Light Composite Material for New Design Concepts
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Covestro has developed CFRTP tapes and sheets which, thanks to continuous fibers made of carbon or glass, are durable and can be processed in short cycle times. Due to its polycarbonate polymer matrix, the material can also be painted in Class A quality or even furnished with decorative films.
Composite for Mass Production
The increasing interest in ever more efficient lightweight materials for the automotive industry has led to the introduction of a whole range of extremely smart composite materials in recent years. When considering their specific stiffness, the list of possibilities is currently led by continuous fiber- reinforced composite materials in which high-performance carbon or economical glass fibers absorb and dissipate forces. Some of the parts made from these materials can even compete with metal construction materials in terms of load-bearing capacity.
Composites were originally developed and optimized especially for lightweight construction and high rigidity. For a long...