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ELG Carbon Fibre Introduces Cost Effective, Lightweighting Solutions to Japanese Auto Market

ELG Carbon Fibre Introduces Cost Effective, Lightweighting Solutions to Japanese Auto Market

  • Tuesday, 9th January 2018
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ELG Carbon Fibre will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automotive World Show in Tokyo on 17-19 January.

The company will introduce the CARBISO range of recycled carbon fibre products for high volume, lightweighting solutions in automotive applications.

ELG views its attendance at this event as an important step to increasing its exposure and expansion into the Japanese automotive market.

Automotive World comprises of six targeted shows for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers seeking the latest technologies in vehicle development. ELG will exhibit within the ‘Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo,’ a specialist zone focussed on the promotion of weight reduction to improve fuel efficiency and performance.

With specialist design and application, ELG’s CARBISO range of recycled carbon fibre products are employed to produce lighter, stiffer parts at high volume manufacturing rates whilst achieving significant cost savings. Milled and precision chopped fibres are suitable as reinforcements for injection moulding processes and the production of complex parts in fast cycle times. Nonwoven mats, either 100% recycled carbon fibre or hybrid blends with thermoplastic fibres, can be compression moulded or processed as SMC or prepreg materials for parts such as chassis panels, floors, roof panels and spare wheel wells.

ELG reports that it is currently working with a number of European OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers and supplies at industrial volumes, and the Japanese market therefore holds much potential.

“There is a huge requirement for economical, compact, lightweight passenger cars, including hybrid vehicles, in Japan,” notes Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre. “ELG Carbon Fibre can supply high volumes of carbon fibre products and deliver the latest high rate processing technologies to satisfy this demand in the most cost efficient method possible.”


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