25 October 2016
25 October 2016
ELG Carbon Fibre will be making its debut appearance at the Advanced Engineering Show 2016 in Birmingham, UK on the 2-3 November.
According to ELG Carbon Fibre it has recently begun manufacturing a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line which is specifically designed to process recycled carbon fibres. The mats are available in widths up to 2.7m at a wide range of fibre areal weights. The company believes the materials will strongly appeal to OEM’s in the transportation sector seeking cost effective alternatives to virgin carbon fibre for vehicle lightweighting.
The new machine has been custom built to ELG Carbon Fibre’s exacting specifications. Designed and manufactured in the UK, it can produce a variety of nonwoven materials including 100% recycled carbon fibre mats and thermoplastic blends such as carbon fibre mixed with PP, PA, PPS fibres.
The equipment features a flexible, modular based design that allows easy extension of its initial capacity of 250mt/pa to a maximum output of 1000mt/pa within 9-12 months as customer demand increases. It can produce webs ranging from 100gsm-500gsm at widths up to 2.7 metres and, depending on the final mat thickness, roll lengths will range from 30-50 metres.
ELG Carbon Fibre says its Carbiso M and TM product ranges demonstrate excellent drapability and performance whilst delivering cost effective light weighting and significant environmental benefits compared to virgin carbon fibre. The materials may be used either on their own or with selective use of virgin carbon fibres to provide tailored structural properties.
ELG carbon Fibre explains that the Carbiso M mats are ideally suited for closed mould processes and can also be used for the manufacture of intermediate products such as prepregs and sheet moulding compounds for composite manufacturing. The thermoplastic Carbiso TM mats are designed for fast cycle times in press moulding applications.
Visit ELG Carbon Fibre on Stand L142 at the Advanced Engineering Show.
Photo provided by ELG Carbon Fibre
Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.