Viewing entries tagged with 'Carbon fibre'

Mitsubishi acquires strategic stake in ELG Carbon Fibre

Japan’s Mitsubishi is to acquire a 25% stake in UK-based ELG Carbon Fibre (ECF) from ELG Carbon Fibre International, a subsidiary of ELG Haniel of Germany.

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Carbon fibres could store energy in vehicle body

Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have demonstrated that carbon fibres can be used as battery electrodes, enabling them to store energy directly.

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Toray falsified quality data regarding carbon fibre testing

Another pillar of Japanese industry has admitted falsifying quality data, as Toray Industries, a manufacturer of materials including carbon fibre, said one of its subsidiaries had been providing clients with false product-test reports for years.

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Recycling carbon fibre products from America’s Cup campaign

ELG Carbon Fibre and Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are working together to ensure the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible.

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Porsche unveils first braided carbon wheels

Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to offer lightweight wheels made from braided carbon fibre. They will be available from January 2018 as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

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Co-operation on recycled carbon fibre for automotive applications

The UK’s ELG Carbon Fibre and China-based Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu have concluded a memorandum of understanding regarding co-operation to develop lightweight composite components for the automotive industry based on ELG’s recycled carbon fibre materials.

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Mitsubishi Rayon acquires US carbon fibre plant from SGL

Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) has acquired the Evanston, Wyoming, USA, carbon fibre facility of SGL Carbon Fibers to expand its carbon fibre business in the North American market and meet the growing demand for composites in wind turbine blades and automotive applications.

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Grant awarded to develop bio-carbon fibre

UK car maker Riversimple is part of a consortium with NetComposites and KS Composites that has been awarded funding worth £125,000 to develop a bio-carbon fibre made from flax, helping to reduce noise vibration and cost in automotive applications.

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ELG starts production of recycled carbon fibre mats

ELG Carbon Fibre, a producer of recycled carbon fibre materials, has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line, which is specifically designed to process recycled carbon fibres.

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