Nonwoven Carbiso Mats on roll
At the K Show, ELG Carbon Fibre will be promoting its new range of 2.7 metre nonwoven recycled mats, the first available at this width.
These products have recently gone into full-scale production on a newly installed, specialist machine designed to process recycled carbon fibres at its UK facility in the West Midlands.
The company believes the new ‘Carbiso M’ and ‘TM’ product ranges will strongly appeal to OEMs in the transportation sector seeking cost effective alternatives to virgin carbon fibre for vehicle lightweighting.
“With the correct design, nonwoven recycled carbon fibre can be used very successfully to manufacture low cost, lightweight structures using most high-volume manufacturing processes. It seems that new applications for these materials are being identified every week, making this an exciting and progressive time for the company and our technology,” explained Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre.
ELG says the Carbiso M and TM materials demonstrate excellent drapeability and performance whilst delivering cost effective lightweighting and significant environmental benefits compared to virgin carbon fibre. The materials may be used either on their own, or with selective use of virgin carbon fibres to provide tailored structural properties.
ELG Carbon Fibre’s Carbiso M mats are ideally suited for closed mould processes and can also be used for the manufacture of intermediate products such as prepregs and sheet moulding compounds for composite manufacturing. The thermoplastic Carbiso TM mats are designed for fast cycle times in press moulding applications.
In addition to the 2.7 metre Carbiso M and TM mats, of which there will be small sample sizes on display, ELG will also highlight other key products within its range. These include its ‘Carbiso MF’ (Milled Fibre), which is compatible with most thermoset and thermoplastic matrices and its ‘Carbiso CT’ Chopped tow carbon fibre, suitable for use with most thermosetting resins.
Find them – Hall 5, Stand A33