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NetComposites to unveil five automotive and rail materials at JEC

NetComposites Enterprise will be displaying five unique, specialist composites for automotive and rail applications, offering weight savings and performance improvements over existing materials.

Each of the five materials is designed to overcome a specific issue faced by the component manufacturers and OEMs, whether that’s a desire to reduce part weight or remove hazardous materials from the workplace:

  • Flax/Epoxy Prepreg: A low-density prepreg to reduce the cost, weight and NVH of carbon components, as replacing some carbon plies with flax creates a hybrid structure that has 15% lower cost, 7% lower weight and 58% higher vibration damping.
  • Flax/Bioresin Prepreg: A lightweight moulding material for load floors and parcel shelves typically giving a 15% weight reduction for load-carrying full-span floors and parcel shelves, compared to existing materials.
  • Flax/PP LFT: A lightweight natural fibre moulding compound for automotive interiors, typically giving a 15-20% weight saving over conventional Glass/PP LFT parts, together with improved NVH damping.
  • Carbon/PA Tape: A high-performance thermoplastic tape for preform manufacture, local stiffening and part production, where selective reinforcement of an LFT moulding with Carbon/PA tape provides a 200% increase in bending stiffness.
  • Glass/PFA Prepreg: A fire-retardant prepreg for rail interiors, shown to meet EN45545-HL3, but without the hazardous emissions of conventional phenolic resin systems.

NetComposites is inviting open discussions with potential users of these materials, either at the JEC World show or in 1:1 meetings, to fully understand their specific interest and to focus the next steps in these materials developments. Please email innovation@netcomposites.com to make an appointment.

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