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Evonik and Secar established the LiteCon Advanced Composite Products joint venture

News International-French

10 Sep 2013

LiteCon joint venture focuses on producing innovative lightweight composite materials for the automotive and aviation industries.

The aim of the enterprise is to mass-produce fiber-reinforced composite components for the automotive and aviation industries. Evonik supports the new company with its materials development expertise—particularly with its experience in developing Rohacell structural foam. Combined with Sacr’s expert capabilities in mass producing lightweight parts, this creates unique potential for developing new production technologies.

The joint venture is headquartered in Hönigsberg. Evonik and Secar manage the company jointly, with Evonik owning 49 percent of the shares and Secar 51 percent. Dr. Arnim Kraatz of Evonik Industries and Karl Heinz Semlitsch of Secar Technologie are the company’s managing directors.

Evonik’s Rohacell structural foam is used in sandwich construction applications in airplanes and sports cars, wind turbine rotor blades, X-ray tables for medical applications, and in athletic and recreational equipment. Secar is an established provider of carbon-fiber reinforced composites for the automotive, aviation, and medical industries.

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