Evonik named as key partner of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute

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  • Public-private group focused on cutting-edge research, better manufacturing
  • IACMI part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Evonik Corporation, Parsippany, USA, was named by U.S. President Barack Obama as a key partner of the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute (IACMI), a $250 million public-private partnership of academia, federal and state government, and companies. Mission of the Institute is to support the commercialization of novel material sciences and composites solutions to the automotive, wind energy and compressed natural gas tank industries.

IACMI part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Led by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the IACMI reflects a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. IACMI is the fifth named institute of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

Using composites the weight of various automotive parts, e.g. roof, doors, or access panels, can be reduced from 25 until 50% (Source: Evonik)

Using composites the weight of various automotive parts, e.g. roof, doors, or access panels, can be reduced from 25 until 50% (Source: Evonik)

From core materials for sandwich construction to crosslinkers and process additives

Evonik manufactures a range of products that can be found in many components of fiber-reinforced composites. The company supplies core materials for sandwich construction, thermoplastic and thermosetting resin matrices, as well as the essential components for matrices such as crosslinkers, catalysts, impact strength modifiers or processing and process additives. Some of these products are used in sizings for glass or carbon fibers, and in adhesives for joining fiber-reinforced composites.

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