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7th March 2014, Wiesbaden

New thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre on show at JEC

SGL Group will debut its most recently developed product, a thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre, at this year's JEC Europe that will be taking place from 11-13 March in Paris.

It is essential for producing fibre composite materials with a thermoplastic matrix, the company reports.

High performance composite materials

The main highlight of the presentation will the be the company’s new thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre. A new surface coating (sizing) has been developed to optimally bond the carbon fibre to the thermoplastic matrix. The special properties of carbon fibre, such as high strength and stiffness, are thereby fully transmitted to thermoplastic components.

According to the manufacturer, thermoplastic fibre composite materials generate new applications for the consumer goods market indifferent industries. 2010 © SGL Group

Burkhard Straube, Chairman of the Business Unit Carbon Fibres & Composite Materials at SGL Group, said: “With this new product, we are introducing a carbon fibre to the market that is specifically made for material systems with a thermoplastic matrix. Its enhanced overall performance opens up new fields in which our clients can apply high performance composite materials based on carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics.”

New applications

The carbon company will also present innovative, carbon fibre based product solutions for strategic growth industries including automotive, sports and industrial applications. Products and applications along the entire value chain will be on display, from precursors and carbon fibres, fabrics, braided products and prepregs to finished structural elements.

Processing of carbon fibres into prepregs. 2010 © SGL Group

According to the manufacturer, thermoplastic fibre composite materials generate new applications for the consumer goods market in industries such as electronics and home appliances, as well as in series production in the automobile industry.

Short cycle times in production and weldability of components significantly contribute to increased efficiency, the company reports. These materials are also easily repaired and recycled.

www.sglgroup.com

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