Utilizing Large Tow Textile Based Carbon Fiber for Sheet Moulding Compound

September 18

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Carbon Fiber Sheet Moulding Compound has come a long way since its creation. Historically, utilizing regular tow fiber, leading manufacturers have had astounding successes with SMC processes utilizing large tow. This webinar will focus on process improvements that are changing the face of SMC for automotive applications. 

Primary Topics: 
- Developments in large tow carbon fiber making it an ideal candidate for SMC applications 
- Improved processing technologies 
- Future outlook into new material combinations 

Presenters: Tobias Potyra and David Purcell
Tobias Potyra studied material science at the University of Bayreuth in Germany with a focus on Polymers and Polymeric Composites. Tobias brought years of expertise in composites research with him to Zoltek in 2015 where he currently serves as the Director of Automotive Business for Europe. 

David Purcell is currently EVP of Sales & Marketing and a Board Member of Zoltek. He joined Zoltek 10 years ago, and is responsible for Zoltek’s Composite Intermediates and Oxidized fiber businesses. He also has global market responsibility for the Automotive and Aircraft Brake markets. David holds an MBA & Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University.