SGL Carbon SE

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials. The company has a comprehensive portfolio, ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites.

Soehnleinstrasse 8
Wiesbaden, 65201 DE

Additional Locations:
31Fl, Oriental Plaza, 31# Wujiang Rd.
Shanghai, 200041 CN
86 21 5211 0333

Werner-von-Siemens-Strasse 18
Meitingen, 86405 DE
49 8271 83 2160

10715 David Taylor Drive Suite 460
Charlotte, NC 28262 US
704-593-5100

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The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.

SGL Carbon to build composite battery enclosures for North American automaker
The company will produce carbon and glass fiber-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures.  

SGL Carbon produces composite leaf springs for Ford Transit
The glass fiber composite, longitudinal leaf springs are said to weigh 50% less than conventional steel springs.

SGL Carbon, Hyundai Motor Group extend partnership for fuel cell components
The extension ramps up current production and delivery volumes of SGL Carbon’s SIGRACET gas diffusion layers for Hyundai fuel cell-powered vehicles.

Solvay, SGL to develop large-tow carbon fiber materials for aerostructures
The joint development agreement (JDA) intends to bring to market the first composite materials for commercial aerostructures based on large-tow intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fiber.

Into the Hyperloop
The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.

SGL Carbon headquarters

SGL's Jürgen Köhler resigns in wake of July underperformance
SGL says counter-measures will be required and restructuring is being considered, and it plans to publish new guidance after completing the new Group plan.

SGL Carbon and Elbe Flugzeugwerke extend contract
SGL Carbon will continue supplying carbon fiber prepregs for the Airbus A350 cabin’s floor panels until the end of 2020.

Hyping the Hyperloop
A roundup of recent Hyperloop news including TUM’s Hyperloop Pod Competition win and  announcements from SpaceX and VirginOne Hyperloop.

SGL Carbon rear spoiler CAMX 2019.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: SGL Carbon
SGL Carbon is shining a light on product solutions made with composite materials and manufacturing technologies for future-oriented industries under the theme "The Weight and Performance Optimizers." 

SGL Carbon delivers millionth composite leaf spring to Volvo
The company’s composite leaf spring can be tailored to different models, giving manufacturers a high degree of flexibility.

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SGL Carbon supports student Hyperloop prototype from TUM
Hyperloop prototype developed and built by students at the Technical University of Munich will compete in this year’s Space X Hyperloop pod competition on July 21 in Los Angeles.

DARPA Tailorable Feedstock and Forming project for affordable composites

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense
Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.

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SGL Carbon partners with National Composites Centre
The partners are working to develop carbon fiber composite airplane wings at the NCC’s research facility, using SGL Carbon’s non-crimp fabrics.

carbon fiber battery box for electric vehicles

SGL Carbon manufactures prototypes of composite battery cases
The battery boxes, developed with Chinese car manufacturer NIO for electric vehicles, feature lighter weight, high rigidity and lower thermal conductivity than aluminum or steel boxes.

skeleton design for carbon fiber thermoplastic reinforced automotive windshield demonstrator

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.

SGL Carbon CEO Dr. Jürgen Köhler

People in Composites – March 2019
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.

More details on MAI Skelett design process
The MAI Skelett project developed a thermoplastic composite roof structure that outperforms carbon fiber/epoxy design, including crash load level, energy absoprtion and BIW integrity.

SAMPE Summit 2019

SAMPE Summit 19 Paris
SAMPE Europe hosted its annual summit at Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 11, prior to JEC World 2019.

Fiber Placement Center acquires new partners Cevotec and Coriolis Composites

The Fiber Placement Center of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV add Cevotec and Coriolis Composites as partners
Cevotec and Coriolis Composites will contribute their own fiber placement and automation technologies to the FPC facility, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

composite engine cowling blanket

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services partner on delivery of engine cowling blankets
The multi-year contract involves SGL Carbon engine cowling blankets to be delivered for Onur Air’s Airbus A321 fleet in 2019. Onur Materials Services will also be a distribution partner for the blankets in the Middle East.

Product Categories of SGL Carbon SE

Materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Braided
      • Carbon, Multiaxial
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Twill
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Braided
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Braided
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
    • Continuous fiber
    • E-Glass
    • Hybrid fiber
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, >12K tow
      • Phenolic, Fabric
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, composite
  • Automotive, body panels &amp; substructures
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Profiles
  • Tubes