A project using Lanxess’ continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.
A project using Lanxess’ continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.

Lanxess says that a project using its continous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material has won an award.

The FuPro project, which covers design and process development for functionalized multi-component structures with complex hollow profiles, won the Gold Materialica Award in the surface and technology category at the eMove360° Europe mobility event which took place in Munich, Germany.

According to the company, the project involves combining a fiber composite modular system, organic sheet metal, fiber composite hollow sections and injection molding compounds to form multi-component structures. The organic sheets are made from Lanxess’ Tepex dynalite 102-RG600 semi-finished material, which is based on roving glass fabric and a polyamide 6 matrix. Its aim is to improve process, structural and functional integration using a combination of torsion and flexurally rigid hollow profiles, flat construction elements and complex node structures, and achieve significant weight reductions in vehicle structures.

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