Evonik's VESTALITE Enables Lightweight Design for the Future of Mobility

28 February 2019

Evonik's VESTALITE Enables Lightweight Design for the Future of Mobility

In their effort to continuously optimise efficiency and driving dynamics, car manufacturers and suppliers strive to eliminate any unnecessary gram of weight.

More than ever, lightweight design is considered the key to the future of mobility in the context of e-mobility and self-driving vehicles. With VESTALITE, Evonik is presenting tailor-made solutions for high-performance composite materials based on epoxy and polyurethane polymers at the JEC tradeshow in Paris, France.  

The products enable the cost-efficient, quick processing of high-performance composite materials, making them particularly suitable for the next generation of automotive composite applications.

The VESTALITE P series comprises resins for the continuous impregnation of prepregs. They generate storage-stable prepregs without markings for quick and automated prepreg compression moulding. VESTALITE P 312 enables the manufacture of components with excellent surface properties as well as outstanding material strength and flexibility. In contrast, VESTALITE P 342 is primarily suited for manufacturing metal composite hybrid components with short cycle times.

VESTALITE S is a diamine-based epoxy hardener for sheet moulding compounds (SMC). In combination with epoxy resins, this results in SMC materials that are quick and easy to process for structural lightweight applications with minimal emission values.

The products of the VESTALITE are supported by Vestaro. The joint venture of Evonik and Forward Engineering with business seat in Munich brings together the expertise of both companies in specialty chemicals and engineering, creating the basis for the successful interaction of material, design and process throughout the development phase.

Visit Evonik in Hall 5, Stand J40 at JEC World 2019.

Photo provided by Evonik

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