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Garching, Bavaria, Germany, 2022/06/27 - Voith Composites today announces a partnership with Gazechim Group for the pan-European distribution of Voith’s award-winning prepreg CFRP tooling product, Carbon4Tool - Gazechim.com / Voith.com. FSE: VO2A
• Gazechim Group becomes European distributor of the Voith Composites disruptive tooling material, Carbon4Tool;
• The partnership will empower faster, easier and more effective manufacturing of CFRP tools in Europe;
• Voith Composites’ smart factory and composites 4.0 technology make them the partner of choice for composite manufacturing.
Voith Composites, Composites 4.0 technology leader and developer of carbon fiber-reinforced composites (CFRP) stacks in the Voith Group, today announces a partnership with Gazechim Group for the pan-European distribution of Voith’s award-winning prepreg CFRP tooling product, Carbon4Tool.
Gazechim Group (gazechim.com) is an established leader in the European composites industry, supporting and supplying leading manufacturers in Europe with advanced composites materials for creating parts for the automotive, aeronautic, and other industries.
Carbon4Tool is a multi-layer CFRP tooling system, supplied in pre-cut tiles made using Voith’s Composites 4.0 technology, the Voith Roving Applicator NextGen (VRA NextGen). A 1-8-1 skin configuration is achieved using a two tiles layer system, one facing up and one facing down towards the masterblock. These tiles consist of pre-impregnated UD tapes segmentally stacked and designed as a two-tile skin system, one for the surface and one for the backing, each tile being impregnated with low a temperature curing epoxy resin.
The partnership will extend the reach of Carbon4Tool into the European composites manufacturing market, enabling producers to explore new avenues in composite lamination, reducing labor requirements, waste, and energy consumption, and shortening production cycles up to 70 percent.
“We are delighted to partner with Gazechim Group to propel Carbon4Tool in Europe,” says Anna Pointner, CEO at Voith Composites. “Our Composites factory and Voith Roving Applicator have been instrumental in our endeavors to develop innovative solutions for modern and efficient manufacturing of composites parts. We’re excited to team up with Gazechim Group to show European manufacturers how they can positively impact their composites manufacturing processes.”
Jean Carol, Business Unit Manager of Gazechim Group says: “We partnered with Voith Composites because we believe in their product. Their Carbon4Tool material is a new 4.0 generation of tooling material that offers fantastic draping and contour performances despite its thicker design, which typically results in a time saving of up to 70 percent in the production of tooling forms and of up to 20 percent material waste reduction.”
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group (voith.com) is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.