Discover all the important news around the AZL. Browse through our press releases and recent updates below.

Press Releases

Press release, December, 2023

AZL’s Joint Partner Project Kick-Off: Fostering Connections and
Enhancing Expertise in Hydrogen Pressure Vessel Technology 

The kick-off meeting for the “Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels” project, recently held at AZL Aachen GmbH, was a successful event, bringing together more than 37 top experts in the field of composite technologies. This event laid a solid foundation for the Joint Partner Project, which currently comprises a consortium of 20 renowned companies from across the composite pressure vessel value chain.

Download the PDF
Download the Pictures
Press release, September 11th, 2023

“Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels” – project start with industry partners for new technology study and concept development

AZLAachen GmbH, a recognized innovator in lightweight technologies research and industry collaboration, announces the initiation of a new project titled “Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels”. Resulting from in-depth discussions at the recent AZL Annual Partner Meeting, the project aims to address industry needs surrounding hydrogen storage, a critical component in the energy transition and decarbonization efforts.

Download the PDF
Download the Pictures
Press release, September 1st, 2022

AZL’s lightweight production specialists are opening a new chapter in cell-to-pack battery enclosures

The future of e-mobility will be determined in particular by safe battery enclosures

As batteries for electric vehicles become more performant, higher volumetric energy density plays a crucial role. If more energy is to be stored in less installation space, new material and design solutions are required. The development of suitable enclosures made of safe and highly robust lightweight materials is also required. This is a case for the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL). A project on cell-to-pack battery enclosures for battery-electric vehicles, which has been eagerly awaited in the industry, will start in October this year there.

Download the PDF
Download the pictures

Susanna Formanns

Marketing & Event Manager

Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation