USES OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCEMENT POLYMERS -CFRP, IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Overview - CFRP:
As the need to enhance fuel efficiency and improve overall
vehicle performance gains more momentum, auto makers are increasingly looking
for alternative materials that have higher strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion
resistance and flexibility.
Carbon fiber fits the bill perfectly. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), to be precise, are finding wide acceptance in the auto making sector. To demonstrate the growing obsession with CFRP, here is a quick comparison: Carbon fiber has 5X more strength than steel and 2X more stiffness, but is lighter than steel, making it the ideal manufacturing material for several car components. No wonder automobile designers and engineers simply love carbon fiber!
Key characteristics: Greater stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight-to-strength ratio, high chemical resistance, superb temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion are some of the many properties of carbon fibers that make them ideal for use in the automotive industry.
Scope and applicability:
Drive Shafts, Suspension Control Arms, Structural Braces, Crash Structures, Seat Structures are the components/parts that are primarily manufactured using CFRP.
Benefits of CFRP in
- Lower weight
- Greater fuel efficacy
- Reduced vibrations
- Better corrosion resistance
- Sleek look with superior finishes
Though the use of CFRP is primarily limited to hi-end luxury
cars and racing cars, the day is not far when these magic materials will be
used in mainstream passenger car production. As per an industry report, the
average car will now incorporate nearly 350 kilograms of plastics – which is an
appreciable increase from the average of 200 kg in 2014.
Catering to car makers with the right mix of carbon fiber intermediates:
Bhor has put in place hi-end processes for making carbon fiber intermediates, backed by the capability to quickly scale fiber production as well as uphold long term supply commitments. To know more about how we can assist and support you in your automotive production program please mail us to partner with you to explore and formulate the right-fit solution for your business.
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