Fibre and Fabric Based Composites: Less Weight, More Automation and Greener Materials

Date: August 22, 2011
Pages: 17
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Fibre and Fabric Based Composites: Less Weight, More Automation and Greener Materials
Weight reduction, automation, and ecocomposites were three key trends driving the market for composites at the JEC Composites Show, held in Paris, France, during March 29-31, 2011. The application of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs) in cars is the focus of much research and development and investment around the world. The report provides insight into the latest developments in the composites and ecocomposites market from a wide range of companies, including Aston Martin Racing (AMR), BASF, BMW, Daimler, Decathlon, Evonik Industries, Jacob Plastics, Johnson Controls, Lotus Renault, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Novation, RocTool, Schappe Techniques, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (ACF), Stratasys, Subaru, Sun7, Teijin Group, TenCate, Toho Tenax, Toray, Toyota, Urge Bike Products and Vistagy.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

KEY TRENDS: WEIGHT REDUCTION

McLaren
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (ACF) AND BMW

KEY TRENDS: AUTOMATION

Key requirements
Recent developments
Developments by Toray
Expansion in the automotive field is a top priority
Toray has supply agreements with Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries
Supply agreement with TenCate
Developments by Teijin
Moulding car frame composites in one minute
Camisma project
Vistagy and Lotus Renault
Aston Martin Racing (AMR)

3D PRINTING

McLaren MonoCell

DEVELOPMENT OF ECOCOMPOSITES

RocTool: IPad cover made from FiberShell
Decathlon: fishing rod made from flax fibre composites
Urge Bike Products: flax fibre composite helmets for cycling and skiing
Sun7: flaxply flax and carbon fibre sailboards
The Hemp Chair: a monobloc chair made from natural fibre composites

MARKET FOR NATURAL FIBRE COMPOSITES

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Global production of composites by region, 2010
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