07 March 2017
07 March 2017
A. Schulman will present its range of Engineered Composites and Powders for Thermoplastic Composites at JEC World 2017.
A special highlight of the show will be the introduction of a recently launched composite material - Forged Preg- a lightweight material with superior surface appearance. “We are proud to introduce this product to the European market at this major event,” says Frank Roederer, SVP and General Manager US and Canada and SVP Engineered Composites. “The material is the result of a close collaboration with the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf goods. It distinguishes itself through its strength and stiffness which is higher than similar competitive products. It is much thinner, too, and allows the moulding in fabric form. Forged Preg is suitable for use in automotive applications requiring a lightweight material with high-end look and feel,” he concludes.
In line with this new offer of lightweight material, A. Schulman recently also announced the expansion of its compounding capacity with the addition of a new sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line in Germany. “The new production line will mainly produce carbon fibre Quantum Composites, in order to meet our customers’ needs for light weighting,” says Mercedes Alonso, Managing Director Engineered Composites, EMEA. “We expect the new line to be up and running by the end of 2017.”
Visits A. Schulman in Hall 6, Stand J79 at JEC World 2017.
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