UMATEX Group (Rosatom) with its partners will showcase Russia’s flagship composites projects in various industries at JEC World 2018. The presentation will take place on 7 March as part of the Products Show at the company’s Stand G12, Pavilion 5.
UMATEX Group is the sole and largest producer of state-of-the-art carbon fibre in Russia. UMATEX Group enjoys the competences for the production of carbon fibre-based fabrics. UMATEX Group companies keep perfecting the fabrication process and developing new composite products. The advanced equipment deployed in production meets international standards.
As part of the Products Show at JEC World 2018, UMATEX Group and partners will showcase flagship composites projects which use or plan to use Russian-made carbon fibre. These projects have full potential to scale up the Russian market in the next decade.
МС-21-300 is the world’s first medium-haul airliner featuring composite wings. The content of composite materials in its wing structure is about 75%. Part of the aircraft’s wing centre and the empennage are also made of composites. Last autumn the airliner made its first city-to-city flight from Irkutsk to Moscow. In early December 2017, the composite wing box (reinforcement) designed with AeroComposite’s innovative Russian technology, was thoroughly tested. According to the test results, the composite wing can withstand 131% of maximum load. In the way of imports phase-out programme, AeroComposite is testing UMATEX Group’s composites for further use in high-lift wing elements. The potential market consumption is 500 tonnes of carbon fibre per year.
UMATEX Group plans to develop a new blade series for 2.5 MW Lagerwey wind turbine in the way of collaboration between Rosatom and Lagerwey. The production will be localised in Russia. UMATEX Group considers using its own carbon stiffeners, fiberglass fabrics, epoxy system in the blades, and will offer these products to other market players. The potential market consumption is 500 tonnes of carbon fibre per year.
Furthermore, UMATEX Group plans to localise the production of high-pressure polymeric cylinders for compressed natural gas as a motor fuel to replace petroleum products. This offers a number of advantages, the major ones being high environmental compatibility and low cost. The potential market consumption is 700 tonnes of carbon fibre per year.
Carbon fibre produced by UMATEX Group is used in Russian-made sports gear, i.e. hockey sticks, cross-country skis and ski poles. The potential market consumption is 400 tonnes of carbon fibre per year.
UMATEX Group invites you to attend the Products Show at JEC World 2018
Date: 7 March 2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Venue: Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, CD 40, ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte, Hall 5А, Stand G12
Table of Events
2 p.m. — 2.30 p.m. Welcome speech and presentation by Alexander Tyunin, CEO, UMATEX Group
Subject: Russia’s flagship composites projects with potential to scale up the market in the next decade.
2.30 p.m. — 3 p.m. Presentation by Anatoly Gaidansky, General Director, AeroKompozit
Subject: MC-21 Composite Aircraft - Progress and Prospects
3 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
UMATEX Group (Rosatom) comprises Russia’s unique industrial sites for carbon fibre manufacture: Alabuga-Fibre, LLC in the Republic of Tatarstan; Argon, LLC in Saratov Region; ZUKM, LLC in Chelyabinsk; R&D Centre in Moscow equipped with cutting-edge facilities to develop PAN precursor and CF technologies, and two trading houses in the Czech Republic and China.
UMATEX Group is running investment projects for the construction of a PAN precursor production plant, fabrication of textile, prepregs and wind turbine blades. It has also initiated the establishment of the interregional industrial cluster Composites without Borders.