This Week in Carbon Fiber – March 6th, 2013

CFG Updates

Introducing the Edelberg Sloop

While this is just our first Edelberg product, you’ll be seeing quite a bit more in the near future.  Edelberg is a luxury Swiss company that makes some very high-end pieces, some of which utilize carbon fiber.  This uniquely shaped pen is inspired by the design of a sailboat and is made with the same sort of craftsmanship and attention to detail as a Swiss watch.  Hand painted red line down the sides, superluminova behind the logo, this is just a stunning piece.  You can learn more here, and look for more products in the near future.

Edelberg Sloop EB-1005 carbon fiber pen

 

The Purisme Carbon Fiber Letter Opener Goes Back In The Studio

One of our absolute favorite products is this carbon fiber letter opener because it is simply gorgeous.  The weave looks perfect, and you really can’t grasp how light it is until you put it in your hand.  They had been out of stock for quite some time, and now that we finally have them in again, we decided it was time to put it in the studio for some new pictures.  Check out the product page for all the new pics.

Purisme carbon fiber letter opener

 

Carbon Fiber & Stainless Steel Money Clips Get a New Look

The letter opener was not the only thing we updated pictures for.  Take a look at the new pictures for our stainless steel money clips that have real carbon fiber inlay:

Carbon fiber & stainless steel money clips

We posted a poll on our Facebook page asking which you liked better between the two, and while I personally think the version on the right is classier…most people chose the one on the left.  Interested in getting one?  Click here for the left version, and here for the right version.

Industry News

We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you weekly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber.  Here’s what’s new this week:

Mitsubishi Rayon to reorganize U.S. composites businesses

Grafil Inc. and Newport Adhesives and Composites Inc. are being combined to create Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites Inc.

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BMW’s Klatten to head SGL supervisory board

Reuters reports that Susanne Klatten, a major BMW Group and SGL Carbon shareholder, will be picked to head the SGL Carbon supervisory board in April.

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JEC Europe 2013 a week away

JEC Europe 2013, March 12-14 in Paris, France, is the composites industry’s biggest show and will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors.

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PlanetSolar solar-powered ship prepares for second mission

After six months of maintenance and optimization, the composites-intensive MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s larges solar-powered ship, will soon begin a new scientific mission.  The boat is made entirely out of carbon fiber.

PlanetSolar solar-powered ship

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Oxeon carbon fiber on top finishers at Daytona 500

Oxeon’s TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements were used in the bumpers and hoods of four of the top five finishers at the 2013 Daytona 500 NASCAR race.

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SGL launches carbon fiber-reinforced graphite material

SGL Group’s SIGRABOND Performance material features a carbon fiber reinforcement in a graphite matrix and provides good temperature resistance and high stiffness.

SGL launches carbon fiber-reinforced graphite material

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Ticona’s Emerson to participate in automotive lightweighting webcast

Ticona’s Duane Emerson will participate Thursday, March 7, in a technical webcast about how automakers are applying composite materials to meet new U.S. and European fuel-efficiency regulations.

Part of the discussion will be on the Corvette C7’s carbon-fiber-intensive body structure, and its use of carbon and nano technology.

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week

Aerospace job opportunities at American Eurocopter, Cytec Engineered Materials, Boeing, Hexcel and PinPoint.

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