Gurit wins contract for exterior body panels from Italian car maker

As part of the contract, Gurit will supply carbon fiber-based hoods and additional exterior body panels.

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Gurit (Zurich, Switzerland) has won a new contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels to an Italian automotive OEM. Total value of the two-year contract is at around CHF 9 million (USD 9.3 million) and the supply to the project is scheduled to start in January 2018.

As part of the contract, Gurit will supply carbon fiber-based hoods and additional exterior body panels. The parts will be manufactured with Gurit's patented press technology and are based on a new material and design concept.

In addition, Gurit's Composite Engineering department has been involved in the structural design of the parts, including Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for mechanical loading performance and head impact predictions of the parts. Volume production of the car parts will be carried out at Gurit's Hungarian plan.