Automobile manufacturers are not the only ones to rejoice at every kilo less in weight. Components of the future have to become lighter, materials be used more efficiently and composite structures built even more intelligently. Composites are already reliable helpers en route to a new world of lightness. In the automotive and aviation industry, they reduce fuel consumption. In wind turbines, composites provide enormous stability, so that plants can be made even bigger and more efficient.
Composites consist of at least two different materials, such as a matrix material and reinforcement fibers. Using various raw materials and additives from Evonik, these composites offer maximum stability despite their minimum weight.
Evonik is presenting its product portfolio at JEC World in Paris, one of the world’s leading composites shows. ROHACRYL™ is the newcomer to the Performance Foam family. The acrylic chemistry based structural foam is a core material solution that has excellent mechanical properties and is thermally stable. It is lightweight, easy to shape and environmentally friendly.
Driving initial development of ROHACRYL™ was the Wind Energy industry trend toward increasingly longer turbine blades that must meet demanding requirements. Ideally, materials used in blade production should be lightweight while providing both higher mechanical properties and an ability to remain stable when cured at high temperatures. Multiple material solutions in the market offered either high mechanical properties or withstood a high curing temperature, but not until the introduction of ROHACRYL™ foam has a core material solution offered both in a single product. Other industries with similar efficient production methods may find
the new product interesting for their applications.
Visit our experts at JEC World in Paris from March 6 to 8, in Hall 5, Booth J40. We look forward to meeting you!