US moves to develop composite market

New Jersey based Evonik has recently been named a key partner of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), the US backed $250 million public-private partnership of academia, government and industry. It seeks to advance the commercialisation of novel material sciences and composite solutions to the automotive, wind energy and compressed natural gas tank sectors.

Evonik already manufacture a range of products and 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 additives.

Dr. Matthias Kottenhahn, head of Evonik High Performance Polymers business line, said: "We have a strategy of offering the world commercially viable ideas on how to utilise resources more efficiently... And to develop new materials and innovative light-weighting system solutions."

Justin Cunningham

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