMS’ strategy of delivering top-quality products from the strongest supplier portfolio in the composite distribution market. www.grpms.com

Development
Magna Composites to create 327 new jobs North Carolina's Governor Bev Perdue announced on 15 June 2010 that auto parts supplier Magna Composites LLC plans to expand three plants in the western part of North Carolina and create 327 new jobs over the next four years. The expansion – in which Magna plans to invest $10 million in facilities in Salisbury, Lenoir and Newton – was made possible in part by a state job

Agreements and partnerships
LAP wins order from Airbus Airbus commissioned LAP the German , specialist in laser-based measuring and projection technology, to provide 220 laser projection systems. Airbus will use the laser projectors to further optimize production efficiency in the manufacture of carbon fibre components for wings,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010

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Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE
Goodrich Corporation acquires Crompton Technology Group
Reichhold expands manufacturing capacity in Turkey
LAP wins order from Airbus
Toho Tenax Europe to supply carbon fibre for Bombardier Cseries
Glass Fibre - A global competition for breakthrough composite applications
Agenda of events
Innovation - Phenolic prepreg products for interior applications
BUSINESS
Market survey: China Yuan Long FRP broadens its range of skills beyond pultrusion
Shanghai Tung Hsing Technology: steady growth through diversified markets
Niche Market Bio-based polymers: a revolutionnary change
Trends Kenaf, a fibre for the future: the Harusmas experience
Mechanical properties of naturalfibre-reinforced composites
FEATURE
Design - Wave impact resistance of racing yacht composites
Infusion - Regatta racing at the highest level
Adhesive - Flame-retardant adhesive for power packs in marine applications
Control - Validation of marine structures - Testing appraoches
Resin - New styrene-free resin: better for Catamaran Cruisers and the environment
VOC - Presatured wipes reduce VOC emissions
High performance - 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes around the world
USERS' PLATFORM
Composites in the world
Ying Yang table
The most luxurious golf car ever made
New carbon fibre band watch
Successful partners - A prefabricated FRP bridge for the oil and gas industry
Low-cost structural thermoplastic composites for transport
Making modular bus body shells from composite materials
Tougher fire-rated bus parts thanks to intumescent topcoat
KNOW-HOW
Bonding - Composite bonders - meeting the requirements of modern engineering
Manufacturing - ESTRIM - a fast-demoulding injection technology for epoxy composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Toho Tenax Europe to supply carbon fibre for Bombardier Cseries
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Glass Fibre - A global competition for breakthrough composite applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Agenda of events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Innovation - Phenolic prepreg products for interior applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Market survey: China Yuan Long FRP broadens its range of skills beyond pultrusion
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Shanghai Tung Hsing Technology: steady growth through diversified markets
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Niche Market Bio-based polymers: a revolutionnary change
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Trends Kenaf, a fibre for the future: the Harusmas experience
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Mechanical properties of naturalfibre-reinforced composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Design - Wave impact resistance of racing yacht composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Infusion - Regatta racing at the highest level
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Adhesive - Flame-retardant adhesive for power packs in marine applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Control - Validation of marine structures - Testing appraoches
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Resin - New styrene-free resin: better for Catamaran Cruisers and the environment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - VOC - Presatured wipes reduce VOC emissions
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - High performance - 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes around the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - New carbon fibre band watch
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Successful partners - A prefabricated FRP bridge for the oil and gas industry
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Low-cost structural thermoplastic composites for transport
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Making modular bus body shells from composite materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Tougher fire-rated bus parts thanks to intumescent topcoat
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Bonding - Composite bonders - meeting the requirements of modern engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #59 - August/September 2010 - Manufacturing - ESTRIM - a fast-demoulding injection technology for epoxy composites
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