20 February 2018
20 February 2018
Following several years of technical collaboration, ELG Carbon Fibre, Sanko Engineering and Tooling (SET) and Sanko Gosei UK have formalised their partnership. A key element of this strategic alliance will be the further development of cost effective, lightweight solutions for the automotive market.
SET and Sanko Gosei have been developing design solutions that take advantage of the performance benefits that can be obtained from polymers reinforced with ELG’s recycled carbon fibre. This has facilitated the extension of injection moulded plastics into structural applications, providing significant weight savings compared with other reinforced plastic materials or metals, reports ELG.
SET’s manufacturing expertise and advanced tooling concepts are said to allow complex, high quality structural parts to be manufactured with cycle times under 1 minute.
ELG and Sanko Gosei will be displaying a range of demonstrator products at JEC World 2018 in Paris on 6-8 March.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced the Phase I completion of a project led by DuPont, partnering with Fibrtec and Purdue University, focused on the creation of a new carbon fibre composite manufacturing process that exhibits improved fabric formability characteristics compared to traditional woven materials.
Powertrains, be they conventional, hybrid or fully electric, will need to be light in weight if carmakers are to meet the stringent regulations on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to come into force in 2025 – and composites will be key to making this happen. This was the message highlighted at the Lightweight Composite Solutions Conference organised by Vyncolit and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd and held in Gent, Belgium.
At SAMPE 2018 in Long Beach, Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will exhibit its advanced nonwovens, including the Tecnofire fire protection range, nano-coated materials and coated materials and Optiveil lightweight veils which aid surface finish and composite fabrication.