Formax has announced plans to open an Automotive Production Unit at its Leicestershire headquarters.The 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be dedicated to the production of carbon multiaxial fabrics optimised specifically for high volume automotive applications.
The new premises are located next to the companies existing manufacturing site and are currently being refurbished. The installation of a new Karl Mayer Malitronic carbon line is in progress and Formax anticipates this additional line will be commissioned in March.
This announcement follows the launch of a number of new Automotive fabrics for Formax during 2013 including; aFORM, a range of specialised +/-45 materials ranging in weight from 150-300gsm and optimized for Class A surface finishes; reFORM, a highly drapeable recycled materials range produced from carbon waste, and a Drape Simulation service that enables customers to optimise their fabrics performance by identifying creasing and permeability issues.