Delegation of VIAM visited «KEM One» holding
On March 13, 2014, deputies of the General Director of the All-Russian scientific-research institute of aviation materials (VIAM) Denis V. Grashchenkov and Larisa V. Chursova were on an official visit to the department of «KEM One» French holding, located in Reims city.
The guests from Moscow told about general directions of innovative activities of VIAM, scientific-manufacturing and research potentialities of the institute, but also about the work of the Testing Center of VIAM, Gelendjik and Moscow centers of climatic tests.
Specifically, Denis Grashchenkov paid a particular attention of French colleges to a complex approach of VIAM to the development of materials «from an idea to a concept, from a concept to a demonstrator of technology and prototype». Besides, he told about the work of the institute in the field of polymer composite materials of the new generation, when creating of these materials the general principle of “material-technology-structure” integrity is observed.
Larisa Chursova stressed, that «refitting of processing, research and testing base of VIAM makes it possible for VIAM to manufacture high-technology and science-intensive products for different branches of industry and also to perform a training of specialists both for VIAM and by orders of enterprises».
In his turn, Gil Vilaca, head of «KEM One» research and development department told about general directions of the company activity and market segments, what they are oriented for. A special attention he paid to innovative developments in the field of vinil-containing polymers, but also plastics on a base of PVC.
Isabell Kondolff, a representative of the holding presented a report about the work of RTD department of «Catalyse» Co., which is a member of «KEM One». The French side gave a particular attention to the experience of introduction of domestic know-how on technology of micro-capsules and inorganic catalysts production in different branches of industry.
The theme, that is the focus of main investigations of the French company at present - a determination of impact damages of structure, was the most interesting for VIAM specialists, but also it was a creation of self-curing polymer materials.
« This direction is very interesting for realization of mutual scientific projects in application to developments of the institute in the field of materials of the new generation for aircraft manufacturing and other branches of industry», stressed Larisa Chursova in this connection.
On the same day the representatives of the Russian delegation visited «Resinoplast» plant, being a member of «KEM One» holding, where the whole chain of granular semi-finished products and thermoplastic materials premixes manufacture, but also their reprocessing for different components of automobiles interior, was presented to the guests.
We would remind you that earlier the representatives of VIAM took part in the international exhibition «JEC Composites Show 2014» in Paris.
«KEM One» company specializes in processing of thermoplastic materials and other chemical products, including the ones, applied in aircraft industry of EU.22 industrial enterprises in 10 countries are members of the company. The headquarters is located in Lion, France.