Voith Composites has appointed Gazechim Group to distribute its carbon fiber prepreg in Europe.

Gazechim Group also supplies composite materials for automotive, aeronautic, and other industries, Voith said.

Voith’s Carbon4Tool prepreg is supplied as pre-impregnated UD tapes stacked and designed as a two-tile skin system, one for the surface and one for the backing, each tile being impregnated with a low temperature curing epoxy resin, according to the company.

“[Voith’s] Carbon4Tool material is a new 4.0 generation of tooling material that offers fantastic draping and contour performances despite its thicker design, which typically results in a time saving of up to 70% in the production of tooling forms and of up to 20% material waste reduction,” said Jean Carol, business unit manager at Gazechim.