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Arkema to exhibit sustainable materials for composites at JEC in Paris

4th Mar 2024

Arkema will present innovative and sustainable materials for composites at JEC World in Paris, addressing industry challenges like decarbonisation and circular economy. Highlighting polyimide films from PI Advanced Materials for extreme conditions and Bostik's adhesive solutions, Arkema will also showcase UDX brand semi-finished products.

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US’ Avient to present composite solutions at JEC World 2024

28th Feb 2024

Avient Corporation will showcase its composite solutions, featuring new ballistic-resistant panels, at JEC World in Paris from March 5. Avient's portfolio includes advanced materials for diverse industries, emphasising sustainability through lightweight alternatives, recycled-content composites, and support for circular economy initiatives.

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US’ Owens Corning posts net sales of $9.7 bn in FY23

20th Feb 2024

Owens Corning reported $9.7 billion in sales in FY23, a slight decline from last year but improved EBIT margins to 19 per cent and EBITDA to 24 per cent. Diluted EPS at $13.14, adjusted at $14.42. The company’s composites segment saw a 14 per cent sales drop in FY23, with EBIT down to $242 million due to lower demand and inventory adjustments.

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Cobra to present iQFOiL windsurf board at JEC World 2024

14th Feb 2024

Cobra International will showcase the iQFOiL 95 windsurf board, the official 2024 Olympic Windsurfing Class equipment, at JEC World 2024 which will begin from March 5. With strict adherence to dimensions and weight, Cobra supplies boards for Olympic sailors and future qualifiers. CEO Danu Chotikapanich highlights Cobra's commitment to quality...

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Freudenberg to show technical textile solutions at JEC World in Paris

6th Feb 2024

Freudenberg Performance Materials to showcase its advanced nonwoven solutions for FRP components at JEC World from March 5-7. Their offerings include surfacing veils for abrasion resistance and Enka solutions for efficient resin infusion. These products enhance mechanical strength and promote faster production processes in composites manufacturing.

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Toray celebrates upgrade to TORAYCA T1100 facility in Alabama

31st Jan 2024

Toray Composite Materials America celebrates a $15 million upgrade to its Decatur, Alabama facility, doubling the TORAYCA T1100 carbon fibre production capacity and adding redundancy for defence applications. The crucial carbon fibre is integral to various United States Department of Defence weapons systems and the Future Vertical Lift programme.

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US’ Hexcel Corporation’s sales climb 13.4% in FY23

29th Jan 2024

Hexcel Corporation reported a 13.4 per cent sales increase in FY23, reaching $1,789 million. The company’s gross margin improved to 24.2 per cent, with adjusted operating income at $216.7 million in FY23. In the fourth quarter of FY23, sales were $457.5 million, with a gross margin of 22.5 per cent. Q4 adjusted operating income was $49.1 million.

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Braskem, WEAV3D named finalists for JEC Composites Innovation Awards

22nd Jan 2024

Braskem and WEAV3D's Automotive Door Prototype Named Finalist in JEC Composites Innovation Awards 2024. The innovative prototype, utilising WEAV3D's lattice reinforcement with Braskem PP, offers lighter and cost-effective thermoplastic solutions for vehicle structures. Winners will be announced on Feb 8, with the prototype on display at JEC World...

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UK’s NCC commissions Cygnet Texkimp filament winding machine

9th Jan 2024

The UK's National Composites Centre (NCC) has commissioned Cygnet Texkimp's four-axis filament winding machine for its new hydrogen transportation and storage facility. The machine, designed for simultaneous winding of four tows, features tension control units, custom software for data recording, and two four-position creels for different fibre types.

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