Chomarat™ is developing non-crimp fabrics based on very heavy tow fibers for the automotive industry
At the JEC Forums in Knoxville, Tennessee, October 13-14, the Chomarat™ team will give a lecture on how their solutions meet automotive demand, with a specific focus on low-cost advanced composites.
Chomarat™ works on Low-Cost Composites for the Automotive Market
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 fibre) into C-PLY™ and proposes design optimization using low-cost carbon fibre 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.
“C-PLY™ used with low-cost fibers, becomes a very attractive reinforcement for markets like automotive”, explains Michel Cognet. “Along with our long-term strategic vision that is sustained by strong partnerships, Chomarat’s ability to adapt and develop technologies, has enabled us to become a major player in composites for the automotive industry”.