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.
- Sereebo is the world’s first mass-production technology for carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP). It improves production efficiency by significantly reducing moulding time to nearly one minute. Potential high-volume automotive applications include front bulkheads, crash cans and more.
- Advanced Lightweight Composites are dent-free, corrosion-resistant, cost-effective and also realise unique styling cues unattainable with metals. Premium Class A material, which can withstand the E-coat process, is used for a number of applications, including the BMW i8 Roadster rear hatch. The Jaguar XF Sport tailgate features a mixed material approach that includes a structural composite inner and thermoplastic outer. The Chevrolet Bolt battery cover demonstrates how lighter weight composites can aid in increasing range for battery electric vehicles.
- Tenax carbon fibres significantly enhance properties in thermoset and thermoplastic reinforced composite materials. Teijin focuses on Tenax nickel-coated carbon fibres that have the mechanical properties of carbon fibre and good electrical conductivity of nickel. A newly developed pelletised short fibre type with intermediate modulus fibres is suitable for applications where a higher tensile modulus is requested.
- Tenax Thermoset Prepreg will be introduced. The bismaleimide (BMI) resin pre-impregnated prepreg offers high resistance to both heat and impact, making it ideally suited to use in aerospace engine compartments.
- Tenax Net Shape Preform allows to combine unidirectional fibre placement and quasi-isotropic fibre spraying to produce preforms for structural and visual carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts.
- Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibres offer attractive energy-saving and eco-minded solutions offering superior strength as needed for example in a gearbox. A helicopter seat armored by an Twaron /Tenax blend will be showcased to underline the manifold solutions possible with the comprehensive product range of Teijin’s high-performance fibres.
- Endumax Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) provides superior strength, dimensional stability, light weight and durability as demanded in ballistic protection. Endumax allows the production of extremely large plates suitable for armoring even large vehicles.
- HACOloft nonwovens are used for various fields and applications including the automotive industry, wind turbine plants, ship building construction and sports equipment. Surface veils with excellent drape are available for visible areas. They also can be used in complex components guaranteeing even and smooth surfaces. Polypropylene core lineups ensure that the resin is evenly and fully distributed, and they allow large components to be produced faster. Good air circulation and absorption of excess resin is achieved by the use of breather nonwovens.
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