Business Unit Composites – Fibers & Materials
In our Business Unit Composites – Fibers & Materials, it's all about fibers and materials for composites. We develop tailored and sustainable solutions for the megatrends mobility and energy, covering the entire value chain from raw material to finished component. Our products are mainly used in the automotive, wind energy, and aerospace industries.
The management systems at our production sites are certified to various standards for the development, manufacture, and sale of PAN-based oxidized and carbonized fibers, and composite materials. These include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and BS 18001. Our production sites at Muir of Ord and Willich are additionally certified to the aerospace standard EN 9100/AS 9100 C/JISQ 9100.
Lightweight and Application Center
Together with customers, we are developing lightweight solutions suitable for serial production in the newly established Lightweight and Application Center (LAC). We draw on our broad material base and process expertise across the entire composite value chain.
Unique Integrated Value Chain
Our process expertise covers the entire carbon composites chain – from raw materials (precursor), carbon fibers, textile products, prepregs and preforms to finished components in carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP). Manufactured in our own plants in Europe and North America, our carbon fiber forms the basis of the entire value chain of composite applications.