As it has been the case for many years now, the JEC Composite Show Paris 2011 has once again gathered key players in the sector of the composite materials and has given opportunities to many companies to showcase new products and innovations. The automotive sector was much represented as carbon fiber reinforced plastics answer the growing need for more efficient and lighter vehicles. On the vegetal fiber side, flax fibers are gaining ground as we now see technical applications where linen replaces advantageously glass fiber. The need for lighter structures also means that new light structure material building solutions are always being sought and that new ways of assembling composite materials are now proposed. Consumer expectations and more stringent regulations on materials also mean that resin manufacturers are now proposing bio-based resins for composite manufacture, leading the way towards composites with lower carbon footprint..
Tags : Fiber, reinforced, CFRP, plastic, epoxy, resin, gel coat, composite, carbon, automotive, BMW, Audi, SGL, flax, linen, cellulose, automotive, rail, boat, construction, wall, window, bio-based, light, ski, sandwich, honeycomb, steel, aluminum, wood, cork, Vault-Structure, cyanate, foam, repair, nap, core, airliner, seat back, door, airplane, assembly, repair, welding, laser, induction, Eddy current, magnetic
Language: English – 46 pages • Sommaire – JEC Composites Europe 2011