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Reportlinker.com report on electronic adhesives market by type

A report has been published on Electronic Adhesives Market by Type (Electrically Conductive, Thermally Conductive, UV Curing & others), Form (Liquid, Solid & Paste), Application (Semiconductor & IC and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019. Market growth to 2019 is predicted to reach $5.5 billion, with highest investment in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly China. The scene is examined by geographical region, and activities of the major adhesive companies involved are described.


PP leads consumption by 37% in automotive plastics globally: MarketsAndMarkets

Use of plastics in car design and the effects on the polymer market is surveyed. Global consumption in passenger cars of plastics and of composites based on them is analysed by plastic type, geographical area, plastic producers and automobile manufacturers. Factors propelling and constraining the market are identified.


Ceramic matrix composite jet engine exhaust

Reports on Safran's commitment to introduce ceramic matrix composites into civilian aircraft. CMCs have a number of advantages over metal alloys, including up to 50% weight savings and high-temperature resistance. Details the programme for the development of the Aroce demonstrator plug. The Aroce prototype was tested on the ground in 2011 and in flight on the Airbus A320 test aircraft in early 2012. Certified in 2014, it will be flight tested on Air France aircraft from 2014 to 2016.

JEC Composites Magazine, no.89, May 2014. pp.29-31. http://tinyurl.com/pmvcgrd

Composite design challenges: Airbus A350XWB wing covers

Technically advanced aircraft projects face many challenges including: design for weight; design for rate; design to simplify final assembly line (FAL) processes; and design for a high level of component integration. The design of a complex, one-piece, 33m-long composite wing skin also faces logistical, manufacturing and assembly challenges. Highlights the role of advanced composite design tool sets as primary contributors to the industrialisation and efficiency of the wing box design process. Aspects related to design accuracy, weight optimisation and component integration are discussed. The logic behind the development of an improved composite design process for primary structures is explained to help better understand its repercussions on aircraft performance.

JEC Composites Magazine, no.89, May 2014. pp.37-39. http://tinyurl.com/naeg5zs

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