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Baden-Wuerttemberg Highlight Lightweight Technology Trends

15 September 2015

Baden-Wuerttemberg Highlight Lightweight Technology Trends

14 companies and research institutes from Baden-Wuerttemberg, the southwestern German state will be presenting their know-how at a joint booth at Composites Europe.

The booth will feature several innovations and trends that are quickly making advancements to the top of Baden-Wuerttemberg’s fibre composite and lightweight research and production sector. Members of Baden-Wuerttemberg explain that the range of exhibitors at the joint booth includes nearly the entire value chain for the manufacture and processing of composite materials. The technology presented spans from the production of materials and composites to material processing and recycling.

For example, Amann & Söhne will be using the joint booth to present its custom equipment for yarns and twines specially made for use with composites. COMPHIL Finishing Technologie will display its solutions for improved fibre matrix adhesion, easier workability (sewing, knitting, etc.) and increased productivity. TFP fibres are used in the production of window frames for the aerospace industry.

As an additional highlight, FTA Forschungsgesellschaft für Textiltechnik Albstadt will presents its non-crimp fabrics (NCF) and some new composite prototypes that can be made from them. Leno woven NCFs offer higher density and stiffness as well as improved drapability for use in tension and compression applications than comparable scrims.

Five research institutes in Baden-Wuerttemberg will demonstrate the knowledge base available in the region. The corporate presentation of Fraunhofer IPA will feature a hand-held tool for visualising optical measurements of the production quality of lightweight structures. ITV Denkdorf will be presenting its solution for an energy efficient pultrusion process for the manufacture of fibre composite components with a thermoplastic matrix in serial applications (T-Pult). With the T-Pult project, researchers have been able to develop a highly productive process for the manufacture of glass fibre reinforced polyamide tubing with high wall strength.

The 140 square meter joint booth is organised by several groups working to support lightweight technology networking in Baden-Wuerttemberg including: Allianz Faserbasierte Werkstoffe Baden-Wuerttemberg (AFBW), Carbon Composites Baden-Wuerttemberg (CC BW), Leichtbauzentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBZ) and the Landesagentur für Leichtbau Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Baden-Wuerttemberg will be exhibiting in Hall5, Stand F02.

Photos provided by Landesagentur für Leichtbau.





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