our products and services

Our composites of endless fiberreinforced plastics consist of carbon or glass fibers and a matrix made of highperformance polymers. In a UD tape, the properties of both materials combine ideally to create innovative construction materials for new paths in component design. Several layers of UD tapes in a laminate form “organosheets,” which significantly outperform the mechanical properties of metal sheets of the same thickness. Organosheets can be thermoformed and, therefore, adopt a variety of component geometries. They also offer the opportunity of integrating additional functions or components, as the parts can be overmolded with a fiber-reinforced compound. Naturally, using the same polymer class as for the matrix in the UD tape ensures a good connection between the two components, which is essential for dynamic load conditions.

The matrix is made from specially developed high-performance polymers with a high glass transition temperature and therefore features good heat resistance. It is customized to high-strength endless fibers and allows production of parts that can be used even in areas exposed to extreme temperatures. Evonik is one of the leading suppliers of high performance thermoplastic resins such as specialty polyamides for use under adverse environmental conditions and polyetheretherketones (PEEK).

Design and Simulation

  • CAE
  • Moldflow

Materials

  • VESTAPE® UD-Tapes
  • VESTAMID® L PA12
  • VESTAMID® HTplus (PPA)
  • VESTAKEEP® (PEEK)
  • TROGAMID® (PACM-PA)

Machinery and Tooling

  • UD Tapeline
  • Composite Test Equipment

Production

  • Thermoplastic UD Tapes with glass- and carbon fibers

Process Optimization and Consulting

  • Moldflow analysis
  • CAE support
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Cooperations for processing in tape laying, tape winding and consolidation.

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contact details

Martin Risthaus

Business Director Composites
martin.risthaus@evonik.com
+49 (0) 2365 49 4356

Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

Paul-Baumann Str. 1
45772 Marl
Deutschland

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