The €30 million centers will focus on the company’s core competencies of graphite, carbon and carbon fibers as well as new materials.
The €30 million centers will focus on the company’s core competencies of graphite, carbon and carbon fibers as well as new materials.

Technology company Schunk has opened two new innovation center in the towns of Reiskirchen  and Heuchelheim, Germany covering ceramics and carbon fibers.

The €30 million centers will focus on the company’s core competencies of graphite, carbon and carbon fibers as well as new materials, according to Dr Ulrich von Hülsen, board member. ‘The world is facing enormous challenges in the areas of climate protection, mobility and energy supply. All these megatrends require new materials to solve the existing problems.’

Schunk reports that the building contains two special climate control units making it possible to create three different climates, and a 3D printing technical center for manufacturing continuous fibers and multi-material ceramics.

This story uses material from Schunk, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.