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AVK creates a working group on continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic semi-finished products

News International-French

15 Jul 2015

The working group dedicated to continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics in the automotive sector was initiated by the founding members of BASF, DuPont, Evonik, Lanxess and Bond-Laminates. 

Over 100 participants attended to hear the latest news about the working group's planned mission and activities.

After an introduction by Dr. Christian Obermann (Bond-Laminates GmbH) outlining the group's objectives, Dr. Sebastian Schmeer (IVW Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH) presented the first results of an AVK project that is already underway. All companies operating in this market segment at every stage of the value chain are warmly invited to participate in this project or attend future meetings of the working group.

As well as manufacturers of raw materials and processing companies, representatives of the automobile industry, OEMs, machinery manuacturers and research institutes took part in this kick-off event. The focus of the group's activities will include the creation of a public forum for this area as well as for standardising the characterisation of thermoplastic, continuous fibre-reinforced, semi-finished materials (tapes, sheets and organo sheets).

The project group has already agreed on the next meeting.

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