17 March 2015
17 March 2015
BMW has selected Exel Composites as a technology partner to develop next generation carbon fibre reinforced parts for passenger cars.
BMW has been investing in the development of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles for a number of years and Exel claims it is the first car-manufacturer using carbon fibre technologies for serial production in their i3 and i8 models.
According to Exel, the co-operation agreement covers the development and delivery of complex carbon and carbon/glass hybrid profiles for automotive applications. The value of the agreement is not disclosed. “We are extremely pleased to start co-operation with BMW. It is in line with our growth strategy to penetrate new applications and market segments. Exel Composites has a long and successful history in the development of innovative high-quality products for example the transportation industry. I am confident that the co-operation will be beneficial to both parties,” says Mr. Kari Loukola, SVP Sales and Marketing of Exel Composites.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.
EconCore will unveil the latest developments in its thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 on 7-11 May in Orlando, Florida, US.