AZL develops bio-based composite car door in a joint project
Based on the completed study “Potentials for Bio-based Composites” AZL is starting a joint project on the further investigation of bio-based composite materials, including the development of a car door.
In the previous AZL study on this topic the focus was more so on flax fiber. Building on this study and including the outcome, AZL is now looking onto other alternative natural fibers, evaluating suitable materials (bio-based, conventional and combinations) and investigating the challenges to gain a market advantage.
The project will also include the definition of a demonstrator part and material trials looking into combining different natural fibers with bio-based polymer as well as the optimization of the tape placement using in house machines.
Furthermore, the consortium and AZL will set up a process chain for series production to produce the demonstrator part and as a last step analyze the process chain regarding ecological and economical aspects.
The project is open to join.
If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with Alexander Knauff:
Manager Industrial Services | AZL Aachen GmbH
Phone: +49 241 475 735 16
Mobile: +49 177 283 5184