This Week in Carbon Fiber – March 20th, 2013

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CFG Updates

Sesto Element carbon fiber iPhone 5 case

New Carbon Fiber iPhone 5 Case

This week we bring on the Sesto Element case for the iPhone 5.  This case is priced for a budget and has a curvy design with shock absorbent polyurethane shell and real carbon fiber on the back.  Check it out.

We also have a couple more cases in the works and will be available soon, so be on the lookout.

Industry News

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

JEC Europe 2013: Highlights from the show

Despite a rare snowstorm on the first day that kept some attendees and exhibitors away, the JEC Europe 2013 show in Paris March 12-14 offered the usual glimpse at emerging technology and trends in composites.

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SpeedNews 2013: The future looks bright

The annual SpeedNews conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., USA, offers a rosy outlook for commercial aerospace in general and composites in particular.

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Magna and Zoltek jointly introduce low-cost carbon fiber SMC

Zoltek (St. Louis, Mo.) and Paris, France-based Magna International’s Magna Exteriors and Interiors operating unit developed the new SMC in part for a recently won semistructural composite component contract.

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Aachen University center will focus on production of lightweight structures

The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Aachen, Germany, will research materials and processes for high-volume manufacturing serving the oil and gas, water, infrastructure, construction and automotive end markets.

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Domtar inaugurates commercial lignin production

The Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based firm’s recently installed commercial-scale plant for lignin production, in Plymouth, N.C., will target industrial uses that could include precursor for carbon fiber production.

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Management changes at SGL

Dr. Jürgen Köhler will become a full member of the company’s Board of Management, replacing Theodore Breyer, effective June 1. In addition, shareholder Susanne Klatten will become head of the company’s Supervisory Board.

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Premier Composite Technologies expands into rail with new contracts

PCT Rail has signed five supply contracts with manufacturers in Europe and Australia, including one to supply carbon prepreg panels for the new Sunlander 14 Tilt Train.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, March 19, 2013

Aerospace job opportunities from GE Aviation, Arnold Engineering, Cytec Engineered Materials, Hexcel and PinPoint.

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