Bond-Laminates GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, is increasing its business with Tepex lightweight composite materials.
The company is expanding production capacities at the Brilon site, Germany, by around 75 percent in the period up to summer 2014. A total of 1,300 square metres is being added to the building complex in Brilon, comprising a new production hall and supplementary storage areas and office space. The additional production capacities are scheduled to go on stream in summer 2014. The high-tech materials of the Tepex brand are used in the automotive, sporting goods and electronics industries among others.
Werner Breuers, member of the LANXESS AG Board of Management said;
The cars of the future will have to meet the strictest of standards – not just in terms of safety and design but also in matters of fuel consumption and environmental compatibility, that is why one year ago we acquired Bond-Laminates, and in particular its innovative Tepex lightweight plastics, to expand our product portfolio to meet the megatrend of ‘Green Mobility’. We are expecting strong demand in the long term and are further investing in this area of business.”
Tepex is the brand name of the fibre composites that Bond-Laminates produces. These primarily comprise thermoplastics that are reinforced with fibres of various other materials such as glass or carbon, depending on the field of application. Tepex products are characterised by their high strength and stiffness, while also being extremely lightweight and economic to process.