Advantages of using thermoplastic composite materials
- Short cycle times of under 60 sec
- Improved recyclability and repairability
- Integration of function and load introduction elements
- Hybrid material solutions with glass fibres and metals possible
- Transport and storage at room temperature
Compatibility of our SIGRAFIL® carbon fibers with thermoplastic sizings
|Compatibility||C T50-4.4/255-T115||C T50-4.4/255-T140||C T50-4.4/255-T150||C T50-4.4/255-UN (unsized)|
|Polyamides, preferably polyamide 6|
|Reactive polyamide systems|
|Polyethersulfone, polyetheretherketone, polyetherketone ketone, polyvinyl chloride, polyimide|
Our UD tapes are based on our SIGRAFIL 50k carbon fibers in combination with various polyamides and polypropylene and can be slit to any width between 6.35 and 220 mm. The excellent alignment of our 50k carbon fibers in the UD tapes enables the cost-efficient production of high-performance thermoplastic components. All common processing methods for thermoplastic composites can be used, from compression molding, back injection to in-situ consolidation technologies.
We offer a variety of organo sheets based on fabric-based and multiaxial fiber architectures. In addition, the use of various fiber placement technologies enables the production of customized hybrid organo sheets in order to produce components with reduced waste and optimized load paths. By combining highly rigid carbon fibers with highly damage-tolerant glass fibers, these hybrid organo sheets significantly increase the range of applications while optimizing the cost structure.
Our newly developed thermoplastic profiles can be re-melted under the application of temperature and pressure to form or join with other components. The profiles can also be excellently integrated as semi-finished products in fully automated production processes due to their pre-consolidated condition. Thus, for example, components in complex skeleton construction, in which the profiles act as main load carriers, can be produced automatically in the injection molding process. Our profiles are available in various fiber-matrix combinations with square and rectangular cross-sections.