The company is now able to cut scrap carbon fiber material to shapes suitable for compression molding.JEC World 2016: Automotive highlights CompositesWorld
On the automotive side, Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) emphasized on its JEC stand a glass fiber-reinforced composite leaf spring, based on Henkel’s polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 2, used in the chassis of the new Volvo (Gothenberg, Sweden) XC90, a premium crossover SUV; the platform of this vehicle is expected to be applied to other Volvo cars in the coming years.Teijin goes public with long-awaited Sereebo molding process CompositesWorld
Teijin (Tokyo, Japan) revealed in Paris for the first time many details about its Sereebo high-volume composites manufacturing process.BMW cars again a composites showcase at JEC World 2016 CompositesWorld
BMW AG (Wolfsburg, Germany), already notable for its progressive use of composite materials in its i3 and i8 automobiles, provided the Parisian canvas for a palate of composites innovations.More on Spanish composites: Solution providers CompositesWorld
My pre-JEC Europe 2016 trip through Spain yielded much fodder for future editorial content, and proved to me that the country’s composites sector is brimming with innovation.