Gurit receives multi-annual supply contract for exterior Class-A carbon body panel parts

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  • Production & supply of exterior Class-A carbon body panel parts
  • Utilizing open mold manual and patented advanced press technology
  • More than EUR 30 million calculated on a multi-annual basis.

Gurit, a leading manufacturer of advanced composites and technologies, has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber based automotive body panels at a total contract value of more than EUR 30 million (CHF 30 million) calculated on a multi-annual basis.

Utilizing open mold manual and patented advanced press technology

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2015, the new project features industrial production of exterior Class-A carbon body panel parts utilizing both Gurit’s existing open mold manual and its new proprietary and patented advanced press technology. The advanced press technology results from continuous research and close collaboration with leading car manufacturers. The hot compression molding production technology significantly reduces curing time thus enabling efficient industrial production of small-scale series which are compatible with existing OEM mass production and assembly methods. Key features of the new technology also include parts accuracy, high-quality carbon look capability as well as Class-A surface quality.

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