Thermoplastic Composite Materials
For our SIGRAFIL® carbon fibers, we developed special thermoplastic sizing systems for various polyamides and polypropylene, which, in addition to very good textile processability, enable excellent fiber-matrix adhesion.
Thermoplastic material toolbox
Based on these specially developed carbon fibers, we offer a wide range of pre-impregnated, thermoplastic semi-finished products. These include unidirectionally fiber-reinforced semi-finished products such as UD tapes and profiles as well as multilayer, pre-consolidated laminates (organo sheets). With our thermoplastic material toolbox, we offer a complementary portfolio of composite solutions that facilitate processes and improve the performance of the final component.
Advantages of using thermoplastic composite materials
Short cycle times of under 60 sec
Improved recyclability and repairability
Integration of function and load introduction elements
Hybrid material solutions with glass fibres and metals possible
Transport and storage at room temperature
Compatibility of our SIGRAFIL® carbon fibers with thermoplastic sizings
Our UD tapes are based on our SIGRAFIL 50k carbon fibers in combination with various polyamides and polypropylene and can be slit to any width between 6.35 and 220 mm. The excellent alignment of our 50k carbon fibers in the UD tapes enables the cost-efficient production of high-performance thermoplastic components. All common processing methods for thermoplastic composites can be used, from compression molding, back injection to in-situ consolidation technologies.