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Trend
g…/… Composites and the carbon label

On account of the weight being reduced by a factor of 2.6, the carbon equivalent is reduced by practically two thirds.

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For a composite part, this calculation would equate to cost savings approximately proportional to the observed weight savings. 3) Other savings A structural sandwich panel also incorporates other characteristics, such as thermal or acoustic insulation, that would need to be added and accounted for in the case of a monolithic solution. Transport savings Savings linked to transportation may be made: - when transporting the manufactured product to its final place of use, - throughout its life cycle if the product is used in a mode of transport. According to the mode of transport, the weight saving has a greater or lesser influence on the GHG emission. For example, a 300-kg weight reduction on a 20-tonne truck that covers 150,000 km/year equates to 4 metric tons of C.

based on ultra-pure DCPD, has produced in collaboration with the consultancy, Spirit of Innovation, and the French engineering school, ENSAM Chambéry, a comparative study taking in various pairs of materials/processes used in the moulding of large-scale bodywork components. This study takes account of the energy consumption (cost of the energy required for moulding 1 kg of the finished part), the life cycle analysis (from the production of the raw materials to the recycling/revalution process) and the generation of greenhouse gases throughout the life cycle. All this data are related to the case study of a real component. Several end-of-life scenarios are studied (2008 and 2015 baselines). The study is available from Telene (+33 3 21 08 83 20 or info@telene.com). - The Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (Central Laboratory for Bridges and Roadways) in Bouguenais has compared the carbon inventory for bridges made of composites, steel and concrete. “Composite decks and sustainable development, a case study”, a study conducted by Monssef Drissi-Habti, monssef.drisssi@lcpc.fr, Xavier Chapeleau and Sébastien Cournée, is now available. - Strongly committed to the promotion of structural sandwich panels in industries other than hi-tech sectors such as aerospace, the author has developed, on the basis of the MAGICS finite element analysis software, a decision-making support software for the pre-dimensioning of structural sandwich panels: ASKMAGICS. This software is designed to help the manufacturers concerned to rapidly assess the feasibility and competitiveness of a sandwich solution compared to the traditional monolithic solution.

- The Belgian company, Elytra, manufactures lightweight structural sandwich panels with polypropylene honeycomb cores and steel skins. These panels, due to steel's very high modulus and the use of very thin skins (3/10 mm), offer a very high level of stiffness for a low weight (approx. 6 kg/m²). This low weight contributes to the panels’ low-carbon label. With their products on show at JEC Paris, there are more and more manufacturers proposing new resistant and economic cores for the manufacturing of light structural sandwich panels.

Conclusion

ADEME’s Bilan Carbone® is a standardised method for evaluating the CO2 emissions generated by local authorities, companies or manufacturers. Once its carbon inventory has been drawn up, a manufacturer can allocate to the products that it manufactures a carbon label that will allow users to make an enlightened eco-responsible choice. A carbon tax is due to be introduced in the near future for fuels used in road transportation. This tax evaluates the cost of the CO2 kg at €15/kg. A trading market has been in place for some years now centred on the costs of the right to emit CO2. All these measures go to show that, despite the current transient difficulties, in particular due to the ongoing economic crisis, the carbon label will become a means of influencing socially responsible choices. The composites industry, one of the selling points of which is the lightness of its products, should reap the benefits of this if it is able to grasp the opportunity and promote itself accordingly. More information: www.as2c.com

The aforementioned examples broadly demonstrate that the composites industry is well-equipped to win this battle of the carbon inventory through the trump card of weight reduction. Recycling, until recently the sticking point for thermosetting plastics, has evolved so that today there exist industrially viable solutions. Many manufacturers are addressing these issues. For example:

- Telene S.A.S., a company specialising in high-performance formulations

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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010

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Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE
Companies
Spirit AeroSystems and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes enter into agreements
CTRM and CTL to commercialize composites testing in Asia
IDI Composites International announces installation of automated BMC production line
Umeco and Shanghai Leadgo Technology form a joint venture in China
SAIC awarded USD 11 million contract to deliver manufacturing facility for composite building materials
Airbus completes allocation of A350 XWB airframe work packages to China
Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
Agenda of events
Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
BUSINESS
Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
Trend - Composites and the carbon label
FEATURE - AUTOMOTIVE
Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
USER'S PLATFORM
Composites in the world - Agile as a snake for ice climbing
Recyclable emergency snow shovel
Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
KNOW-HOW
Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend - Composites and the carbon label
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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