Starting in the fourth quarter of 2015, the new project will involve the industrial production of exterior Class-A carbon body panel parts using Gurit's existing open mold manual and its new press technology.

 Manufacturing car body panels from composite materials provide car manufacturers with greater design flexibility when compared with metal panel technology. Benefits also result from the combination of material functionality and robust processing along with significant weight savings.

Reducing curing time

Gurit’s hot compression molding production technology can significantly reduce curing time thus enabling more efficient industrial production of small-scale series. The new technology also offers improved parts accuracy, a high-quality carbon look capability and improved surface quality.

?This project win represents an important milestone in the strategic advancement of our automotive exterior body panel business,” said CEO Rudolf Hadorn. “We have been working hard to prove superiority of our advanced press technology.”