Semi-finished products

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites GmbH & Co. KG

Maezio™ CFRTP
Carbon fibre – Polycarbonate

material configurations

  • Fibre: Carbon fibre
  • Matrix: Polycarbonate
  • Fibre volume: 44 %
  • Thickness: 0,17 mm
  • PAW: 260 g/m²
  • Width: 120 mm

Available Tapes

Material Composites Comparison


Maezio™
Composite Carbon
Fiber


Epoxy
Based Thermoset
Composites
Carbon Fiber


Magnesium
&
Aluminium
Alloy


Aluminium
CNC



Processing
Temperature



Medium

Low

Very High

Low


Shelf-life



Long
(store at room temp.)


Short
(store at
low temp.)


Long
(store at low temp.)


Long
(store at low temp.)



Recyclability



Recycleable



Difficult




Recycleable



Recycleable



Cycle Time




Short




Long




Normal




Very Long




Density (g/cm³)



1.5




1.5




1.8




2.7



Total cost
of finished parts



Low



High



Medium



Very High



Surface




‘A Class’
achievable




‘A Class’
proven




‘A Class’ achievable




‘A Class’
proven


The Maezio™ material is a continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite, also known as CFRTP.

In the manufacture of UD tapes, a thermoplastic matrix, such as polycarbonate, is strengthened with strands of continuous, oriented carbon or glass fibers. In combination with the thermoplastic material, it results in a versatile material. Although the Maezio™ UD tape can be made particularly thinly, it has a high stability and is especially light at the same time. This enables the production of complex and three-dimensional components.

The CFRTP material can be tuned to customer-specific requirements in terms of stiffness and strength. In general, Covestro’s UD tapes have the advantages that they can be processed particularly efficiently and have a high impact strength. High stiffness and excellent surface quality are also important properties. These enable a wide range of application ranging from interior and exterior components for cars to sport equipment and consumer products. Covestro’s Maezio™ CF FR 1000 Tape specializes in low flammability, which makes it especially interesting for applications in transportation interior components as well as for consumer electronics.

The UD tapes can be laminated together at different angles to form sheets, also known as multiaxial organosheets, wherein the properties can be tuned to the specific performance target. The mechanical properties of the laminates can exceed those of a metal sheet. These semi-finished products are important for structural applications in various segments. The UD tapes can be processed by thermoforming, tape laying or tape winding and combinations with injection molding.

About Covestro

Covestro is one of the world’s largest polymer companies. Its business focuses on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of everyday life.


In addition, we offer you our support from concept development through tool manufacture to production. Do you need further information? Then contact us by e-mail or give us a call.

Contact Person

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Jansen
Stubbenweg 40
26125 Oldenburg
Phone: +49 441 9317-908
e-mail