In conjunction with Composites Europe, the Frimo Group GmbH and ESC GmbH & Co. KG have announced their partnership in the development of cost-effective lightweight construction solutions for series production. Hans-Günter Bayer, CEO of Frimo Group, and Fritz M. Streuber, General Manager of Expanded Structured Composites GmbH & Co. KG, also known as 3D|CORE, signed the partnership agreement, which will serve as the basis for collaboration on RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) process optimization which the two companies began at the end of 2012.
L.E.S.L.I.E. is the name of the joint project and stands for “Low Energy, Speed and Less Input of Material and Equipment”. 3D|CORE is a leading manufacturer of structure-reinforcing foam cores. With the new product line C+, the users of carbon fiber can reduce the material input for fiber and resin by up to 50% while acoustic, thermal and electrical insulation values and the vibration behaviour are improved. Frimo offers the full range of tooling and equipment for PU processing, and has also many customers who use its RTM processes.