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Episode 35: Lisa Ketelsen, Covestro
CW Talks visits with Lisa Ketelsen, head of thermoplastic composites and CEO of Maezio at Covestro. Ketelsen talks about her path to Covestro and the Maezio product line, Maezio’s attributes and applications, and how she sees thermoplastic composites evolving in the marketplace.
Covestro incorporates thermoplastic composites into sports shoe
Covestro collaborated with global sportswear company Anta Sports Products to incorporate a carbon fiber shank to improve the torsional stiffness of a KT6 basketball shoe.
AZL begins multi-material battery casing project for electromobility
The eight-month joint development project will begin with a concept study for the final design and manufacture of the prototype. Interested companies can initiate participation until October 22, 2020.
Tuplus introduces carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate suitcase
The highly durable suitcase, featuring front and back shells made with Covestro’s Maezio polycarbonate composite, was designed for low-cost production, high-volume production.
The markets: Electronics (2021)
Consumer demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites enable wheel blade for all-electric SUV
Covestro’s Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites are being used in the production of a wheel blade for NIO’s all-electric SUV.
3D filament winding enables vehicle seating concept
Multi-company collaboration uses xFK in 3D and additive manufacturing to develop an ultra-lightweight seat for hypercars and future mobility platforms.
BÜFA to distribute Covestro's Maezio UD tapes
Covestro enters into a distribution agreement granting BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites distribution rights for Maezio thermoplastic unidirectional) tapes.
Tuning the running shoe
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites enable high-performance athletic shoe components.
Covestro uses Maezio thermoplastic composites for prototype future mobility interiors
Recently unveiled premium concept focuses on multifunctional design, comfort and lightweight.
Covestro steps up investments in thermoplastic composites
The company introduces a new R&D tape line and hybrid injection molding machines for new fiber and resin combinations.
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites contributing to electronics sustainability
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) finds Covestro’s Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites can significantly reduce carbon footprint for laptop applications.
The democratization of composites
China as springboard to push adoption of thermoplastic composites and revolutionize consumer goods.
Covestro establishes CFRTP as "a material class of its own"
Trademarked as Maezio, Covestro claims continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites “outperform metals,” offering advantages in aesthetics, lightweight and robust process flexibility.
Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?
Continuous fiber thermoplastics are smart for world’s largest appliance manufacturer
Haier uses Covestro CFRTP in Casarte line of “smart” air conditioners
Covestro begins commercial production of CFRTP
Covestro announces it will begin commercial production of its lightweight, high-strength continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite material.
Covestro composite material wins award
Covestro CFRTP (Pittsburgh, PA, US) has developed a sophisticated composite technology that opens the door to a sustainable future for lightweight products, based on continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) in combination with a highly-efficient production method.
- Matrix resins, thermoplastic
- Other thermoplastics
- Fibers, organic
- Carbon, PAN-based
- Other organic fibers
- Thermoplastic materials
- Automatic tape laying
- Compression molding
- Fiber placement
- Injection molding
- Carbon/carbon composites
- Laminate sheets, solid
- Other composite structures
- Consulting, materials
- Consulting, process development