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SGL Group supports establishment of technology center for composites in Singapore

News International-French

28 Mar 2013

The SGL Group – The Carbon Company – is supporting a joint project by Singapore Polytechnic, the German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia, and the Institute for Carbon Composites (LCC) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to establish a Composite Technology Center in Singapore.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the university partners and ten partners from industry. The guests of honor at the ceremony in Singapore Polytechnic were the German ambassador to Singapore, Angelika Viets, and the Bavarian state minister for science, research, and the arts, Dr Wolfgang Heubisch.

The technology center aims to improve education in the fiber composites field, promote further development of the technology, and encourage technology companies to set up in the region. As a first step, it is planned to open a composite laboratory in April 2013.

In supporting this project, SGL Group, as a specialist in carbon fiber technology, wants to intensify its ongoing cooperation with the Institute for Carbon Composites at the TUM, the German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia, and Singapore’s leading universities. Singapore is one of Asia’s important science metropolises, with high standards of teaching and research. Innovations and new concepts contributing to energy and resource efficiency in a modern megacity are promoted by the Government of this city-state.

One of the most exciting projects is the development of the world’s first electric taxi specially designed for tropical megacities at the TUM CREATE “Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise”. The scientists at TUM Asia and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore are focusing not only on cutting-edge battery technologies but also on modern lightweight construction with carbon fiber composites. The material for the light yet strong CRP vehicle bodies comes from SGL Group.


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