Our contribution to a smarter world
The world is changing and so are our markets. We have faced up to this change in the last years. With our strategic realignment and focus on key technology topics that will define the future – mobility, energy, digitization – a new era is beginning for our company. We want to make this change visible both internally and externally. Our new corporate design conveys our corporate strategy, our competencies, our innovative power while at the same time emphasizing our aspiration.
Our high-quality materials and products made from specialty graphite and composites are used in industrial sectors that determine the future: automotive, aerospace, solar and wind energy, semiconductor and LEDs as well as in the production of lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage systems. In addition, we develop solutions for chemical and industrial applications.
As SGL Carbon, we think ahead to anticipate future developments. In our features, we take up the key topics of the future and illustrate our contribution and that of our customers to a smarter world.
Semiconductors are one of the most significant technologies for the future. Increasingly powerful, they form the basis for LEDs and computer chips. With a multi-million dollar investment in its US facility in St. Marys, SGL Carbon further strengthens its position to support its customers in the industry with optimal solutions.
The long period of evolutionary development in the automotive industry is rapidly being replaced by disruptive innovations. New competitors are expanding the range of possibilities and increasing the speed of innovation. Lightweight construction with composites, as well as graphite-based solutions for alternative drivetrain systems, are playing a central role.
The technique of 3D printing offers a variety of possibilities, particularly for prototypes and small batch production. Its use in the manufacture of components based on carbon and graphite is also developing rapidly. Three benefits, highlighted below, provide insight into why 3D printing is a very useful complementary technology.
Energy storage is one of the key topics of the future – whether for mobile communication devices, electric vehicles or supplying homes. An ongoing research project in Pfinztal, Germany, where researchers are installing what is currently Germany’s largest battery, is demonstrating how batteries can also be used for very large amounts of electricity.
Our world is fast-paced, versatile, complex and at the same time full of opportunties. From this point forward, thinc will be offering trendsetting stories from the SGL Carbon cosmos twice a year: we’ll shine a light on special partnerships and take a detailed look at the great social challenges of our time. Follow us with our new magazine.