The Markets of the SGL Group

The SGL Group has a wide product portfolio which extends from amorphous carbon to high-purity graphites, and from carbon fibers to composite materials and components. This BROAD BASE enables us to supply BEST SOLUTIONS to a large number of markets.

Racing sports

Our Applications

The performance of a sports car is shown not just by its acceleration but also by its deceleration values. Carbon ceramic brake disks open up completely new dimensions here. The carbon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide brake disks from SGL Group weigh around 50 percent less than conventional gray cast-iron brake disks. Other advantages include much better braking response, higher fading stability, very good control, better directional stability and prevention of brake dust. High thermal stability, corrosion resistance and wear resistance ensure an exceptionally long brake disk life.

Racing Sports appreciates lightweight carbon fiber composites over the last 30 years. The carbon fiber composites are stiffer than steel, about 5 times lighter and heat resistant. Excellent rigidity and stiffness will cater for crash protection, the low weight for best acceleration and low fuel consumption. Nowadays Formular 1 cars are exclusively produced in carbon fibers, except the motor, gear box and hub carrier. We are offering a wide-ranging portfolio of high-performance textile products made from Carbon, glass and aramid fibers, fulfilling the specific requirements of our customers.