Kordsa has developed a new generation fast press curable resin called CM14, which eliminates waterspot and whitespot problems thus providing high visual clarity. This new generation fast press curable resin, especially formulated for cosmetic grade visual carbon look, opened the new possibility of use of prepregs in automotive mass production. Due to long duration of composite manufacturing techniques, composite materials were not able to reach the takt time of automotive industry. This is one of the main reasons that limited previous generation prepregs to be used in automotive mass production and restricted the composite use to high-end segments. With this revolutionary formulation, Kordsa achieved an enhanced visual quality optimized for […]
Aeon Co., Ltd. will make an investment in SIGNA Sports United GmbH (SSU) based in Berlin, Germany. The number one sports E-commerce platform operator in Europe has approximately 80 web shops in 17 countries, with a focus on attractive growth categories such as bikes, tennis, outdoor, team sports and athleisure. SSU boasts strength in the assembly of bikes, automated logistic systems and proprietary software, enabling it to conduct AI driven dynamic pricing and offer personally customized wear. Customers highly appraise the company for its superior net promoter scores and as a high growth company in higher growth categories. Alongside accelerating one of the key areas of the group strategy, Digital […]
According to revised statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics in September 2018 decreased by 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017 to 27,202 tons. Production decreased in all categories except for needle-punched and wet-laid types. The production of spunbonded/meltblown nonwovens continued to fall with a 12.9% decrease, as producers continued to relocate their production abroad. Needle-punched nonwoven fabric production slightly rose by 0.1% to 6,143 tons.