This Month in Carbon Fiber: October 2014

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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:

Chomarat opens new C-PLY, C-WEAVE facility in South Carolina

New 58,000-ft2 plant in S.C. targets high-quality, high-performance solutions for aerospace and automotive applications.


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Web Industries presentation added to Carbon Fiber agenda

Web Industries’ Dan Ott will discuss CFRP slit tape’s role in advancing AFP adoption for aerostructure fabrication at the Carbon Fiber 2014 conference, Dec. 9-11 in La Jolla, Calif.

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Harper International awarded contract for advanced carbon fiber MICROLINE

Asian carbon fiber research institute buys research scale carbon fiber processing line featuring ultra high temperature for advanced carbon fiber development for $5 million.

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PlastiComp introduces carbon-glass hybrid LFT

The new hybrid composite pellet products combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together, bridging the performance gap between either fiber used alone.

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Carbon Fiber 2014 agenda finalized

Andreas Wüllner, CEO of SGL ACG, and Matthieu Landais, business development manager at Epsilon Americas, have joined the lineup for Carbon Fiber 2014, Dec. 9-11 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA.

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Carbon fiber-reinforced PBT

BASF is introducing its first carbon fiber-reinforced Ultradur to its PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) portfolio.

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Report: MAI Carbon Cluster, BMW pursuing low-cost carbon fiber

Automotive News reports that Germany-based MAI Carbon Cluster Management is working with BMW and other partners on technology that could reduce the cost of carbon fiber by as much as 90 percent.

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Sigmatex CEO discusses new planned U.S. facility

South Carolina plant will open in 2015 and offer expansion up to 450,000 sq-ft for growth in aerospace and automotive composites.

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Volkswagen unveils utility truck made with DowAksa carbon fiber

Volkswagen’s Transporter utility truck concept vehicle features DowAksa’s 24K tow standard modulus fiber in several composite parts to help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, October, 2014

Week of October 7: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Interplastic Corp., North American Composites, Eastman Chemical, ACS International and Engineered Composites and Eagle Technologies.

Week of October 14:  Aerospace-related job opportunities at JRL Ventures Inc./Marine Concepts, Genesis Systems Group, Excel Technologies Inc., Interplastic Corp. and Reichhold.

Week of October 21: Aerospace-related job opportunities at DIAB Americas LP, Fiber-Tech Industries, Luna Innovations, Mahr Metering Systems and Park Electrochemical Corp.

Week of October 28: Aerospace industry job opportunities from Aurora Flight Sciences, Exelis, Toray Composites (America) and Cytec Industrial Materials.



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