LANXESS’ Tepex Dynalite for BMBF Project FuPro, Receives Materialica Award

December 16 2019

The endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS has made a major contribution to the success of the FuPro project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). At the international trade fair for mobility 4.0 “eMove360° Europe” in Munich, Germany, the project received the Gold Materialica Award in the “Surface & Technology” category. The abbreviation FuPro stands for “Design and process development for functionalized multi-component structures with complex hollow profiles”.

The LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates in Brilon, Germany, manufactures these very lightweight yet highly resilient fiber composite semi-finished products.

Within FuPro, an interdisciplinary team from industry and science developed a novel technology that integrates continuous fiber composite hollow profiles into hybrid organic sheet metal injection molding structures. The project involved the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at Dresden Technical University and Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG as well as the companies Arburg, AUMO, DITF Denkendorf, Elring Klinger, GK Concept, GWK, Schmalz, PHP Fibers and Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann.

The objective of the FuPro research project was to develop and analyze a novel, large-scale production process for multi-component structures made from complex fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) hollow profiles, organic sheets and injection molding compounds.

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