SGL Group has expanded its SIGRAFIL product range with a new product: organic sheets made from carbon and glass fibers.

 Organic sheets are continuous fiber-reinforced laminates with a thermoplastic matrix. They have high rigidity and low weight combined with the familiar processing advantages of thermoplastics, the company says. Components made from organic sheets can be shaped in any final product geometry as well as repaired and recycled. In addition to this, SGL Group offers individual laminate structures in terms of orientation, textile architectures and wall thickness.

SGL's organic sheets are continuous fiber-reinforced laminates with a thermoplastic matrix.
SGL's organic sheets are continuous fiber-reinforced laminates with a thermoplastic matrix.

‘Thermoplastic fiber composite materials are a class of materials that offers completely new application and processing possibilities for carbon fiber materials,’ claimed Andreas Wüllner, chairman of the business unit carbon fibers and composite materials. ‘Thermoplastic solutions address key issues in the industry such as short cycle times, weldability, repairability or recycling.’

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