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Sigmatex consolidates US operations

Sigmatex says that it has accelerated its plans to ‘consolidate its operational footprint’ in the US.

This will involve expanding its Orangeburg, South Carolina plant, the company said. The plant built in 2016, offers expansion potential and already houses weaving and multiaxial cell. Sigmatex says that it plans to increase its weaving capacity and investment in related technologies.

‘The creation of one large, agile and efficient operational base that embraces true manufacturing excellence practices will strengthen our value proposition and enable us to better meet the needs of our current and future customers,’ said Paul McMullan, Group CEO. ‘Such decisions are always incredibly difficult to make, but we must adapt and evolve to the changing market situation.’

This story uses material from Sigmatex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

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Sigmatex says that it has accelerated its plans to ‘consolidate its operational footprint’ in the US.

This will involve expanding its Orangeburg, South Carolina plant, the company said. The plant built in 2016, offers expansion potential and already houses weaving and multiaxial cell. Sigmatex says that it plans to increase its weaving capacity and investment in related technologies.

‘The creation of one large, agile and efficient operational base that embraces true manufacturing excellence practices will strengthen our value proposition and enable us to better meet the needs of our current and future customers,’ said Paul McMullan, Group CEO. ‘Such decisions are always incredibly difficult to make, but we must adapt and evolve to the changing market situation.’

This story uses material from Sigmatex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Source: https://www.materialstoday.com/composite-industry/news/sigmatex-consolidates-us-operations/

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Teijin launches new carbon fiber brands

Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.
Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.

Teijin has launched its new Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands of carbon fiber intermediate materials for sports applications.

According to the company, Tenax PW is an aircraft-quality material made of  high-tensile-modulus resin that can help maximize power and speed due to its improved durability and toughness. The material can also suppres and absorb impact forces to minimize and localize damage after impact. Teijin says that its compressive strength is better than that of the company’s standard carbon fiber prepregs.

Tenax BM is suitable for applications requiring flexibility and resistance to thermal expansion due to its improved rigidity, straightness, operability and stability. The material also offers improved vibration damping (suppression and absorption), achieving four times greater damping than that of Teijin’s standard carbon fiber prepregs, the company said.

This story uses material from Teijin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

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Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.
Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.

Teijin has launched its new Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands of carbon fiber intermediate materials for sports applications.

According to the company, Tenax PW is an aircraft-quality material made of  high-tensile-modulus resin that can help maximize power and speed due to its improved durability and toughness. The material can also suppres and absorb impact forces to minimize and localize damage after impact. Teijin says that its compressive strength is better than that of the company’s standard carbon fiber prepregs.

Tenax BM is suitable for applications requiring flexibility and resistance to thermal expansion due to its improved rigidity, straightness, operability and stability. The material also offers improved vibration damping (suppression and absorption), achieving four times greater damping than that of Teijin’s standard carbon fiber prepregs, the company said.

This story uses material from Teijin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Source: https://www.materialstoday.com/composite-applications/news/teijin-launches-new-carbon-fiber-brands/

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Japan’s steel scrap exports down 23.5 percent in January

In January this year, Japanese ferrous scrap exports amounted to 500,986 mt.

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In January this year, Japanese ferrous scrap exports amounted to 500,986 mt, falling by 23.5 percent compared to 655,234 mt in the same month of the previous year, according to customs statistics.

During the given month, Vietnam was the biggest importer of Japanese scrap, importing 204,149 mt, down by 4.2 percent year on year. Vietnam was followed by South Korea and Taiwan, importing 155,792 mt and 76,844 mt of scrap, down 43.5 percent and down 7.7 percent, respectively, year on year.

Meanwhile, Japanese scrap exports to Bangladesh decreased to 31,782 mt in January, down from 43,419 mt in the previous year.

Source: https://www.steelorbis.com/steel-news/latest-news/japans-steel-scrap-exports-down-235-percent-in-january-1188314.htm

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Japan’s steel scrap exports down 23.5 percent in January

In January this year, Japanese ferrous scrap exports amounted to 500,986 mt.

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In January this year, Japanese ferrous scrap exports amounted to 500,986 mt, falling by 23.5 percent compared to 655,234 mt in the same month of the previous year, according to customs statistics.

During the given month, Vietnam was the biggest importer of Japanese scrap, importing 204,149 mt, down by 4.2 percent year on year. Vietnam was followed by South Korea and Taiwan, importing 155,792 mt and 76,844 mt of scrap, down 43.5 percent and down 7.7 percent, respectively, year on year.

Meanwhile, Japanese scrap exports to Bangladesh decreased to 31,782 mt in January, down from 43,419 mt in the previous year.

Source: https://www.steelorbis.com/steel-news/latest-news/japans-steel-scrap-exports-down-235-percent-in-january-1188314.htm

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