New Global Head of R&D and New Centres of Excellence

NEWS | February, 27, 2019 in Eclose-Badinières, France

New Global Head of R&D and New Centres of Excellence

Porcher Industries will announce Jean-Marc Senecot as the new Global Head of R&D for the Porcher Industries group.

Taking a global responsibility for innovation and new technology across the group, Jean-Marc will lead the successful delivery of all new product development and technology projects – typically managing more than 90 projects per year.

Innovation will be based on 3 pillars that form the core of Porcher Industries strength.

- Lightweighting: R&D activities on TP high performance matrices resulting in successes such as the first TP C/PEEK primary part for the Airbus helicopter rotor, the lightest fabrics for paragliding and lightweight composites for automotive using polypreg fabrics.

- Safety: through our dry fiber product adding toughness properties in composites, developing new generation of RCY (rubber coating yarn) for time and transmission belt, Automotive airbags and environmentally friendly products such as GreenLite.

- Recycling through life cycle analysis: For example, the improvement of life cycles of glass fabrics by utilizing waste in exhaust applications and the ADEM project which to give a second life on TP/C scraps.