The companies plan to set up a development program for the processing of carbon fiber-based textiles.
The companies plan to set up a development program for the processing of carbon fiber-based textiles.

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and SGL Carbon have entered into a new partnership to develop composite technologies for different applications in aerospace, transportation and oil & gas. The partnership will focus on material utilization for primary and secondary structure components. 

The companies plan to set up a development program for the processing of carbon fiber-based textiles such as non-crimp fabrics (NCF) at the NCC’s research and technology facility in Bristol. Over the course of this year, they will produce demonstrator components and prototypes of new composite airplane wings using NCF materials based on carbon fibers from SGL Carbon.

‘The NCC is a highly experienced partner driving future composite concepts, especially in the aerospace industry,’ said Andreas Wüllner, president at SGL Carbon. ‘With the partnership, we generate knowhow around efficient usage of composite materials and technologies.’

This story uses material from SGL, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.