LE CHEYLARD, France — October 11, 2016 — The automotive industry needs to rethink its strategy and to innovate to fulfill regulatory CO2 reduction objectives. Continuous glass and carbon fiber composites offer a significant advantage in attaining these goals, by enabling the weight of structures to be reduced.
Chomarat is working on formatting very heavy tow LCCF (low-cost carbon fiber) into C-PLY™ and proposes design optimization using low-cost carbon fiber input from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Working together with tier 1 automotive supplier and ORNL, Chomarat can handle these heavy tows and meet many benchmark standards.
“Composites constitute a solution to lower the weight of vehicles, but they must be of economic benefit in a context where each process and each material has to compete to find its place in an appropriate and optimized industrial procedure,” explains Chomarat Group Managing Director Michel Cognet.
C-PLY™ with LCCF (low-cost carbon fiber) spread plies is the solution Chomarat is developing that combine the most economical performance option with cost effective molding processes.
Posted October 11, 2016