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June 8th, 2005

Supplier expansions underscore industry health

The JEC Composites Show (April 5-7) in Paris was the forum for a number of suppliers announcements about new plant construction and/or production expansions, in response to robust demand from the marketplace.

Arkema and nanotech developer Zyvex followed up their February 2005 announcement of a nanotechnology partnership with the at-show revelation of a new plant in Lacq, France. Designed to produce 300 metric tonnes (661,387 lb) per year of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), the new Lacq plant previously turned out only 5 metric tonnes (11,023 lb) per year.


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