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JEC Group goes all-virtual with JEC Connect digital event

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Top technologies for the processing of high-performance fibers

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Web-based composites – a new class of materials with high potential for recycled carbon fibers

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JEC Composites Connect all-virtual exhibition

JEC Group, the world’s leading company dedicated to promoting composite materials, has adapted its annual JEC World event as an all-new digital platform called JEC Composites Connect. The virtual event, presented June 1-2, 2021, represents the composite industry’s most significant event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting major industry players and highlighting innovations …

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High-strength fibers like Dyneema has resulted in ropes that have 75% less weight

The textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, the Frankfurt-headquartered mechanical engineering industry association, held a series of webinars showcasing the technologies of some 30 of its members between June and December 2020. Understandably, many of them concerned the sudden demand for facemasks and PPE last year – in which meltblown polypropylene microfibers proved such a …

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Tape weave – a combination of RecyTape and glass fiber unidirectional (UD) tape

Web-based composites are nonwoven-based composite materials that meet the demand for sustainability and light weight. This new class of materials offers the possibility of processing recycled composite waste and thus introducing them into a closed-loop economy. As a result, there is a need for new thermoplastic fibers with adapted property profiles. Growth in lightweight construction …

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Comparative material map of carbon fiber nonwoven composites

Sai Aditya Pradeep is pursuing a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering in the Materials and Manufacturing Specialization at Clemson University where he is conducting research on the scalable production of thermoplastic nano-cellular foams via supercritical fluid assisted injection molding. Another important area of Pradeep’s research is the characterization of recycled nonwoven carbon fiber composites and development …

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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW turbine

According to a report by Textile Media Services, the value of the global composites market was around $96 billion in 2019, and while components reinforced with carbon fibers generally gain all the attention through their association with Formula One motor racing and the aerospace industry, glass fibers account for well over 90% of the market …

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