JEC 2013: SGL Group presents innovative exhibits for growth industries

Wiesbaden/Paris, March 8, 2013.  At this year’s JEC Composites Show in Paris, SGL Group – The Carbon Company – will present a series of novel exhibits focusing on innovative carbon fiber materials and system solutions made for strategic growth industries including civil engineering, industrial applications, aerospace and automotive. The company has expanded upon the unique properties of carbon fibers to generate more customer value compared to competing products comprised of established materials. This has resulted in a new generation of carbon fiber based products that will set new standards in excellence, performance and efficiency.
Dr. Jürgen Köhler, Head of the Business Unit Carbon Fibers & Composite Materials: “The carbon fibers based materials and new development projects we are presenting at the JEC have one thing in common – they are all building on our strong core competencies along the value chain from the precursor to the composite component. The new products demonstrate the huge potential of carbon fiber based solutions in future applications and showcase the role of carbon in the materials substitutions trend”.

For the first time, SGL Group is showcasing very fine stretch-broken carbon fiber yarns that are excellent for textile processing, thanks to their high tensile strength and low yarn count. Another SGL Group development relates to new high-performance belts made of flexible carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). These carbon fiber composite belts combine flexibility with high tensile strength and superior fatigue resistance. Additionally the company is focusing on carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics that can be used as structural materials in multi-material design, which is of special interest to the automotive area. 

SGL Group is developing specially tailored material concepts for this field of application as well as lightweight, corrosion-free material concepts for civil engineering applications. Here, the company’s CFRP tension elements offer a highly suitable alternative to established tension elements in structural reinforcement.

Please visit us at the JEC Hall 1, Booth H31!

About SGL Group – The Carbon Company

SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. SGL Group’s core competencies are its expertise in high-temperature technology as well as its applications and engineering know-how gained over many years. These competencies enable the Company to make full use of its broad material base. SGL Group’s carbon-based materials combine several unique properties such as very good electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Due to industrialization in the growth regions of Asia and Latin America and increased substitution of traditional with innovative materials, there is a growing demand for SGL Group’s high-performance materials and products. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors and in lithium-ion batteries. Carbon-based materials and products are also being used increasingly in the wind power, aerospace and defense industries.

With 47 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia as well as a service network covering more than 100 countries, SGL Group is a company with a global presence. In 2011, the Company’s workforce of around 6,500 employees generated sales of €1,540 million. The Company’s head office is located in Wiesbaden.

Further information on the SGL Group can be found online at: www.sglgroup.com.

Important note:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the information currently available to us and on our current projections and assumptions. By nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as a consequence of which actual developments and results can deviate significantly from these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not to be understood as guarantees. Rather, future developments and results depend on a number of factors; they entail various risks and unanticipated circumstances and are based on assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. These risks and uncertainties include, for example, unforeseeable changes in political, economic, legal, and business conditions, particularly relating to our main customer industries, such as electric steel production, to the competitive environment, to interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, to technological developments, and to other risks and unanticipated circumstances. Other risks that in our opinion may arise include price developments, unexpected developments connected with acquisitions and subsidiaries, and unforeseen risks associated with ongoing cost savings programs. SGL Group does not intend or assume any responsibility to revise or otherwise update these forward-looking statements.

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