The order will include the production of a glass fiber based cover plate for use in a future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group.
The order will include the production of a glass fiber based cover plate for use in a future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group.

SGL Carbon has been contracted by the BMW Group to produce a cover component for a series of battery enclosures. According to the company, the multi-year order will include the production of a glass fiber based cover plate for the battery housing for use in a future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group.

Materials made of composites are suitable for this application due to their light weight and high stiffness, SGL says. In addition, they meet the requirements for water and gas tightness, fire protection and thermal management. Carbon fibers are also suitable for stressed structures or load-bearing elements, such as the underbody panels and side frames, while for components subjected to less stress, such as battery box covers, glass fibers or a fiber mix may suffice.

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