06 March 2019
06 March 2019
The Teijin Group announces that it will showcase a wide variety of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2019.
Teijin announces that its automotive composites specialty groups have developed a multi-material composite automotive door concept that maintains required crash specifications while reducing overall weight by 35% when compared to a conventional steel door.
A prototype of this unique approach, developed jointly by Teijin Composites Innovation Centre (TCIC) and Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), will be on display in the Teijin Group booth.
The module is made from carbon fibre sheet moulded compound (SMC), glass fibre SMC and unidirectional glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) to offer both high strength and low weight. Additional benefits include cost efficiency equal to that of an aluminum door module, and the ability to
achieve deep draws and superior design freedom not achievable with a metal. The solution also withstands the heat level of the conventional E-coat automotive painting process.
Teijin plans to continue enhancing the quality of its side-door module capabilities by applying various high-performance materials and technologies available within the Teijin Group. Leveraging its strengths in composite technologies, the goal is to launch a commercial door module by 2025 and become known as a global supplier of multi-material automotive components, targeting sales worth approximately $2 billion by 2030.
The continuous participation of the Teijin Group including newly affiliated companies Inapal
Plasticos SA and J.H. Ziegler GmbH at JEC World 2019 is proof of its wide range of solutions with its high-performance materials and composites for a diverse array of applications such as aerospace, automotive, marine, civil engineering, energy, oil and gas, sporting goods, heat and flame
protection and ballistics.
Photo provided by Teijin
Fibre handling expert and custom machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp has developed an AGV-mounted mobile handling system using a collaborative robot capable of lifting packages of fibre weighing up to 35kg.
Solvay’s Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) is now globally available in rod stock from its channel partner, Drake Medical Plastics. Offering high stiffness, high strength, biocompatibility, and lightweight, the medical-grade Ixef PARA stock shapes can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use surgical instruments.
Research to develop a revolutionary high-performance composite metal hybrid stabiliser bar for trucks and trains has entered a new phase. The findings from the project to date show that the technology has the potential to spin out into other sectors such as aerospace and could see the UK take a global lead with this disruptive technology.