JEC World 2018


6 - 8 Mar 2018
Paris Nord Villepinte, France
www.jeccomposites.com

SABIC releases at JEC World 2018 results of lifecycle assessment of car doors made with UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape

An externally certified LCA study revealed that doors made with SABIC’s thermoplastic composites revealed a lower global warming potential and cumulative energy demand than metal doors.PARIS, FRANCE, March 8, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is releasing here at JEC World 2018 in stand L84, hall 5, the results of a recent lifecycle assessment of passenger car side doors using hybrid material solutions including laminates made with its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC), the UDMAX™ GPP 45-70 tape. The material system aims to help improve compliance with stringent energy and emissions regulations. The externally certified, cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment (LCA) found that doors made with the glass fiber polypropylene-reinforced composites outperformed metal car doors in two key environmental categories: global warming potential and cumulative energy demand. In addition to weighing significantly less than steel, aluminum and magnesium, the CFRTC parts deliver exceptional strength, corrosion resistance and the ability to be produced in high volumes using injection molding.

SABIC previews breakthrough mass production technology for thermoplastic composite laminates

As consumer electronics devices become increasingly lighter and thinner, SABIC is investing in the full digitalization and automation of mass production of composite laminates that can contribute to weight-out and design flexibility of device covers.PARIS, FRANCE, March 7, 2018 - Thermoplastic composites are prized for their light weight and exceptional strength. However, mainstream adoption has lagged due to shortcomings in existing production processes, which are slow, costly, and labor- and waste-intensive. To drive broader use of these advanced materials across multiple industries, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has invested in the composites industry’s first automated, digital system for the large-scale manufacturing of laminates made with its continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC) tapes.

SABIC launches new UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape featuring high strength for pipe and pressure vessel reinforcement 

The new UDMAX™ GPE 46-70 tape is designed for reinforcing industrial applications, such as pipes and pressure vessels, offering unmatched tensile strength.PARIS, FRANCE, March 6, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is introducing here at JEC World 2018 in stand L84, hall 5, new UDMAX™ GPE 46-70 tape, the newest addition to its expanding portfolio of UDMAX™ unidirectional fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape products. Commercially available worldwide, the new glass-filled high-density polyethylene grade is designed for reinforcing industrial applications, such as pipes and pressure vessels, offering unmatched tensile strength. This novel product has one of the highest glass content available in the industry today combined with optimal thermoplastic resin impregnation, thanks to SABIC’s proprietary high-pressure fiber impregnation technology (HPFIT™). By using UDMAX™ tape to reinforce oil, gas and water pipes, boilers and storage tanks, customers can significantly increase mechanical performance while reducing weight and help improve corrosion resistance in the most demanding environments.

EconCore presents latest developments in continuous production of high performance thermoplastic honeycombs for composites at JEC World 2018

EconCore’s ThermHex core materials for composites. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR006)EconCore is extending the capabilities of its innovative ThermHex technology for production of high-performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and sandwich panels. The company, which already licenses the technology for production of polypropylene honeycombs, is now able to produce honeycombs from high performance thermoplastics (HPT). A further development enables the integrated production of Organosandwich preforms with continuous fibre-reinforced skins.

SABIC showcases disruptive innovation in thermoplastic composite materials and manufacturing at JEC World 2018

In order to accelerate the adoption of UDMAX™ tapes, SABIC is showcasing at JEC World 2018 disruptive innovation for the mass production of laminates, technical capabilities, application concepts and its new glass fiber high-density polyethylene tape.PARIS, FRANCE, March 5, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is featuring here at JEC World 2018, several new breakthrough innovations in materials and manufacturing designed to drive broader adoption of strong, lightweight thermoplastic composites across the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and energy industries. Specifically, the company is displaying in stand L84, Hall 5, its growing portfolio of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC) tapes; releasing the results of an externally certified life cycle analysis of a passenger car side door using this material; and previewing a revolutionary, fully automated, large-scale production system for composite laminates that optimizes quality, speed, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, SABIC will be exhibiting at JEC’s Innovation Planet a new application concept for the aircraft industry with a thermoplastic composite seatback featuring a hollow channel design.

EconCore to present innovations in continuous honeycomb sandwich technology at JEC World 2018 

A lightweight composite aircraft interior module, co-developed by Diehl Aircabin and EconCore, which uses thermoplastic honeycomb cores for strength, low weight, and high fire resistance, will be on display in the Innovation Planets area at JEC World. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR005)EconCore’s continuous process for producing high performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites is set to be a crowd-puller at JEC World 2018 in Paris on March 6 to 8. Its ThermHex process meets the growing need for replacing complex, heavy and expensive parts in highly demanding applications across industries. On Stand R73 in Hall 6, EconCore will present results of new development and tests on honeycombs made in modified polycarbonates, polyamide 66 and polyphenylene sulfide. The work is being carried out in its newly refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

Henkel to showcase its comprehensive automotive composite expertise at JEC World 2018

With composite applications on display such as molds, composite wheels and leaf springs, Henkel will demonstrate its comprehensive product and service portfolio for automotive light weighting at JEC World 2018. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR048)Düsseldorf, Germany – As a global solution provider to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, Henkel continues to drive significant progress in sustainable light weighting technologies with new composite and adhesive products and extended global Composite Lab capabilities.

Henkel flying high with aerospace composite solutions at JEC World 2018

Henkel flying high with aerospace composite solutions at JEC World 2018. (Photo: Henkel, PR049)Düsseldorf, Germany – Sky’s getting busy: Boeing and Airbus forecast a worldwide demand for up to 40,000 new aircrafts over the next two decades. With a 10-year production backlog and new aircrafts increasingly counting on lightweight composites, both Henkel’s expertise in process automation and its high-impact solutions for the aerospace industry are in high demand.