This Month in Carbon Fiber: June 2015

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Industry News

We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber.  Here’s what’s new this month:

Three arrested in Japan over illegal export of carbon fiber to China

The Japan Times reports that the China-based importer is linked to Chinese and other foreign military enterprises.

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Toray to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials for Embraer E175 E2 program

This move broadens TCA’s supply of advanced primary structure carbon fiber prepreg materials to Embraer products.

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Voith receives order from Audi for high-volume production of a CFRP component

New milestone for the development of Voith composites business.

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Aston Martin creates custom carbon-fiber intensive Vanquish sports cars

“The one of seven” edition features a multi-layered carbon fiber body, with elements of exposed carbon and a satin Jet Black paint finish.

CF Aston Martin

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Spanish investor group buys Montefibre Hispania S.A.

Praedium plans to invest €100 million ($113 million) to expand the Montefibre carbon fiber capabilities.

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North Thin Ply carbon fiber featured in Nadal watch

North Thin Ply worked with watchmaker Richard Mille to develop a quartz-based prepreg material for the RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal watch, designed to withstand high temperatures and impact.

North Thin Ply CF watch

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Spirit Aeronautics refurbishes aircraft with carbon fiber accents

The Citation 650 is believed to be the first of its type with the inclusion of carbon fiber accents on black wood stylings.

Spirit Aeronautics CF aircraft

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Indian Navy using carbon fiber to build warships

The Korea Bizwire reports that a Korean venture company has produced three carbon fiber cars, which will be used as rental cars to promote the advantages of carbon fiber plates.

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Holding Company Composite has launched new carbon fiber fabrics

Lamborghini and Ferrari have demonstrated interest in the “aesthetic” fabrics.

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Carbon fiber as a replacement for glass fiber in D-LFT auto parts

Research progresses toward attainment of 80-90% of continuous carbon fiber tensile modulus in lighter parts molded from direct long fiber thermoplastic compounds.

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Magma Structures delivers massive superyacht masts

The three carbon fiber composite free-standing masts are designed to withstand bending loads of more than 40 Mn and are being delivered to a German shipyard for a sailing superyacht.

Magma Structures

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Carbon Fiber 2015 issues call for papers

CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2015 conference, Dec. 8-10 in Knoxville, TN, US, is seeking submissions.

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Rock West Composites unveils new aircraft-grade product line

The company says the product line is designed to meet a need in the marketplace for lightweight, modular structures with construction strength suitable for aerospace and industrial applications.

Carbon Erector

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New bill requests study on carbon fiber recycling

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the bill in hopes to expand the carbon fiber recycling industry.

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ThyssenKrupp & Maxion Wheels developing carbon fiber aluminum hybrid wheels

The combined technologies could generate a weight savings of up to 40%.

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Nissan JUKE-R gets a carbon fiber upgrade

The bumper is manufactured from 100% carbon fiber.

nissan JUKE-R CF upgrade

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King Agro to develop carbon fiber booms for John Deere

John Deere will offer its 2016 model of the 4730 Sprayer with the option of carbon fiber booms exclusively to the South American and Latin American market.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, June, 2015

Week of June 2: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Amtech, Cobham Composites Products, Wipaire, Hexcel and Cytec Industrial Materials.

Week of June 9: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Performance Review Institute, Hexcel, Cobham, Exelis, and more.

Week of June 16: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Wipaire, Cornerstone Research Group, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Convergent Manufacturing Technologies.

Week of June 23: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Quatro Composites, Exelis, CEO Inc., TECT Aerospace, and Cytec Aerospace Materials.

Week of June 30: Aerospace-related job opportunities at Huntsman, TECT Aerospace, Cadence Aerospace, and Hexcel.

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