Despite the strong impact of the Coronavirus on the automotive industry, the demand for our non-crimp fabrics in this sector continues to grow. As a result, SAERTEX® has decided to cluster our consulting expertise by creating a dedicated sales team for the automotive industry, as we have with our Aerospace, Wind Energy and Industrial Applications business units.
The SAERTEX® program of environmental management has been certified since 2009. We are continuously working on the sustainable optimization of our processes and products, both globally and locally. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that SAERTEX has again been awarded the “Ökoprofit-Betrieb” certificate.
SAERTEX® supports the BMWi-funded research project HyFiVE (Hybrid joining technologies for connections in maritime use), in which five industrial companies and three scientific institutions develop new technologies and evaluate them for maritime use.
Lightweight construction, as a key technology for sustainable transportation solutions, is difficult to establish in shipbuilding due to inadequate joining technologies between fiber composite materials and steel. Another complicating factor are the high fire protection requirements and the lack of standards for the use of fiber composite materials for ships at sea.