AZL, located at RWTH Aachen University, was launched in 2013 as a hub for developing mass production technologies for lightweight composite components.
|The effort in developing potential new business opportunities for applications that use composite solutions from the Celanese broad portfolio of engineered materials is significantly reduced by approaching the task with a strong network collaborator such as AZL.|
|Michael Ruby, global composites business manager – Celanese|
As one of the founding members of AZL, Celanese has focused on projects to reduce manufacturing costs and increase productivity for thermoplastic composite parts. It says one joint study has identified applications, economic potential and requirements for materials and process chains, across five major business sectors.
Celanese offers a range of thermoplastic composite products, including unidirectional (UD) tapes, rods and profiles.
- TenCate Advanced Composites, another AZL founding partner, has also signed a further two-year contract.