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Saertex acquires TK Industries

Company produces heavy tow, multiaxial carbon fibre

Saertex has announced it’s acquired one hundred percent of shares in Bavarian composite materials manufacturer TK industries.

TK Industries is a specialised fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, Germany. At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibres with the latest multiaxial production technology. This technology is optimised for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the Saertex range of multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure.

The goal is to grow together and use common resources in purchasing, production and distribution. We have seen initial successes and are confident that, through the close collaboration, we will further enhance our range of multiaxial carbon fabrics. Our strength lies in spreading heavy tows at low areal weights and processing them into lightweight NCFs. Mirko Ackermann, operations manager TK Industries

In addition to new opportunities for Saertex, the acquisition of TK Industries will provide additional capacity in the short term to meet the ever-increasing demand for carbon fibre fabrics and thus enable improved delivery times for its customers.

With a turnover of approximately €350 million Saertex is a market leader for manufacturing multiaxial non-crimp fabrics and core materials for the production of fibre-reinforced composites.

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