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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hyperloop,  carbon fiber, prepreg

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.

caron fiber

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.

AZL OPTO-Light project for thermoplastic-overmolded thermoset composites parts

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

CFRP frames used in BMW i3 and Airbus Helicopters EC 135

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

battery-electric vehicle

Energy storage in multifunctional carbon fiber composites
A need for lightweight energy storage technology is fueling the development of carbon fiber composite materials for car batteries and other electronics.

carbon fiber

SGL Carbon and Airbus Helicopters to intensify collaboration
The two companies have agreed on framework contract that regulates the basic provision and further development of innovative carbon and glass fiber materials.

carbon fiber

BMW chooses SGL Carbon as supplier for iNEXT
SGL Carbon will supply carbon fibers and semi-finished textile products for a range of components in BMW’s upcoming next-generation electric vehicle.  

Williams FW-EVX features CFRP battery module boxes made with the 223 fold-to-form process

The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2019)
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 battery packs in electric vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.

carbon composite robot gripper

Filament winding, reinvented
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

fiber placement center

FPC to explore new production concepts for lightweight components
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened a new Fiber Placement Center in Meitingen, Germany.

aquila drone

Drones: Composite UAVs take flight
First seen in defense applications, unpiloted aircraft development is surging in the commercial world, enabled by a host of new material, process and assembly technologies.

High-volume autocomposites

Rear wall reboot: One-stop, tow to tape to CFRP part
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.

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SGL Carbon unveils new brand concept
New brand concept expresses SGL Carbon’s core expertise and bridges the company’s origin and future.

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