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25th July 2019, Wiesbaden

Latest smart solutions from SGL Carbon at CAMX 2019

Rear spoilers made of carbon fibre textiles are light and offer a perfect appearance for use in sports vehicles. © SGL Carbon

Rear spoilers made of carbon fibre textiles are light and offer a perfect appearance for use in sports vehicles. © SGL Carbon

SGL Carbon is presenting solutions for the markets automotive, aerospace and industrial applications under the motto The Weight and Performance Optimisers at this year's CAMX, the largest trade fair for composite materials in North America, which takes place from 23-26 September in Anaheim, CA.

At the show, the company will be exhibiting various high-performance materials and components made of composite materials. Visitors will be able to see examples of technological implementation. 

Complex carbon components

For the automotive sector, the company is exhibiting visible carbon components with high functional integration. The requirements for the structure and accuracy of fit of a component are very complex. In addition, in component production, there are often extensive surface requirements for an optically perfect appearance of the components.

Composite leaf springs increase the driving comfort on many different car models. © SGL Carbon

Composite leaf springs increase the driving comfort on many different car models. © SGL Carbon

This will be presented at the trade fair booth with a rear spoiler made of carbon fibre fabrics for a sports car manufacturer.

New axle concept with glass fibre-based leaf spring

The leaf spring made of glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GRP) is one of the components with the greatest potential for high-volume serial production. It is already used today as a transverse leaf spring in the rear axles of various models made by Volvo. The main advantages of the spring are a weight that is up to 65% lower than that of conventional steel springs, smoother handling of the vehicle and more space inside the vehicle. It is currently being implemented in new joint projects with renowned automobile manufacturers, primarily from Europe and North America.

Insulation components

Thermal insulation for the fairing of engines or the insulation of the aircraft cabin play an important role here. The high-performance insulation components are a proven and certified aerospace solution from SGL Carbon.

High-performance insulation component for Airbus A321 engines. © SGL Carbon

High-performance insulation component for Airbus A321 engines. © SGL Carbon

They are tailormade to customer specifications. The products are manufactured at the SGL Carbon plant in Arkadelphia, AR.

Industrial applications

Composite materials are also being used more and more in the industrial sector. At CAMX, SGL Carbon will be exhibiting a cross bar made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the automation industry. In addition to its high strength and rigidity, the main advantages of the CFRP material are its low thermal expansion and good damping characteristics.

“We are looking forward to our participation in CAMX 2019 with great interest. The fair is an ideal platform to present ourselves to our customers as a reliable and innovative partner in the North American market,” commented Dennis Baumann, Vice President Sales and Marketing Industrial Applications of the Composites - Fibers and Materials Business Unit of SGL Carbon. “From the fibre to the finished component, we offer customized solutions from a single source across all industries.”

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