SGL Carbon and Elbe Flugzeugwerke Extend Contract
SGL Carbon has been supplying Elbe Flugzeugwerke with carbon fibre prepregs for the floor panels since the A350 was first launched. The panels are produced in a sandwiched technology using several prepreg layers. The composites used must be safe and reliable under extreme conditions. The material is highly flame-resistant and complies with the aerospace industry’s fire protection regulations for interiors. Due to its low weight and its excellent strength and rigidity, the material is particularly well suited to the lightweight construction required by the aerospace industry. Carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic is significantly lighter than traditional materials such as aluminium or titanium.
The materials are produced at the SGL Carbon site in Willich, near Dusseldorf. The plant has state-of-the-art facilities for manufacturing pre-impregnated carbon fibre and glass fibre materials, and specializes in producing prepregs for the aerospace industry.