Voith Composites, Composites 4.0 technology leader and developer of carbon fiber-reinforced composites (CFRP) stacks in the Voith Group, announces a partnership with Gazechim Group for the pan-European distribution of Voith’s award-winning prepreg CFRP tooling product, Carbon4Tool.
Gazechim Group 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 master block. 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.