Textile specialist Chomarat along with Solvay, machinery supplier Mécanium and the University of Nantes have set up project to develop a new range of multiaxial carbon fabrics, along with the associated textile processes for producing thermoset composites parts for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Chomarat is sponsoring the €4 million project, with approval from from the Techtera, Axelera and Viameca competitive clusters.

‘We are embarking on a 42-month adventure with our partners,’ said Chomarat Group R&T Director Philippe Sanial. ‘Our group sets great store by the cross-pollination that occurs in collaborative projects. That is an integral part of our innovation strategy. The solutions that are developed will provide answers in terms of mechanical properties, weight lowering, and cost-effectiveness, which are priority criteria in aerospace and automotive.’

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