You are here

Chomarat joins Composites UK and extends its foothold in the United Kingdom

News International-French

1 Nov 2016

The company continues to increase its foothold in the United Kingdom, and is pleased to announce its membership of Composites UK trade association at the Advanced Engineering trade show in Birmingham.

The group continues its commercial development and to reinforce its team with the arrival of Robert Wilder as Chomarat UK Sales Manager. To further its commercial development in the region, it has joined Composites UK, the organization that is dedicated to supporting the composite industry in the United Kingdom. Chomarat will share its expertise in high-performance glass and carbon reinforcements.

“Our Group is innovative and seeks to push the technological limits in composite textiles. Both the arrival of Robert Wilder – who will put his experience and expertise to work for Chomarat in the United Kingdom – and our membership in Composites UK are consistent with a long-term objective to develop the composite industry in that region. We are in fact active in various collaborative projects that involve manufacturers and universities, for example the ADAPT (Analysis and Design for Accelerated Production and Tailoring of composites) project led by the University of Bath,” explains Chomarat Group General Manager Michel Cognet.

The composite industry is booming in the United Kingdom and is particularly active in the marine sector and in automotive, especially the automotive sports segment.

The company presents its latest glass and carbon innovations at the Advanced Engineering trade show in Birmingham, in particular its recent works on C-Ply, the group’s high-performance multiaxial reinforcement. C-Ply addresses the issues of weight and cost reduction in the composite industry, with a focus on solutions developed to achieve a Class A surface finish for automotive composite parts that are made using RTM.

The company will also present its latest developments on G-Flow, the only 100% glass reinforcement that combines structural and flow functions for infusion.

“G-FLOW’s highly interesting flow function is made possible by its unusual textile structure. G-FLOW is 100 times more permeable than a standard reinforcement, leading to time savings during processing, and reducing cost by as much as 13% as a function of the type of infusion process used,” explains Chomarat UK Sales Manager Robert Wilder.