Lightweight construction with Fiber Components
Carbon fiber (CFRP) and glass fiber (GFRP) reinforced plastics are significantly lighter than conventional materials. It is therefore obvious to increasingly use composite structures for component development. They reduce the weight of vehicles and thus ensure lower CO2 emissions. Our lightweight materials and components are used for example for body and chassis parts but also for battery housings.
Graphite components for increased efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions
Furthermore, our specialty graphite solutions help to increase efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions for vehicles with both alternative drives and standard combustion engines. Areas of application are among other bearings for cooling water pumps and exhaust gas management, rotors and vanes in vacuum pumps or sealing rings for seals.
Emission Standards: Graphite Components Help to Avoid Tank Leaks
In addition to electric cars, many improvements in emissions protection are also still being implemented in cars with internal combustion engines. Leakage pumps play an important role in this. They serve to detect leaks in the fuel tank at an early stage and are increasingly becoming the standard worldwide. Complex small components, consisting of a plastic-graphite mix, make an important contribution to the longevity of the pumps.
We offer a broad range of high-quality carbon fiber- and graphite-based materials for automotive applications. Our carbon fibers and composite materials offer excellent mechanical properties such as high strength and stiffness and are therefore ideal for the lightweight construction in automotive. Benefit from our fiber products in all processing stages: from precursors through fibers, textiles, and pre-impregnated products to finished components.
Our high-performance SIGRAFINE® specialty graphites, for example, are self-lubricating, highly heat-resistant, corrosion-proof, and able to withstand heavy loads. And our SIGRAFLEX® products made from flexible expanded natural graphite are specifically designed for automotive sealing applications and convince through the highest quality standards.
As our customer, you benefit from our application technology expertise. We advise you on how to optimize your processes and work with you to find solutions for your specific requirements.