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processes. In this
luxury sedan,
CFRP is found
in the roof bows,
along the centre
tunnel, on the
package tray, in the
sills, and - most
impressively - in
a 2.75m arc that
runs from the base
of the A-pillar to
the rear of the car
along the roofImage courtesy BMW Group: BMW 7-Series Carbon Core
line. The result,
parts are easily demoulded and a part-toaccording to BMW, is a roughly 130 kg
part cycle time of less than one minute
net reduction in weight over the current
can be achieved, depending on the part
7 Series, with about 40 of those kilosize and complexity, and the available
grammes coming directly out of the body
infrastructure.
structure. Additionally, the placement
of CFRP elements makes for a remarkFast RTM processing requires stable and
ably rigid cell around the passenger
strong fibre preforms where essentially
compartment. The CFRP parts are made
no fibre deformation is acceptable before
with RTM and LCM processes on an
or during injection. The E$™ resin TRAC
industrial scale.
06720 curable preform binder has been
developed for these demanding composAnother premium German OEM has
ite applications. The product is comlaunched the production of several
patible with RTM epoxy matrices and
structural parts for a sports car, using
co-cures in CFRP parts.
one of Hexion's fast-cure resin systems.
The system is used for flat parts as well as
RTM/LCM processes are already
parts with complex shapes, for structural
implemented at high production rates
applications, and is passing a new milein the automotive industry. For the near
stone in terms of cycle time.
future, we are focusing on technologies
that can reduce fibre waste, such as sheet
Our resin technology is also key to the
moulding (SMC), tow-preg processes
first-ever composite coil spring for autoand more. In this respect, epoxy matrix
motive. This composite coil spring was
technology has good compatibility with
recently awarded a top honour for the
metals in hybrid structures and delivers
chassis/hardware category by the society
high mechanical performance at a low
of Plastic Engineers 45th Annual Autoweight.
motive Innovation Awards Programme.
A development team comprised of Audi,
We collaborate on innovations with leadS.ARA Composites (Sogefi Group),
ing automotive OEMs continuously to
Owens Corning and Hexion collaborated
anticipate the expectations of this highon the innovation.
potential segment.
JCM: Can you give examples where
Hexion's products are used?

F. D.: Our latest fast-cure resin system
is used in CFRP parts of the new BMW
7 Series made with RTM and LCM

JCM: What is your view on CFRP development for the next 5-10 years? And what
do you think of glass fibre-reinforced
polymers (GFRP)?

push production towards CFRP. We foresee continued industrialization of CFRP
parts in general with proven RTM and
LCM technologies at very short cycle
times. Additionally, the development and
implementation of more hybrid materials and production technologies will
significantly improve the cost per part.
We expect the market use of CFRP parts
to broaden from luxury vehicles into the
mid-range segment.
We also expect growth in GFRP suspension parts for trucks, in addition to passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as
regulatory pressure increases. Significant
weight savings can be achieved with
epoxy-glass fibre composite materials,
without compromising on the strength
needed for these demanding applications.
JCM: Are you planning medium-term
investments to strengthen your position?

F. D.: We want to strengthen our posi-

tion globally in product and application
development. We also plan to increase
our customer support organization and
want to expand our opportunities for
joint projects with potential development partners.

JCM: What shall we see from Hexion at JEC?

F. D.: We will be proudly presenting the
above-mentioned innovations and other
important applications for the automotive, rail, aerospace and wind industries.
We are the principal sponsor of the Automotive Planet area where parts will be
showcased and a video on LCM processing using our latest resin system for high
build-rate part production will be shown.
In technical sales presentations, we will
be sharing our views on technological
developments in automotive composites.
Moreover, we invite interested parties
to visit us at our booth F54 in Hall 6 for
further conversation. We look forward to
this important event for the composite
industry! n

F. D.: Even more emphasis on CO2

emissions reduction will continue to
No103 March 2016 /

More information:
www.hexion.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016

Cover
Edito
Point of view : Lamborghini
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In brief
Acquisition
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Sports & leisure
Sustainable construction
MARKET
Global
Europe
SPECIAL JEC WORLD 2016
Conferences
End-users
Automotive
Awards
Basalt
Engineering
Performing
Strategy
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Joining
Testing
Impact resistance
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Wind
Software
Epoxy
Repair
Thermoplastic
Sandwich
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Acquisition
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sports & leisure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sustainable construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Global
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Europe
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Conferences
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Automotive
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Awards
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Testing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Epoxy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Repair
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Thermoplastic
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