22 September 2015
22 September 2015
Cytec Industries will be demonstrating new high performance materials and process technologies at Composites Europe held this week, September 22-24, in Stuttgart, Germany, from Hall 5, Stand 5/F16, with a strong emphasis on automotive applications.
At the show, Cytec explains that it will be showcasing its broad portfolio and latest advances in high-performance, cost-effective composite technologies for the automotive industry, for creating lighter, more fuel-efficient and safer vehicles.
Cytec explains that stand visitors will be able to see a number of exhibits:
“We are working closely together with our composite supply chain partners to develop materials, processes and application engineering that makes it possible to design and produce high performance structures in large series, with high levels of automation, and at competitive costs,” says Alex Aucken, Cytec’s Global Automotive Director.
He continued, “We are excited about the upcoming opening of our new application centre in Heanor, UK, scheduled for December this year. This major investment highlights Cytec’s commitment to developing new composite products and technologies to serve the high volume production markets such as Automotive.”
Cytec will also showcase its innovative DForm Fabric Tooling prepreg, which was launched earlier this year. Cytec believes DForm will transform composite tooling manufacture by reducing tool layup times by 75%, and making composite tooling more competitive than ever against metal tooling.
Finally Cytec will promote its added value kitting services, now offered out of its new Toulouse site, France. This facility has the capacity needed for the manufacture of large vacuum bagging consumable kits for applications such as aircraft wings or wind turbine blades. Kitting brings great benefits to part manufacturers such as reduced labour cost, total production time and waste as well as improved process control and therefore part quality and repeatability.
Photos provided by Cytec.
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