ITA wins Award at SAMPE 2019

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Tim Röding of the Reinforcement Fibre research group of the ITA has won the second place of the annual SAMPE Poster Award at this year’s show in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). The poster titled Cost-effective Polyethylene based Carbon Fibers for Future High Volume Applications showcases the work of the research group in the field of PE-based carbon fibres. Over the last years, extensive studies have been conducted at the ITA to reduce the production costs of carbon fibres in order to explore new sectors such as the automotive industry. One of the key technologies is the use of alternative PE-based precursors and corresponding sulfonation processes. Together with industrial partners, the ITA is now looking to upscale the developed technolgies to an industrial scale. The published work highlights the required changes along the process chain for PE-based carbon fibres as well as the corresponding savings potential.

The winning poster is available for download here.

For fruther information, pelase contact Mr. Tim Röding (tim.roeding@ita.rwth-achen.de).

SAMPE 2019, Charlotte (USA)

SAMPE 2019, Charlotte (USA)