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Advanced Composite Solutions for Automotive Light Weighting by Henkel at JEC World

Published on 2018-02-19. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive     Metal Replacement     Thermoplastic Composites    

Comprehensive Composite Portfolio for Automotive Light Weighting
Comprehensive Composite Portfolio for Automotive Light Weighting
As a global solution provider to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, Henkel continues to drive significant progress in sustainable light weighting technologies with new composite and adhesive products and extended global Composite Lab capabilities.

Interaction with Specialists

Henkel’s specialists will be available to discuss the benefits of the company’s broad technology portfolio and global service capacities for composite applications in automotive and other demanding industries during JEC World 2018 on Booth G48 in Hall 6.

Henkel’s New Loctite MAX 5 Matrix Resin

  • Among the highlights on display will be Henkel’s new Loctite MAX 5 matrix resin for carbon fiber reinforced composite wheels
  • The new technology is designed to replace aluminum in this demanding chassis application and builds on the recent success of Loctite MAX 2 for use in glass fiber reinforced leaf springs. 
  • The new resin combines high temperature resistance, excellent toughness and long-term durability with rapid mold filling, thorough fiber impregnation and high curing rates for cost-efficient large volume production.

Furthermore, Henkel will show various demonstration parts molded in new RTM test tools at the company’s Heidelberg Composite Lab. This includes thick leaf spring test parts as well as parts with a complex 3D geometry.

In the Composite Lab Henkel also does preforming of these parts made with the Henkel Binder Loctite FRP 2000.

Konrad Brimo Hayek, Senior Business Development Manager – Chassis, ADAS & Safety for Henkel, said:
“There is an ongoing strong trend for further light weighting in automotive, with a clear focus on chassis components and integrated multi-substrate designs engineered to meet the industry’s strict fleet fuel consumption and CO₂ regulation targets.”

Global Solutions Partner

Konrad Brimo Hayek added:
“With our comprehensive product portfolio for the composites industry, including matrix resins, multi-substrate adhesives, binders and release agents, we are determined to play a leading role in this market as a global solutions partner with extensive customer support capabilities. Above all, this also includes Henkel’s dedicated two Composite Labs in Europe (Germany) and Asia (Japan), providing advanced process know-how, application engineering and customer trial facilities.”

Henkel will present its matrix resins and multi-substrate adhesives for large-scale composite production on March 8th, 12.30 pm.

Source: Henkel
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