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10 January 2018
ELG Carbon Fibre introduces cost effective, light weighting solutions to Japanese auto market

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automotive World Show in Tokyo from the 17th-19th January (Booth E72-110).  The company will introduce the CARBISO™ range of recycled carbon fibre products for high volume, lightweighting solutions in automotive applications. ELG views its attendance at this world class event as an important step to increasing the company’s exposure and continued expansion into the Japanese automotive market.

Auto World 2018 – Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo

Automotive World comprises of 6 targeted shows for OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers seeking the latest technologies in vehicle development. ELG will exhibit within the ‘Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo’, a specialist zone focussed on the promotion of weight reduction to improve fuel efficiency and performance. ELG Carbon Fibre will showcase its technologies alongside some of the world’s leading component manufacturers and material suppliers who will present the latest moulding and processing technologies for the next generation of cars.

Lightweighting CARBISO™ range for serial production automotive applications

With specialist design and application, ELG’s CARBISO™ range of recycled carbon fibre products produce lighter, stiffer parts at high volume manufacturing rates whilst achieving significant cost savings.

Milled and precision chopped fibres are highly suitable as reinforcements for injection moulding processes and the production of complex parts in fast cycle times. Nonwoven mats, either 100% recycled carbon fibre or hybrid blends with thermoplastic fibres, can be compression moulded or processed as SMC or prepreg materials for parts such as chassis panels, floors, roof panels and spare wheel wells.

Extended Japanese presence

ELG Carbon Fibre is currently working with a number of European OEM’s and Tier 1 manufacturers and supplies at industrial volumes. The Japanese market therefore holds much potential. Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre, comments:

“There is a huge requirement for economical, compact, lightweight passenger cars, including hybrid vehicles, in Japan. ELG Carbon Fibre can supply high volumes of carbon fibre products and deliver the latest high rate processing technologies to satisfy this demand in the most cost efficient method possible”.

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