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10-16-2017

Engel Forms Subdivision Composite Systems

Engel Austria, Schwertberg, establishes a new unit for the project planning of composite systems. Engel Composite Systems will support customers in the project planning and series launch of production systems for the manufacturing of fiber-plastic composite components. From now on, the Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies will focus even more on the interdisciplinary development of new, especially economical processing procedures, and will receive even more comprehensive resources to this end.

From now on, Engel Composite Systems will be responsible for the project planning of composite systems and project execution in all country markets. The new subdivision thus represents an important interface for Engel customers between the Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies, the business units and the automation division. Like the Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies Engel Composite Systems is based in St. Valentin, Austria. Matthias Mayr has taken over the responsibility of the new unit.

The Engel Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies, which was established in 2012, focuses on all current composite technologies as well as advanced technologies ranging from HP-RTM and SMC, the processing of semi-finished thermoplastic products such as thermoplastic fabric and tapes, through to reactive technologies such as in-situ polymerization (T-RTM). Engel's high level of automation and system solution expertise is an important success factor in the development of economical solutions for the large-scale series. With v-duo, Engel is offering a proprietary machine series that has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the composites industry. The new head of the Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies is Dr.-Ing. Norbert Müller.

Peter Egger, the previous head of the Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies, is transferring to Engel Applications Technologies at the corporate headquarters in Schwertberg. As Director of Advanced Technologies, he is responsible for the development, market launch and market support of advanced injection molding technologies, for example clearmelt, foamelt or optimelt. As the chairman of the VDMA (German Association of Machine and Plant Builders) workgroup for hybrid lightweight construction technologies, he remains closely connected to composite lightweight construction.

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Engel Austria GmbH

Ludwig-Engel-Straße 1
AT 4311 SCHWERTBERG
Tel.: +43 50 620-0
Fax: +43 50 6203009

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