JEC Composites Innovation Awards Ceremony 2024 - Automotive & Road Transportation Process

Discover the Automotive & Road Transportation Process category with the 3 finalists and the winner of the JEC Composites Innovation Awards!

Automotive & Road Transportation - Process category
Cost-Effective Automotive Body Structures
Weav3D (USA)

Automated Preforming Process for Complex CFRP Part
Teijin Automotive Technologies (France)

Reactive PA6 Pultrusion: Boost for TP Composites
Röchling Automotive SE (Germany)

Reactive PA6 Pultrusion: Boost for TP Composites
Röchling Automotive SE (Germany)
• Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT (Germany)
• Röchling Industrial SE & Co. KG – Haren (Germany)

Reactive thermoplastic pultrusion enables the production of cost-effective and highly resilient automotive components. The profiles are integrated in the final part by injection or compression molding. The PA6-based composites allows simple recycling in without dismantling.

The innovation is the use of in-situ pultruded PA6GF profiles for cost-efficient composite parts in the automotive industry. The combination of a highly efficient production for the reinforcement elements by using continuous pultrusion with state-of-the-art injection molding allows a production at low cycle time and costs. The achievable fiber content of the pultruded profiles is higher than for alternative reinforcements and due to the same plastic material for injection molding and the pultruded profiles, the whole part can be recycled without any dismantling operations.

Key benefits:
• Cheap Processes and Raw Materials
• Sustainable – Just a Single Polymer
• Strong by Design and Reinforcements
• Light due to Material Savings
• Flexible use in Diverse Applications

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