JEC World 2023
AOC will be exhibiting at JEC World 2023 Composites trade show in Paris Nord Villepinte (April 25-27, 2023). You are very welcome to visit our booth located in Hall 5, N40.
Atlac® resins: Combating corrosion for over 60 years
The Atlac® name is synonymous with corrosion resistant composites. Even before the Atlac® brand was officially registered in the early 1960s , these powerful resins were proving their ability to withstand the most challenging chemical environments across a broad range of industries. Customers worldwide have discovered that composites based on Atlac® resins provide longer lasting, more cost-effective solutions than specialized corrosion-resistant metals and alloys in processes where safety and continuity of operations are crucial.
You can find the most common AOC products through the Product Selector on our website. Here you can also request Products Datasheets. Additional product information is available through the Atlac® Product Guide, which can be found on the Download page. Also, please visit our website to find the latest case studies on Atlac® resins.
Carbon Fiber SMC: High Performance Delivered at Industrial Scale
Combining the unique Daron® 8151 resin with carbon fibers into SMC enables the reliable manufacture of components with superior mechanical strength, low density, E-coat capability and low emissions, while maintaining the design flexibility typical for composites. In recent years, novel SMC materials based on carbon fiber have become commercially available and are now applied at full industrial scale to produce ultra-light structural parts that outperform their equivalents in aluminum and steel.
The unique Daron® resin technology for use in SMC enables chopped CF molded parts with the mechanical performance of Epoxy Resin CF-SMC to be manufactured with the ease of UPR and Vinyl Ester SMC. The combination with excellent flow behavior during molding, means that the resulting mechanical properties of the parts are truly outstanding (Tensile Modulus at 43 GPa, Tensile Strength over 300 MPa). Please check out this Blog on the Tucana project for further detail.
Turning Up the Heat with Neomould® 6800 Series
AOC is introducing the new Neomould 6800 resin series for manufacturing composite tooling. For cost-effective manufacturing of composite components in small to medium sized production series (up to 500-1000 parts per year), composite molds are broadly used across the industry. While they bring the designer the ability to create unique shapes, composite tools also enable the manufacturing of large components like wind turbine blades, boats, and façade panels for buildings.
The Neomould 6800 resin series are based on VE resins, providing great benefits to toolmakers and composite part fabricators:
- Excellent surface quality through zero-shrinkage
- Fast resin application and through-cure during tool manufacturing in comparison with Epoxy resin tooling systems
- Longer tool life and excellent reproducibility of surface quality during tool use
- Tool capability to take higher peak exotherm, higher post-cure temperatures
- Enables to make great tools at high length with infusion version
- Easy repair of tool surface in case of eventualities
Leading in Sustainability
AOC has introduced the Next™ Eco-label for better identifying products that help to reduce emission of VOCs, use feedstock from bio-sources or from recycled waste streams. These products are sold by AOC under different brand names, including Atlac®, Beyone™, Neoxil®, Palatal®, Palapreg® and Synolite™. More information about the Next™ Eco-label you can find on the AOC web site (Next™ Eco-label background, Next™ products).
AOC is setting high standards in Environmental, Social, and Ethical performance, while actively promoting sustainable products and solutions. As a recognition for its performance and the company’s demonstrated commitment to Sustainability, AOC has again received a Gold Rating from EcoVadis for its European business in April 2022.
AOC’s rating was in the top 3 % percentile of chemical companies, which clearly indicates the company is a front runner in the industry.
New AOC UPR Manufacturing Operations in United Kingdom and Czech Republic
In 2022 AOC completed the acquisition of the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) manufacturing operations in Haverhill (United Kingdom) from Deltech. Already in 2020, the company acquired the UPR manufacuring operations in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic). This footprint extension will allow AOC to further improve service and logistics to its customers in the UK, Central/ Eastern Europe, as well as in Germany, and will make new products available for customers around Europe.
AOC is strongly committed to growing the composites industry and to supporting the customers in entire Europe. This acquisition enables AOC to significantly extend its manufacturing footprint, and further adds to the company’s global presence. AOC is convinced this enables us to further align manufacturing processes, quality systems and best practices, which should be highly beneficial for our customers.
JEC event details
More details about the show venue, transportation and final program you can find on the JEC web site
- Date : 25 April 2023
- Location : Paris
- Location : Paris Expo Villepinte
- Stand : Hall 5, booth N40