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SGL Carbon to display high-performance composites at CAMX
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SGL Carbon is set to display high-performance materials and components made up of composite materials at CAMX expo, in booth M2, hall D. The leading trade fair for composite materials will be held from September 23-26, 2019, at Anaheim, California. SGL Carbon, headquartered in Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of products from carbon.
The company will be presenting solutions for the markets automotive, aerospace and industrial applications under the motto ‘The Weight and Performance Optimisers’.
For the automotive sector, the company will be 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. This will be presented at the trade fair booth with a rear spoiler made of carbon fibre fabrics for a sports car manufacturer, according to a SGL Carbon.
SGL Carbon will be displaying 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 used 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 per cent 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.
The company will also be displaying high-performance insulation components for the aerospace industry. 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. They are tailor-made to customer specifications. The products are manufactured at the SGL Carbon plant in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA.
SGL Carbon will also present industrial applications made from fibre composites at CAMX. Composite materials are also being used more and more in the industrial sector. At CAMX, for example, 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. (GK)