PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: Frost & Sullivan

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes LAMILUX for its Pioneering Carbon Fibre Composite Product for the Transportation Industry - The product can reduce vehicle weight, enhance fuel efficiency and payload capacity, arrest carbon emissions and decrease operational costs -
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes LAMILUX for its Pioneering Carbon Fibre Composite Product for the Transportation Industry


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - London, United Kingdom, 2012/08/10 - The product can reduce vehicle weight, enhance fuel efficiency and payload capacity, arrest carbon emissions and decrease operational costs -

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Automotive/Trucking/RV Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Based on its recent research on the carbon fibre composites for transportation market, Frost & Sullivan presents LAMILUX with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for its new carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) product. This can be manufactured using a highly automated and faster production process in widths up to 3.2 meters. Conventional CFRP sheets are produced in widths up to 1.5 meters with longer lead times.

"A new affordable composite product that can be supplied in lesser time while catering to the impact and stiffness requirements of vehicle parts can go a long way in easing the concerns of the automotive and transportation composites industry and can become a harbinger of hope in the wake of stringent environmental legislations and high fuel costs," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Sandeepan Mondal. "With its new product, LAMILUX proves its competence not only in terms of innovation but also in understanding the unspoken needs of the customer by drawing upon its years of experience and expertise in the fibre reinforced plastics market, with particular applications in recreational and commercial vehicles."

LAMILUX’s CFRP sheets surpass conventional materials in terms of better strength and stiffness properties, and excel in reducing vehicle weight, enhancing fuel efficiency, reducing operational costs and increasing indirect operator revenues through increase in maximum payload capacity. The added width of the sheets allows them to be used in flat panel/sandwich applications, where width and thickness requirements are critical.

LAMILUX uses a novel production process that enables higher throughput rates without compromising on the quality of the finished product. At its state-of-the-art production facility developed in-house, CFRP sheets can be manufactured in a single production line at rates up to 4 million sq. meters per annum for thicker sheets and at rates up to 6 million sq. meters per annum for thinner sheets. LAMILUX owns four such production lines, which can cater to increased demand. The economies-of-scale also kick in at such high manufacturing rates and this helps to keep the production costs down.

In addition, LAMILUX can produce CFRP sheets using all major thermosets such as unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters and epoxies. Compared to fibreglass, steel and aluminium – commonly used in commercial and recreational vehicles – CFRP sheets manufactured by LAMILUX boast of superior characteristics. Compared to fibreglass, CFRP sheets are 10 times higher in terms of tensile strength as well as 20 times higher in terms of E-modulus. The strength and stiffness of the CFRP sheets can also be manipulated by using different proportions of carbon fibre and resin matrix and LAMILUX’s production process enables such modification.

"Using LAMILUX’s CFRP sheets in truck bodies can make the parts 30-50 percent lighter and 3 to 4 times tougher," noted Mondal. "In a prototype testing done by LAMILUX in collaboration with a customer, it was found out that these CFRP sheets could trim approximately 2,000 kilos from the total truck weight and reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent. This also reduces the carbon footprint of the vehicle."

In addition to this, the gelcoat applied to the sheet during the production process, enables high glossy finish, protects the material from UV radiation and ensures excellent weather resistance. The CFRP sheets are available in customized shades and in lengths up to 12 meters.

Along with its primary markets, which are recreational and commercial vehicle segments, LAMILUX is also marketing its CFRP sheets to automotive and sports equipment markets. For instance, the low thermal conductivity of the CFRP sheet can ensure optimum insulation for refrigerated trucks or the gelcoat application and the in-line painting process makes the CFRP sheets easy to incorporate in products such as skis and snow boards.

Overall, the features and capabilities of the affordable CFRP sheets, produced by LAMILUX in a rapid and large-scale industrial process, clearly demonstrate its commitment to new product innovation. In recognition, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present the New Product Innovation Award in the European carbon fibre composites for transportation market to LAMILUX.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leverage leading edge technologies. The award recognizes the value added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which in turn increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

LAMILUX Composites GmbH ( has been producing fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) under the brand name LAMILUX for just over 60 years. Due to its technologically advanced continuous manufacturing process, the large manufacturing capacities and the wide product range, the medium-sized company is the leading European producer. LAMILUX supplies customers around the globe in a wide range of sectors, such as the automotive and recreational vehicle industries, refrigerated store room and cell assembly, the construction industry and many other industrial sectors. In 2011, LAMILUX and its 550 employees achieved a turnover of 143 million Euros. The family-managed company is based in Rehau, Bavaria.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us: Start the discussion | Join Us: Join our community | Subscribe: Newsletter on "the next big thing" | Register: Gain access to visionary innovation.

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Automotive/Trucking/RV Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Written by / Agency / Source: Frost & Sullivan


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Automotive/Trucking/RV articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes LAMILUX for its Pioneering Carbon Fibre Composite Product for the Transportation Industry

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

Publisher Contact: Emily Bailey 
+44(0)20 7915 7869 emily.bailey[.]
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Frost & Sullivan securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Automotive/Trucking/RV via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Articles From Frost & Sullivan / Company Profile

Read Automotive/Trucking/RV Most Recent Related Newswires:

Car Washing System Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth by 2026 Reports Persistence Market Research
Autonomous and Connected Technologies to Decrease Transportation Costs to Under 1$ per Mile According to Frost & Sullivan
New Business Models and Aging Car Market Boost UK Automotive Aftermarket Finds Frost & Sullivan
Sales of Automotive Filters Set to Rake in US$ 17.6Bn by 2025 Reports Persistence Market Research
Voyages Emile Weber, Losch Luxembourg and MAN Collaborate on Emissions-free Public Transport System
Frost & Sullivan Announces Cooperation with Messe Frankfurt
The NEOPLAN Skyliner is Celebrating An Anniversary - 50 Years of The Double-decker Touring Coach
Hitachi Joins Shell Eco-marathon to Help #MaketheFuture
First MAN TGX PerformanceLine Edition Delivered - No 001 For BFS/Stegmaier Group
New Business Models and Service Expansion in European Automotive Aftermarket eRetail Strengthen Growth Opportunities Finds Frost & Sullivan
Vehicle Parc and Market Dynamics Transform KSA Automotive Aftermarket, Forcing Vendors to Change Their Business Approach
First MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 Goes to Spedition Hillert
NEOPLAN Tourliner Wins iF Design Award 2017
Field Testing the New MAN Six-cylinder Naturally Aspirated Engine for Cogeneration Systems
Turkish Medium- and Heavy-duty Truck Manufacturers to Increase Production Volumes and Quality to Meet Evolving User Demands Finds Frost & Sullivan

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  Persistence Market Research (P) Ltd

  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (