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JCM: What does your company
offer and for which markets?
What is your business model?

J.L.C.: We are a manufacturer

of ultra-high-performance
composite materials with a
high value-added business
model for the consumer
electronics, automotive and
sporting goods markets. Aonix
has generated revenues from
the beginning with its consulting services.
Now, we typically work in a
five-stage model:
1. We make prototypes for our
clients so they will be able to
fully validate the technology
on fully functional parts.
2. Then we design and build
mass manufacturing machines
based on their specific requirements.
3. We run a pre-production to
fully validate and optimize the
setup (so that we can adjust
the materials and machines as
needed).

4. We transfer the machines
to the client's factory or tier 1
or tier 2, and we provide the
necessary training.
5. We supply the materials -
typically millions of blanks - to
the client's factory, and provide
support and 24/7 machine
monitoring.
Our machines can manufacture parts up to 2 by 2 meters
in size.
JCM: Could you mention a few
business achievements Aonix is
proud of?

J.L.C.: All of our custom-

ers are in highly competitive markets. They see the
UltraMaterials Solution as a
competitive advantage. I can
talk generally about a large
project for a client in Asia last
year. From the purchase order
to getting the machine up and
running and the staff trained,
it took only 6 months (excluding time in transit). This was

UltramaterialsTM prepreg blank parts

a turnkey project including
materials development and
the design and assembly of
very large machines. The team
worked very hard to deliver on
time. Since then, this machine
has produced hundreds of
thousands of parts.
JCM: What kind of raw materials do you process?

J.L.C.: We have a portfolio

of three amorphous polymer
families with a Tg from 190°C
to 320°C, specifically developed for thermoplastic composites. We chose to use fully
amorphous polymers to avoid
nucleation and crystallinity
problems. We combine them
with most of the common
fibres in the market: carbon,
glass, aramid, boron or basalt.
Then, we produce prepreg and

The Aonix ExpressTM 100 machine

goods, electronic goods, and automotive, aerospace
and energy products.
Aonix UltraMaterials™ offer market-making advantages over conventional epoxy-based composites:
high and ultra-high performance characteristics,
mass manufacturability and 100% recyclability. They
open up new opportunities for the use of composites
in non-traditional applications.
These materials are incorporated in name brand
sporting goods and consumer electronics products

pre-consolidated blanks that
can be as thin as 0.5 mm and as
thick as several mm.
JCM: Solvay recently announced
taking an interest in your
company. What is the aim of
this share purchase? Could you
be integrated within Solvay in
the future?

J.L.C.: Solvay has one of the

best portfolios of performance
polymers in the industry. There
are very interesting synergies
between the two companies.
This polymer portfolio makes
our offer limitless in the overmoulding context.
With regards to your second
question, there is no specific
plan. Let's see what the future
brings. n
More information:
www.aonixcorp.com

around the world. Aonix Advanced Materials serves a
global client base from Aonix corporate headquarters
in Ottawa, Canada and from offices in Taichung City,
Taiwan. The company's engineering, testing and
production centre is located in Ottawa.
Aonix was founded in 2008 by Jerome Le Corvec,
President and CEO, who enjoys a worldwide reputation
for developing and delivering creative and practical
solutions for the design, engineering, and mass
production of technology goods.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014

Cover
Edito
Point of view: volume production
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In Brief
Advanced materials
APPLICATIONS
Cargo
Marine
E-car
Motorcycle
MARKET
Glass fibre
Overview 2013
FEATURE PREPREG
Laminates
Paper
Equipment
Technology
Carbon fibre
Formulation
Process
Investment
Tool
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Additive manufacturing
Class A
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Cutting
PVC
Recycling
Design
Filament winding
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Point of view: volume production
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Advanced materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Cargo
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Marine
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - E-car
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Motorcycle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Glass fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Overview 2013
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Laminates
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 26
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Paper
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Equipment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Carbon fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Formulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Process
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Investment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Tool
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Additive manufacturing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Class A
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Cutting
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - PVC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 58
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Design
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 62
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Filament winding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 67
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #86 - January/February 2014 - 68
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